BUILD IN PROGRESS: 1969 Chevelle SS396

Island Lake hot rod shop, Nostalgic Autobody, gets a lot of cool and custom cars through its bay doors. While you can never be quite sure what they will have in, you can always count on a couple examples of American muscle, like this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. It’s in the garage now getting a drivetrain upgrade after the owner decided the factory 396 powerplant wasn’t enough and opted to bolt in a worked-over 540ci V8.

Shop owner, Kevin Fielder, gave us a quick video update on the project.

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  1. I ordered a 1969 SS396 with this color combination with white convertible top with a 325 hp which I blew up at the drag strip. Switched to a 427/500 hp. wonderful car.

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