A Spare Minute, A Chevelle, And Unfortunately, No Money


There is just something about a ’69 Chevelle that gets me warmed up.

As a car guy, I have this uncontrollable habit to spend my spare time looking at cars on the Internet that I might like to one day own, or just take the time to admire. Recently, I found myself with a few spare minutes, and found myself looking at the Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, Florida line up. I know that most of these cars are out above my pay grade, but for some reason, I like to look and admire.


One of the cars that really caught my attention, was a 1969 Chevelle Super Sport. The car is Dusk Blue, and just strikes me as a car that I would like to have in my garage. According to the Mecum website, the car has undergone a frame-off restoration and is nicely equipped with desirable era-correct options. Being an SS, there is a bog-block under the hood, and the 396 V8 is well detailed and dressed with chrome valve covers, air cleaner, radiator shroud and alternator, a Winters aluminum intake manifold with a four-barrel Holley. Behind that is a row your own M20 Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a 12-bolt Positraction rear end with a 3.31 gears. In my heart, a set of 4.10s or 4.56s would be more fun – let’s face it, I wouldn’t be driving long distances anyway.


The Chevelle has power steering, power front disc brakes and Goodyear raised white-letter tires mounted on five-spoke SS wheels. Personally, I’m not much for raised white letters, but I can live with it.


I prefer a four speed, how about you?

The interior is tastefully appointed in factory-correct code-791 Parchment and black materials. This unique interior combination includes Parchment upholstery on the seats and door panels, contrasted by black carpeting, console, dash, column and steering wheel. I like things that are not normal, and this combination fits that description. There are bucket seats, a center console, upgraded AM/FM radio, new-for-1969 AstroVentilation, Soft Ray-tinted glass, and a requisite Hurst shifter with a white knob protruding from the transmission tunnel.

With an estimated sell price of between $70,000 and $90,000, I know that someone else will be enjoying this car, but nonetheless, it is one I will be watching go through the auction. How about you? Is there a car that you really wish you could own? Will it be going across the auction block? Let us know what that car is, and if you end up owning it.

About the author

Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars, and involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion got him noticed by many locals, and he began to help them with their own vehicles.
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