Doug & Sherry Mann

Doug & Sherry Mann

Steve Prescott

Steve Prescott

Steve & Kathy Taylor

Steve & Kathy Taylor

1955 Chevy 210

Wally & Pamela Lindgren

Wally & Pamela Lindgren

Nova (after)

Helen & Bob Fisher

Helen & Bob Fisher

'66 GTO Convertible

Barbara & Dennis Pomato

Barbara & Dennis Pomato

1953 Chevy Pickup

OWNER: Bob & Cathy Austin, Boise, Id

OWNER: Bob & Cathy Austin, Boise, Id

Purchase Date: 1984 Price:$25 & 22 Pistol

Rick Ess

Rick Ess

1970 Chevelle

Dwayne Gjoraas

Dwayne Gjoraas

I learned how to drive a similar pickup on my father's farm in South Dakota. We believe my dad's pickup was a 1949 Chevy 5 window pickup. I learned how to drive my father's pickup at the age of seven years old. Josh liked my stories of driving my father's pickup that he really wanted me to restore a 5 window Chevy pickup.

Mark McCalla

Mark McCalla

This is my 1954 Beetle oval window with matching numbers motor and transmission.Car has been seen on Velocity Channel show Bitchin Rides and Kindig it Design.

David Jolley

David Jolley

My Dad originally bought the truck in about 1995-1996 in Portland OR at a local junk yard. He thought it didn’t run, but they said it did and he could drive it home. So he quickly purchased the truck and did just that. It was a fully drivable truck and remained that way until he decided to start taking it apart to restore it. Unfortunately he decided to remodel his house at the same time so the truck sat for several years with only a running chassis, cab, and one door.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Dick Allen

Dick Allen

Barbara Fletcher and Dennis Pomato

Barbara Fletcher and Dennis Pomato

Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess

1961 Chevy Impala

Al Apodaca

Al Apodaca

Lynn Marshall

Lynn Marshall

Debbie Burgess

Debbie Burgess

Edwin Cole

Edwin Cole

Bob Austin

Bob Austin

Steve & Kathy Taylor

Steve & Kathy Taylor

Carol Pine

Carol Pine

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Mack Kreizenbeck

Mack Kreizenbeck

Ken & Ester Fish

Ken & Ester Fish

Dave Currier

Dave Currier

Garrett Doyle

Garrett Doyle

Mike & Terry Coolidge

Mike & Terry Coolidge

Dave Kueneman

Dave Kueneman

My wife (then girlfriend) and her Mother purchased the car as a graduation gift in May of 1971.  It was to be a surprise, so Sherry's mom asked me to go with her to pick up the car at Cass County Motors in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.  We all lived on Omaha at the time.  It was a surprise to me that she wanted me to drive the new car home.  Back then the dealer didn't put enough gas in the car to make it home.  So, I was the first one to drive it, and put the first tank of gas in the car.

 

Fast forward, we got married the next year.  Now Mother-in Law didn't like her 1970 Maverick, but liked the Chevelle.  So, we just traded cars.  The only stipulation was that if she ever was ready to get rid of it, she would let us know.  That never happened, and in 1990 she traded it in at a local Chevy dealer.  The dealer ended up calling Sherry after the deal was made because the title was still in her name.  We got the run around when we asked to buy it.  Gave us a stupid price.  Car did only have 43,000 miles on it, but was suffering from the results of multiple Midwest winters with salt covered roads.  After seeing a salesman that I knew from other contacts, we ended up buying it back for $1000 with a special $200.00 rebate.  

 

After two new front fenders, a scouring of the smoked in interior, and a backyard paint job it became the first car of our 16 year old son.  He then passed it onto his brother to drive in high school. Somehow it survived the two boys and more Omaha winters.

 

By 1996 it was due for a major overhaul.  Crate motor (307 to 350), transmission (2-speed power glide to turbo 350), rear quarters, interior, and a better paint job in the original color.  Back in Sherry's hands, and staying out of the salty winters.  

 

If you don't count the short time spent as a trade-in at the dealers lot, this Chevelle is a real one-owner car.  Sherry continues to enjoy it.  Still needs air conditioning.  These cars are never done.....  

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