Drag Car Project: 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle


It would be a shame to cut up a nice original car for drag racing, but what if someone has already done the dirty work? Well, this Chevelle may not look like much, but the sale includes a frame that has already been narrowed for slicks. The body looks pretty solid and the seller claims the glass is all there. They dont give much more information, but thinks that it could make a good “race car or pro something”. It’s located in East Hampton, Connecticut and is listed here on craigslist for $2,500. Thanks goes to Larry D for the tip!


Here’s a shot of that frame. No mention is made of the engine or transmission, so I think it’s safe to assume that you will have to find your own drivetrain. The shots of the floor and trunk dont show any obvious corrosion problems though, so this might be a good base for your dream drag racer. What would you drop under the hood though? A 454 would be nice or maybe even a humble 350. Which route would you take?


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  1. Jim

    Big block with tunnel ram, auto, cage and have fun. It’s a simple easy to maintain recipe. A mid tens car is cheap enough to operate, it won’t cut into the grocery money and doesn’t require forty hours of maintenance between weekends.

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  2. Terry

    2 door? 4 door? Other parts? If it’s a 2 door it’s worth the money for the body. Crappy ad.

  3. Skip

    My dad had a ’64 El Camino that was built on the Chevelle platform. It had a 283 c.I. engine and was a fast runner. I got to take it on a couple of highway trips and it got very good gas mileage. Dad left it to me in his will; but not long before he passed a gentleman who was helping with Dad’s business affairs sold it despite my objections..which were both personal and legal. And I never knew where the money went. Can’t trust people nowadays!

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