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  • Well, now I HAVE seen everything....

    'Went to retrieve an ordered carry-out pizza this evening and noticed a seldom-seen car coming toward me as I returned home: A Chevette! Now you don't see too many Chevettes around here in the midwest anymore...or at least not operating.

    As it got closer, I could see it was bone stock and in beautiful condition; a pretty, solid red 1979 2-door.

    And as it passed by going the other way, I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw that it was wearing an Indiana Historic Vehicle license plate.

    Conclusion: Now I've seen everything. BP

    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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    I concluded the same thing about a year and a half ago when I saw a 1984 Pontiac version (Acadian) registered as an 'Antique Auto'; and a four door yet! Like most other vehicles from the 1975 to roughly mid-1980's, I've never had any urge to take any photos of it.

    Craig

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    • #3
      What really bothered me was eeing a Honda Civic with collector plates on it here in Wisconsin.

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      • #4
        Gee, I guess we're all getting old :-)
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #5
          Bob, don't you know.........the Chevette is the next big thing in the collector car market! Can't you just see it -- "Chevette sells at Pebble Beach Auction for $100K".
          Paul
          Winston-Salem, NC
          Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by r1lark View Post
            Bob, don't you know.........the Chevette is the next big thing in the collector car market! Can't you just see it -- "Chevette sells at Pebble Beach Auction for $100K".
            Now that you mention it, Paul, no, I can't see it! BP

            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

            Ayn Rand:
            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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            • #7
              Now Bob that's really an interesting observation. All you need to do now is see a Yugo go by and see it also has an Indiana Historic Tag. -
              sigpicSee you in the future as I write about our past

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Avantidon View Post
                Now Bob that's really an interesting observation. All you need to do now is see a Yugo go by and see it also has an Indiana Historic Tag. -
                It would be HISTORIC to just see a Yugo GO BY. hahahaha

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                • #9
                  Saw a Yugo in Austin, that was being sold in a yard sale. It was being used as a planter!

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                  • #10
                    I know where a '82 Chevette diesel is sitting.So far I have resisted the temptation to buy it.
                    Mono mind in a stereo world

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                    • #11
                      Phoenix 2015: one shows up at Barrett-Jackson.

                      When it fails to reach $20,000 a sweaty and dissipated-looking Craig Jackson lifts himself out of his chair to interrupt the auctioneer's drone...
                      "This is a fantastic buy...it's worth a lot more than that."

                      Talk about "must see TV'.
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                      • #12
                        I don't think Chevettes were too bad. My first girlfriend had one, so I have some good memories of them! Just the nature of that kind of car meant they were used to death and not usually taken well care of after a few years. I suppose that's why their survival rate almost anywhere is so low. I've seen a couple in Oregon in the last year or so, and they were not in exceptional shape.
                        "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                        • #13
                          That's funny -- I was thinking the other day it's been forever since I've seen an old Chevy Luv on the road. They were everywhere back when Chevettes were common...
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                          1950 Commander Starlight Coupe
                          Regal Deluxe Trim
                          Automatic transmission
                          46k original miles, 4th Owner

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                          • #14
                            Lets don't forget the other Chevy built around the same time as the Chevettes, the Citation was a real flop. I know because I bought one brand new and took it back one week later and traded for a Monte Carlo.

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                            • #15
                              The Citations were a blot on the landscape from day one. I'm soooo glad I don't see them anymore. Lets hope there's only one left and it's in a warehouse under a tarp somewhere dark.
                              "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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