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What is it worth....

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Well Folks.. Looks like the increase gas and food prices has taken its toll on me and I am considering selling my Chevelle. So please what do you think it would be worth.

1969 Chevelle. To the best of my knowledge is it an SS. I don't have any documentation, so I guess we can just say its definately convincing.

When my father was around he said he bought it new off the showroom in 69 in California where I grew up.
Everything you would expect to see it there, the rag joint, the suspension braces, 12 bolt rear, Turbo 400, 396, all emblems correct.

There are issues with the car, I would said at a minimum the quarters need attention. Far as I know not much rust, but a thick undercoating of somekind in on the chassis. Its a bench seat car. I've pulled back the part of the carpet and I don't see much surface rust, just a whole lot of blue (the original color)

Here is an album of several photos I took about a year ago.. Car has been in the garage since December of last year.

The picture of the radiator and shroud also is included.

I also have a 496 that could be thrown in for a few K more that should lay down well over 500 HP and a tad above 600 Torque.

Thank You,

Big D
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Big D sorry to hear about you having to sell the car. We are all starting to feel the crunch from the high prices that dont seem to be slowing down.Everyday you see where oil hits a new record I dont see a end in sight.Its kind of hard to make out the condition by the pics but should bring in some decent cash.I hope all goes well.
Thanks. Those are the only pics I have. I think there are red lines on some of them, those point to dings, chips, or rust spots. The transmission is leaking, but if I feel it up with fluid it works. The motor will start, but it doesn have over 300,000 miles on that motor (I'd say I've got my money's worth). It the most reliable motor I've had. Tranny does have a shift kit installed. Afco Springs on all four corners. The wheels are Centerline Billet Stars. I not one to sugar coat things, the car does need work. Standard stuff, Bushings, ball joints, etc. Front Shocks are Eldy's IAS Shocks, rear are some airshocks, but I have all the air out of them.

The car will come with the Norther Racing's Aluminum Radiator, custom shroud, two spal fans, and relays. All new in the box. There is also a second identical shroud, fans, and relays. I also have a used grand Cherokee steering box to go with it.

Car is in Springfield, IL.

If you need anymore information to make a guestimate let me know.
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You mention the 396 and TH400 and rear. Are they original numbers matching?
I would have to check, I'd say the rear is definately numbers. The Trans and Block I am not sure about. See dad had two 69 SS Chevelle. He had the first one, and came home one day and someone was blocking our driveway. He parked on the street long enough to get the car moved, and a Drunk Driver smashed the Chevelle. Then he got the second one. He may have taken the motor from the first and swapped it in the second because it was already warmed over, but he isn't around to verify that. Until I check, I cannot confirm. (Where to Check?)

It is a 69, and without a Build Sheet or POP, there isn't any real way to say its a true SS or not. I know I have pictures of me somewhere when I was 4 or so, sitting infront of a Blue SS Chevelle, and that was in 1979. I don't know if Cloning to excating standard was normal back then. Dad didn't look at this car as an Investement, he bought it because he thought it was bad ass, then he starting doing what he wanted to it. Warmed over the motor and trans, wheels and tires, redid the interior, from blue to black, etc..... At one time the car was Orange with ZZ top stripes across the sides.

Big D
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