Car of the Day: 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Owners: Kent and Crystal Wood
What’s under the hood? Kent said he has a 502 big-block engine with overdrive transmission and a complete custom interior and a custom paint job.
How long has it been yours? “I’ve had it for 10 years, but I’ve only had it completed for about four years,” Kent said. “I’ve put about $60,000 into it and I did all of the work myself.”
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That’s a snazzy paint job: The Chevelle has a custom airbrushing of actual fire flames on the hood and trunk. The car is painted candy brandywine, which Kent said was a custom color.
A veteran ride: “I bought the car from someone who was active military,” he said. “It’s cool to be able to bring to MGM Park for a salute to our veterans.”
How much do you want for it? “I would take $100,000 for it,” Kent said.
Longtime Cruisers: “We love Cruisin’ The Coast and we do it every year,” Kent said. “I’ve lived here long enough to know the backroads and how to beat the traffic.”