STRIK­ING RE­SEM­BLANCE

Muscle Car Review - - Letters -

I had to write about your re­cent ar­ti­cle on the Mus­cle Car and Corvette Na­tion­als [“The Great­est Mus­cle Car Show on Earth,” Mar. 2018], as Robert Schu­macher’s 1968 Chev­elle Mal­ibu bears a strik­ing re­sem­blance to my 1968 Chev­elle 300 two-door post. My brother pur­chased this car in Oc­to­ber 1985, when I first started to drive, for $250 from a pri­vate owner. It had 59,000 miles and needed some TLC. It even had the orig­i­nal spi­ral shocks that I still have in the boxes since I re­placed them back then. I re­stored my Chev­elle in 1987 with my dad be­fore he passed away. It now has 69,000 orig­i­nal miles and the orig­i­nal 230 six-cylinder en­gine and two-speed Pow­er­glide trans­mis­sion. It has man­ual steer­ing, man­ual brakes, and is ra­dio delete.

The orig­i­nal color was Mid­night Blue, but I de­cided to go with 1969 Le Mans

Blue. The head­liner and door pan­els are like new. I cov­ered the seats with seat cov­ers to pro­tect the vinyl seats, and the only tear is in the driver’s seat back­rest area. I did put a vac­uum gauge where the clock delete plate goes when I was 16 years old back in 1986. I hope to find an­other delete plate for the clock to change it back. Most peo­ple are sur­prised that I kept the 230 six­cylin­der en­gine, but I pre­fer orig­i­nal­ity over hot rod­ding.

Bill Wolf

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