Here is a '69 SS396 in a field , won't sell, has a 307 and a pglide now after a front end altercation.
Car is pretty solid though. - Mike F.
" BOWTIES IN BARNS - PAGE # 42"
Back around 1985, I noticed a sad looking 1969 SS 396 Chevelle sitting on tree rounds. The
interesting thing was, the car had drum brakes up front! Since the owner wasn't around, I
couldn't inquire about this car. Years passed, and I forgot about the Chevelle. After leaving one
of the Summer Carlisle shows, I noticed someone outside the area as I drove by. Quickly pulling
off the highway, I pulled up to the garage area of this ramshackle homestead. Before I could even
get out of my truck, I was met with "What do you want?" I explained my friend bought an Anglia a few
years back, and was wondering if the Chevelle in the back was for sale. That was met with a resounding "NO!"
I offered my phone number if he ever changed his mind, and was told "No, it's not for sale!" I pressed
my luck with one more question, "What's with the drum brakes?" He told me he
didn't like disc brakes, so he changed them. When I was leaving the 2000 Fall Carlisle meet, I noticed
the Chevelle was dragged out in front of the garage area, sitting on top of some sort of frame.
My curiosity was getting the best of me, I had to find out what the status of the car was now after
all these years. No one was home, so I left a few notes. Never got a response. Coming home from
the 2001 spring meet, I looked on the way home, and the car was still on the frame, only now junk was
stuffed through the rear window. This might be the last opportunity to ask about the car, or at
least take some pics. After turning onto the road the car was on, we were met by two of Pennsylvania's
Finest doing a traffic safety check! The troopers asked what we were doing back here, since my truck had
New Jersey plates. I explained the whole story, and they got a kick out of it. Pulling up to trailer, it looked
like the owner was cleaning up (about time), so I took some pics and left. - Dave