Chevrolet Chevelle: Iconic Legacy Revived in Restored Classic

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Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Chevelle

Introduced in August 1963, the Chevrolet Chevelle rapidly gained popularity, with an impressive 338,286 units sold in its debut year. This mid-sized car emerged at a crucial time for Chevrolet, bridging the gap between the smaller Chevy II and the larger full-sized models.

As the Corvair and Chevy II began to lose their market appeal, Chevrolet needed a fresh offering to compete with the mid-sized Ford Fairlane. Built on GM’s A-body platform, which it shared with Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile, the Chevelle quickly proved to be one of General Motors’ most successful nameplates. While the origin of its name is uncertain, it is thought to combine “gazelle” and “Chevrolet.”

The Chevelle Super Sport (SS) debuted in early 1964, signaling Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car market. The SS package was available for the two-door hardtop and convertible models, costing $162.

It featured SS emblems, 14-inch full-disc wheels, and optional special exterior brightwork. Initially powered by a 283-cubic-inch V8 engine producing 220 horsepower, the lineup later included a 327-cubic-inch V8 with 250 or 300 horsepower and a 327-cubic-inch V8 with 350 horsepower in 1965.

Chevrolet Chevelle
Chevrolet Chevelle (General Motors)

A 1966 Chevy Chevelle, fully restored and now powered by a 454-cubic-inch V8 paired with a Muncie four-speed manual transmission, has only 3,200 miles on the clock since completion. This car features an independent front suspension, a rear four-link unit, and dual exhaust with Flowmaster Mufflers.

It boasts Super Sport badging and a black-on-black Tuxedo Black paint job with black leather seats. Despite modern upgrades, the cabin retains its retro vibe, including the original two-spoke wooden trim steering wheel.

Vanguard Motor is selling this mint condition Chevelle for $129,900. Most cars from this era sell for much less, but this car’s low mileage and pristine condition justify its high price. Financing is available, with an estimated monthly payment of $1,085 over 120 months. The car is in Plymouth, Michigan, and can be delivered worldwide.


By Sajda

Sajda is a car enthusiast, however, she is more focused on motorbikes.

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