1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Engineers have worked hard at improving internal combustion engines since their advent way back in the late 1800s. Gottlieb Daimler and Rudolf Diesel, two of the first true players in the field of engine development, worked on ways to increase power output while reducing fuel consumption in their engines. Diamler tinkered with a gear-driven pump for forced air induction as early as 1885. However, it wasn\'t until 1905 that turbochargers began to take shape, when Swiss engineer Alfred Buchi, head of diesel engine research at Gebruder Sulzer, received a patent for a compressor driven by exhaust gases that forced air into a diesel engine to increase power output. It took Alfred until 1925 to get the first successful exhaust-gas turbocharging system effectively applied to an engine, getting a power increase in excess of 40 percent. These early units were referred to as turbosuperchargers. At the time, all forced-induction devices were classified as superchargers. In 1936, Dr. Werner Theodor von der Nuell started to research the first variable-geometry turbochargers at the Laboratory for Aviation in Berlin, Germany. It was not until after World War II that these units were really sought after. The technological advances in materials and designs during World War II and development of the gas turbine led to turbochargers\' further advancement. They could be made more compact and reliable, therefore better suited for smaller, higher-speed engines. The new units were first applied to diesel truck engines. -Thx to Motortrend.com Creating a buzz not only from all of our staff, but also our guests in our main showroom space here at Classic Auto Mall, we proudly present this 1969 Chevelle which is simply a stunner. I say this because one look at the fit, finish, and paint on this car and you will not be able to restrain yourself from being impressed. The result of the skillful hands at Nelson Racing Engines working to create a build with handcrafted metalwork, the car was restored to appear factory-correct but with a powerful secret under the hood. A monster all aluminum, twin turbocharged, big block V8, state of the art electronics, custom exhaust, a racy but yet comfortable interior and more custom fabrication work than you can soak in with your eyes. This all works together to bring you this internet sensation in the living flesh, er...steel. A certainly assured job well done, definitely a show car, however you do not need to be afraid of taking it out on the weekends and dusting up the competition on the track. Exterior Gosh where do I start...I could just say it\'s all great, and be scary as to my accuracy, but I digress...a chrome trimmed black egg crate grille with dual headlights flanking either side, all surrounded by beautiful trim work, and held up by a mirror-like bumper with no faults in the chrome. A very stock appearing front end with the twin bumped Chevelle SS hood makes its way back to near flawless new glass surrounded by re-plated and polished trim. Factory steel makes up the coke bottle sides of this skate, and they align just perfectly, and are spattered with newly plated polished handles, mirrors, but to give that factory fresh look, the lower rocker trim and MALIBU badging remains intact. Bringing up the rear is a straight as an arrow trunk lid, and rear chrome trimmed tail lights, with a bumper below, all re-plated and polished to factory looks. The paint is stunning on this car and is the deep end of the pool silver blue and has been applied, buffed and waxed to perfection. We note a few blisters in the paint on the hood caused by the high heat produced from the twin hair dryers and headers, more on that later. Billet Bonspeed wheels are on in 18 format and are shod in 245/45ZR18 and 390/40R18 rubber front and rear. Just flawless! Interior All newly upholstered by Eric Thorsen custom Kirky seats, new German carpet, AutoMeter Sport Comp instruments, and
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