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01---- 1971 CHEVELLE RADICAL GTP SPLAYED-VALVE "STREET SLEEPER" RESTO MOD SUPER CAR- PRICE REDUCED TO $100,000. Trades considered.Cal Nicholson was commissioned by GM with no expense spared to build this 1971 Chevelle, 396 small block, all-aluminum GTP splayed-valve engine with 577 hsp.(1 of 1 Bow-Tie block), Richmond 6-speed, Ford 9'' rear end and custom suspension. The car was being built for the 1996 SEMA show and was built before the word "resto-mod" was born.
A sure indication of a visionary car builder that has built some of the B-A-D-D-E-S-T rides of our time. Over 90k spent on this car not including labor in 1996.
The car had only 2064 actual miles on it when Cal purchased it. Cal was late getting the car done in time for the 1996 SEMA Show. Late he may have been but what he ended up with was a "one-off, one of a kind" Street Sleeper. The car is now de-tuned from 750 hsp to 577 hsp and will pat the butts of any car you encounter on the street. Guaranteed to raise the hairs on your neck and put a smile on your face.
This car has been in storage for 6 yrs, brought out a few times a year and now has 2918 actual miles on the car. The drivetrain has less than 900 miles on it.
This car was featured in Chevy High Performance in Dec. 1996. Anyone interested in seeing the article can contact me and I'll email you a PDF. Also included is paperwork that Cal had on the car as far as dyno-sheet, engine specs, materials etc.
Serious buyers need to inspect this car in person if possible, call to make arrangements.
Below I will attempt to list the particulars of the car, which is extensive. Call with ANY questions.

1971 Chevelle , originally a 6 cylinder, "heater delete car" from the factory. To my knowledge only 5 heater delete panels were ever made by GM for this year....Super,Super Rare.

The interior is clean and pristine done in factory seating and colors.

396 small block, splayed-valve heads that hold huge 2.20/1.65 valves and have symmetrical intake and exhaust ports. A custom camshaft and intake manifold were made in order to run splayed-valve heads on a small block.
The aluminum block was treated to a Moldex 3.700 inch stroke crankshaft, Carrillo rods, and 4.120 inch bore JE pistons. An Isky cam is turned by a Jesel belt-drive and the DelWest titanium valves are held in check by a Katech rev kit. The heads were ported by Diamond Racing Engines and fitted with Jesel 1.65:1 rocker arms. The valve covers were designed for the new SB2 engine and were modified with oilers to cool the springs. The GTP engine wasn’t set up with a wet sump, so Cal designed a street worthy dry sump. A Stock Car Products single stage pump draws from a Moroso oil pan. CV Products pulleys drive all the accessories including a power steering pump reworked by Sweet Manufacturing and a Stewart water pump.
Other engine goodies include an ATI balancer, MSD ignition, GM Motorsports plug wires and AC Delco racing spark plugs. Fuel is sent through Finelines by a Mallory pump to a Carburetor Shop Holley double-pumper and then the air/fuel mixture is drawn through a Hogan sheetmetal manifold. Jon Little fabricated the 2” headers that dump into a Jet-Hot-coated Flowmaster 3” exhaust. A Griffin aluminum radiator enhances engine cooling.
The engine is backed up by a Center Force clutch and Richmond 6-speed transmission that is controlled by a long shifter. Moser Engineering built a custom 9” rearend housing to fit under the Chevelle suspension, however its fitted with a Strange centersection that holds 3.42:1 12 bolt gears and a posi.
The suspension was upgraded with Hotchkis upper control arms and Baer racing brakes.(13”front/12”rear)

Cal sent the body to Hanover Auto Craft in Hanover, PA to strip the body down to the factory primer, refit body panels and recoat it in the original color code 26 Mulsanne Blue. Limbrandi Plating in Harrisburg, Pa refinished all the chrome pieces.
This is one “laser” straight body with beautiful lines and gaps. The paint is 2nd to none and lights up any lot it’s sitting in.
Interior was left stock except for the tach. New seat covers were stitched up by Hagys Upholstery in York, PA.

Remember this car was due for the 1996 SEMA show with no corners cut and no expense spared. What would it cost to build this car today? More than you can buy it for right here, So if you’re looking for a “true” resto-mod-super-car this is the car for you and rest assured that this car was built by a pro that pioneered the resto-mod world.
Cal called this car a “Street Sleeper” and that’s exactly what’s being offered here today, one of the hottest sleepers on the planet.
Don’t wait, call and make this car yours NOW…
Call with ANY questions or concerns. Inspections are welcomed and encouraged call to make arrangements.

Trades will be considered, call with what you have.

Steve at 330-432-0036
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