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Curtis Turner’s 1966 Chevelle

Sometimes, simplicity is beautiful. Although an intricate, 427 cubic inch-powered, pavement-pounding beast, Turner’s Smokey Yunick-powered Chevelle was intimidating long before the days of Earnhardt and his fabled Chevy. Yunick was a simple man when it came to aesthetics, but when it came to speed and the need to win, he pulled no punches.

What’s so unique about the 1967 Chevelle is that it never tasted victory in NASCAR. Although it recorded the pole at the 1967 Daytona 500, the engine let go with 100 laps to go. Later that year it won the pole at Atlanta but was destroyed in a spectacular accident. However, it was only the first of Yunick’s two Chevelles that became a legend in the sport. Yunick’s second Chevelle failed to pass tech during 1968 Daytona Speedweeks and was disallowed, so after removing the gas tank Yunick drove the car back to his shop.

Via bleacherreport. com

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