Russ C 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 2dr Hardtop Coupe

The car that sealed the deal

The year was 1982. I was getting ready to go out with a blind date and wanted to make a good impression. I asked my grandfather if I could borrow his car. He had originally purchased the car in 1966. It was a Chevelle Malibu 2 door hardtop that was a gorgeous marina blue with a black interior. He kept the car in his garage and the car was kept in immaculate condition.

I picked up my date in the car and she was impressed with how it looked and how well it was taken care of.

A little over a year later, I married my blind date and used the 1966 as our wedding car and on our honeymoon to Florida.

I still own the car and am working on a frame off restoration. I'm hoping to take my wife of 31 years on another ride soon.

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