Paul F’s 1966 Chevelle

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Paul F’s 1966 Chevelle

Paul found an ad for (3) 1966 Chevelle wagons and he wound up buying 2 of them in Dec. of 2001.

In 1966, Paul tried to order a ’66 2 dr SS Chevelle wagon with all the SS options. He gave the salesman a wish list: 396/360, 4 speed, bucket seats, console, gauges, and all the SS options. The salesman came back and said, “I can give you everything but the 2 doors”. So he bought the SS hardtop, vowing that one day he would build the wagon that Chevrolet should have. Chevrolet only offered the 2dr wagon in ’64 and ’65.

“Back then 4 dr wagons weren’t that cool!”

Paul F

Well someday finally came around 35 years later and it would be another 18 years before he had it finished. This car was finished in 2019… yep, a long term project for sure.

This 1966 Chevelle is equipped with a Police Interceptor 350 roller motor and Corvette TPI, Camaro 6 speed (manual) trans, and Eaton posi rear, bucket seats, console, complete SS interior, Vintage Air, tilt wheel, PS, 4 wheel PDB, power windows, locks, and more.

Down the road, I’d like to replace the 350 TPI with a more modern LS3 still leaving the third pedal!

Paul F

“A magazine writer at a show I attended said the car was too good? It looked like a stock 2dr wagon with a nice paint job and a set of wheels… Most people wouldn’t realize that a 2dr WAS NOT offered in 1966 and can’t see the many hours that went into making it look factory… Go Figure?”

Paul F

A few other updates to this 1966 Chevelle include a few in the engine compartment and it now has a complete Ridetech system with Strong Arm suspension. Paul gives a big shout-out to Robb and Joe of Hot Rods East and the Thursday night gang for all their help in getting this done!

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1964-1970 Chevelle T3 Super Bright Headlamp Set

Part #: LHT-T3-HI

$139.99

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1966-1968 Chevelle Bowtie Mirror Kit

Part #: MIR-71K

$52.35

You Save: 25%

1964-1977 Polished Billet Aluminum Rear View Mirror

Part #: GCS-S6065

$47.99

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1966 Chevelle Super Sport Quarter Panel Emblems

Part #: TT-1730

$49.95

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