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Super Chevy Readers’ Rides From Around the Nation: 1969 Camaro, 1964 Chevelle, and More!

Bow Tie Keepers

John Gilbert Apr 1, 2016
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Brendan McCarron
1969 Camaro

Quick Take: Once home from Vietnam, Brendan bought his Rally-Green 1969 Camaro in early 1969 from Reedman Chevrolet in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. It came with a 350hp 327. Brendan added a Muncie four-speed and kept the original rearend. Looking better than brand-new, restoration credits go to Curt Larsen of Clinton Corners, New York. MSRP in 1969 was $3,090. Semper Fi.

002 1964 Chevelle 2/5

Dwayne Dagner
1964 Chevelle

Quick Take: Dwayne’s Pro Street 1964 Chevelle Malibu is LS1-powered with a Tremec six-speed transmission. A custom interior by Ace Customs features Dakota Digital gauges and Vintage Air A/C. Dwayne’s father-in-law, custom painter Steve Lee, spent 15 months repainting and rebuilding the Chevelle from the ground up. In 2015, it won Editors Choice at the Street Machine Nationals.

003 1970 El Camino 3/5

George Lipphardt
1970 El Camino

Quick Take: George and Karen’s Autumn Gold 1970 SS396 came factory-equipped with an L34 350hp 396, and now has a 700-R4 automatic transmission. The rearend is a 12-bolt Posi with 3.31 gears. Built in KCMO and sold new by Ted Simmons Chevrolet in McLean, Texas, the El Camino now resides in sunny Arizona. The car features a functional cowl-induction hood with locking pins.

004 1992 Camaro RS Convert 4/5

Ronald Davenport
1992 Camaro

Quick Take: Ron’s 1992 Camaro RS convertible was a true, rural Indiana, 2012 barn find with only 20,000 original miles, plus a ton of barn-stored damage. Fresh bright teal paint with silver 25th Anniversary Heritage stripes, plus a new top and fresh interior brought the cosmetics back. Houston has a strong car culture, and Ron enjoys taking the Camaro to local car shows.

005 1972 Nova 5/5

Mario Guiterrez
1972 Nova

Quick Take: Mario bought his 1972 Chevy Nova for $500 around four years ago and went to town. It now has a 383 stroker, dual-quads on a tunnel-ram, Hooker headers, and an MSD ignition. The driveline consists of a beefed TH350 with a manual valvebody connected to a 9-inch Ford rearend with 3.56 gears. The race gear includes traction bars and a six-point rollcage.



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