Roadster Shop 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Packs LT4 V8 Supercharged

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For the first year of the second-gen Chevelle, the most exciting powertrain was the Super Sport’s 396 big-block V8. This particular car features 327 badges, which translate into a small-block V8 with 325 ponies and 360 lb-ft (488 Nm) for a displacement of 5.4 liters.
With the exception of Diamond Back Custom Redline tires, three-piece Forgeline RS5 wheels and Baer six-piston brake calipers with 14-inch brake rotors, the vinyl-faced muscle car looks like a very tasteful restoration. with correct pieces of oil at the start glance. But as you already know from the title, Roadster Shop was tasked with replacing the powertrain with a direct injection V8 mill.

Currently used by General Motors in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the LT4 differs from the free-breathing LT1 by a 1.75-liter supercharger. Rated at 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque from 3,600 rpm, the engine alone costs $ 15,000 excluding the wet sump accessory drive kit. Instead of a torque converter automatic such as the Hydra-Matic 8Lxx or 10Lxx transmissions, Roadster Shop and the owner opted for a dual-overdrive manual in the form of the Tremec T-56 Magnum, aka TR-6060. apparently OEM.

As you would expect from such a serious makeover, the original frame had to be ditched in favor of an all-new Roadster Shop SPEC chassis that starts at $ 10,995 excluding options. Independent front suspension with rugged upper and lower control arms, an odd 9.0-inch rear box with 31-spline axles, Fox custom-valve shocks, power rack-and-pinion steering and a 3.0-inch exhaust system are just a few of the highlights.

Augmented with a Detroit Truetrac helical gear differential and 3:70 gear, the unique Chevelle also hides a Wilwood brake booster under the hood. Stainless steel brake lines, front stabilizer bar, stainless steel fuel tank, Sparco harnesses and Recaro bucket seats complete this attractive build.


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