We’ve to thank Greg for the tip featuring this unrestored 1974 Chevelle. The car is amazing with 22,000 miles, an interior that appears no one has ever sat in, the crummy factory paint quality, and the original inline six engine. Yeah, we said inline six engine. If only this thing had a big block! Perhaps the coolest thing about this car is the fact that it had no rust on it and that when it was put away, someone had the foresight to coat the underside of the thing with “cosmoline”. We’re not sure if it is actual cosmoline or an oil-type coating that is popular in rust prone parts of the country.
To us, these early Colonnade styled cars are really good looking. Before things got all angular and ugly through the middle of the 1970s these still have some of the muscular, curvy lines that defined 1960s muscle cars.
The asking price on this car is just shy $5,000 which we think is really, really fair. While we do not see a car like this appreciating in value as an unrestored stocker (even with the original spare!) but we do see it as the perfect candidate for a small or big block swap and a manual transmission. You can do some mechanical work and be left with a pretty stunning cruiser and that is totally our jam.
The Chevelle has lived a charmed life. We’re wondering who will write the next chapter of it and what that chapter will look like.