CHRIS MEDLIN'S '69 SS
Where to begin... Well let's start with why I wanted a Chevelle. Back in April 2007, my father and I purchased a 1967 Impala SS 396 to recapture the memories my dad had of when he was younger and working on his old '67 Impala with my Granddad. I drove our new Super Sport Impala once and fell in love with muscle cars, after we owned it for about a month it was stolen. We did get the car back 3 months later stripped and in pieces.
|Unfortunately on a cold December morning in 2009 the car hit
some ice and slid straight into a telephone pole smashing in the driver's
door, so far that it was touching the steering wheel. The impact destroyed
the car, I was lucky enough to walk away from the accident with practically
no damage to myself.
I couldn't let her go down like that, after all it saved my life.
|So I bought another 1969 Chevelle in January 2010, this one an SS 396 with a 325 HP motor under the hood all numbers matched from the crank to the carb, this one was painted Mandalay Red, it had all the options I wanted, AC, Tilt Steering, Bench Seat, 355 Posi, and one that I didn't want so much... a four speed. So over the course of 6 months the car had the engine rebuilt, the rearend rebuilt, and a new Stage 2 700R4 transmission put in. Then I swapped over the stuff from my old girl that I managed to save, the interior, electric fans, all the chrome, and a few other bits and pieces.|
|While my Chevelle was out of commission, I was inspired me to do some work to myself, I figured "New car, new me". I started getting my life back together after some difficult times, started to take some time for myself whenever I could, and I lost 90 pounds and took a foot off my waistline. This car really is by far one of the best things that's ever come along in my life. I am lucky to be alive today I owe alot of that to god, but I like to think the Chevelle had a little something to do with it, and for that I thank her.|
|What a great
thanks Chris for sharing it with us. You can see this great Chevelle,
along with many others, cruising the roads of the Greater S.F. Bay Area.
Catch him if you can!