Last updated on August 12, 2021
Todays car is a 1967 Chevelle Sport Coupe. It is finished in Cortez Silver (1969 Chevelle Color) with a new leatherette black Interior w/ Seatbelts. I noticed that all the emblems have been removed. I like that smooth clean look. It is also wearing a 1967 Super Sport hood. I spotted this car in a email that was sent to me by my cousin Gary Nesta who lives in Keller, TX. This Pro-Touring Restomod is Gary’s latest acquisition.
So, I heard you ask, OK it was me, asking, what is the difference between pro-street, pro-touring and a restomod? Pro-Street equates to a dedicated drag racing car with license plates and some drivability. Pro-Touring are more dual purpose cars and require an even greater level of drivability, a more well rounded car that can brake, corner and accelerate. It can still get the driver to and from the racetrack without causing the driver to much anxiety. While a restomod may have a combination of a modern wheel/tire package, safer disc brakes, a lower stance with mild suspension upgrades, performance shocks, some form of overdrive transmission, and a warmed-over powerplant lately a LS,
It is powered by a 350 cu in, 5.7 liter V8 engine with an Edelbrock Intake manifold, Holley carburetor and a HEI distributor producing 300 hp and transferring that power through a 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through 3.70 t0 1 gear ratio. The 17 inch Chrome American Racing wheels are a nice look. Helping slow this baby down are power disc brakes all around. Other add ons are power steering, Vintage Air, and a backup camera. The original MSRP was $2,540.00. The total number of 1967 Chevelles produced was 403,963 of which 166,422 were 2 door sport coupes.
Great looking car, Good luck with this baby Cuz. Enjoy!
Thanks for riding along. Frank