Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible

1968 Chevy Chevelle
1968 Chevy Chevelle

The Car calendar on my wall in my office is showing a 1966 Chevelle convertible in blue, with a 396. The car in the photo (below) is a 1968 from Montreal, Quebec but I couldn’t find the blue beauty from my calendar.

As a teenager the first muscle car I went for rides in was this Chevy with a 396 four speed. I smile just thinking about it and can almost smell the burning rubber, as it’s owner liked to light up his tires for any reason.

Chevelle by Chevrolet
Swing low, sweet chariot.

This carriage later became the famous Monte Carlo and Malibu, as the body style changed several times over the decades. The Chevelles of the 60’s were really nice cars, I enjoyed a cruise to Seattle once, following the Okanogan river and across the border at Orville, Washington, then on down the valley and then over the Cascade Range. It was August and we had the top down the entire way, in the convertible model, yellow with white leather seats.

My friends muscle car was a 1970 coupe, as pictured

Bull-Doser – Top photo above 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS photographed in Laval, Quebec, Canada at Les chauds vendredis. Coupe from Bull-Doser – Own work Chevrolet Chevelle photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Gibeau Orange Julep.

Chevelle by Chevrolet

The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates. Body styles include coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons. Super Sport versions were produced through the 1973 model year, and Lagunas from 1973 through 1976. After a four-year absence, the El Camino was reintroduced as part of the new Chevelle lineup in 1964. The Chevelle also provided the platform for the Monte Carlo introduced in 1970. The Malibu, the top of the line model through 1972, completely replaced the Chevelle nameplate for the redesigned, downsized 1978 model year.

Chevelle Photo credit: KayVee.INC on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-SA Photo credit: Chad Horwedel on Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND

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