This 1969 Chevelle is bound to attract a lot of potential suitors thanks to its awesome combination of handsome OEM good looks, a big block under the hood, and a 4-speed manual transmission that makes it a blast out on the open road. Finished in what appears to be Garnet Red in place of the original Fathom Green, this Chevelle certainly looks the part of one of the era''s most potent street cars. The body and paint were restored a few years ago, and it''s clear that someone has taken exceptional care of the car ever since. Sure, it''s been driven, because no man can resist the siren song of a big block and a manual transmission, but it has also been carefully washed and waxed, leaving a beautiful, smooth finish. There were no deviations from stock during the rebuild, which means the original flat hood remains instead of a ubiquitous cowl induction piece and they somehow resisted the urge to paint on a set of SS stripes, but I like the clean look a lot. There is, however, a correct black vinyl top that''s in great shape with no surprises hiding underneath, and all the chrome has been polished up so it glitters nicely. It isn''t until you see it in person that you get a full appreciation for how nice this car really is. Inside it''s the same story. Like the bodywork, the seats were upgraded from a frumpy green fabric bench to the black buckets it shows today. The black buckets were recovered when the car was repainted, and show very little wear. A three-spoke steering wheel is original equipment and in surprisingly good shape, and the gauges appear to be the originals, which are just now starting to show their age. Fortunately, there''s an auxiliary oil pressure gauge under the dash to help out and a Hurst shifter atop the 4-speed gearbox. Like many performance-oriented machines, there is no radio, but that only means that it''s ready for anything you can imagine, from a stock AM buzzbox to a state-of-the-art entertainment system that will draw a crowd at shows. The trunk is clean, so you''ll have no worries about this car when you take it home. The engine is a thumping 454 cubic inch big block that has been nicely dressed in a proper coat of Chevy Orange. Custom embossed chrome valve covers and a trick high-flow air filter give it a flashy look, and the Edelbrock intake and Holley double-pumper ensure that it runs even better than it looks. Long-tube headers feed a new dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. With seemingly endless reserves of big block torque, this Chevelle is a blast to drive, and there''s something special about running your vintage muscle car through the gears of a period 4-speed gearbox that makes it so special. The chassis is fairly original, which is a good thing because there are no signs of rust here, either, although it has been undercoated from new which surely explains it. Classic 15-inch Torque Thrusts now wear fat 235/60/15 BFG radials that stuff the wheel wells perfectly. This ''69 Chevelle represents the rare opportunity to own a vintage muscle car you can drive without worries. Fast and fun, it''s ready to rock today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.