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One Year Winners
In the world of automobiles, setting up an assembly line, creating tools and dies, and producing a new model takes a significant amount of work. This is one of the reasons why so many cars are made for several production years before major changes are made. Despite the work that goes into producing a car model, automakers have been known to occasionally create one-hit wonders – cars that were produced for only one year. Many times the cars were big losers on the lots, but in some cases the single year production cars were big winners. Here is a short list:
Mid-America Chevelle Club
The Mid-America Chevelle Club is “dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of all stock, modified, and custom 1964 – 1987 Chevelles and El Caminos.” This Chevy Chevelle enthusiasts club meets once a month in Merriam, Kansas to enjoy and celebrate this classic muscle car. To join the club, you need not own a Chevelle or El Camino, but you must love them.
Rock Out in Your Vintage Convertible
In 1964, the top of the line Chevy Chevelle debuted its high-end nameplate, the Chevy Malibu. This hot car was available in a two-door convertible with all the bells and whistles that a 1960’s convertible could hold. In the 1960s, this was one hot car to cruise down the streets. If you were cruising in a convertible, you had to listen to music on your favorite AM radio station. If you drove a 1967 convertible, you could choose an 8-track tape option. Now, if you get to drive one of these beauties, you have more music options, so when you are cruising down the street in your restored Malibu, you can listen to this ultimate 1960s playlist:
From 1964, these classic tunes will get heads turning and toes tapping. Your playlist should include these classics that define the beachside lifestyle that the Malibu defined:
The Chevelle is a classic car from the Chevrolet line-up that the brand manufactured from 1964 to 1977. Through three generations, this popular model evolved and changed, while also offering buyers a range of body styles and trim levels like the Super Sport, Laguna, El Camino, and Malibu. Chevelle turned out to be one of the most successful nameplates for Chevy, in spite of the fact that it was produced for just a decade and a half.
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
At the beginning of the third generation of Chevrolet Chevelles sat the 1973 Chevelle. It had undergone a complete redesign for the 1973 model year, which made the car bigger in overall size and a bit boxy in appearance, included fixed rear windows, and the look of the front and rear ends was completely different. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
1968 Chevelle SS
As the American people began demanding more power and speed for their vehicles during the 1960s, Chevrolet responded with the Chevelle Malibu SS. The vehicle marked Chevrolet’s entry into the world of muscle cars as they fought to stay relevant in an ever-changing market (sounds a lot like today, right?). Though the Chevelle itself was produced from 1963-1977, the SS (Super Sport) was only produced through the 1973 model year. The Super Sport option was available for $162.
Peach State Chevelle Show
When you pay a visit to the southern states you do in fact recognize the genuine warmth and hospitality that is part of the culture. People treat you like they want to be treated for the most part and this makes for a fantastic visit regardless of why you ventured southward.
El Camino Classics Car Club
If you are a fan of Chevrolet Chevelles it is a lot of fun to be able to get together with other people who see the same thing that you do when they come across one of these incredible vehicles. In a very real sense, the Chevelle is a time capsule of sorts that paints a picture of days gone by.
When you grew up during the period when Chevelles were everywhere it is a walk down memory lane when you see one these cars today, let alone when you get behind the wheel to drive your own.
The Chevelle El Camino
The “Big Three” of American auto making have always been all about giving the consumer choices. They wanted to have something to offer to everyone and as history will attest they have certainly put out a lot of different models over the years and many of them have been innovative and even experimental on some level.
With the above having been stated, during the 1950s Ford had the idea of providing a hybrid vehicle that was part car and part pickup truck. The result was the Ford Ranchero, which was introduced during the 1957 model year.
Classic Chevelle Resources
Now that we are all tuned into the Internet it is easier than ever to track down the exact Chevelle specimen that you have always wanted. You can search over a broad geographic range and there are some websites out there that provide you with a comprehensive marketplace.