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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
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Just when you think you had seen everything that could be done to a car this 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Restomod arrives with one of the most wild and impressive builds we have ever seen. The product of an exhaustive 3-year build by The Muscle Factory in Placentia, California, this Chevelle is packing some serious horsepower and torque from an unlikely power source. Under the hood sits a twin-turbo 6.6L Duramax V-8 that puts nearly 1000 hp and 1700 ft-lbs of torque to the pavement! Oh, and did we mention it is capable of 30 mpg? Look closely at all the details of this build and you'll start to see how this might be the best build we have ever seen.

This 3+year build got its beginnings when the owner took a ride in an H1 hummer with a Duramax diesel that was as quick as nearly anything he had driven at that point but was 8,000lbs. 3-years, $250,000 and countless hours of labor later, the diesel-powered creation was finished. It was featured at SEMA in the Bassani Exhaust booth and then was featured in numerous magazines as a featured car including the Cover of Hot Rod Magazine, Cover of Diesel World, Cover of Popular Hot Rodding, Cover of Chevelle Muscle and the Cover of Popular Hot Rodding and featured in many more online and print publications. Obviously not wanting to cut up an original '70 Chevelle, the owner found a solid '72 Chevelle and gave it the look of a '70.

Most recently the Chevelle was featured on Discovery Channel's famous Gas Monkey Garage when the Current owner 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano took Richard Rawlings for a few doughnuts in the mean machine.

When something is this custom, its probably easiest just to state the facts like we have below. Ultimately, you'll be surprised at how easy this car is to drive. Even with the 21" wide rear wheels, this car handles like a dream. But that's because every aspect of this car was painstakingly analyzed and no expense was spared. Just look at the details below and you'll see how this car has made us start to question why we haven't seen more Diesel powered classic cars roll through here.

Nose and tail from a 1970 Chevelle
Fully Tubbed
Rear wells stretched 4-inches to accommodate massive rear tires
Engine setback nearly 8 inches to get as close to a 50/50 weight distribution
DuPont Mist Turquoise paint
Cowl Hood
Custom aluminum fuel cell in trunk

standard 4.050-inch bore production LLY Duramax block
stock oil pump and oil pan
forged crank
Carrillo steel rods,
stock 16.0:1 pistons
CNC-ported heads from SoCal Diesel
stainless steel 33mm intake valves,
Inconel 33mm exhaust valves,
custom valvesprings
SoCal Diesel custom solid roller camshaft;;
SoCal Diesel custom pushrods
custom sheetmetal intake manifold
With 16 runners and dual 3.5-inch plenums;
Custom ram air scoop and inlet piping
Twin Garrett T-38R turbochargers set at 30 psi,
Custom dual Bell intercoolers
PPE dual fuel pumps, PPE lift pump
Stock Computer reprogrammed by PPE
custom dual 3” Exhaust with Bassani turbo headers,
Ron Davis radiator with dual Spal electric fans,
Estimated 950 hp and 1,800 lb-ft

PPE-built Allison 1000 5-speed auto
ATS 2,200-stall converter
Billet flexplate
Fast Eddie's 9-inch rearend with 35-spline axles, 3.25:1 gears,
Detroit Locker differential

Art Morrison front clip
C5 Corvette aluminum control arms,sway bar, and spindles; Koni coilovers
Art Morrison four-link and Koni coilovers
Front, Wilwood six-piston clipers 14-inch rotors
Rear, Wilwood 16-inch rotors and four-piston calipers

10-point cage welded in
Recaro Seats
Dash stretched 8-inches to accommodate multiple autometer gauges
Alpine Stereo
DVD Navigation system
Pontiac Solstice Shifter
Custom Aluminium center console
Black suede headliner

3-year Professional Build by The Muscle Factory
Cover of Hot Rod Magazine October 2010
Cover of Diesel World Sept 2009
Cover of Popular Hot Rodding - June 2009
SEMA Featured Car
Owned by Daytona 500 Champion and 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Champion Joey Logano
Featured on Gas Monkey Garage


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Engine Type
Turbo Diesel
Engine Size
6.6 Duramax Turbo Diesel
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Light Green Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Dark Charcoal
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Engine Size
6.6 Duramax Turbo Diesel
Transmission Type
5-Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Center Console
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tinted Glass
  • Cowl Induction Hood
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Alloy wheels
  • Accent Stripes
  • Separate Tweeters
  • Aux. Audio Input