People love the look of old cars, but one thing they don’t love is the handling. While muscle cars like the Chevelle were big on power, their handling and braking are vastly outperformed by today’s modern cars. Upgrading these components can do a lot to improve the driveability and safety of a classic car.
There is a distinction between bolting on some parts from a catalog and making them yourself. With this 1964 Chevelle, they chose the latter.
This car belongs to Tim Roach of Tennessee. Tim brought it to The Roadster Shop in Illinois where it was given a total makeover. Though it retains much of the original sheet metal, the front and rear ends have been modernized with custom panels, lighting, and one-off designs that were fabricated specially for this vehicle. This gives it a unique look unlike any other Chevelle out there.
Though it looks great, it’s not short on power. Under the hood of this “MaliciouSS” Chevelle is a 416cid LS3 V8 engine built by Wegner Motorsports of Wisconsin. The fully built motor has a performance crank, rods, and pistons and is topped off by an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger! With everything dialed in, it throws down 813 at the flywheel and 789 lb-ft of torque. Wow!
The driveline consists of a 6L90 six-speed automatic with push button shifting and 3:50:1 rear gears. Ride and handling has been greatly improved thanks to the Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis with billet control arms and spindles, Penske double-adjustable coilovers with Hyperco springs, and rack-and-pinion steering.
The car rides on a set of custom wheels from Greening Auto Company in Nashville which are 18″ in the front and 19″ in the rear. Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires keep this Chevelle from sliding around too much,
The interior was done by Paul Atkins Interiors in Hanceville, Alabama. They completely customized the car with a built-in iPad mini in the center of the dash – very modern for an old-school car! We salute The Roadster Shop and everyone involved on this incredible build that truly looks “malicious!”