1979 Chevrolet Chevette Hatchback.

June 7, 2011

9 comments


9 comments:

tony said...

i see this car in a trade school parking lot, which leads me to speculate that the owner is a teenage hot-rodder. i held off posting these photos, which were taken in early march, thinking i'd find better lighting another day, but last week i saw the original paint replaced with all-new primer. turns out, i like the lighting after all, quite a lot even.

i'll keep tabs on the restoration project. watch for the update.

Anonymous said...

Ahh...cool! My parents had a 1982 Chevette. From the looks of it, that Chevette coupe has an '82 front end with a late '70s tail. Here are 2 pics of my parents old 1982 Chevette for comparison:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k7FPTy9IITc/TUZGANL6e4I/AAAAAAAAFVs/wJJ_fTNGRww/ModelsMirrorR2_3_82C81MC.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kLB2BcTb5JY/TUZF_175UtI/AAAAAAAAFVk/2jnWHKde6-E/ModelsMirrorR2_1_82C.jpg

Anonymous said...

In Europe this same car is known as Opel (mainland) or Vauxhall Chevette (in UK).

Now you know. ;)

mike said...

This is actually a 1979 model. Chevy revised the front end in 1979, and added larger wraparound taillights in 1980.

tony said...

awesome. thanks for the tip, mike.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Had a '78 Chevette, but a 4 door. Great dog hauling car. Looked a lot like your photo (grill/rear/body). I am looking forward to restoration photos, as you track it!

Meow Blah III said...

Wow! What a surprise, I was googling for '79 Chevette and this one pops up! This is my son's car. He went to Benson Polytechnic in Portland, graduated 2012. The car used to be mine, I gave it to him when he turned 16. Currently it's his daily driver, the mechanicals and engine have been restored to excellent running condition, but the outside is still quite rough. Rusty floor panels have been replaced, but finding glass has been a problem. He does intend to restore it, but cash is forever short for 20-year-olds! The car is still in PDX, it lives up in Alberta neighborhood. THanks for appreciating his car, we call it the "Turd Coupe" after a George Carlin routine from the mid 70s .:)

Zane Woodrow said...

Well I never expected my car to garnish this much attention. My name is Zane and I am the cars lovely companion. :) I studied in the automotive dept. at Benson and graduated in 2012. The primer was the beginning of the biggest mistake I ever made with that car: Painting it Semi-Flat black... (go on gasp I know you want to) I must say that currently I am much happier with the car these days. We had some rough times together for sure. Major changes that it underwent included the brakes in 2011 when this picture was taken, and more recently a top end rebuild in July of last year.


Now here is for the fun tidbit: In 2009 we made a mock commercial for it, hope you enjoy. Yes, the kid with the purple hair is me.

Anonymous said...

I've always liked the '79s the most because they have the newer style grille with the older style tail lights.