Last Minute Stay of Execution: 1980 Chevrolet Chevette V8 Swap

The Chevette never had a chance.  It was born with a face that even a mother couldn’t love and a body that was destined to be crushed like a legless roach on a sunny doorstep.  Uggg, put that thing out of its misery before it gets in the house...except this squishy mutant has a secret.  A V8 secret. Find this 1980 Chevrolet Chevette with V8 swap offered for $4200 in Billings, MT via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1980 Chevy Chevette 

condition: good 

cylinders: 8 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 43748 

paint color: brown 

size: compact 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

type: hatchback 

1980 chevy chevette… sleeper. 

350 V8, Turbo 350 trans.

All tucked under the stock hood.

I tried to retain as much of the stock original equipment as possible on this swap.

New tires, new block hugger headers, new exhaust, new driveline.

Very clean car to begin with, only 48k original miles. 

All chrome trim, bumpers, caps and beauty rings and all glass are in excellent condition. 

You’d never know this little car has a V8 (…until you start it). 

All factory suspension was retained – rear gears are 4:11’s from GM. 

Used small block chevy motor mounts, relocated steering rack, Borgesson single HD u-joint for steering. I designed the front floor so it can be removed for easy access to trans and motor. Everything is in place and is solid. If you’ve ever done a swap like this you know the hard part is done. Finish building to suit your vision. Starts at the touch of the key, runs fine, has a little valve noise but nothing big.

Excellent head start on sleeper – muscle car ! 

I have a ton of work into this car, so I’ll answer your questions over the phone rather than having a 10 mile ad. Serious inquiries only. Asking $4200 obo.

((may be interested in trade for a 4 wheeler ATV of equal value, or partial trade toward price))

My cell has a Texas prefix but am here in Billings by 6th and Central.

Thanks for looking

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