American Heroes 1970 Chevelle SS Up for Auction

Born from a collaboration between Super Chevy Magazine, Route 66 Motorsports and the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), the third Project American Heroes car is about to be sold at an auction that will benefit American veterans.

The car in question is, in fact, based on a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, which will go under the hammer on June 26 at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

The Project American Heroes Chevelle is powered by a GM Performance 550 hp supercharged LSA engine and TCI 6-speed automatic transmission and is equipped with custom Boze billet aluminum wheels and high performance suspension system from Detroit Speed Engineering.

However, the vehicle also includes a selection of components that have been donated by National Parts Depot, Edelbrock, Fesler Billet, Baer Brakes, Sony, Strange Engineering, Legendary Auto Interiors, Specialty Power Windows, Thermo Tec, PPG Paints, K&N Engineering, Painless Performance, AutoRad Radiators, Inland Empire Driveline, Soffseal, and Old Air Products.

"I can't think of a more fantastic way to raise awareness of our mission and highlight the talents of everyone involved in this project," Patricia Driscoll, President of the Armed Forces Foundation, said in a release. "The dedication of all our partners really shines through in the finished product, and we are confident that this year's auction will be just as successful as the last."

As said, this is the third year that a Project American Heroes is used to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation. According to the AFF, the first car, which was a 1957 Chevy, raised $130,000. The second one managed to achieve more than twice that amount, raising no less than $500,000.
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