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Hot Rod|February 2021
Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop Builds the Ultimate LSX-Powered Chevelle
Brian Brennan
There is a list of cars that epitomize the idealized notion of the American muscle car, and a 1970 Chevelle is definitely at or very near the top. This one was built by the skilled craftsmen at Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop (AHRS), near Knoxville, Tennessee, and shows what can be done when careful planning, solid execution, and subtle modifications are applied to any vintage car.

For those who know their 1970 Chevelles, you can immediately see some of this work. The front bumper was smoothed, removing the license plate relief, making it much more appealing. The front and rear bumpers were also narrowed and tucked tightly to the body, making the bumper-to-body appearance much more pleasing. Instead of the vacuum-operated pop-up air inlet on the stock cowl induction hood, Alloway’s crew modified the air inlet ducting to pull air in from the base of the windshield. In addition, the side marker lights were filled in entirely so as not to break up the overall profile of the car which is proudly wearing PPG Deltron 9700 (Alloway Black) paint with Le Mans Blue Super Sport stripes over the hood and decklid, all applied at AHRS.

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