Posts Tagged ‘chevy’

Chevy Tuesday – 1974 Chevrolet Vega Kammback GT

June 24, 2014

As discussed before here, the Vega is a pretty interesting car, for its unrealized potential, its design influences, and the innovation in its production. Unfortunately, as was often the case for GM in the 1970s, the potential of their ideas was often cut down in the execution, whether it be the fault of the accountants, the production team, or someone else. On the other hand, look at what happened to companies where engineering innovation (or difference for difference’s sake) was allowed to thrive – where is Saab? Where is Lancia? Where is NSU? Check out this 1974 Chevrolet Vega Kammback GT for sale for $3900 in San Jose, CA.

1974 Chevrolet Vega Kammback GT left front

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Chevy Tuesday – 1969 Chevrolet Suburban

June 24, 2014

In the search for oddballs, you sometimes have to look in the most obvious places. Supposing you wanted a three-door wagon. No, not a 2-door wagon, there are plenty of those, and definitely not a 4-door wagon (by the way, this whole thing of counting the hatch as a “door” is just ridiculous – it’s the hatch, not a door). The only production 3-door wagon (yes, this is your invitation to find others) is the Chevrolet Suburban, specifically the 7th generation truck (or the second of the C/K generations). People make a big deal of the AMC Pacer or the Renault 16 being asymmetric (doors and wheelbase, respectively), but this truck is just as deserving of recognition, as you could see it in two pictures and think it’s a different truck. Check out this 1969 Chevrolet Suburban, for sale for $3700 in Lake County, CA.

1969 Chevrolet Suburban left side

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Almost Famous – 1961 Chevrolet Corvair Van

September 12, 2013

Here’s something we don’t get very often at RustyButTrusty – a car that has participated in the same event as one of our fleet. Of course, for the Concours d’LeMons, the Corvair is no less obvious a choice than an Alfetta, and both show up in the Car & Driver coverage of the 2012 show. In any case, the van versions of the Corvair usually come in two flavors – totally sun-baked projects out in someone’s field, or lovingly restored models in the same price range as some VW microbuses. Not so for this Corvair 95 van, which is offered for a Buy-it-Now price of $2595 in Greenfield, CA.

1961 Chevrolet Corvair 95 van left rear

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