1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Straight 6 250 from North America
Simple, reliable, my first love
Lower rad hose split
Poor compression - valve adjustment
This was my first car and my first love. I have to admit, for a car that was 20 years old, this car did me very well. The gutless 250 never left me stranded and that solid two speed tranny was never an issue. I replaced the head gasket once because of some compression problems, only to find that it only needed a valve adjustment. Regular maintenance wasn't much other than plug/oil changes and attention to the points in the ingnition. I drove over 30k a year with this car through Canadian winters and it never left me stranded. The only problem I had was I now have a stronger right leg, because the four wheel drum manual brakes kept it in good muscle shape. It's too bad our salty Canadian roads ate the frame out of it because I'd kill to have this car back and drop a big block in it. Dreaming...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2004
7th Nov 2004, 11:01
My best car was a 72 Malibu that I had for over 18 years and finally donated it to Jesuit High School for their auction. It had over 230K on it and was still going strong!
Ther interior was perfect. The original 350 Turbo was original and worked fine. It always started and never left me stranded...