Pete’s 1969 Chevelle

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Pete’s 1969 Chevelle

Pete H picked up this 1969 Chevelle located in Ohio through eBay in 2010.

The 1969 Chevelle was partially restored and needed a little extra push to get it driving worthy. Pete did just this finishing it and repairing several troubled areas with parts from Ground Up SS396.com.

Pete was interested in this Chevelle because of a striking resemblance the car had to an original 1968 Chevelle Pete owned in the early-to-mid ’70s. It featured the same interior & exterior paint and identical Cragar Super Sport wheels.

“This 1969 Chevelle sat there looking like a twin of the 1968 Chevelle Super Sport I had in the early 70s.”

– Pete H

The car Pete owned back then was a 1968 Chevelle Super Sport with a 396 power plant, a 4-speed transmission, and a 12 bolt 4.11 rear end. Pete raced this ’68 Chevelle at the Connecticut Dragway several times and still has a 1972 class winner trophy from the good-ol-days.

Pete’s current Chevelle has a modified 350 engine with a turbo 350 transmission and a 12 bolt 3.73 rear end. Much like the old Chevelle from the ’70’s, this Chevelle is yet another trophy winner; it has won 9 trophies with 3 first place wins so far, and still counting…

Great story Pete, I guess we can say “some things never change!” -Team Ground Up

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1969 Chevelle SS396 Rear Panel Emblem

Part #: TT-1920

$36.95

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1968-1977 Chevelle Champion Cooling Aluminum Radiator Economy Series 2 Core - 400-600 HP: EC161

Part #: CCS-EC161

$196.95

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1968-1977 Chevy Chevelle Chrome Radiator Top Panel Heavy Duty 4 Bolt 31-1/8 Inches

Part #: GCS-S9428

$36.99

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1969 Chevelle Hood Hinge Kit

Part #: RHG-69K

$72.34

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