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Great Selection of Brand New Chevelle Parts For Your Project
The Chevrolet Chevelle is one of the GM’s legendary nameplates, recognizable and popular even long after the model was discontinued. For the better part of the 60s and 70s, Chevelle was Chevrolet’s best-selling mid-size car, which was available in numerous versions, body styles, and engine configurations. Even though it was envisioned as an affordable vehicle, it featured advanced construction similar to full-size GM models combined with specific Chevelle parts, which helped the driving dynamics and sales. The Chevelle SS was highly acclaimed during the heyday of muscle car culture for its performance and aggressive looks. Today, thanks to the availability of classic Chevelle parts, this model is very popular amongst restorers and collectors.
History of the Chevelle
The American automotive landscape was rapidly changing in the early 60s. Suddenly compact cars started gaining popularity, and Chevrolet was amongst the first to respond to the trend. However, they still needed something to bridge the gap between compact (and infamous) Corvair and Chevy II and full-size Impala. So, in late 1963, the Chevelle was introduced. Immediately available as two and four-door models, hardtop, convertible, and station wagon, Chevelle was recognized as the ideal family car for being practical, affordable, and available with numerous features. Under the hood, there was a lineup of economical six-cylinder engines as well as several V8 units for buyers who wanted a bit more performance. The basic models were called Chevelles, but upscale versions were called Malibu. The Chevrolet Chevelle production lasted until 1977, but the Malibu nameplate continues to this day.
The most sought-after Chevelle models are high-performance Super Sport versions. A true muscle car icon, Chevrolet SS was introduced as a trim level in 1964 but gained popularity with the availability of the big-block 396 engine in 1966. In 1970, when the corporate ban on engine size was lifted, Chevelle SS was offered with an optional and legendary 427 big-block V8 and immediately became one of the most powerful muscle cars on sale. Unfortunately, the rest of the 70s was marked by a decline in performance which meant that Chevelle SS and the whole Chevelle line were discontinued after a couple of years.
What Is The Rarest Chevelle?
The 1965 SS Z16 was a one-year-only model which featured a number of special Chevelle parts and a big block engine. Only 201 examples were made.
How Do You Tell Classic Chevelles Apart?
The Chevrolet Chevelle has been produced in three distinctive generations over the course of 14 years. The first-gen Chevelles (1964 to 1967) are easily recognized for their boxy design and wide chrome grille. The second generation was much more sporty looking with a fastback profile on two-door versions. It was introduced in 1968 and sold until 1973. It featured a redesign in 1970 with a recognizable front fascia. The third generation was presented in 1973 with two headlights, a wider grille, and boxy styling, characteristic of the period. We feature classic Chevelle parts for all models and versions.
What Chevelle Parts Are Interchangeable?
If you plan to restore a classic Chevelle, knowing what classic Chevelle parts are interchangeable is valuable information. Many engine components and engines are interchangeable during almost all model years. The same goes for suspension components, brakes, and transmission bits. The classic Chevelle parts which are not interchangeable are specific trim pieces, bodywork, interior component, and particular high-performance stuff used on Chevelle SS models, especially big-block versions of the early 70s.
Do Classic Chevelles Go Up In Value?
As a bonafide classic and one of the coolest muscle car models, Chevelles can be considered an investment. Of course, there is a considerable difference in collectability and price between the ordinary, four-door models with straight-six models and the highly desirable SS396 and SS454. The run-of-the-mill models, produced in large numbers, will never be very valuable and are often sold in the $10,000 range, while the 1970 Chevelle SS454 can go as high as $200,000 at auctions. As with any classic, originality is the key so all important classic Chevelle parts must be present.
What Do Specific Codes Mean?
- Chevelle – Basic model available in a wide range of versions
- Chevelle 300/De Luxe – More interior features
- Malibu – Upscale version of Chevelle
- Chevelle SS – First, a trim option, then a separate series with high-performance engines, specific Chevelle parts, and upgraded suspension. Available as coupe or convertible
- Chevelle Laguna – Two-door coupe produced from 1973 to 1976 as a sporty option on the standard Chevelle range
Classic Chevelle Parts Available from Collectors Auto Supply
At Collectors Auto Supply, we offer a wide range of classic Chevelle parts for all model years and versions. With the extensive Chevelle parts catalog covering 1964 to 1977 models, you can find suspension bits, bodywork components, interior parts, car covers, hard-to-find trim pieces, weather stripping kits, carpets, and gaskets. An extensive number of classic Chevelle parts will help you complete your Concours restoration or put that old Chevy back on the road.
