Michael M 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2dr Convertible

The one that didn't get away

In 1970 I ordered a 1970 Chevelle SS 396 from my hometown dealership in Sabetha,Ks (Brey Chevrolet). I drove the car for six years and traded it off in 1976 for an Olds Cutlass Supreme. I always wished I had the car back, but it was too late by then. In 1986 I went to work for a Company and discovered that the guy who had bought my Chevelle was working with me. We became friends and for the next 8 years I would always bug him to sell me the car back. Finally, in 1994 he said he would sell it to me which was a wish come true. the only problem was that the car was in pieces as he was restoring it, but it was still a numbers matching car. I bought the car and then it sat in my garage for the next 11 years. I had always thought that I would restore the Chevelle and my son and I would drive it and go to Car Shows with it. I still had the window sticker, shipper document and the protect-o-plate. In 2005 as my son joined the Army as I started the restoration process. My son the Deployed to Iraq in November 2006. The only things left to do by then was the paint job and the interior. I was hoping to have it finished by the time my son came home for R&R in April 2007. It took longer that expected and therefore it wasn't finished in time for my son to drive it in April 2007. August 4, 2007 my whole world collapsed as my son Matthew was KIA in Iraq. Finally in September 2010 the Chevelle was totally finished. Even though Matt was not there in body he was with me as I drove it home from the shop. So now everytime I drive our Chevelle I know Matt is with me.

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    Michael Murchison Independence, MO July 12, 2014 at 00:53
    It should read as a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2dr HT

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