John K’s 1966 Chevelle

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John K’s 1966 Chevelle

John’s 1966 Chevelle. Like many guys of his, uh, advanced age. He had spent the past 30 years or so thinking “if only…”. If only I’d kept that 71 Chevelle I owned back in the 1970s. If only I’d kept that Impala. If only I’d kept that (heaven forbid!) ’66 Mustang.

Finally, about a dozen years ago he sat up in his La-Z-Boy recliner and thought, “No more! No more what if’s!” He started his search that night and ultimately found a beautiful 1966 Chevelle Convertible, which he owns to this day. He has since supplemented by adding a Choo Choo Conversion El Camino.

This 1966 Chevelle is a 375HP SS396 with a mild cam and 400 Turbo automatic transmission. The only other additions he’s added are Vintage Air and a RetroSound throwback stereo system.

Well, it’s a convertible, and although not rare, has the correct redline Firestone’s and knee-knocker gauges.

The biggest modification will be the paint; currently a nice fire engine red, but his wife is partial to more of a burgundy, and what the wife wants the wife gets!

"Excellent quality parts, great selection, the go-to site for my Chevelle needs."

-John K

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1966 Chevelle Convertible Door Panel Kit Black

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1966-1967 Chevelle Vent Window Handles

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1966-67 Chevelle Convertible Jr Weatherstrip Kit

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1966-1967 Chevelle Vent Window Pivot Stud Assembly

Part #: IVH-741

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