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    Not only has this 1979 Chevette survived in original condition...

    ...it's also unbelievably accumulated just 1,745 miles!

    Hemmings blog posted an article about a surviving 1979 Chevette who doesn't have lots of mileage. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/202...ust-1745-miles

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    Re: Not only has this 1979 Chevette survived in original condition...

    In a way I'm more interested in this than I am in typical collectors cars (sporty or high end cars). This is a piece of history that is never preserved - what a regular person drives - it personifies the 70's/early 80's better than collectible vehicles.

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    This is screaming for an ls swap and not no big dumb 6.2 either...Gimme a little pesty 4.8.

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    My wife to be had a 4sp Chevette when we met. I was impressed that she could drive a stick, but the Chevette was an awful handling car. When we got married I put new tires on it and we gave it to her sister.

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    After going through the photo gallery, I have this to say: My how times have changed. For the better too, all that bare metal inside.

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    Re: Not only has this 1979 Chevette survived in original condition...

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    In a way I'm more interested in this than I am in typical collectors cars (sporty or high end cars). This is a piece of history that is never preserved - what a regular person drives - it personifies the 70's/early 80's better than collectible vehicles.
    I agree and have been saying something similar to this for years. Friends in the car collecting hobby have always looked at me funny for saying that I like seeing these preserved "common" driver cars.

    Now, there is actually a small surge in prices for cars like this in the hobby over the past two years or so. I've really noticed it on common cars from the 1960's through the 1980's, especially for middle of the road brands like Oldsmobile and Mercury.

    I've also seen some economy cars like this Chevette, along with other Chevrolets, AMC Hornets & Gremlins, and some Plymouth and Dodge models, really spike in "clicks" or inquiries over the past year alone. There's something about these spartan, no frills models that have gotten people's attention lately.
    It may just be the simplicity of their design, or it may be people wanting to buy a version of their first car. Even nice ones are relatively cheap compared with the traditional "collectible" cars from the same era. That alone may be a reason for the spike in attention: You get plenty of looks and questions at the car show, without the great expense that buying/owning a muscle car demands.

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