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

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle “Onyx”, Ebony and Crimson

Photos by Steven Bunker

When it comes to the Muscle Machine game, nobody does it better than Roadster Shop. Tom Demrovsky’s 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle — built in-house at Roadster Shop headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois — is exceptional from every angle you look at it. From the timeless combination of black paint and a red interior to a Hurst-shifted powerhouse and redline tires, this is one big, bad, Heavy-Chevy. also its name is Onyx.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle | Goodguys 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year

Flawless is the only word to describe the black paint that covers the acres of sheet metal. The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle is a big car and this is one of the straightest ever done. All of the trim was custom fit to exacting standards, the gaps were tightened, and the bumpers were modified and tucked. A subtle chin spoiler hangs out up front of the car.

Being a Roadster Shop build, their custom chassis underneath Onyx is a work of art in itself. Fast Track up front, four-link out back with a Strange-filled 9-inch rear and Penske coilovers – the underpinnings give it a leg up on the competition and offer stability at any speed. Massive 14-inch Brembo brakes show between the spokes of the three-piece Forgeline RS6 wheels with their optional Flush-Loc center-lock conversion and custom knock-offs. No other tire choice would fit better than the red lines they wear.

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle | Goodguys 2016 Muscle Machine of the Year

The red stripes match the Relicate suede and the leather interior that features a custom dash, AutoMeter gauges, a Grant steering wheel and a Hurst shifter. Jeremy Carlson from Extreme Performance handled the trimming chores of the vehicle.

Under the hood is a Whipple-blown 427c.i. V8 from Wegner Motorsports wearing Greening valve covers, Ultimate headers, and a Big Stuff ECU. It’s backed with a Bowler T-56 Magnum and hit the dyno with a sledgehammer-like 850 horsepower.This is one bitcoin’ ride!

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Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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