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A car produced by Chevrolet from 1964-1977. An icon of the "muscle car" years of the American auto industry, the 1970-1971 Chevelle SS 454 is often seen as the peak muscle car of the era.

The Chevrolet Chevelle was the car of NASCAR Winston Cup (the series that would eventually become Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) driver's champions Benny Parsons in 1973 and Cale Yarborough in 1976.

The Chevelle inspired two bands to name themselves after the car: hard rock band Chevelle from Grayslake, Illinois, formed in 1995, and The Chevelles, an Australian "power pop" band formed in 1989.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 1 February 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1978 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates. Body styles include coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons. Super Sport versions were produced through the 1973 model year, and Lagunas from 1973 through 1976. After a three-year absence, the El Camino was reintroduced as part of the new Chevelle lineup. The Chevelle also provided the platform for the Monte Carlo introduced in 1970. The Malibu, the top of the line model through 1972, completely replaced the Chevelle nameplate for the redesigned, downsized 1978 model year.

The automobile marketplace was changing significantly during the early 1960s and became highly competitive in the smaller-sized car segments. The domestic Big Three automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) were responding to the success of American Motors' compact Rambler American and Classic models that made AMC the leading maker of small cars for several years and increasing Rambler on the 1961 domestic sales charts to third-place behind Chevrolet and Ford. The innovative Chevrolet Corvair and the Chevy II, which was designed to compete with Ford's Falcon, were losing ground. Ford released the mid-sized Fairlane in 1963, to which Chevrolet responded with the 1964 Chevelle based on a new A platform design. Riding on a 115-inch (2,900 mm) wheelbase, the new Chevelle was similar in size, simplicity, and concept to the standard-sized 1955-1957 Chevrolet models. The Chevelle was the U.S. auto industry's only all-new car for 1964 and was positioned to fill the gap between the small Chevy II and the full-sized Chevrolet models. Introduced in August 1963 by "Bunkie" Knudsen, the Chevelle filled the gap for Chevrolet with sales of 338,286 for the year.


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Chevrolet Chevelle Shirt Chevrolet Chevelle Shirt
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Chevrolet Chevelles Chevelle Row
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 1966
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 1966
By Bull-Doser
Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu photographed in Laval, Quebec, Canada at Auto classique Laval 2010.
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 1966
I, SajoR [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
Desfile de Autos Clásicos y Antiguos en la Feria de las Flores, Medellín, Colombia
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 1966
I, SajoR [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
Desfile de Autos Clásicos y Antiguos en la Feria de las Flores, Medellín, Colombia
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 1966 Malibu
By Bull-Doser
Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu photographed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Gibeau Orange Julep.
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Model Car 1966 SS
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Model Car 1966 SS
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Model Car 1966 SS
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2012 Cedarville Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Hurricane Katrina 1966
By Infrogmation of New Orleans [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-2.0, CC-BY-2.5 or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina:

Flood damaged West End neighborhood: On Bellaire Drive near 17th Street Canal breech, a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle is marked not to be towed away.
Note: Thousands of flood damaged autos, declared total losses by insurance companies, are being hauled away as trash. Presumably the owner of this one optimistcally intends to fix up the old car, which was completely submerged in dirty water for weeks. He will definitely need the best seat covers around if he intends to bring this Chevelle's interior back to life. Flood water are notorious for destroying carpets and seats. New seat covers will probably be a small investment compared to the cost of all the other repairs this classic will need.

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom 1966
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2015 Cruisin' Spring Car Show
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Custom 1966
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2015 Cruisin' Spring Car Show
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Chevrolet Chevelle By Bull-Doser
Chevrolet Chevelle photographed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the Byward Market Auto Classic 2009.
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Chevrolet Chevelle By Bull-Doser
Chevrolet Chevelle photographed in Laval, Quebec, Canada at Centropolis Laval.
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Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 SS396
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The Parts Tree July 2010 Cover The Parts Tree, July 2010 Cover
Cannaday's Hobby Chevrolet Chevelle worked on by Joe Salzburg

