Back in 1985 I had a clean 72 SS that I sold because we bought our new house. I still regret doing that. Since then I have always wanted another one. I bought a 66 GTO which was nice, but, it just was not a Chevelle. I sold it and bought a 72 Chevelle Convertible. I had big dreams for it. One day we ran across our present Chevelle and bought it to fix up for the wife. Well, I started to inspect the convert and found it needed alot of work. So, I decided to sell it and stole the wife's car. We were the second owners. This car was pretty clean and solid. It was a good running 350 with automatic and only had 119,000 miles. Well, I have always wanted a 454 and 4 speed so that's what I have built. So follow along as I go back in time and we advance to the present.

This was my 72 SS. It was a 350 and automatic with a 12 bolt posi. It was in super nice condition. A real solid car.

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This was my 66 GTO. It had a bad 389 with a 4 speed. I put a 455 in it and then sold it to a great guy in Seattle. 

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This is the 72 Convertible I had. I thought it would be a good start for a project as it had a rebuilt 350, rebuilt automatic, new top and new interior. The floors were solid but the trunk was shot and it needed both quarters plus fenders.

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This was my present car when we got it. It was in good shape. The 350 still ran good with 119,000 miles and the automatic shifted good. It was almost rust free. It did have some rust under the top around rear window. The front seat cover needed replacing but the rest was real good. It was a one owner car. The wife spotted it one day while we were out driving. She said "did you see that Chevelle" I said "yes, that babysh_t yellow one?" I almost didn't stop. I'm glad I did. We picked it up for $2800 at Miller's Classic Cars. A steal.