Growing up, Bill’s father always had a cool car in the garage. Chevelles were, by far, his absolute favorite. He passed away several years ago. Bill’s 1966 Chevelle is a tribute to him. He wanted to find one that he knew his father would be proud of. He searched locally and online until he found this one. The car came out of Michigan and Bill had it shipped down to Texas. It has a replica 1966 Chevelle inspection sticker.
Since the 1966 Chevelle a tribute to his father, his name is listed as the inspector on the sticker. Bill’s parent’s numeric anniversary is listed as the service station number and the date of inspection is his birthday.
The car still has the 283 with the Powerglide transmission. It also still has the argent silver paint in front of the grille. It came out of factory madeira maroon but was repainted torch red during a frame off restoration 15 years ago.
It does have a few modern upgrades, such as a Dakota Digital RTX cluster and a RetroSound Bluetooth radio. No power steering, no ac, and drum brakes. The car is a combination of an unmolested classic with a few modern conveniences, such as the cluster and radio. The grille will be replaced with a chrome one.
Bill has also thought about adding vintage air, ps, and converting to disc brakes in the front.
At times, Bill will go back and forth with replacing the motor and trans with a 327 and 700r4.