Built by Route 66 Motorsports, this 1970 Chevelle SS is the third in a series of specially enhanced muscle cars developed for American Heroes. The car will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson on June 26, with all the proceeds going to the Armed Forces Foundation.
Starting with a donated 1970 Chevelle, Route 66 added a new suspension, a new brake system, an LSA intercooled and supercharged engine mated to a TCI Automotive 6x 6-speed 4L80E transmission, a K&N air filtration system, Autorad radiator system, Lucas Oil Products synthetic lubricants, Edelbrock LS package of headers, exhaust, and motor mounts.
National Parts Depot supplied all the replacement body panels to allow Route 66 Motorsports’ artisans to paint this car with PPG Industries black. Additional exterior trim parts were supplied by National Parts Depot, along with taillight and exterior accent components from Fesser Built. Route 66 Parts also supplied additional exterior parts while the final finish was treated to the full array of Route 66 Exotic Coatings wax products for superior gloss and protection.
This is the third year Project American Heroes is used to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation. The first one raised a total of $130,000 and the second raised $500,000.