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Cars > Crazyfast79TA’s Garage > Blog > 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle (Mychevelle) > If I still had my Chevelle


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If I still had my Chevelle

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle (Mychevelle)

If I still had my Chevelle, I know it would be FANTASTIC by now! I had so many plans for this car on top of what I had already done to it. I had the interior from a '77 Buick Century Custom. Red velour bucket seats, like new carpet, good head liner, cosole with shifter and everything else to replace the interior. Black and red were always my favorite colors and would've gone good together in this car! The engine was strong and the trans was right-on! It handled like it was on rails and took off like a fighter jet! The body was good and would've been kept imaculate! This car was my baby, and my pride and joy. I would like to find another like it, but not really looking. It was a plain-jane Malibu Classic. No power brakes, no power windows or locks. No A/C. It was all business and all FUN! There wasn't anything extra, but nothing wasted! I still look at the pictures and can't believe I used to actually own this car! But I built this car with my own two hands! I knew every nut and bolt in it! I knew what every little sound was it made and what they meant! It was a good traveling car and wasn't affraid to go fast doing it. I miss how stable it was in all weather conditions and road conditions. Yeah, my Trans Am is/was a good road car, but it wasn't much for a traveling car with it's tiny trunk. I learned so much about working on cars by working on my Chevelle.

I miss my Chevelle!!!

Reality has set in. This car was taken from me for a reason. If I still had this car, I would've finished my Nova a long time ago. I would not have built my Monzas. I probably would not have bought my S-10s. Without those vehicles, I don't think I would've been lead to get my Trans Am. My automotive life definitely would be different. It's a different timeline that I guess never hit me until I really thought about it. I would've only had my Chevelle and Nova. Not a bad thing. I would've missed out on all my Monzas. Maybe it would've been a collection of '73-'77 Chevelles instead! I did have a chance to buy a '73 from a friend back in '88. I did buy another '74 from a different friend in '92. I didn't do much with that one, could've but didn't. I've seen several good ones for sale but never really checked them out. I've also seen a few '73 LeMans for sale too. My '73 was taken from me by my own stupidity. Maybe I could've had a fleet of Chevelles and LeMans instead of the Monzas and S-10s. Who knows? I guess I'll just have to live with the memories and not have any regrets!

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Mar 3, 2012 at 12:05 am
If I had stayed with the girl before the one I was hunting down when the Chevelle got hit, my life would have been a lot different. I would not have met the girl I had my son by, or the one I married the first time. I would not have gotten the Trans Am. I would not have met Michelle and thus would not be in "my perfect job" and would not be in Minnesota. I'd still be stuck in Ohio, drinking my life away going nowhere doing nothing worthwhile.
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Mar 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm
It is funny how one event can change the course of your entire life. If you still had you Chevelle instead of your Trans Am, would you have ever met your wife? Maybe not.
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Mar 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm
So true! I know if I would've rebuilt (not possible) this car and moved on, I probably would not have built some of my other cars and I don't know if I would've had any of them really.
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Mar 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Odd how a car or truck can seem like a part of you. and you will never get it back once its gone. you might come close, but its just not the same.

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