1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Coupe
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Coupe
The name Chevelle has origins in the Hebrew religion, particularly a female name which means “Bold and Beautiful”. These are two qualities an individual getting into the collector car market which are certainly important qualities. Bold due to the power produced, and beautiful as the second generation Chevelle is thought to be the best iteration of the history of the model. Chevrolet was hitting its stride in the power market, and the Chevelle was an integral part of this.
Bold, beautiful, and blinding...for consignment is a great example of power and styling with this 1969 Chevelle. Ready to drive right out of the Classic Auto Mall and begin turning heads and snapping your neck.
A frame off restoration in 2012, this car is now bathed in Hugger Orange and when looking at it we can see that there is no orange peel. With a twin scooped and vented hood and sloping fastback and side panels are straight and dent free. A smooth sea of orange is only broken up on the sides by new badging, wheel well arch molding and new for 1969 side marker bezels. Dual headlights, and a revised front grille cast in ABS plastic is seen on the front. Plenty of shiny trim surrounds the window openings, and drapes the bumpers. Billet Specialties Street Lite rim on all four corners and are wrapped in like new blackwall rubber.
Black vinyl buckets with wrapover headrests in black sit in a sea of slightly faded black carpet. This holds true for the rear bench, and door panels which have the same finish, all in good clean condition. A black padded dash in vinyl is sporting its original gauge cluster, a AutoMeter tachometer, shift light, and astro-ventilation round vents. Fronting this is an original black plastic SS steering wheel. In the center of the seats is a center console with a Hurst pistol grip style shifter mounted on top. An aftermarket Sony AM/FM/CD has been installed into the original radio position. The headliner hangs above all of this and shows some sagging and slight staining.
454 cubes bored and stroked to a consigner stated 496ci and is topped with aluminum RHS cylinder heads. Our consignor states that this mill was assembled by Jeff Taylor and makes a tire shredding 595hp. A Prosystems 950hp 4-barrel carburetor sits on top and passes fossils through an Weiand intake. The 12-bolt 3.31 posi rear accepts power from the mill through an ATI TH400 3-speed automatic transmission which does have a transbrake but it hasn't been wired in. All hoses are supple and shiny, and we note no corrosion, lots of chrome, polished aluminum and sexy headers. Dual Flowmaster exhaust expels the spent gasses and dump just in front of the rear axle.
Nicely restored with all shining and no rust undercarriage, leaving no question as to structural integrity. A nice job well done under here. Power disc brakes on front and power drums on the rear, work with independent coil springs on the front, and 4 link with coil springs on the rear. A shout out to the monstrous rear sway bar and power steering for making tight turns a breeze to maneuver.
Our muscle car aficionado ran this car through the Classic Auto Mall paces, and he only had a few frowns. The speedometer doesn't read, (it isn't hooked up), the windshield wipers are nonfunctional and need a new switch, and the reverse lights are on a separate switch. Lots of power, smooth shifter, nice handling for a muscle car, and all similar to greased lightning.
As for the “bold” it nails the power part of the equation with bored and stroked to 496 cubic inches of Jeff Taylor built power. Appeal is certainly no problem, since it's a timeless Chevrolet coupe that's decked in ocean deep Hugger Orange which covers the “beautiful” part of the definition, and blinding with its presence known not only in paint color but with the earth shaking exhaust note. A clean interior, and a 3-speed automatic certainly don't take anything away from this great example from 1969 Chevrolet division of GM.
35-Malibu 6 Cylinder
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
G-Framingham, MA Assy Plant
311639-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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