This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle sport coupe was acquired by the seller as a project in 2013, and over the next three years nearly $300k was spent to overhaul the car, which was built by Goolsby Customs of Hueytown, Alabama. The body was removed from the frame, the chassis was sandblasted and powdercoated, and the car was refinished in Nardo Gray with a matte-black and gold stripe over a custom tan and black leather interior. The 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, and additional features include a Ford 9″ rear end with a limited-slip differential, custom bodywork, staggered B-Forged wheels, RideTech coilovers, Wilwood disc brakes, Borla exhaust, Vintage Air climate control, an Alpine stereo, and more. Approximately 7k miles have been added since completion of the build in 2016, and the car was a Goodguys Builder’s Choice award winner in Columbus, Ohio and also featured in Super Chevy magazine. This modified Chevelle is now offered in Alabama with build records and photos as well as transferable Alabama registration in the seller’s name.
The car was refinished in Nardo Gray with matching bumpers and trim, and the hood and trunk feature a matte-black stripe with a gold accent. The drip rails have been removed, the bumpers modified, and custom handles and other accessories were utilized. Receipts show that bodywork and trim, excluding the roof and fenders, were replaced during the build. The body and trim are shown in the gallery below, including a number of older photos from 2016.
Staggered B-Forged 500-series wheels measure 18″ x 9″ up front and 20″ x 10″ at the rear. The car has been equipped with RideTech HQ coilovers, and other suspension components were disassembled and refinished. Wilwood disc brakes are fitted at each corner.
The cabin features custom Ferrari Daytona–style leather upholstery in two-tone tan and black. Components utilized include Lokar/Goolsby door handles, Lokar pedals, a Bowler shift knob, a Vintage Air climate-control system with air conditioning, and an Alpine stereo.
A black three-spoke Billet Specialties steering wheel is trimmed in perforated tan leather and sits ahead of Classic Instruments gauges. The odometer shows just under 7k miles, which reportedly reflects the mileage accumulated since completion of the build.
The 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is said to be a crate engine from Pace Performance that has been fitted with an aftermarket camshaft as well as a custom Borla exhaust system fabricated by Goolsby Customs. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and a Ford 9″ rear end with 3.73:1 gears and a limited-slip differential.
More than $200,000 in receipts from Goolsby Customs are presented in the gallery below, and the seller’s spreadsheet indicates a total cost of $282,546 spent from 2013 to 2016, including the $3,500 project car. Goolsby performed another $2,761 in work in May 2019, which included service, touch-ups, and adjustments.
A number of in-progress photos captured during the build are shown at the end of the gallery.