• Jun 26, 2010

Project American Heroes Chevelle – Click above for high-res image gallery

The top seller in Barrett-Jackson's first Orange County auction on Saturday was a very special Chevy Chevelle. Built by Route 66 Motorsports and chronicled by Super Chevy Magazine, it's known as the Project American Heroes Chevelle, and it brought a cool quarter of a million bucks for the Armed Forces Foundation. This Chevelle is the third in a series of souped-up muscle cars built for this particular charity, which supports the families of injured veterans.

The car itself is a 1970 Chevelle, with an intercooled, supercharged GM Performance Parts LSA engine where you might expect to see an LS5 or LS6 big block. Detroit Speed & Engineering did the suspension, the binders are Baer's new "6P" brake system, power is routed through a TCI Automotive 6x 6-speed 4L80E transmission, and the end result of these and about 30 other component contributors is one badass Chevelle that sold for $250,000 on Saturday afternoon. Take a look at the gallery below to see some shots of this very special Chevy, the color guard that escorted it onstage, and the cheerleaders that helped keep the crowd revved up during the auction.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      A car like this shouldn't have a blower unless it is sticking up through the hood.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love to see the charities win and someone is going to go home with a nice car and a write off.
      • 4 Years Ago
      not feeling the rims, but an lsa in a 70 chevelle is pretty sweet.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Detroit muscle, babes, and the United States Marine Corps. Talk about a confluence of things awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To bad there wasn't interior pics or motor pics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The look on the face of that kid with the mohawk looking up at the blonde is worthy of a caption contest.
      • 4 Years Ago
      + 1 always this dribble about these crap muscle cars from the sixties or seventies...there are tons of real classics out there.

      So tired of the eternal '66 this or '69 that pfffff
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dunno about these auctions...is Barret Jackson still reliable?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sorry I'm torn between the Kim Kardashien look alike or Paris Hilton with a chest look alike???
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why choose? There are four seats in the Chevelle so there is room enough for you and all three! Wait, isn't that why there were three girls? They didn't come with the car for 1/4 million?

        Well, at least it's a nice car. I prefer the earlier Chevelles tho, '66 or '67. (I owned and restored a '66 tho, so I am biased I guess.)
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