CC reader Ian K. sent me this ad asking “seen a Chevette lately”? Actually, yes, this morning even. There’s one that’s been in an alley driveway on my early morning walk since 2016. Lately (the last two years), it’s been up on a jack, with a rear wheel off. I’m not very hopeful.
But back to the matter at hand. I may have seen one, but quite likely you haven’t. So it’s time for you to do something about that, and grace your neighborhood with a genuine Chevette. Every neighborhood should have one, running or not, as part of the scenery. And this 1980 looks just about right for the job. It is running, even after 181k miles, but who knows how much longer that will continue. But having a Chevette as a piece of garden statuary would undoubtedly please the neighbors, like that one does me, every morning.
Here’s the text to the ad, which says it all much more eloquently than I could:
1980 CHEVROLET CHEVETTE HATCH-BACK – SURVIVOR !
AMAZING CONDITION – ALL STOCK. 181,XXX miles (HONEST!!)
It starts easy – runs well – does not smoke – does drip some oil.
ONE OWNER/ DRIVER for 39 years. I’ve owned it two years. I have original brochure – owner’s manual – factory shop manual – sales window sheet – sales contract – and original owner’s maintenance records for 39 years! ALWAYS GARAGED – NOT RUSTED!
ALL ORIGINAL : PAINT – CHROME BUMPERS – CHROME GRILLE – HUB CAPS AND TRIM RINGS – TRIM AND BADGES –
UPHOLSTERY – HEADLINER – CARPET – DASH – AM RADIO PLAYS – TINTED GLASS. REAR SIDE WINDOWS TIP OUT FOR VENTILATION.
ALL SWITCHES – GAUGES – LIGHTS – WIPERS – HEATER WORK.
1.6L overhead cam 4 cylinder – 2 BBL CARB – 4 speed manual transmission – rear wheel drive – disc/drum brakes. NO power steering – NO power brakes – NO A/C
Fun car to take to car shows or as a Sunday driver.
A great candidate to UPGRADE with a modern turbo 4 cylinder or a conversion to ELECTRIC POWER.
I have a CLEAR TITLE in my name. I drove it TODAY to take photos. SEE THE PHOTOS.
PRICE IS A REALISTIC $3,500.00 CASH ONLY.
NO EMAIL – NO TEXT – JUST CALL BOB @208/2four9-45six7
Photo notes: Odometer reads 81841 but original owner’s records show 100,000 in first 10 years, so actually 181,843. Yes, the photos show wear and tear on upholstery and door panels, rock chips in paint but great condition for 41 YEARS OLD! Seat cushion pads on front seats to preserve original seat covering.