The Chevelle was restyled for 1968, becoming shorter and sportier, yet retaining its muscular status. While it may never have been as popular as the Camaro, it used a similar coupe shape and therefore had the necessary wide haunches suitable for the Pro Street treatment. This meant the biggest tyres out back, and here the owner has fitted Mickey Thompson racing slicks with over 3ft (0.91m) of contact patch across their width. At the front are the complete opposite skinny rims and tyres for minimum weight and thus the best weight transfer on to the rear treads. Horsepower is what it's all about in Pro Street, and this mainly strip-racing car has a massive big-block engine which is aided by the nitrous oxide injection for an extra 500bhp (373kW) on top of the standard 832bhp (620kW). A Lenco clutchless transmission makes gear-shifting as fast, as the five levers can be pulled back.
Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Street (1968) Specifications
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