Greg C’s 1966 Chevelle

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Greg C’s 1966 Chevelle

Greg Chandler was on the hunt for a 1966 Chevy II Nova when a friend tipped him off about a ’66 Chevelle that might be for sale. Upon arrival at the owner’s shop, it was apparent that this Chevelle was little more than a shell and boxes of parts being prepped for a racing career.

Since Greg had always loved the body styling of the 66/67 Chevelles, he decided to take on the challenge and purchased the basket case for himself. His plan for the ’66 was to become a resto-mod SS396 clone, and the project took 5 years to complete. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Greg helped in any way that he could with the build, installing much of the interior and other bits and pieces throughout the car.

This car is so special because I rescued it from the chop shop. They were planning to drag race the car, and I restored it.

With the resto-mod ’66 Chevelle SS396 restoration completed, Greg had hand controls equipped so he could attend car shows all summer long. It is currently powered by a 425hp 396ci big block paired to a TH350 transmission. Greg plans to add an overdrive transmission in the near future.

The car is a real head-turner, and I get compliments all the time. Typically it wins in its class. I love driving the car and listening to the BB 396 roar.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1966-1967 Chevelle Coupe Inner Rear Window Trim Moldings

Part #: IV-4341

$69.95

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1964-1967 Chevelle Parking Brake Cable Super Kit

Part #: PBSUKIT-1A

$145.99

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1966-1967 Chevelle Door Latch Assemblies Pair New

Part #: RDL-67AK

$111.92

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1965-1967 Chevelle 396 Turbo Jet Flags Fender Emblems

Part #: TT-1430

$29.95

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