Exterior Chevelle Parts
The body panels on the ’67 and ’68 Chevelles are very similar in design and can be used interchangeably between the two years. The most common panel that would need to be replaced would be the front nose or fenders due to rust. The rear fenders, quarter panels, and doors can also be damaged from rocks and road debris and would need to be replaced. The hoods on all 1967 and 1968 Chevelles are identical as well. If your hood is damaged and you’re looking to replace it, you’ll want to be sure to get it with the correct hinges and latch. The trunk lids on the ’67 and ’68 Chevelle are the same as well. The most common trunk lid to be damaged would be the rear trunk lid. The roof on a 1967 and 1968 Chevelle is also identical. If you need to replace your roof, you’ll want to be sure to get it with the correct insulation and weather stripping. The bumpers on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle are very similar, but there are a few slight differences. The most common bumper to be damaged is the front bumper due to scratches and dents. The ’67 hood is slightly taller than the ’68. The ’68 trunk lid has a rear lip that extends past the edge of the trunk lid. The roof on the ’68 Chevelle is a little bit longer than the ’67. The ’68 front bumper extends down past the edge of the bumper. The ’67 front bumper ends just before the edge of the bumper. Check out our exterior parts here!
Interior Chevelle Parts
We specialize in interior parts for classic cars, be sure to check out our full selection for all makes and models. The dashboards on the ’67 and ’68 Chevelles are not interchangeable between years. If your dash is cracked or you simply want to replace it, you’ll need to get the correct one for your year. The steering wheels on the ’67 and ’68 Chevelles are identical. If your steering wheel is damaged, you’ll want to be sure to get it with the correct center emblem and horn button. The headliners on the ’67 and ’68 Chevelles are the same as well. If your headliner is torn or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get one with the correct clips. The seats on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle are the same. If your seats are ripped or you simply want to replace them with new ones, you’ll want to get the correct seats for your year.
Chevelle Suspension Parts
We’ve got a great selection of suspension and steering parts for Chevelle. The steering box on a 1967 and 1968 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get a steering box that’s designed for a Chevelle. The steering linkage on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get a steering linkage that is designed for a Chevelle. The steering shaft on a 1967 and 1968 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get a steering shaft that is designed for a Chevelle.
Weatherstripping Parts for Chevelle
If you are looking for window seals, windshield weather stripping or any other rubber products for Chevelle, you’ve come to the right place. The front quarter panel weather stripping on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get quarter panel weather stripping that is designed for a Chevelle. The rear quarter panel weather stripping on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get quarter panel weather stripping that is designed for a Chevelle. The door weather stripping on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get door weather stripping that is designed for a Chevelle.
Insulation Parts for Chevelle
The headliner insulation on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get headliner insulation that is designed for a Chevelle. The roof insulation on a ’67 and ’68 Chevelle is the same. If it is damaged or you simply want to replace it, you’ll want to get roof insulation that is designed for a Chevelle. The 1967 and 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle are iconic muscle cars that will always be remembered as some of the best-built Chevys from the 1960s. If you own a Chevelle from this era, you are a very lucky person. However, with luck comes responsibility. If any of the exterior or interior parts on your Chevelle are damaged and need to be replaced, it’s essential that you find the correct parts for your specific year. These two model years are considered to be the most sought-after when it comes to these classic Chevys, so you’ll want to do some research and find the correct parts for your car before beginning any repairs. Luckily, we have access to many resources today that can help us repair and restore our classic Chevelle with ease.
Our classic Chevelle parts are designed to meet the original manufacturer's specifications and guidelines for a perfect fit. This combined with today’s advances in modern technology and production, ensures that you will enjoy the highest quality reproduction Chevelle parts for your car restoration project.