1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Tom Demrovsky | Goodguys 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year

1967 Chevelle “Onyx” Shining Brightly for All to See

Photos by Steven Bunker

Timeless and flawless. Those are two adjectives repeatedly used to describe the ’67 Chevelle of Tom Demrovsky, a car appropriately named “Onyx.” Since it was built by the Roadster Shop perfection is only to be expected.

The acres of sheet metal were treated to hours of massaging in preparation for the slick black PPG paint. They kept a factory appearance, limiting modifications to the shaving of a few elements and adding a subtle chin spoiler up front. The bumpers were carefully tucked in close and all body gaps were tightened.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Tom Demrovsky | Goodguys 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year

Of course with the car being built in-house at the Roadster Shop the chassis was destined to be as stunning as the exterior. A full frame was created using their Fast Track IFS and an Eaton Tru-Trac-equipped Ford 9-inch on a four bar out back. Big 14-inch Brembo brakes bring the Chevelle to a hasty halt while Penske coilovers keep it cornering on rails.

A timeless and proper tire for a black Chevelle like this is a red line. Michelin delivered the perfect set and they wrap around 19 and 20-inch RS6 wheels from Forgeline featuring their optional Flush-Loc centers with custom knock-offs.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle | Goodguys 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year

Pop the hood and a Whipple supercharger glows like a piece of lava in a sea of custom black metal. Wegner Motorsports prepped the blown 427 to the tune of 850 horsepower and cloaked it in a custom pulley cover, Greening Auto Company valve covers, and Ultimate headers. A Big Stuff ECU keeps things in motion and a Tremec T-56 Magnum from Bowler sends the power rearward.

A black car with a red interior will always be timeless and Extreme Performance stuffed the cabin full of bright red leather and suede trimmings to suit. The dash was built to be period-inspired with that classic flare and augmented with Auto Meter gauges. A Hurst shifter and a GM three-spoke wheel keep things sixties cool and right. Flawless, functional, and fast – the Onyx shines brightly.

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