Since 1964, the Chevelle has proven itself to be one of the most versatile vehicle platforms ever produced. Larger than the Camaro yet smaller and lighter than its full-size Impala brothers, the full-frame Chevelle was available in convertible, Super Sport, and economy trim. Drag racers have been abusing Chevelles for years and are now turning corners and taking on challenges that were, until recently, left to Corvettes and Camaros. What’s more amazing is that, in 1970, the Chevelle could be ordered with any engine—from a 155hp 250ci six cylinder to a 450hp 454—just by checking the correct option boxes. CHP is celebrating this phenomenon with a salute to the Chevelle and its cousin, the El Camino.

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