Throwback Chevy Muscle Cars Dad Would’ve Driven
Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and classic Chevy muscle cars might be something your dad dreams about driving on a cool summer evening. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and check out some of the coolest Chevy muscle cars from back in the day!
Of course, the Chevrolet Corvette is a staple when it comes to classic Chevys. The first-generation Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, the Corvette prototypes generated enough interest to induce GM to put the Corvette into production to sell to the public. The first production run began on June 30, 1953.
You can’t think about Chevy muscle cars without thinking about the Camaro! The Chevy Camaro debuted in 1967 and was available in a coupe or convertible body style just like today. The Camaro is now on its sixth generation model! Upon its reintroduction in 2010, much of the design influences came from the original, first-gen 1967-1969 Camaro.
The Chevrolet Bel Air was a full-sized car produced from 1950-1981. The large, sculpted, and beautiful car definitely lives up to the phrase: “they just don’t make them like they used to.” One of the most popular Bel Air models was the 1957 Chevy Bel Air, which is arguably the most popular and iconic automotive design of the 1950s.
The Impala came after the Bel Air. The Impala started production in 1958. For 1958, General Motors was promoting their fiftieth year of production, and introduced anniversary models for each GM brand: Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet. The top-shelf 1958 models shared a common appearance for each brand, with the Cadillac Eldorado Seville, Buick Roadmaster Riviera, Oldsmobile Super 88 Holiday, Pontiac Bonneville Catalina, and the Chevrolet Bel-Air Impala all produced that year.
The Chevy Nova is another popular classic model! After the rear-engine Chevrolet Corvair was outsold by the conventional Ford Falcon in 1960, Chevrolet completed work on a more conventional compact car that would eventually become the Chevy II. This car was of semi-unibody construction having a bolt-on front section joined to its unitized cabin and trunk rear section, available in two-door coupe and four-door sedan configurations as well as convertible and station wagon versions.
The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which 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. You could get the Chevelle in various forms including coupes, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons. One of the most popular Chevelle models of all time was the 1970 Chevelle SS.
Of course, you can’t talk about classic Chevys without bringing up the El Camino! The Chevrolet El Camino is a pickup/coupe utility vehicle that was produced between 1959–60 and 1964–1987. Unlike a standard pickup truck, the El Camino was adapted from the standard two-door Chevrolet station wagon platform and integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body. The coolest of these models were the V8 SS variants that allowed you to haul your cargo at high speeds!
Share this blog with dad and see which of these classic Chevys he might’ve driven or even owned!