September 14, 2012
LIMA — The Chevelle was one of General Motors’ most successful vehicles. It was a mid-sized car introduced in 1964 and produced until 1977. The Chevelle models ranged from economical family cars to coupes and convertibles. It was basically a smaller version of the Impala. Body styles include coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons. Super Sport versions were produced through the 1973 model year. The Chevelle SS marked Chevrolet’s entry into the muscle car wars. The Chevelle offered a traditional sportiness.
Frederick Haggard, of Lima, brought his 1967 Chevelle SS to The Lima News’ Real Wheels Cruise-In. He bought it on June 1, 2011. This beauty had been restored when Haggard got it, but he changed the seat covers and added some chrome and the emblem. Haggard says he has a lot of fun taking it to shows, meeting people and enjoying himself while look at their cars. He loves driving his car to and from the car shows. “Owning this car is lots of fun,” explains Haggard.