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Username Post: Heavy Chevy        (Topic#301789)
nstlga 
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08-28-13 02:51 PM - Post#2376725    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWyvRsJXwxY

I had one like this. Wish I had it now. My color was Burnt Orange. Was a dead ringer for the Sierra Gold on my '57.

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rcr3 
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08-29-13 04:34 AM - Post#2376909    
    In response to nstlga

I also had a new '71 Heavy Chevy,also burnt orange.Ordered it with 4 speed,posi etc.Only car I sold that I wish I had back.

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elcamino 
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09-01-13 05:33 AM - Post#2377899    
    In response to rcr3

Every dealer must have had an orange HC as I can recall the Chevy dealer here having an orange convertible and blue hardtop on the lot at same time. Both were low optioned 307's. I looked at them, had a 70 SS454 Chevelle at the time and 9 mpg was killing me.

A friend bought the blue '71 HC and as I recall he drove it for a looooooooooooooooong time and I can't recall when he got rid of it but I know it was darn near junk the last I can recall seeing him driving it.


Mike
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Richard Martin 
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09-01-13 06:41 AM - Post#2377915    
    In response to nstlga

http://assets.hemmings.com/story_image/393111-10 00...

http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/chevy/ch72ve l/bil...

The SS option wasn't available with the base 307 V8 as printed in the brochure.
http://chevellestuff.net/1972/72ss.htm

Richard



 
nstlga 
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09-01-13 08:41 AM - Post#2377948    
    In response to elcamino

Don't believe there were ever any Heavy Chevy convertibles. It was an option package on the base Chevelle coupe only, non Malibu.

The Burnt Orange name for the color was kind of misleading. It is really a copper color to the eye. Much like the Sierra Gold of the 50's. When I built a model of my HC out of a promo car, I threw away the Burnt Orange I had mixed by a paint company and used a Sierra Gold spray can. Came out perfect.

He who dies with the most toys doesn't necessarily win, but had more fun getting to the finish line.


 
Richard Martin 
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09-01-13 10:00 AM - Post#2377960    
    In response to nstlga

The Heavy Chevy option, RPO YF3 @ $142.20 retail, was only available on the Chevelle model 13437 which is a base Chevelle V8 Sport Coupe.

info from my 1971 dealer order book and price guide dated 3-1-71

other info:
The F-41 suspension option @ $30.55 was not available unless the LS3 400 engine was also ordered.

Triva:
There was no "Malibu 400" package, series or whatever that some Chevelle fans, websites and magazine articles claim. The LS3 400 big block was simply an engine option as was the 350 engines.

http://ls3registry.macswebs.com/tech/trivia.htm

Richard



 
elcamino 
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09-01-13 02:23 PM - Post#2378020    
    In response to nstlga

Must be a Malibu ragtop I recall. There were no convertibles in the chevelle series, just the Malibu.


There were 15 different colors available.

Note - There was a classic copper and burnt orange.



Mike
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olecarmike 
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01-01-14 11:12 AM - Post#2412452    
    In response to elcamino

My first car was a 72 Heavy Chevy. It was a very dark brown, looked black at night with white HC stripes. I didn't see a dark brown color on the list. It had a saginaw 4 speed.



 
Richard Martin 
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01-01-14 01:11 PM - Post#2412489    
    In response to olecarmike

  • olecarmike Said:
My first car was a 72 Heavy Chevy. It was a very dark brown, looked black at night with white HC stripes. I didn't see a dark brown color on the list. It had a saginaw 4 speed.



"I didn't see a dark brown color on the list."

Midnight Bronze (paint code 68) 1972 Chevelle.
http://macswebs.com/ls5registry/gallery/i mages/197...

Richard




 
olecarmike 
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04-24-22 11:44 AM - Post#2840257    
    In response to Richard Martin

That’s it Midnight Bronze with a white heavy Chevy stripes. Loved the car but sold it in mid 80s I now own 72 placer gold chevelle.



 
elcamino 
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04-24-22 09:06 PM - Post#2840274    
    In response to olecarmike

Midnight bronze.


My car bought as a demo in Grand Rapids (Berger)....another one I wish I had kept along with the demo 1966 Impala SS396, new 1970 Chevelle SS454 (LS5), used and abused 1966 GTO I found with a blown engine in the late 1970's for $100 ($350 today). The good ole days.

Mike
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2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS
2017 John Deere X738 Snow Blower


 


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