Brian was always into classic cars at a young age that is what made him get this 1969 Chevelle. His grandfather use to own a speed shop that sold performance racing equipment. His grandfather was always into classic cars as well.
When he was a kid his grandfather always had him tinkering on stuff and building projects with him. When he turned 15, he found a Chevelle for sale in a local paper. He begged his father to go look at it, and he ended up buying it.
It was definitely a project but he had big hopes to get it done for when he turned 16. He registered the car for a local show a year from when he bought it. A friend of his and his father helped him do a frame-off restoration to it. The 1969 Chevelle ended up getting painted 2 days before the car show that he had registered for. They never thought they could do it. What fun he had, bringing it to the show after all the hard work put into it. 15 years later he still has the car. However, the motor went bad and is almost all back together again. He hopes to have it back on the road in the spring and can’t wait to drive it again.
Some of the 1969 Chevelle Features Include:
1969 Big Block 396 Bored over
Forged rotating assembly
Big mutha thumpr cam
Hydraulic roller rockers
Muncie 4 speed
What is special about this 1969 Chevelle to him is how this car got him more into the classic car restorations. He has learned so much by building this car, he now knows how to do full restorations on his own.
There are always future plans with restorations. He has started to do a coil-over suspension swap to give the car the handling and the ride height he wants. The front coil-overs are in but he hadn’t done rear yet. He’s currently swapping the car back to a 4 speed because at 16 he wanted an automatic. At some point down the road, he will redo the paint as well.