1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport Convertible

Silver blue metallic with silver blue interior
327/250 h.p. engine
4 speed manual transmission with console
Air conditioning
Bucket seats
Power windows
Power top with zip out rear window
Power steering
Power brakes
Wood steering wheel
Wire hubcaps

We found this car in Brownwood, Texas in October, 1990. Someone had painted it red and put a used set of black interior in it. The air must not have worked on it and they decided they didn't need to keep any of that so they removed the evaporator core, ducting and anything else they no longer needed. A 350 Chevy small block was in the car. They put a plate on the firewall where the evaporator went and sealed it off. We drove the car for several years in this condition as it was mechanically sound - just not real pretty. It was a favorite cruiser for our dog, Annie. The first time she rode in the back seat with the top down she seemed surprised that she could turn all the way around and see out in any direction.

Surprisingly the original papers were with the car and the Owner's Protection Plan had been filled out when it was originally sold. It was sold new on March 25, 1964 to V.I.P. Auto Leasing in Dallas, Texas. The selling dealer was Doran Chevrolet which was located at that time at 2222 Main Street in Dallas. The warranty was signed by Felix Doran, Jr. who originally started Doran Chevrolet in 1946.

When we decided to restore the car we purchased another Chevelle to take all the a/c components from as we needed the dash vents, evaporator box and correct heater box to go on this car. We bought a 1964 Impala that had a 327/250 h.p. engine to rebuild for this car. We kept pushing this car to the back of the garage as we bought, built and sold other cars and didn't get serious about it until the last few years and started to seriously put it back together beginning in 2013.

The car has been repainted to the original paint code color of silver blue with the original silver blue interior. The first picture below was taken on the car's first outing. The wire caps look really sharp. Richard took all the spokes off and polished them. The centers were repainted black and the spokes reinstalled. They look new.

Coming soon: A detailed list of all the work done on the car.

64 Chevelle