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South Amboy Chevy Dealer Ran a Hot Chevelle

One of the more interesting displays at Chevy Vettefest last week was a large collection of memorabilia related to a particular 1970 LS6 Chevelle convertible that driver Dave Allen drag raced. The car was built by Truppi-Kling Competition and sponsored by Briggs Chevrolet, of South Amboy, N.J. The racing car was a dark blue Chevelle with a white cpnvertible top. A convertible was used because it weighed a few more pounds than the Chevelle coupe and placed the car in a different class than other Chevelles. This car had anumber of big wins all over the country and was a national record holder in the SS/EA class with an 11.33-second run. I am currently looking for any and all information about this car for a proposed featutre article.

2 thoughts on “South Amboy Chevy Dealer Ran a Hot Chevelle

  1. John Gunnell


    It’s the same car. Kevin Bierman is the enthusiast who collects historical information about this car. He can be reached at Kevin isn’t into this because of what the car sold for at B-J. In fact, he was collecting stuff about the car long before it surfaced at Scottsdale. He is passionate about it and we want to try to help him dig up every last fact, not only the spiel in the auction catalog.



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