The last Baldwin-Motion Chevelle SS built, powered by a full-tilt 427 L-88 engine, was not shy about ‘broadcasting’ its potent powertrain. The last Baldwin-Motion Chevelle, a $12, 030.24, L-88-powered ‘73 Phase III SS built shortly before Baldwin Chevrolet changed hands, was a tire-frying "billboard" for a program that would last just one more year. Built for Charles Crane in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, it was driven daily and street raced until he sold it in 1980. With its outrageous lettering and ra...Read More
’65 CHEVELLE FLASHBACK: STOCKER STREET EAST!
Back in the day, Norman Mayersohn was a hands-on drag-racing editor at Car Craft magazine. Since then he’s gotten a haircut and has held positions as Auto Editor, Popular Mechanics magazine and Deputy Auto Editor, The New York Times. And, he's been a friend for decades. He reminisces about winning races and setting national records in his ’65 Chevelle Super/Stock. Norman, top, with record-setting crapbox Chevelle sedan at the 1974 SPORTSnationals and, above, left, with CarGuyChronicles edi...Read More
MUSCLE CAR BRAND LOYALTY: OBSOLETE IDEA?
Stephen Cox blogs about being a Ford fan, racing a Chevy and not buying the popular concept of brand loyalty. I am a Ford fan. There, I said it. But I have little comprehension of brand loyalty; at least not the sort of fanatical allegiance so frequently seen among muscle car enthusiasts. I don’t even understand it. It is therefore eternally amusing to run across those typical chest-thumping car commandos who claim that every automobile that is not manufactured by their favorite company is...Read More
’65 CHEVELLE SS Z16: STEALTH SUPERCAR!
Dan Gulino blogs about the rare 396/375 SS Z16 Chevelle, the Supercar that did an end-run around GM’s big-block/midsize car ban. Only 201 Z16 Chevelles were built in 1965 and Ronald Pace has one of the finest examples in existence. The Z16 was Chevrolet's answer to Pontiac's sensational GTO. The ‘65 Chevelle Malibu SS Z16 included a heavy-duty chassis, suspension, axle, and brakes, a four-speed manual transmission, and unique power steering components. The 396-inch L37 engine was conservativ...Read More
CHEVELLE SUPER SPORT: RETURN OF THE SS MUSCLECAR?
GMI contributor, MonaroSS, blogs about what Chevrolet can do to bring back its legendary musclecar on GMInsideNews. We here on GMI have discussed the RWD saga in all its forms and 50 shades of grey. But I have a new one. Instead of Chevrolet getting it’s long longed-for RWD Chevelle from the Zeta or Alpha or Alpha+ or Omega whatever platforms, why not Sigma? Why not re-skin the outgoing CTS, above, as a Chevelle as I have done here? Sigma is a good and competent platform that simply is n...Read More