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.
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:
Chevy Fleetline and the Rules of WWII The 1940s was the decade where cars began to look like modern vehicles. Gone were the days of the cars that resembled the Model-T with exterior mounted headlights, gloomy radiator jackets, and heavily spoked wheels. Harley Earl modeled the cars of the 40s after the Y-Job designed for Buick.
Sadly, as soon as the aerodynamic vehicles, like the Chevy Fleetline, were introduced to the American public World War II began. Within two months of the attack on Pearl Harbor, on February 2, 1942 the federal government halted production of civilian passenger cars. Automotive plants were retrofitted so they could be used to produce military vehicles, weapons, and airplanes.
Malibu the Iraqibu: The Iraqi Taxi and the Chevy Malibu
Most people do not think of 1981 as the year of the best automobiles. Yes, there are some attractive models that remain in collectors’ storage facilities. Those tend to be cars like the Mazda RX-7 or a Pontiac Firebird, but the other sedans and wagons do not usually make the cut. Despite the fact that 1981 did not leave many iconic vehicles, it did leave one unusual story that connects the Chevy Malibu with Saddam Hussein and Canada.
TV Shows and Movies Named After Cars
Who doesn’t love seeing a fast car in a movie? As soon as a car becomes a major piece of a movie, the movie is bound to be a hit. When movie producers actually name their movie after a hot car, their audience has no doubt as to what car will appear in the film. These are a few movies named after the actual cars that are in them:
The Fast American Production Cars
Many people think you have spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on European exotics to get a fast ride. If you love good ol’ American cars, there are plenty of options available that will take you from zero to sixty in a nail-biting speed. These are a few of the fastest cars ever to come out of an American assembly line:
Chevrolet has produced many models that have landed themselves on the list of favorite classic cars over the years. For car enthusiasts, finding a great car to admire, restore, and pamper is something to look forward to for a lifetime. One of those models happens to be the Chevrolet El Camino. Let’s take a look at this great classic. Here, we’ll focus on the 1964-1967 model years.
Produced for several years, the El Camino enjoyed the following model years: 1959, 1960, and 1964-1987. Assembled in many U.S. cities as far apart as Atlanta and Baltimore, the three model years from 1964-1967 saw a few different engine options as well. The standard engine was a small block V8 engine which measured 283 cubic inches. The El Camino also included air shocks.
When the Chevrolet Bel Air finally became a line of its own in 1953 after a few years of easing its way into the market under the Chevrolet Deluxe Styleline, it began a twenty-two year history here in the United States, though it continued on until 1980 in Canada. By the time 1960 had rolled around, the Bel Air was into its fourth generation. The model underwent many profound changes for the new generation in 1959, but few changes were made for the 1960 model year.
There are a few special days throughout the year that bring people together, and on St. Patrick’s Day everyone has a touch of the Irish in them.
Certain individuals have been known to throw caution to the wind and knock back a few pints of Guinness and perhaps a glass or two of Irish whiskey even when St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekday.
But in 2012 we are fortunate enough to be able to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a Saturday, and if you are a classic Chevy fan who lives anywhere in the Dallas area there is a fantastic event on tap (pun intended) for you this Saturday, March 17.
Without question, there have always been a lot of nice, desirable cars out there. And indeed many of them have been Chevrolets. But when you really get down to nuts and bolts, if you are looking for something sporty with power and class there is now and there has never been anything quite like the Chevy Corvette.
The Corvette is the dream car of countless Americans, and it is indeed one of the most iconic and successful nameplates that the automotive industry has ever known.