Very nice. I bet she's thrilled to have something her Dad has treasured.
She is very appreciative and took right to it. She hasn’t wandered far but she’s not afraid to take it out. It’s been around the house since before she could drive. She made sure to wear black for the picture too.
Nice, but now how are you going to get to Ohio this year?
Hopefully she’ll follow me and I’ll drive this.
You are one cool dad, ccarny.
My daughter will get my '69 L78/M22/4.10 SS someday also. As I am less than a year from age 70, I'm not sure at this point when that will be, as I still enjoy dropping the hammer and yanking on the gears.
This one’s really not a gear Jammer. It’s got to be handled with care. It’s always been a woman’s car so it’s a good fit for. If I had you were Chevelle it would be staying in my garage.
I think the best time to pass them along is while we're still agile enough to work on it for them and we can see them enjoying these cars. It also frees up space so we can get into the next project!. jim
You are exactly correct. This frees up some space for me since I have a move coming up and I’m losing parking spots. It gets her into the Chevelle and into Chevelle‘s. When we were going over the car I noticed the clutch fan was bad so I came up the next weekend and we fixed it. She has a lot to learn but it will be fun teaching her.
You're a great Dad and I'm sure she may even let you drive it once in a while.
I hope she enjoys it for what it is.
She will enjoy it and she did get a crash course in how to take care of a survivor car and still drive it. We have a trip planned together to Wilford Arkansas. It’s about an hour away from her and the original owner lives there. He is 82 now. The only other real driver of the car with his wife, Miss Betty. Me and he were just merely caretakers. I hope he will be glad to see it has been taken care of and kept original. His wife drove the kids to school in until 1975 and he parked it. I bought it in 2001 and I’ve put 3000 miles on it. It needs driven more.
That car's got some nice looking black paint on it. It really pops in the sun.
Did you tell your daughter that every guy will try to date her now because of that car? At least the ones worth a d*mn, any way.
The first time she drove it she had three guys come up and ask her about the car. On the way home she wanted to know the answers to any questions she might be asked. My little sweetie is 33 and has not been married so it would not hurt my feelings if a good man was to find his way into her life. But Dad doesn’t push so we’ll see what happens.
Way to go, Chris! Lots to be "great"-ful for: a great Dad, passing on a great Chevelle, to a great daughter. Looking at the pix, Chris, I have a hard time imagining it being driven by anybody NOT wearing bib overalls. LOL! I doubt she's willing to put on a pair, but can you imagine the fashion statement she'd make? For all the attention she'll get in the Chevelle, maybe the bibs would help deter the n'er-do-wells. LOL! Miss seeing you at the Chevelle shows. Maybe we'll all be able to get together again at one somewhere this summer. Hoping to make it to KS, OH, and MD this year. How 'bout you?
Well it was good to see you at the last Ohio show that I made. I think it was the 69s 50th. I’m going to get her to come with me to the next big show and sport some bids. I made her wear bibs when she was 14, the first time we changed the oil on her first car. So she gets it.