As a car guy, I have this uncontrollable habit to spend my spare time looking at cars on the Internet that I might like to one day own, or just take the time to admire. Recently, I found myself with a few spare minutes, and found myself looking at the Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, Florida line up. I know that most of these cars are out above my pay grade, but for some reason, I like to look and admire.
One of the cars that really caught my attention, was a 1969 Chevelle Super Sport. The car is Dusk Blue, and just strikes me as a car that I would like to have in my garage. According to the Mecum website, the car has undergone a frame-off restoration and is nicely equipped with desirable era-correct options. Being an SS, there is a bog-block under the hood, and the 396 V8 is well detailed and dressed with chrome valve covers, air cleaner, radiator shroud and alternator, a Winters aluminum intake manifold with a four-barrel Holley. Behind that is a row your own M20 Muncie four-speed manual transmission and a 12-bolt Positraction rear end with a 3.31 gears. In my heart, a set of 4.10s or 4.56s would be more fun – let’s face it, I wouldn’t be driving long distances anyway.
The Chevelle has power steering, power front disc brakes and Goodyear raised white-letter tires mounted on five-spoke SS wheels. Personally, I’m not much for raised white letters, but I can live with it.
The interior is tastefully appointed in factory-correct code-791 Parchment and black materials. This unique interior combination includes Parchment upholstery on the seats and door panels, contrasted by black carpeting, console, dash, column and steering wheel. I like things that are not normal, and this combination fits that description. There are bucket seats, a center console, upgraded AM/FM radio, new-for-1969 AstroVentilation, Soft Ray-tinted glass, and a requisite Hurst shifter with a white knob protruding from the transmission tunnel.
With an estimated sell price of between $70,000 and $90,000, I know that someone else will be enjoying this car, but nonetheless, it is one I will be watching go through the auction. How about you? Is there a car that you really wish you could own? Will it be going across the auction block? Let us know what that car is, and if you end up owning it.