1950 CHEVROLET STYLELINE DELUXE
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1950
Engine Size : LS3 V8 Twin Turbo
Colour : Black
Interior : Tan
US$ 139,900
Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe
 
Featured in Street Rodder Magazine / Winner of multiple national awards
6.2 liter LS3 V8 / Twin Garrett T4 turbos / 600 rear-wheel horsepower
Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission / Fifth-generation Camaro SS clutch
Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
Custom chassis / Custom suspension
Customized body / PPG paint
20-inch Hot Rods by Boyd wheels
Ford 9-inch rear axle / 3.64 gears
Power rack-and-pinion steering / Corvette Z06 4-wheel disc brakes
Sale includes: Build photos / Summons for the car's awards / A copy of the car's Street Rodder Magazine feature
 

Despite being best-known for their classic good looks and pure American swagger, early '50s Chevys were the hot rod of choice for many a young gearhead who had a thirst for power and a need for speed. Today, spectacular bowtie resto-mods are much more common than their decades-built stature would lead you to believe. That means, to really turn heads, enthusiasts need unique cars that are exceptionally well-done. A fitting example would be this magazine-featured Deluxe Styleline. Mixing a turbocharged small block with substantial drivetrain upgrades and a comfortable custom interior, this national award-winning Chevy is a heck of a lot more fun than a restored-to-original car. And if you're looking for a choice combination of timeless style and killer performance, it's a striking showpiece that simply can't be beat!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Stretching a tailored profile around a tough stance, this Chevrolet is the beneficiary of an intense, ground-up build that was conducted by Cornelius, North Carolina's Performance Vehicle Works. Despite the car's roughly 350 hours of metalwork, it didn't need much traditional restoration and, in fact, appeared to be a very solid classic that most people would happily cruise. But, as we mentioned in the opening, the idea was to create a nice resto-mod. As these projects tend to do, “nice resto-mod” eventually grew into “magazine-featured”, “national award-winning” custom. Those days of metalwork were actually spent fitting the car's body around its custom chassis and killer, twin-turbo LS3. Deep reflections are provided by rich black 2-stage, which began with two coats of PPG 9300 Black base, transitioned to three coats of custom mixed PPG 9300 Black and DCU integrated clear, and ended with three coats of DCU integrated clear. And today, this epic sedan is one unique beast that's poised to show and raring to go!

Massaged to highlight Chevrolet's broad appeal, this post's striking aesthetics debuted to universal praise at the 2011 NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Those looks begin with a 1-piece bumper, which founds a minimized grille behind clear parking lamps and modern headlights. Above that grille, a 1-piece hood, shaved of all trim and widened by an inch, fronts a 1-piece Oldsmobile windshield. Behind that windshield, a tinted greenhouse sails color-keyed mirrors over factory door handles and a silky profile that's devoid of all trim. Opposite that glass, custom rockers bridge the gap between reshaped wheel openings that were raised 3.5 inches up front and 1.75 inches out back. And at the back of the car, a second 1-piece bumper frames a shaved decklid and bright LED taillights.

