Wednesday, May 18, 2011

1969 Chevelle SS396

Dull, dirty and drab, with a combination of faded silver and gray primer paint, this 1969 Chevelle SS396 almost goes unnoticed in a parking lot. But on close inspection, this is a straight, solid, and totally stock original muscle car. Spotted in a high school parking lot in Pleasanton, California, it is unmodified, with the original AM radio, bench seat, and correct 14” wheels. This appears to be a daily driver, with no attempt at keeping it clean, much less restored. I like it. A real muscle car used like a car, not a garage queen. Of the over 86,000 SS optioned 1969 Chevelles sold, not many are left with such a unmolested patina like this one.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Rabbit Pickup

This early eighties vintage VW Rabbit truck showed up at GM Sports Salvage in San Jose, CA, to pick up some parts. The driver claims that Ellsworth Automotive Center in Menlo Park, CA, purchased the truck new, and it has been in daily use ever since. After nearly 30 years of service, it still looks good. Some damage to the right front, but it appears to still wearing its original paint. They just put a new battery in it once in a while, and it keeps going, and going, and going.......