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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 17, 9:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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1969 Chevelle SS Clone

Hi All;
I've been looking for a few months for a "nice" old car for a 3-4 day/week driver. Life has thrown me some curves, and I want to have some fun driving now. I've found a '69 Chevelle SS clone - with a new 454 in it. It's 90% of what I was looking for. Cortez Silver with Black side pin striping. It has a front bench & 4-speed. I'm a morning coffee drinker - so the 4-speed was questionable - but it's the bench seat that has be dumbfounded? If this car had console/buckets with the 4 speed - I'd say it is "the one". Part of me says that's a project that can be done later? Part of me says keep looking. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 17, 9:56 AM
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Easy fix!!

Get it.
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Hi All;
I've been looking for a few months for a "nice" old car for a 3-4 day/week driver. Life has thrown me some curves, and I want to have some fun driving now. I've found a '69 Chevelle SS clone - with a new 454 in it. It's 90% of what I was looking for. Cortez Silver with Black side pin striping. It has a front bench & 4-speed. I'm a morning coffee drinker - so the 4-speed was questionable - but it's the bench seat that has be dumbfounded? If this car had console/buckets with the 4 speed - I'd say it is "the one". Part of me says that's a project that can be done later? Part of me says keep looking. Thoughts?

I don't know why people get so bent out of shape holding a cup of coffee with a stick shift.


Make sure your alignment is good, and you have no problems. Put a cup holder next to you. Buy one of those late 60's truck consoles and plop it on the seat next to you. Stick shift and bench is way cool.
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I ordered both my 69 Chevelle SS and 70 Nova SS with 4 speeds and bench seats. My current 71 Malibu has a 4 speed and bench seat also. I could go either way when buying a old car because I'm used to owning bench seat cars and bucket seat cars. We end up getting spoiled with all the features our new cars offer us now but sometimes you have to rough it to have fun.

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The car that the OP is looking at must stand or fall on its own merit....without regard to the bench seat, IMHO. If the car is otherwise "good", seats can be changed later.

Here's the reality: Looking for 45-50 year old cars is not like walking into a Chevy Dealership today and picking what options you want on your new Camaro. When buying an old car, you have to figure out what is important to you.....and look for that. Don't let the "incidentals" get in your way.

If you want to wait to find EXACTLY what you are looking for, be prepared to spend years looking and likely, a lot of money.

When searching for a classic muscle car, I would not let seats drive the decision making process....but that's just me.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 17, 12:43 PM
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Seats are an easy swap, if the car is solid and this is your only concern, go for it...just my $.02


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Don't let the "incidentals" get in your way.

If you want to wait to find EXACTLY what you are looking for, be prepared to spend years looking and likely, a lot of money.
Been there, done that! Especially in the case of a clone, buy a good foundation and build (or just change) what you want.

Good luck. Would love to see pictures!

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Been there, done that! Especially in the case of a clone, buy a good foundation and build (or just change) what you want.

Good luck. Would love to see pictures!
That's the glory of not owning a matching number car you can make it into what ever you want and not feel guilty about it.

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I bought one of these console cup holders for my 66 and love it. I've had it for about a year and a half and it's very stable without any additional mechanical securing devices. I can take it out in 30 seconds if I want to. They have a ton of different models/colors to choose from.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 17, 3:27 PM
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Post some pictures.......and how much are they asking for the car?

And like others say, make the car your own. I am sure doing it to mine, I sunk about 8K in mine since last September. Mine sure isn't numbers matching but everything is new, updated, modernized and it drives like a newer car. Love it!

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These worked pretty good when the car was built.
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Hi All;
I've been looking for a few months for a "nice" old car for a 3-4 day/week driver. Life has thrown me some curves, and I want to have some fun driving now. I've found a '69 Chevelle SS clone - with a new 454 in it. It's 90% of what I was looking for. Cortez Silver with Black side pin striping. It has a front bench & 4-speed. I'm a morning coffee drinker - so the 4-speed was questionable - but it's the bench seat that has be dumbfounded? If this car had console/buckets with the 4 speed - I'd say it is "the one". Part of me says that's a project that can be done later? Part of me says keep looking. Thoughts?
Here's what you need for that bench seat. CupHoldersPlus.com
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36,500
New 454 - 4 wheels disc conversion - 3 yr old ground up
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My 64 Chevelle SS is Cortez Silver with a black bench seat interior and 4 speed, and I love it. I got the original black buckets and console with the car, but never felt the need to make the change to "correct".

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36,500
Obviously, I have no problem with Tributes, but at 36 Five I'd pass -or- get the price down. Maybe I'm out of touch with prices, but I see that car at $28,000.

I got one of these for my coffee addicted spouse -- it just slips into the ashtray rails. https://www.opgi.com/chevelle/CH30062/

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