The Chevy Chevelle bowed in August of 1963 for the 1964 model year
The Chevelle name is said to mean “bold and beautiful,” and is taken from
either French or Hebrew. Aimed squarely at the Ford Fairlane,
the Chevelle was constructed on General Motors’ then-new mid-size A-body platform.
It quickly became one of Chevy’s best-sellers, with 338,286 rolling off the
Chevelle SS coupes and convertibles would become key players in the burgeoning muscle car wars.
The 1965 model year brought a facelift for the Chevy Chevelle, with a longer lower look.
The front bumper and grille were redesigned, and the rear fascia was freshened.
The Super Sport package included SS emblems on the rear fenders and trunk lid
rocker panel moldings, black trim across the lower portion of the trunk lid and around
14-inch full wheels covers, and an engine designation badge on the front fenders.
the sport and the success that they had over the years.”