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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 1973 Malibu
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1973 SS
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1973 SS
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Station Wagon 1973 Station Wagon
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Colonnade Coupe 1973 Colonnade Coupe
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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Chassis 1973 Chassis
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 1974
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Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 1974
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Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 1974
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Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 1974
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Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle 1974
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Miller's Dog N Suds Cruise Night:  June 2, 2008 in Ingleside, Illinois
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 1974 Malibu
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2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 1974 Malibu
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2012 The Cars Time Forgot
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1974 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1974 Malibu Classic
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The Cars Time Forgot Car Show
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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Green Street Cruise Night: July 4, 2011
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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Green Street Cruise Night: July 4, 2011
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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1976 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic 1976 Malibu Classic
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Green Street Cruise Night: July 4, 2011
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Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic Landau Coupe Malibu Classic Landau Coupe
By V8chevelle
1976 or 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Classic Landau Coupe
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
9 November 1972NHTSA Recall 72V275000
1973 Buick Century, 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1973 GMC Sprint, 1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1973 Pontiac Grand Am, 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1973 Pontiac Le Mans
Steering:Linkages
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
6 December 1972NHTSA Recall 72V303000
1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1973 Chevrolet El Camino, 1973 GMC Sprint
Seat Belts:Front:Warning Light/Devices
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
12 July 1973NHTSA Recall 73V152000
1973 Buick Century, 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1973 Chevrolet El Camino, 1973 Chevrolet Laguna, 1973 GMC Sprint, 1973 Pontiac Le Mans
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Master Cylinder
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
19 December 1973NHTSA Recall 73V250000
1974 Buick Century, 1974 Buick Electra, 1974 Buick Estate, 1974 Buick LeSabre, 1974 Buick Regal, 1974 Buick Riviera, 1974 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1974 Chevrolet Camaro, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice, 1974 Chevrolet Caprice Estate, 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1974 Chevrolet El Camino, 1974 Chevrolet Impala, 1974 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1974 GMC Sprint, 1974 Oldsmobile 88, 1974 Oldsmobile 98, 1974 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1974 Pontiac Bonneville, 1974 Pontiac Catalina, 1974 Pontiac Firebird, 1974 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1974 Pontiac Grand Safari, 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, 1974 Pontiac Le Mans
Suspension:Front:Control Arm:Upper Arm
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
14 February 1975NHTSA Recall 75V032000
1975 Buick Century, 1975 Buick Regal, 1975 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1975 Chevrolet El Camino, 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1975 GMC Sprint, 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1975 Pontiac Grand Am, 1975 Pontiac Le Mans
Power Train:Axle Assembly:Axle Shaft
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
8 March 1976NHTSA Recall 76V038000
1976 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1976 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Differential Proportional Valve
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
2 September 1976NHTSA Recall 76V132000
1977 Buick Century, 1977 Buick LeSabre, 1977 Buick Regal, 1977 Buick Skylark, 1977 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1976 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, 1977 Chevrolet Caprice, 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1977 Chevrolet El Camino, 1977 Chevrolet Impala, 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1977 Chevrolet Nova, 1977 GMC Sprint, 1977 Oldsmobile 88, 1977 Oldsmobile 98, 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1977 Oldsmobile Omega, 1977 Pontiac Bonneville, 1977 Pontiac Catalina, 1976 Pontiac Firebird, 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1977 Pontiac Le Mans, 1977 Pontiac Ventura
Steering:Wheel And Handle Bar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
6 October 1976NHTSA Recall 76V160000
1966 Buick Electra, 1966 Buick Riviera, 1966 Buick Skylark, 1966 Buick Wildcat, 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, 1965-1966 Chevrolet, 1966 Chevrolet El Camino
Fuel System, Gasoline:Carburetor System
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
14 February 2006Retro Rides, Part 3:  Chevrolet ChevelleBill Crittenden
11 February 2011Why The Chevelle Was So PopularWilliam Jason
26 November 2013Not What It Appears To Be Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
10 September 2014Reference Desk: 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS and NHTSA Crash TestingBill Crittenden
28 February 20162016 Chevrolet Chevelle Hoax, TheBill Crittenden
17 March 20162016 Edition 1964-77 Chevelle, El Camino/Malibu Restoration Parts CatalogOriginal Parts Group
24 March 20162016 Edition 1964-77 Chevelle, El Camino, Malibu Restoration Parts CatalogOriginal Parts Group
18 August 2016Classic Console Shifter Assembly from OPGIOriginal Parts Group, Inc.


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