Chevrolet Chevelle (2nd generation). White version

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Hardtop Coupe (second generation)

The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile that was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates. Body styles included coupes, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons. The “Super Sport” versions were produced through the 1973 model year and Lagunas from 1973 through to 1976.

The 1968 Chevelle received an all-new distinctly sculpted body with tapered front fenders and a rounded beltline. The car adopted a long-hood/short-deck profile with a high rear-quarter “kick-up”. While all 1967 Chevelle models rode a 115-inch (2,900 mm) wheelbase, the 1968 coupes and convertibles now rode a 112-inch (2,800 mm) wheelbase. The 4 door sedans and wagons turned to a 116-inch (2,900 mm) span. Tread width grew an inch front and rear. Hardtop coupes featured a semi-fastback, flowing roofline with a long hood and short deck, influenced by the all-new Camaro. The fastback appearance was a revival of a streamlining bodystyle on all GM products from 1942 until 1950, as demonstrated on the Chevrolet Fleetline. Top-trim models (including the SS 396 and new luxury Concours) featured GM’s new Hide-A-Way wiper system. Lesser Chevelles would get that change later.

Assembly: Flint (Michigan, USA)

Year: 1967—1972

Length: 5009 mm (197.2 in)

Width: 1915 mm (75.4 in)

Height: 1336 mm (52.6 in)

Engine: 6 cylinders; 3768 cc

Power: 140 HP

Max speed: 190 km/h

Fuel consumption: 23 l/100 km

Weight: 1631 kg

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