The first thing you’ll notice when looking at this Chevelle is the higher front end, a typical feature of original gassers that was implemented as a way to transfer the weight to the rear wheels and thus obtain additional traction during races.
The car is painted in Ermine White and features blue flames on the hood for a look that clearly reminds of a classic gasser. The higher stance also contributes to this styling, and so do the 15-inch Torque Thrust wheels that ride on 165/80R15 tires on the front and 31-10.5OR-15LT on the rear.
As for what’s hiding under the hood, the Chevelle is powered by an upgraded 489ci (8.0-liter) V8 engine (the stamping shows it was originally a 427) that has been further tweaked with Dart Aluminum Pro heads and uses an AED Holley Dominator 1050 carburetor and an Aeromotive fuel system. The engine is mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, you’ll find a roll cage and 5-point safety harnesses, while the dashboard has been replaced by a simple custom metal panel whose role is to serve as the home of the essential gauges, like ignition and timing indicators.
All in all, it’s pretty clear this isn’t your typical Chevelle, so if you’re looking for a gasser, this might be it. Of course, don’t expect it to be super-affordable, and Classic Auto Mall, the garage that listed the car on eBay, is selling it as part of an online auction. The highest bid at the time of writing is a little over $13,000.