For example, one good target for “looting” the Chevy Chevelle treasures would be Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Garage Kept Motors. Over time, we have seen quite a lot of Chevelles proudly grace their inventory, from restored SS 396 wonders to iconic 454ci V8 examples – and every time there was a catch, the dealership was also frank about it.
Take this recent white-striped and Hugger orange (over a black vinyl interior) example, a ‘72 Chevy Chevelle that has all the 454ci markings of a great SS (Super Sport). But GKM’s description made a point out of knowing from the very beginning that we are dealing with an SS tribute sporting a non-numbers-matching big-block Chevy V8. Alas, there are a lot of other highlights that might keep a Chevelle fan interested.
The odometer readout stands at 14,976 miles (24.102 km), the Hugger orange paintjob seems professionally applied, and the upgrade presentation looks impeccable, as it even comes complete with a squeaky-clean engine bay, not just a smashing exterior and interior treatment. Alas, there is one nasty little detail that we always dread talking about.
That would be the asking price, which right now stands at precisely $54,500. If that is too much or too little, we are going to let you be the judge of that. All we can say is that another (numbers-matching) SS unit was recently advertised for no less than $120k!