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1965 Chevrolet Chevelle - First Love

Photography by Wesley Alison

The DetailsCar: '65 Chevy Chevelle
Engine: 408ci big-block
Heads: GM cast-iron, oval-port, 2.19/1.88 intake/exhaust valves
Induction: Edelbrock Torker II aluminum single-plane intake, 750-cfm Holley carb
Power adder: None
Camshaft: Lunati hydraulic flat tappet, 230/230 degrees duration @ 0.050-inch valve lift, 0.544/0.544-inch liftPower (est.): 475 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 450 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpmTransmission: GM 700-R4 four-speed automatic, police car torque converter
Rearend: GM 12-bolt, 3.55:1 gears
Front suspension: '72 Monte Carlo spindles, stock springs with one coil removed, Monroe shocks, poly bushings, Performance Suspension 151/416-inch sway barRear suspension: Stock springs with one coil removed, Monroe shocks
Brakes: '72 Monte Carlo 10.5-inch discs, front; Wilwood 11-inch discs, rear
Wheels and tires: Boyd Coddington Timeless 17x7s with Falken P235/40ZR17 tires
Body mods: Shaved trim and door handles, relocated front turn signals, frenched antenna
Paint: GM Black Rose Metallic by Oscar Hernandez
Best e.t.: Not raced
Cost to build: $26,000

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