" BOWTIES IN BARNS - PAGE # 53"
These pictures were the result of us having to check out a long-time 'rural myth' in this area, about a Chevrolet
dealership in a small town in northeastern Nebraska. The story was, that any new Chevrolets that this guy
didn't sell, were parked on various properties around the dealership or driven out to his farm west of town
and parked. Well, upon investigating, we found the stories to be true. First off, the '69 Chevelle SS 396 is located
on the aforementioned farm property, obscured by fallen trees (along with many other Chevrolets from '65-'69,
as you can see). Fenced in and posted with no trespassing signs, we ventured this close before a
barking dog headed our way turned us around. Don't know if the Chevelle was an automatic or 4-speed,
but it does clearly have buckets. It is virtually unscathed and straight, except for the broken back window
from the fallen tree. Surprisingly, the window glass was the only visible damage.
Above : I spotted this one on a scenic trip (waterfalls for the girlfriend/old cars for me) through
northern GA. It's a 67 Chevelle SS396. Looks to have been sitting for awhile, the motor is gone,
but the car still looks solid. -JC Below that: '67 Ragtop in Bone yard
I bought this car July 7, 2001. In North East Texas It had last been registered in 1990. It was stored
in the "shed" as shown in one of the pictures. I had spoken to the owner previously and he had gone out to start
it the night before I arrived without success. The owner stated that he had purchased the car in 1978 and his wife had driven it to work for a few years. When I made out the bill of sale he made me give him first option to buy it
back when and if I sold it. The guy hunting with me made me give him second option.
These are pics of a 1969 Camaro. I am 24 now and have been after the owner since I was 13 to sell me the car,
yet he's gonna fix it one day! When I first saw it, it's paint was solid and it looked pretty good. As you can tell,
year after year of West Texas sun and sand have taken their toll. This is a factory A/C, Automatic, P/S, P/B,
350 car. It still has the original engine and tranny in it. The console is in pretty decent shape, as well as the dash.
Next up is the '64? Chevrolet pickup. Look closely at this one. . .the original paint is sun-faded and
thin with surface rust beginning. The ORIGINAL, stock tires are now dry-rotted and flat and all the original
wood in the box is rotted away. The interior is like new and should be with just 3.4 miles on the odometer!!
Or how 'bout this '66 Chevelle 4 door hardtop. . .The original white paint is now faded to a chalky consistence,
but the car is not rusty. That's moss growing on the roof and deck lid!! This one still has the original
clear plastic on the seats, although is burnt and browned by the sun. It also has the original window
sticker still affixed to the side window. The odometer on this one reads just 6.8 miles!! - Freddie in Iowa
There is a vast array of miscellaneous Camaro parts scattered throughout the interior of the car.
The windshield has several stars due to a BB gun, and the trunk lock cylinder has been punched out.
Other than that, the car is in very restorable shape. Floorboards are solid, but I couldn't get into the
trunk to check it. The guy actually agreed to sell it to me about 6 months ago for $200....then after about
2 months of him 'trying to find the time to get his stuff out of it', he emailed me and told me he had
changed his mind. He had decided once again that he would fix it up one day.
Signed, Broken hearted hubby and wife in Texas.
Based on the owner's claims and a check of the block code and other numbers, it appears to be an
original 396/375 hp with original 400 T.H. Perhaps one of only 28 Elkys made with an L 78 in this
configuration without cowl hood. Apparently there were only 24 L 78, 400 T.H. Elkys with cowl hood and less
than 260 Elkys with L 78 engines in 1970 in total. - RHPLKRAHN
Story: I was at a car show and on our way out we stopped to look at a real rough Chevelle after
talking to the owner while my friend mauled his Chevelle I told him I was a Camaro guy LOW AND BEHOLD
10 mins away in a old drive shed he has a 69 Camaro that hasn't moved at all since 1976 it was his step
dads car from new and he bought it to fix up in 1987 it turns out to actually be a #'s matching RS that
had the front end changed when the old man rear ended someone drunk in "76" and the reason he stopped
driving it he lost his license fixed the cheap way with plain front end car has GM cowl hood and original
200hp 307ci floors are gone but it runs and drives ..took us 6 hours to dig it out of the sealed decrepit
drive shed original hugger orange car halfway restored now should be done for summer of 2002 - Weapon
The 71 Chevelle had been parked in the driveway since 1978. The elderly lady received it as a gift from
her daughter, but did not like to drive it, so it sat. It was auctioned off at her estate sale this year.
I was the lucky high bidder at $115. A friend of mine and I spent several hours on it and amazingly
got it to run. Unfortunately the car was rusted beyond repair, so it became a donor. - Rainer