Sammy is the 2nd owner after buying this 1967 Chevelle in 1970 at Williams’s Chevrolet in Hopkinsville, KY.
Sammy would race it at local drag strips and work on it almost every spare minute they had, making it run better! Once he got married, and children came along, the Chevelle took a back seat and seat in the garage for nearly 40 years.
Sammy’s family laughs and said the Chevelle (or sale of) almost ruined the daughter’s wedding! The Daughter heard there was a possible buyer for it and refused to let him walk her down the aisle if the car was sold!
Strangely, when the guy interested came by, they couldn’t find the keys anywhere. The daughter still swears to this day she did not hide them. The keys were found three days later, but by then, they decided the old car belonged with us.
This old car has survived 50 plus years and Sammy is 70 now. It’s a treat to see heads turn when the 1967 Chevelle is taken out for a spin. Sammy hopes he passed on some automotive knowledge to a few grandchildren and maybe a couple will turn out to be gear heads!
Sammy did walk that daughter down the aisle and she now has twins sons that have helped with the restoration. Guess old gold will stay in the family for a few more years.
Sammy rebuilt the 396 that was in the car when they bought it and it has the Muncie transmission that was also in it when purchased. This 1967 Chevelle came with a factory tilt wheel, AM/FM radio that still works, and a rear blower for defrosting.
Sammy installed power steering and also front power disc brakes. Sammy is installing new carpeting and recently purchased the rubber floor mats.
He would like to add AC and would love a sharp new paint job! The Granada Gold is the car’s original color.