Monday, July 19, 2010

Subcompact Showcase: Happy Birthday to Lori's 1983 Chevette

1983 Chevrolet Chevette - Subcompact CultureSubcompact Culture reader, Lori, sent me photos of her 1983 Chevrolet Chevette, which just had its 27th birthday. Lori bought the subcompact Chevy new in '83 and has celebrated its birthday (e.g. the day she took it home) each July since she got it. So what did the car get for its birthday? Lori brought the car in to be detailed. It cleans up nicely, don't you think?

"It's amazing how much attention the car receives, even on display at car shows," says Lori. "People have followed me home and I've been stopped in parking lots and while driving. Recently someone asked if it had been restored! The reason it looks so good is that it's only got 64,000 miles on it."

Lori says the car is really a "garage queen," not her daily driver. She does say that her 95 pound and 75 pound Black Labs absolutely hate riding in the back seat of the car, though.

I must say, this is a fine example of an early small Chevy. Thanks for the photos, Lori—and Happy Birthday to your Chevette!

1983 Chevrolet Chevette - Subcompact Culture

1 comment:

nlpnt said...

Wow, late Chevettes clean up well! There's an older gent a couple towns over who has a red '86-87 Chevette just like that one except it's a 5-door. I'll have to get a picture sometime but I've only encountered it twice.