ENGINE

Well, this Deluxe sure is pretty, but now it's time to get down to business. Twisting 600 rear-wheel horsepower into 560 lb./ft. of rear-wheel torque, the twin-turbo small block rumbling beneath this car's hood is a technological testament to the old saying “The best of both worlds”! That dyno-proven motivation is founded in a lightweight LS3 core that was completely rebuilt by the pros at Concord, North Carolina's Heintz Performance. Inside that block, a GM crank pushes forged K1 H-beam rods, which float forged Wiseco LS Series pistons opposite quality ARP bolts. Those pistons create respectable 9.4 to 1 compression under factory rectangle-port heads, which are fired by a Comp LSR cam. 68 psi of fuel comes courtesy of FAST injectors, which are sequenced to billet Aeromotive fuel rails and an electronic Aeromotive pump. That fuel meets air thanks to a proven LS1 throttle body, which is bolted to a factory LS3 intake. Opposite that intake, custom Performance Vehicle Works headers float clean stainless tubes under 67mm Garrett T4 turbos. Those turbos create a conservative 10 pounds of boost with the help of 44mm wastegates and 38mm blowoff valves. Vintage Air Front Runner components spin a 140-amp alternator next to a coated AC compressor. In front of those ancillaries, 11-inch puller fans cool a Be Cool dual-core, crossflow radiator. All that kit fills a monochromatic bay, which follows custom inner fenders with a smooth firewall that was pushed forward an inch, then recessed four inches around the Chevrolet-branded mill. And the car's tuner, Mooresville, North Carolina's PCM of NC, believes that an easy bump to 22 pounds of boost would result in a scary 1,000 horsepower sent directly to the car's wheels.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Talk to folks around Race City USA and you'll hear that Performance Vehicle Works has quite a reputation for building race cars and turning race cars into street cars. Knowing that, and the talent it took to customize this Deluxe's body, it isn't too surprising to learn that this Chevy rides a fully custom Performance Vehicle Works chassis. At the center of that 'race car red' skeleton, a heavy-duty clutch pack, sourced from a fifth-generation Camaro SS, kicks a proven Borg Warner T56 6-speed. That transmission spins a Ford 9-inch pumpkin that's finished with 3.64 gears and Moser 31-spline axles. Naturally, the custom chassis skates a custom suspension, with a Performance Vehicle Works 4-link planting QA-1 coil-overs behind a NASCAR-inspired front-clip that's finished with smoothed Z06 control arms. Power rack-and-pinion steering complements a full outfit of Corvette Z06 brakes, which milk a 90-degree Kugel Komponents master cylinder. Appealing sounds originate in 3-inch stainless pipes and travel through polished Kooks mufflers. Power meets the pavement through $4,200 worth of Hot Rods by Boyd Pro Bars, which spin 245/45ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros in front of 275/40ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros. And the car's completely custom floors host a roster of top notch components, like an internally baffled Tanks Inc. fuel tank and an MSD DynaForce mini starter.

INTERIOR

Peer through the car's tinted windows and you'll find a custom leather interior that, for the most part, began life in a 2006 Pontiac GTO. Plush GTO buckets, featuring power adjustment for the car's driver and front passenger, have been separated from their factory headrests and covered in Caprine leather. Between those thrones, a custom console hides Custom Autosound audio between rear seat air ducts and a traditional Hurst shifter. Above that island, a painted dash hangs Vintage Air Gen IV climate control beneath attractive factory telemetry that was rebuilt and converted to electric by the pros at Redline Gauge Works. At the edges of that ledge, GTO door panels have been cut, recovered and custom-fit between Nu-Relics power windows, GTO door handles and power-operated GTO locks. On the floor, cut-pile carpet floats between billet foot pedals and HushMat sound insulation. In front of the driver, a Flaming River Waterfall steering wheel spins a color-keyed rim around a tilting Ididit column. And behind the passengers, a custom-upholstered trunk anchors a polished fire extinguisher in front of an Alpine amplifier that jolts a 10-disc Custom Autosound CD changer and crisp Morel speakers.

AWARD/FEATURES

* Street Rodder Magazine Top 100 Award
* -- 2011 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
* -- Charlotte, North Carolina

* Builder's Choice Award
* -- 2011 Goodguys Southeastern Nationals
* -- Charlotte, North Carolina

* Featured in Street Rodder Magazine
* -- May 2012

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* Build photos
* Service invoices
* Summons for the car's Goodguys awards
* A copy of the car's Street Rodder Magazine feature
* A Ceramic Pro folder that features the car
* Two sets of keys
* Extra floor mats

Sure, there are a lot of '50s Chevys on the market. But how many are built to this level and carry this kind of individual appeal? Mixing a high-quality build with impressive power, custom upholstery and spectacular aesthetics, this Styleline is the kind of car that draws crowds and wins trophies! If you're looking for an exceptionally nice classic that's twice as much fun, and twice as reliable, as an all-original roller, this turbo sedan is your hot ticket!

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SUMMARY

* Featured in Street Rodder Magazine / Winner of multiple national awards
* 6.2 liter LS3 V8 / Twin TiAL/Garrett T4 turbos / 600 rear-wheel horsepower
* Borg Warner T56 6-speed manual transmission / Fifth-generation Camaro SS clutch
* Custom leather interior / Vintage Air conditioning / Modern audio
* Custom chassis / Custom suspension
* Customized body / PPG paint
* 20-inch Hot Rods by Boyd wheels
* Ford 9-inch rear axle / 3.64 gears
* Power rack-and-pinion steering / Corvette Z06 4-wheel disc brakes
* Sale includes: Build photos / Summons for the car's awards / A copy of the car's Street Rodder Magazine feature

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