Introducing the 2018 Chevy Hardcore Feature Car Of The Year

It’s been a few weeks since we first announced the 12 finalists that were hoping to be crowned as the Chevy Hardcore 2018 Feature Car Of The Year. When we made the announcement, the article asked you guys to give us a little help choosing the winner. The article showcase 12 of the coolest Chevy Hardcore feature cars that we brought you in 2018. We wanted to be fair and un-biased, and that’s why we needed help from you guys to choose which one of the twelve should be crowned as the big dog.

Early on, it looked like we were going to have a runaway winner. That is, until the last three days of voting. The final day had ticked away, the First- and Second-place cars were within nine votes of each other. Regardless of who won, each of these 12 cars was worthy of being included on our list.

feature car of the year

In 1968, when the Z-24 option was combined with an Impala Super Sport, the buyer got an SS427. This was a stand-alone option that could be had on the sport coupe, convertible, and Custom coupe.

Unfortunately, only we can only have one car be the feature car of the year. So, without further ado, congratulations go to Gordy Frank’s ’68 427SS.

With the help of a friend, Gordy found this particular car on eBay. The restoration had been started, but not completed. The body work and paint were done, and the interior was factory-correct and looked flawless.

Good looks aside, it’s what’s under the hood that makes this family friendly cruiser a wolf in sheep’s clothing. With 385 horsepower, the 427ci engine was streetable, but still able to impress all the kids in the passenger and rear seat.

feature car of the year

The SS427 was a high-performance upgrade to the Impala. Therefore, the interior received all Super Sport features. The Strato-Bucket seats and center console were included with the Super Sport model. Buyers could, however, opt for the Strato-Bench seat if they so chose. Surprisingly, the name Impala did not appear anywhere on the interior or exterior of these cars.

Since a mere 1,778 427 SS cars were built, you would think such a low-production number would relegate this car to museum status. But, Gordy doesn’t keep it tucked away. Sure, he is selective about where and when it hits the road, but when it does, you can bet he and his wife are definitely enjoying the ride. That’s because, as Gordy said, “girls like convertibles.” You can check out the full feature on this stunning, family-oriented hot rod by clicking here.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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