My Classic Car: 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier


From all of us at The Journal, we want you a contented Father’s Day. Immediately’s reader story is from a father who purchased a automobile to show his youngsters to drive and ended up getting far more out of it! Do you may have a traditional automobile with a narrative to share? Go to this hyperlink and fill within the info to submit your story for an opportunity to be featured on the Journal.

I purchased this 1984 Chevrolet Cavalier from my brother-in-law to show my youngsters easy methods to drive. It was an insurance coverage adjuster car and solely 32,000 miles on it. I instructed my daughter if she realized easy methods to shift (because it had a four-speed) she may drive it to high school. We lived on a farm, so I took her out on a hay discipline and confirmed her the fundamentals on shifting. After our fast lesson, I instructed her if she drove again to deal with, she may drive to high school the subsequent day.

A number of hours later, she got here driving it up the lane. She drove it for 2 years forwards and backwards, and ultimately took her youthful brother along with her. When he was sufficiently old to drive, she taught him to drive the automobile. The following two years he drove the automobile whereas his sister went to school.

After commencement, I put the automobile within the storage and it set for a number of years. Then I purchased a 1957 Chevrolet 210 with no motor or transmission. I began a whole off-frame restoration. As anybody can let you know, doing an off-frame restoration is dear and time consuming.

The restored 210

Whereas doing the restoration, my spouse and I began to drive the Cavalier to traditional automobile exhibits in our state and close by. We get such a rush as folks come up and say, “Is that this a Cavalier?” They can’t consider how nice it seems to be.

We’ve received awards with it, and as many automobile exhibits as we’ve been to we haven’t seen one other Cavalier like ours. It isn’t invaluable, nevertheless it brings quite a lot of smiles and reminiscences.
Sure, we’re proud homeowners of a traditional automobile nobody wished.

Jim H., Ohio

A bonus picture of the restored 210 additionally successful awards. Congrats, Jim!


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