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PPG-Painted ‘Project American Heroes’ Classic Chevelle Auctioned for $250,000

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PPG contributed the paint for a newly restored 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
muscle car auctioned off as part of Super Chevy magazine’s "Project
American Heroes" fundraising program. The sale of the unique vehicle
was conducted by Barrett-Jackson Auctions Saturday, June 26 at the
Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The winning
bid was $250,000. All proceeds from the car’s sale go to the Armed
Forces Foundation for the benefit of military veterans and their
families.

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"PPG is proud to continue its support for our armed services as a major
sponsor of Super Chevy’s Project American Heroes," said Jeff Griffin,
collision segment manager for PPG. "This extremely worthwhile program
deserves the best quality products, and our Deltron brand coatings
ensured a stunning finish for such an amazing car. The lucky bidder not
only got an incredible machine, but also did something important for
the men and women of our military and their families."

The team at Route 66 Motorsports, New Lenox, Ill., contributed time and
talent to make this car a reality. Starting with a donated Chevelle
body, Route 66 did a ground-up restoration to produce a classic muscle
car. The team used PPG’s line of Deltron products to clean and prep the
body for its black and torch red paint job – achieved with Deltron 2000
DBC 9700 Basecoat Black and DCU 2021 Urethane Clear.

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Complementing the finish is a 550-horsepower, supercharged V-8 engine
along with a six-speed transmission and a supporting cast of
sophisticated suspension, brake, fuel, radiator and filtration system
components.

Project American Heroes was started in 2007 by Super Chevy magazine to
provide financial support to the men and women of the Armed Forces
through the sale of classic Chevy automobiles. The ’70 Chevelle is the
third vehicle built for the program and painted with PPG automotive
finishes. The first was a 1957 Chevrolet convertible followed by a 1969
Camaro coupe, which was auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson for an
impressive $500,000.

The Armed Forces Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based, non-profit,
charitable organization, offers comfort and solace to active-duty and
retired military, National Guard, and reserve personnel and military
families through financial support, career counseling services,
homeowners education, recreational therapy programs and funding
awareness projects.

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