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The Chevelle Kicks off Chevy Muscle Month

As the calendar turns, we are happy to present “Chevy Muscle Month”.  We've already dedicated a whole month to the Corvette, so over the next few weeks's we'll profile some of the other dream machines Chevy rolled out of the factory between the mid 1960’s and early 1970s. We’ll start off the month’s festivities with a look at one of the most significant muscle cars of all time- The Chevelle.

When you think of American muscle, nothing captures the big-car, mega power spirit quite like a Rat-Motor Chevelle. After all, in 1971 Chevy tagged a certain optioned Chevelle the “Heavy Chevy”.  And if talk won’t convince you of the portly power, how about the countless photos of Super Stock Chevelles launching off the line? You know the pics we’re talking about- they have wrinkled slicks, two wheels hung in the air like Ray Allen in his Briggs Chevy LS6.

Looking to park some of that power in your garage? Owning one of these beastly beauties will cost you a meaningful amount of your hard-earned cash. Chevelles are still readily available in all conditions, with all types of engines, for all kinds of prices.  However, like most 1960s muscle cars, many models have ample experience with a racer’s wrench.  In fact, there has been press recently of Chevelles being cloned and sold as something they’re not, so consider an appraiser or expert review of the car before you load it on  your trailer.

The Chevelle saw a staggeringly large production run between 1964 and 1977 and is still one of Chevy’s most popular cars of all time. Originally produced to compete with the Ford Fairlane, the car quickly morphed to fill several niches. You could get your dose of muscle as either a station wagon, convertible, sedan, coupe, or even the popular El Camino.

Next week, we’ll profile a few Chevelles we’ve found for sale recently.   Are you a fan of this classic 60's model?  Submit your photos and tell your Chevelle stories right here in the comment area on Chubbcollectorcar.com or on our Facebook site.

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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