Vin S’s 1972 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

Vin S’s 1972 Chevelle

Vin picked up this 1972 Chevelle a few years ago as a Father’s Day present to himself. He’s had three ’67 Chevelles in the past and he wanted another one but was interested in the styling of the ’72 model this time around.

The previous owner couldn’t keep the Chevelle as they had just welcomed a newborn, and Vin was there to pick up the pieces of their restoration. The process was started shortly before they sold the Chevelle, so Vin had his work cut out for him. The old vinyl top held water, so the entire rear section was rusted through and in need of replacement.

Vin began by replacing the quarter panels and the trunk floor and worked his way forward. Most of the major repairs have been completed, such as the sheet metal work, interior, new vinyl top, and even engine work, but he says he still has plenty left to do.

“The fact that I can do whatever I want to it is exciting to me.”


He opted to go for a resto-mod with this 1972 Chevelle, rather than go the traditional route of a factory correct restoration. It currently has a 350 small block paired to a TH350 transmission, but he has plans to pick up a 383 stroker and a better transmission down the line.

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1972 Chevelle Grille Kit Super Sport



You Save: 23%

1968-1972 Chevelle Vinyl Top Black

Part #: VT-6872B


You Save: 14%

1970-1972 Chevelle Headliner, Black Perforated Grain

Part #: IRC-450


Best Price Available

1971-1972 Chevelle Bumper Kit Complete

Part #: BUMPER-KIT71


You Save: 10%

Shop our huge selection of Chevelle Parts!

1964-1977 Chevelle & Malibu Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

More Articles From Ground Up

1969 Chevelle
1969 Chevelle

Blake S’s 1969 Chevelle

Blake’s uncle bought this 1969 Chevelle in 1982, to replace another 1969 Chevelle that was totaled in a wreck. He put in a pretty hot 454, and it was known

Read More »
1970 Chevelle
1970 Chevelle

Jim C’s 1970 Chevelle

Jim was looking to relive his younger years when he used to drag race and build cars with his friends. Now that he is much older, he decided to start looking

Read More »
1964 Chevelle
1964 Chevelle

James W’s 1964 Chevelle

James had been putting off buying a classic car for years because his garages were too small to accommodate a classic. Last year he was searching for cars from 1964.

Read More »

Now Hiring in Florida!

Looking to get into the Automotive Industry? Here's your chance, click below to see what positions are opening soon!

Operation Status

See what we're doing at Ground Up

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social