29th Dec 2010, 18:48
Hi, just got a 4 door 300 with a 283 and love it! I'm also looking for 2 door, 6 cyl OK. Dennis 516 551 3070.
10th Jun 2013, 18:38
WOW, I'm so excited. I just bought a '66 Chevelle 300 Deluxe off eBay a few days ago. It's a 4 door, 6 cylinder and automatic. The car is freak'n sweeet... I know she's not a super sport, but this car is cherry, man. I'm an old biker dude and ride a Harley Super Glide, so this cage is right down my alley. She's got 84,000 actual miles, and the car looks almost new.
11th Jun 2013, 09:20
You race a 4 door at the track with 4 people inside? I don't mean to pick on you, but where's the mindset dropping all the powertrain money in one? I have a friend with a 300 2 door. He wanted a nice sleeper. It has a 427 4 speed residing under the hood. Plainest car ever, gold with the stock hubcaps. No power brakes, no power steering, heater delete. I love that car. Stock look. The telltale difference is hearing that engine and the capped headers visible from the sides.
I own a 70 Chevelle SS 396 4 speed with factory air. It was built in Van Nuys, and spent most of its life on the west coast. It is now an east coast car. I have learned to buy desirable models and convertibles. If you like a 4 door for cruising, they can be fun.
I came close once to buying a nice 55 4 door once. I decided to wait. I bought a 64 Impala SS 4 speed convertible that needed restoration. The body style with convertible and factory 4 speed meant it would not exceed restoration and time.
If you are young and on a tight budget, a 4 door is a start. But I feel it's better to wait a few years and save for the better body. Putting in an expensive crate motor can bite you financially in the end.
13th Jun 2013, 12:39
Four door classics are grossly underrated in general. I own a 4 door 55' Ford myself. The 2 door variant of it would be something like $12-$15,000. Mine was only $1,800. Why? Because it's four doors. Big deal. It still gets just as many thumbs-up, waves, and smiles as the same model in a two door version. So in my opinion, paying sometimes 3 and 4 times as much just to have 2 doors is sort of a waste of money. Then again, that means for those of us who don't care about the number of doors get more selection and cheaper prices.
14th Jun 2013, 14:26
In time, the ones that bought the Super Sports, especially 4 speeds, make much more money. But true, you can likely break even and get the 1000 or 2 back. My comment is the guy that puts a new crate or Stroker in one. Then the body and paint. They're quickly underwater.
Chevelles are very hot right now, especially the 70 and 67 2 door. I do not feel I am driving idle money around, as numerous profitable flips have achieved this. Buying today, you have to be careful on condition, restoration and desirability.
I love having a true big block original with 4 speed and air. It's a privilege, and I get to care for it for a while. The temptation becomes great to sell a nicely restored example and repeat the cycle again. There are plenty of buyers in the higher segment, no matter what the economy is like.