The Chevelle continued to be available with a wide variety of engines, including six-cylinder units and V8s. The strategy has always worked correctly for Chevrolet, allowing the carmaker to target a wider audience and, therefore, avoid limiting the reach of a certain model to just a specific market sector.
The base unit was a six-cylinder mill developing 155 horsepower, serving its purpose just right if the buyer only wanted to use the Chevelle for picking up groceries. However, the Chevelle could also be fitted with more powerful engines, including the famous LS6 rated at 450 horsepower.
The Chevelle posted on eBay by seller oldanddeadfashion comes with the laziest mill, but its main selling point is the overall condition. The car flexes the original turquoise paint and white hard top, with the seller explaining that the previous owner discovered the Chevelle in a barn. We're not being told if the vehicle has also been restored, but considering it still wears the original paint and comes with the original engine, the chances are it's still a survivor. Make sure you ask additional questions in this regard, as an unmolested and unrestored Chevelle is way different from a model that has already been overhauled.
The vehicle received the typical maintenance checks, so it now comes with a new distributor and plugs, a new radiator, new brakes, and tires. It also sells with a new carpet in the box.
The trunk is locked, and the seller says they can't open it, but the car comes with a spare.
The six-cylinder engine starts and runs correctly, but the carburetor should be rebuilt – it's another sign the Chevelle has never been restored, so the vehicle could eventually be a rare gem that needs additional polishing to become a tip-top survivor worth a small fortune.
It exhibits only minor signs of rust, and compared to other Chevelles that have been sitting for decades under the clear sky, this one is a fantastic discovery. You can fix the rust spots and still retain the original paint.
The digital fight for this Chevelle starts at $7,000, and the owner did not configure a reserve, meaning that whoever sends the highest bid can take the car home. It's parked in Jasper, Missouri, and you should theoretically be able to drive it home, considering the working engine and the car's overall condition.