1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS | Throwback Thursday

Dreamworks Motorsports built a dream with this Chevy Chevelle.

Dreamworks Motorsports in Roxboro, North Carolina, has been conjuring up custom creations for years, and this ’71 Chevelle SS may just be their crown jewel. Completed in roughly 10 months, the crew at Dreamworks had a simple goal: to build a custom Chevelle with gobs of horsepower that would appeal to every crowd. As Dreamworks’ head honcho, Adam Wolfe, explains, it all comes down to the details. “It’s down to us hand-bending all the brake lines and then taking them back off to get chromed,” explains Adam. “And everything was chromed—every bolt, bracket, even the springs in the carburetor—everything!” And Adam will attest that this ruby rocket is far from a trailer queen as it hits the street on the regular. “It’s a driver,” says Adam. “We’ve put almost 4,000 miles on it since we built it.” The hard work has clearly paid off with the original goal being reached in spades, pleasing anyone who comes in contact with the ride. “We just wanted our own style, something clean that everybody can respect,” says Adam. “Not saying it’s the best ever, but I haven’t seen any custom Chevelles that compare to it.”

Spec The Technique:

Year/Make/Model: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Performance: 565ci Doug Herbert Big Block; Chrome March serpentine setup; Brodix aluminum heads; Lemons custom-built headers with Doug Thorley electric cut-outs, four-inch exhaust by Remco Exhaust of Roxboro, North Carolina; Be Cool aluminum radiator with dual chrome fan setup; Hydratech brake system with front and rear Wilwood brakes, six-piston front calipers, drilled and slotted rotors

Exterior: PPG Candy Apple Red with silver SS stripes; all new glass; painted engine bay; shaved firewall

Interior: Custom leather and suede with Bentley-style red stitching; suede headliner; painted dash and accents; Dakota Digital dash; Vintage Air heat and A/C; custom-built kick panels and rear deck; Mercedes carpet kit; chromed and painted Billet Specialties steering wheel, pedals; custom accent lighting; Stinger Roadkill sound deadening

Ice: Custom fiberglass painted trunk with JL Audio HD750/1 and HD 600/4 amplifiers, two 12wv3 subwoofers; Alpine head unit with iPod control; Memphis MSYNC component speakers, front and rear; Stinger
wiring, battery

Wheels/Tires: Painted-to-match 22-inch Vellano VSTs; Pirelli tires, 245/30/22

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