What better way to update your classic Chevelle than by sliding a modern Nascar chassis underneath it? Sounds easy, right? Well for some people it is, like Doug, who set out to create his ultimate ’69 Chevelle after never quite getting over the loss of his first one back in the mid 80’s. The fond memories of a first car seem to always stick with us, no matter what the make or model.
I was reading about this car in Street Machine Magazine and I decided to do a bit of research to see if I could dig up some build pictures.
Pacific Performance Engineering and Muscle Factory teamed up to customise a 1970 SS Chevelle by slotting in a 6.6L Duramax diesel V8 from a H1 Hummer with a turbo strapped to each side. The magic numbers? How does 900-1200hp and 32mpg sound?
It’s refreshing to see someone taking a different approach instead of the usual big-block crate-motor route.