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Chevy Chevelle

Chevy Chevelle

If you know your cars, then you know the Chevy Chevelle is a classic. It has evolved over the years from the Chevelle to the Malibu, but we’ll always love its classic form. Check out some of the Chevelle’s history below.

 

1964 – 1967

During these years, the very first Chevelle premiered. It came in lots of variations to make everybody happy, from two-door coupes to convertibles, four-door sedans, and station wagons. It came with plenty of power too, with a V8 engine being offered in each body style.

 

1968 – 1972

The second generation Chevelle brought with it some updates. It swiftly became “America’s most popular mid-size car” and went through body style changes. In 1969, Chevy even developed a steam powered concept Chevelle.

 

1973 – 1977

The body and chassis of the Chevelle went through major changes in 1973. Then, in 1975, it got major updates with the Chevrolet Efficiency System. It gave the Chevelle even more power and efficiency than its predecessors.

 

1978

After the Malibu versions of the Chevelles became more popular, the Chevelle officially changed its name in 1978; that’s how it became the Malibu of today.

 

You can check out a Malibu here at Bill Walsh GM today to try to get that old Chevelle feeling.

The 1980s in Illinois

Back in Time: the 1980s in Illinois

Reliving the Nostalgia of the 1980s in Illinois

Each generation has its own fond memories of trends, products, and celebrities that found fame for a short period of time. For some of us, the 1980s hold a special place in our hearts. As does all of the pop culture we embraced during our childhood.

Remember wearing those checkered VANS shoes? It seems like everyone had a pair of those! No doubt you’d see your friends wearing them when you met them at the arcade to play classic games like Pac-Man and Galaga. Hopefully you didn’t have a mullet hair cut, though!

For Christmas, you probably got one of the many following popular items: an Atari console, a Koosh Ball, a Cabbage Patch Doll, a Care Bear, or a He-Man action figure. And you probably didn’t miss an episode of G.I. Joe or Jem and the Holograms! And who could forget those Chicago Bears?

What other fond memories do you have of growing up the 1980s in Illinois? Share your nostalgia with us!