Junkcar Willy’s Ohio Chevelle Journey to Coolville Car Show
It matters not if you are aficionado for hot-rods, restomods, or pro-tourers; witnessing a classic car in perfect condition that is wholly original is still very unique.
A great many view the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle as the most classic version of the muscle car. However, devotees of the first-generation Chevelle remain enthusiastic about keeping their vehicles strictly intact and in pristine condition.
YouTuber Junkcar Willy recently paid a visit to the Coolville Car Show in Ohio, and it was definitely worth it! Apparently, a vast array of astounding Chevelles were on display, demonstrating that the Buckeye State is full of devout classic muscle car fanatics.
Constructed in 1963 and manufactured until 1977, the Chevrolet Chevelle has become entrenched within popular culture, with its presence and/or destruction featured in countless films.
Not every Chevelle is the same; nonetheless, the most valued is the SS or Super Sport edition. During the years of 1966 and 1967, the SS 396 had Chevrolet’s “turbo jet” 396 cubic inches (6.5-litre) V8 Big Block engine, delivering power amounts ranging from 325 hp to 375 hp on the 1967 version.
The Chevelle was available with a plethora of transmission choices, the most popular one considered to be the 4-speed manual. Particularly rare was the 1967 Chevelle SS 396, only 612 units sold, and junkyard willy espyed a wonderful mountain-green version straight away.
Willy has gone from despising to appreciating this hue over the years, and one gets why that is so. This unique Chevelle further features a wholly black inner trim with reclining chairs and a 4-speed transmission – an arrangement which Willy now vouches for when discussing the 1967 Chevelle SS.
Willy afterwards journeys to a 1966 Chevelle SS with a dark-on-darker outer surface, claiming that – apart from the rear and front lamps – all the car’s outline are similar.
In close proximity to it is a striking marina blue 1967 Chevelle with an immaculate full blue interior. This automobile includes bucket seats in place of the customary bench type, complemented by its chrome 3-spoke steering wheel giving it a unique flair.
Willy subsequently casted his eyes upon a second black 1967 Chevelle, this one of the Malibu ilk, prior to examining a dazzling white 1966 Chevelle SS with an entirely red interior.
The rates of classic muscle cars vary considerably from one unit to the next. Classic.com estimates the median cost of a 1966 Chevelle is about $55,700, while the 1967 version is usually worth in the region of $60,000. In fact, an impressive $330,000 has been paid out for the finest 1966 model, with a record-breaking $242,000 being shelled out for a 1967 edition.
We consider it a given that anything shown at Coolville would be one of the priciest options.