I missed the end of the month hodgepodge post! In all fairness, I’ve been working many back-to-back 14 hour days and haven’t had the will power to turn on my computer. With my petty excuses aside, here is the February Hodgepodge. More posts on the way!
Now this is quite the spectacle. It is not everyday you see a blown Chevy Nova SS with the FREAKIN BLOWER coming out of the hood. I mean…. come on. I ascertain that these superchargers are large because the boost technology was not as efficient as now-a-days. The real reason? I will never know for certain – mostly because I’m too lazy to look it up. Enjoy these pics.
This is in my opinion, the quintessential classic American Muscle car. This first generation Chevy Chevelle was STREET PARKED! Only in Southern California my friends. Only at the LA Car spotting blog!
Some info about the Chevy Chevelle.
The Chevelle Super Sport, or SS represented Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car battle. Early 1964 and 1965 Chevelles had a Malibu SS badge on the rear quarter panel. Chevelles with the mid-1965 Z16 option, priced at US$1,501 in 1965, had the emblem on the front fender as well as distinct in-house style numbers: 737 for the hardtop and 767 for the convertible. The $162 Super Sport package was available on the upscale Malibu two-door hardtop and convertible models; the option added special exterior brightwork with SS emblems and the 14-inch full-disc wheel covers from the Impala SS. Inside, the vinyl bucket-seat interior featured a floor console for models equipped with the optional Muncie aluminum four-speed-manual or Powerglide two-speed automatic instead of the standard three-speed manual. Malibu SS also came with a four-gauge cluster in place of engine warning lights, and a dash-mounted tachometer was optional. The available 283-cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine rated at 220-horsepower was the same rating as the 1957 Chevy Power-Pak 283 engine.