John M’s 1965 Chevelle

Built From The Ground Up

John M’s 1965 Chevelle

John came across a younger guy selling this 1965 Chevelle about 17 years ago, and it’s since been a long road to get it the way it looks today.

John’s juggled the Chevelle build as time allowed while supporting his wife and two kids along the way.

All work has been completed on the Chevelle by John, which includes all mechanicals, body and paintwork, interior, suspension, etc. Being a maintenance director, he takes pride in his handy skillset and the results of his work.

This 1965 Chevelle currently sports a 355 small block and TH350 transmission with a shift kit, Baer disc brakes, BMR suspension components, quick ratio steering, and a 4 core radiator with e-fans. His intent behind the project was to create a corner-carving restomod that he would build for himself to enjoy.

“It’s a lot harder to see a ‘65 Chevelle driving down the road. I love the stance and the cornering capabilities.”

John

He would like to add aftermarket air conditioning and power windows in the future to add a bit more modern comfort to his ride.

"I like the speed I receive my parts"

-John

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1964-1977 Chevelle Shock Mounting Stud

Part #: DR-041

$8.95

Best Price Available

American Racing Rodder Wheel, 17x8 Vintage Silver with Diamond Cut Lip

Part #: VN50778034400

$230.00

You Save 10%

1965 Chevelle Malibu Quarter Panel Emblems

Part #: TC-4211

$94.95

Best Price Available

1965 Chevelle Bumper Rear

Part #: MAU-65R

$189.99

You Save: 21%

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
1970 Chevelle

John & Cheryl F’s 1970 Chevelle

Johns’s parents and he ordered the 1970 Chevelle in May 1970 from Beardmore Chevrolet in Papillion, Nebraska (for $50 down and $98.35 payments per month for 36 months). They picked

Read More »
1966 Chevelle
1966 Chevelle

Joseph T B’s 1966 Chevelle

In 1983, a good friend was building a 1966 Chevelle from two 1966 Chevelles he had. He kept what he wanted and sold the rest to Joseph. It’s an original

Read More »
1970 Chevelle

Rick O’s 1970 Chevelle SS396

Rick O. purchased this Shadow Gray 1970 Chevelle SS396 back in 2018, fresh off the recently completed restoration from 2016. It has been a dream of Ricks to own another

Read More »
1967 Chevelle

Rance H’s 1967 Chevelle

This is a story of no regrets. My parents had a 1967 Chevelle when I was born. The car was my dad’s first child. I came home from the hospital

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