Retired Racer: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle

As you can probably tell, this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle is a former drag racer that needs to be saved. The car was apparently raced in the Richmond, Virginia area and retired around 1993 after a rear-end gear let go. The car is now for sale and can be found here on eBay with an asking price of $4,500. Still located in Virginia, it is a blank slate for the new owner who could take it in several directions. Check it out and let us know what you would do with it.

Michelob has sponsored all sorts of motorsports over the years including ocean racers! I’m not sure if this car was officially sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, but the logo looks professionally installed. According to the ad, this car was originally Cortez silver with a black top. I like the Michelob paint scheme, but if I was restoring this car, I’d probably put it back to the original silver. How about you?

The interior is almost completely stripped of the door panels, seats, and carpet. The headliner is still there, but it needs to be replaced. Also, there was a bolt-in roll bar that has been removed. You can also see what appears to be a tach housing bolted to the steering column that no longer contains the gauge.

As you can tell from this photo, the race-prepped 454 big block and automatic transmission have been removed. This gives the new owner a blank-slate to install whatever they want. These cars have a good-sized engine compartment and there are adapters for almost any engine option. What would you drop into this beast?

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  1. Steve R

    Competitive turn key race are inexpensive, especially this time of year. Unless someone is dead set on a specific, year, make or model it’s much cheaper to buy something that’s being actively raced. Race cars that been sitting for long periods of time or need to be finished are often bought by people that want to get into racing but haven’t done their research.

    Steve R

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  2. Jamie

    Keep it a drag car….. make it the loudest baddest beast to put yourself in the books for amateur bracket racing. Like the ad says. It’s a clean slate. Make it yours.

    Like 3
  3. Robs66GT

    If you ain’t first, you’re last!

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    • Jwinters

      that makes no sence at all! you could be 2nd, 3rd, 4th, hell you could even be 5th!

      Like 6
      • Steve R

        In drag racing, there are only two cars on the track at a time.

        Steve R

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    • Chris M.

      Shake n Bake baby!

      Like 6
  4. Jwinters

    Steve R has never seen Talledega Nights

    Like 12
  5. Jamie

    Ricky Bobby!!!!!!!

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  6. Rex Kahrs Member

    “is a former drag racer that needs to be saved”. Why? Is there a shortage of Chevelles in the world?

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  7. Gaspumpchas

    Second place is the first loser!
    Good luck to the new owner.


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  8. Jack Pruett Member

    I wonder how many two door hardtop Chevelles like this have survived. It seems that there are many 454 Chevelle clones now and probably more than were originally built. Back in 1972 at Southside Speedway in Richmond, the drivers in the Late Model Sportsman Division were using many two hardtop Chevelles. These cars probably had a unusally low survival rate. I was surprised when I went there to see these fairly new Chevelles that had what appeared to be excellent bodies used as race cars. At least the cars looked good at the start of the races.

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  9. Troy s

    Silver and black, Hooker headers ran wide open connected to a monster block Chevy with “Stone Deaf Forever” plastered on it, haha…
    Any direction it goes the silver and black or all silver would look cool.

  10. Barry L Klotz

    From what I can see in the picture, is the car looks like it was Ash Gold and Black. My friend had a new 68 Chevelle this same color.

  11. Rob

    ad reads this chevelle ran 10:95 to 11:20 in a ¼ mile WOW with drum brakes and no roll-cage LOL

  12. Steve Bush Member

    Probably a cool looking racer back in the day. Would be nice to see some pics. But it its pretty rusty now and needs everything. If he doesn’t get any better offers soon, the seller should take the current offer of $3900. It’s better than many would pay for this.

  13. TimM

    $4500 for a rusty roller!! Needs everything!!!
    No thanks!!!

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