The Chevelle:Greatness in Simplicity

by Admin on May 27, 2011

Greatness is perpetual. A great concept flourishes and endures the test of time. Complacency, however, is the cancer of everything that’s great. It infects every healthy creative impulse of humanity. An exceptional idea never translates into fruition when complacency comes into play. It’s the universal truth that dictates every single creative endeavor in this world.

The car manufacturing business is experiencing an artistic and sales stagnation never seen by previous generations. Its condition is a stark illustration of a complacent-induced regression. It has become a victim of its success; where quantity supersedes quality. Gone are the days when people wait in baited breath for a new car model to be unveiled, for the companies to take pride in their creations, and for young boys to declare their masculinity through their cars. Now, it’s all about the elements of profits masked in the agenda of efficiency and environmental security. The companies may have forgotten the most important element; the human element, when men cling to their cars for validity and acceptance.

The Chevelles are the best statement cars. They are greatness in every sense of the word. The 1966 Chevelle was, is, and will always be the car for the average Joes. Its forthright design simplified its handling and all the while amplified its efficiency. It doesn’t feel like a muscle car but rather an instrument to its maestro. The sound of its 396 engine is music to the ears of every man who hears it. Its steering wheel handles like a conductor’s baton, steering seamlessly with the driver’s instincts. Then there’s the 1967 Chevelle. It’s everything you need in a muscle car and then some. Evidently a toned down version of the 1966 model in terms of body type, it prides itself with a more powerful engine and supplementary safety features. It looks less imposing but still operates and howls like a badass muscle car.; truly a machine ahead of its time.

The timeless appeal of Chevelles is due to its ingenuity and simplicity. More often than not, quality is marred by the complexities of modern day advancements. Not in the case with the 1966 and 1967 Chevelles. These cars are the ultimate proof that great designs are ethereal. Good is the enemy of great. This old adage rings true to every undertaking. Even in car designing and production.

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