Practical Project: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

Sometimes circumstances dictate that a 2-door classic car is not a practical consideration for some people. This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle sedan offers something different to the person who has always longed to own a Chevelle but requires the convenience that is offered by four doors. It truly is a blank canvas, and the next owner would have the option of either restoring the car or to create the Chevelle of their dreams. Located in Fredenberg, Minnesota, you will find the Chevelle listed for sale here on Craigslist. The asking price for the Chevelle is $2,500, which, on the face of it, looks to be quite reasonable.

The Madeira Maroon paint on the Chevelle is looking quite oxidized now, but I get the impression that it might be able to spring a surprise or two with a buff and polish. The Ermine White top has worn through substantially, but applying a fresh coat of paint would not be a difficult task. It looks like there might be some rust in the floors, but just how extensive it is would be hard to determine from the supplied photos. On the plus side, it looks like the wheels and tires are relatively new, and set off nicely on the Chevelle.

Getting the Chevelle up and moving is a 283ci V8 and a Powerglide transmission. It isn’t clear just how healthy this combination is, or if the car even runs. However, there are some encouraging signs when you take a good look around. The radiator looks like it is relatively new, while the fairly fresh sets of fingerprints on the air cleaner seem to suggest that there might have been some recent action under the hood. That’s really as much as we can glean from the provided information, although the engine and its surrounds do appear to be fairly clean.

Photos like this can make it difficult to get a clear picture of the interior condition of the Chevelle, but there are a few things that we can learn. The first is that the interior does appear to be original, with no obvious aftermarket additions. We can also see that while the dash appears to be in relatively decent condition, some of the painted surfaces will require restoration. The dash pad is also quite warped, and I believe that a replacement pad will be on the cards. The rear seat will also need a new cover, and while the front seat remains hidden from view, it would be a fair assumption that it will be in the same boat.

While there is nothing that I can specifically place my finger on to justify the assumption, there is something about the overall appearance of this Chevelle that makes me think that it might be a car that not only runs and drives, but might see at least some fairly regular use. The photos and information supplied by the seller do his cause no real good, and I think that any prospective buyers would need to undertake a personal inspection. If it passes muster, then this Chevelle has the potential to be a good project that could really stand out once it has been restored.

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Comments

  1. Stangalang

    I’ve seen a lot of 4door cars if built correctly that would smoke a 2door

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    • Arthell64 Member

      A 4 door won’t smoke a 2 door when it comes time to sell

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      • TimS Member

        You tell ’em, dude. The only thing that matters about a car is how much money you can get for it.

        Like 1
  2. TimS Member

    I don’t give a crap about most Chevelles but would buy this, build it & show it just to anger the “to [sic] many doors” crowd.

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    • alan r leonard

      Ditto TimS………………………

      Like 3
  3. Troy s

    That seat cover up front tells me it’s a current driver, and doesn’t have that been sitting in the weeds too long appearance. For 2500 you get a small block powered ’67 Chevelle with sharp rims and tires and a fairly decent color. Great!

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  4. dave brennan

    Just a nit to pick. Please! The saying is “in the cards” not “on the cards”

    Like 5
  5. Mark D

    I like 4drs. They have a unique look for themselves. Some people are just goofy. Just because it has a couple of extra doors they think it’s crap. Bull. What if u don’t have much money and your raising a family. The 4dr is perfect. Not much money. It gets ur kids into the old car world. The kids will remember the old car that the folks had when they were young. Remember u can take a ugly woman and hang the right jewelry on them to make them pretty.

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    • FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

      Mark D makes some good points regarding 4-doors. They can get you into the hobby for a lot less than a 2-door and if you keep them up, you should be able to get at least what you paid; maybe more if you keep it long enough. I’ve have had several 4-doors and a couple were awesome performers. I would almost bet that there are far more 2-door Chevelles then 4-doors around today and a nice 4-door would draw a crowd at any show. This one is cheap and with the 283, it should perform fairly well. Great car for a father/son project that probably won’t break the bank.

      Nice car for a good price. Good luck to the new owner.

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  6. XMA0891

    For ’67 Chevelles anyway, I’d say I am an outlier in that I favor the four door. It has to be the hardtop however. My mom had one just as I was getting my license. Classy, dark, dark blue over a lighter blue interior. Bench seat, 283 and powerglide. Begged my parents to keep it for me and they didn’t. Warped for life; I’ve longed for a ’67 sport-sedan ever since. Someday…

    Like 5
  7. TimM

    It’s a great affordable starter project being it’s a 4 door and any car from this era 2 or 4 door should be saved if possible!! The one thing for sure is that less people hot rod 4 doors so it’s a little easier to find one unmolested!!!

    Like 2

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