By on February 18, 2014

10 - 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air Down On the Junkyard - Picture courtesy of Murilee MartinAs most of you know, I have some history with the 1965 full-sized Chevrolet. Back in 1990, when I bought mine, these cars were still very common in high-turnover wrecking yards; this was the result of high production (in fact, more 1965 full-sized Chevrolets were built than any other single year/model of American car in history) and low scrap value. Today, however, shredders that turn scrap cars into quick cash (I recommend this book to anyone curious about the recent technological advances in the scrap-metal field) mean that beat-up old Detroit heaps that aren’t worth restoring get funneled right into The Crusher‘s voracious maw. I find the occasional 60s full-size Chevy in wrecking yards these days, but 25 years ago they were as common as are Chrysler LHs today. That makes today’s find, a rust-and-Bondo-nightmare ’65 Bel Air coupe, even more special. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • ajla: Having driven the Mazda6 turbo I would consider its power “adequate” not “performance”....
  • Flybrian: I remember the first 500L I bought – a ’14 POP w/40k miles. I went out to the lane, got it,...
  • Old_WRX: Growing up my family had a station wagon (’49 Dodge), some sort of sedan and a ’39 Greyhound bus...
  • ajla: I bought a .38 revolver and .357 lever gun last year and from the way some people reacted you would have...
  • Art Vandelay: Honestly there is very little in the way of good stereo equipment built today outside of super high end...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Matthew Guy
  • Timothy Cain
  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Chris Tonn
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber