SEMA 2014: 1968 Chevelle ‘Blue Eyed Devil’

magnaflow-1968-chevelle-frontIt was late afternoon on the last day of the SEMA 2014 show. My feet were tired and I was looking forward to heading back to the hotel. I had spent all day looking at hundreds of custom cars and I was sure that after seeing all of these amazing rides, there was little else that could impress me that day. Well, I was wrong.

Outside of the Central Hall I took a walk past the Magnaflow Exhaust booth and spotted this gorgeous blue 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. The combination of blue with nickel-plated chrome really grabbed my attention and I spent a few moments admiring the car. This Chevelle belongs to Steve Edling and was built by Pin Did It in Corona, CA.

magnaflow-1968-chevelle-engineUnder the hood is a Kenne Bell-supercharged LS2 powerplant from Turnkey Engines making 740 horsepower, which is enough to shut down almost anyone at the drag strip! A TCI six-speed transmission and MoonEyes push-button shifter handle gear selection, while the Currie Ford 9″ rear end puts the power to the ground.

The car sits nice and low thanks to Slam Specialties air bags with Viair compressors and GC valves. The chassis is custom by PDI and includes a Heidt’s suspension setup in the front with Bilstein shocks. The wheels are Budnik Revolvers that are 20″ in the front and 22″ in the rear, wrapped in meaty Falken Azenis tires. magnaflow-1968-chevelle-rearThe car also has some other nice touches including a custom dash with Classic Instruments gauges, Vintage Air, a Ron Davis radiator, and of course, a Magnaflow exhaust. Checking out this sweet blue ride was the perfect way to wrap up my day at SEMA!