Danny W’s 1969 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

Danny W’s 1969 Chevelle

Danny’s father bought this 1969 Chevelle for him new in October of 1968.

He was 16 at the time.

He sold the car in 1972, and 7 years later, he bought it back. The engine and transmission were gone. Luckily he found a wrecked 1969 Chevelle to get those out of.

He did an on the frame restoration, and 5 years later, he sold in again. In October of this year, 2021, he was able to buy it back, again. He is now 69 years old. It had been sitting in a block building since 1988. The paint is really cracked and faded but virtually no rust. Except for the engine, transmission, exhaust, and air cleaner the car is bone stock.

He is torn between painting it or leaving it as is. At the only car show he has been able to take it to, everyone said don’t paint it. He has replaced quite a lot of small parts purchased from Ground Up. So far shocks, interior parts, and some underhood things that needed to be replaced.

It has the Walnut steering wheel which he understands was replaced by the Rosewood wheel later in production. He’s planning to take it to every car show possible and may repaint someday.

"Your buying experience for me has been excellent."

-Danny W

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1964-1977 Chevelle Vinyl Floor Mats GM Logo

Part #: IBT-GM-BLK

$99.95

You Save: 9%

1964-1975 Chevelle Heater Hose Retainer For Top Of Alternator Bracket

Part #: ATE-5416

$6.99

Best Price Available

1969-1977 Chevelle Heater Hoses No Logo Correct Ribbed Style

Part #: CPR-5834

$21.95

You Save: 12%

1964-1977 Chevelle Shock Kit GM

Part #: DPX-440

$144.68

You Save: 10%

Shop our huge selection of Chevelle Parts!

1964-1977 Chevelle & Malibu Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email

More Articles From Ground Up SS396.com

1970 Chevelle

Doug H’s 1970 Chevelle SS396

This ex-drag 1970 Chevelle was purchased from a restoration shop a few years ago by Doug, after the previous owner had bailed on the restoration and sold it to the

Read More »
1970 Chevelle

Steve C’s 1970 Chevelle SS454

Steve’s 1970 Chevelle Super Sport 454 has been with him since 1986. This was Steve’s first car from High School and has stayed with him ever since. Being the fourth

Read More »
1967 Chevelle

Tim M’s 1967 Chevelle SS396

Tim M. is the original owner of this 1967 Chevelle Super Sport 396 California car. Tim bought this 1967 Chevelle SS396 on April 13, 1967 fresh from a local Chevrolet dealer.

Read More »

Now Hiring in Florida!

Looking to get into the Automotive Industry? Here's your chance, click below to see what positions are opening soon!

Operation Status

See what we're doing at Ground Up SS396.com

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova
Free

We Want To See Your Car!

Submit your car to be featured today!

Follow Us On Social