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1966 Chevrolet ChevelleReview
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A Classic I Should Have Kept —

My 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle was a 300 Deluxe 4-door sedan with a 230 CID inline Six and 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission. It was an export model assembled at the GM Continental plant in Antwerp, Belgium, in March of 1966 and had been used as a taxicab in that country. The fact that it was in good working order when I bought it 17 years later speaks volumes of the Chevelle's rugged construction and accompanying reliability. Mechanically, the intermediate Chevy was a tough as they come. The Six was not exactly a powerhouse with its modest 140 SAE gross horsepower (120 net hp), but it never ever let me down. Other than a new oil pan gasket, new valve cover gasket and a new starter, the 230 never needed any more attention than regular maintenance. The Powerglide trans was even better and never caused a single problem. With its two forward speeds, it certainly did not possess great flexibility, but who cares when you're not going anywhere fast, anyway? Performance was what one would expect: 0-60 mph in approx. 16 seconds, top speed around 92 mph if you really pushed the Chevelle. At highway speeds of 60-65 mph, the 300 Deluxe would travel smoothly and quietly all day long and without fuel bills eating you alive. Being a taxicab originally, the Chevelle featured a number of heavy-duty items, particularly shocks and springs, upholstery, carpets and the like, all of which held up quite well. Thanks to the heavy-duty suspension and the light Six, the Chevelle handled nicely, even though power slides were out of the question - no power. By the way, the car had no power steering, either, so a lot of twirling of the steering wheel was required when parking. Other goodies NOT on the car: power windows, power seats, power door locks, cruise control, tilt/telescope steering wheel, and air conditioning. It did have power brakes, though, which made the front and rear drums rather sensitive when cold. All in all, I had the car for seven years and I regret ever having sold it to the present day, especially since 1966 Chevelles are hot collector's items these days, even modest four-door sedans like my 300 Deluxe. If you've got one like it, keep it - and don't mess with it trying to "improve" it with an engine swap, custom wheels/tires and the like. Enjoy it the way it came from the factory; anything else is a sacrilege.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Classic good looks, bulletproof engine and transmission

Cons: Rust around the trunk, rear fenders, and hood

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 Deluxe Station Wagon RWD Review
Rick says:
Nice
vs2014 Honda Accord LX
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Honda Accord LX worse.
"Classic"
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Review
Guru5N55 says:
Best friend had one. Nice ride, lacking a little power.
vs1966 Pontiac GTO
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Handling Ranked 1966 Pontiac GTO better.
"Have driven both. The GTO out performs the Chevelle."
Back Seats Ranked 1966 Pontiac GTO better.
"More room. More comfort."
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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Hardtop Coupe RWD Review
Songbird6352 says:
It was my first car. It was white with red interior. It had a white top but the back half of the roof was black vinyl. It had 4speed on the floor. It’s the car I learned to drive a stick in. I LOVED that car. It was gorgeous.
vs1964 Pontiac Bonneville
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Handling Ranked 1964 Pontiac Bonneville better.
"It held the ride better. Also once on the highway in CT, the Chevelle cut off and the steering wheel locked. We ended up in the median."
Back Seats Ranked 1964 Pontiac Bonneville better.
"There was more room and I had 3 kids."
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