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1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 Convertible

1971 Chevelle SS 454 Convertible
1971 Chevelle SS 454 Convertible

Here’s a 71 Chevelle that I saw at the Dixie Vintage Auto Club show.  I do not know if it’s original (probably not), if it is a true SS (probably not), or came with the 454 (probably not).  I just don’t care.  I LOVE this car.   This is everything a muscle car should be, and I bet it is incredible to cruise around in this thing with the top down.

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World of Wheels: 1968-1972 Chevrolet Nova

wow-nova-000In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow I’m going to pay a little tribute to a car that I loved.  Yes, it’s my first car.  The Chevrolet Nova had only a few trim/option changes between 1968 and 1972.   The red 1968 Nova coupe you see here is almost perfect, I would only add the black & chrome side molding from the yellow car, which my Nova had also.

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A Car Child Seat in 1971?

1971 Car Seat
1971 Car Seat

I had no idea they actually made child seats for cars in 1971.  I had no memory of any car seats at all when I was a child.  Like most other 30+ year old people  I actually rode for many miles on the shelf in the back window of the car.  If my parents had to brake hard I would fly off and land in the back seat, usually on my little sister.  As a surprise Christmas gift my parents had old Super 8 movies copied to DVD and gave me and my sister copies. I had never seen these before, and had no idea that there was much film of me as a child. I watched them last week and was SHOCKED to see this bit showing me sitting in a car seat!

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