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Chevelle, 1964-1972 (Muscle Car Color History) Paperback – December 5, 1993


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Product Details

  • Series: Muscle Car Color History
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (December 5, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879387610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879387617
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #758,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mike Mueller (Arlington, Texas) has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois’ journalism program, Mueller held staff positions from 1987 to 1991 with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written/photographed more than 25 automotive history (including pickup trucks) books and contributed photography to at least that many more. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks’ The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Dodge & Plymouth Muscle, and The Complete Book of Mustang. He also has photographed dozens of car/truck calendars and contributed more than 1,000 articles to magazines like Car Craft, AutoWeek, Street Rodder, Motor Trend's Truck Trend, Car Collector, Baseball Digest, and American History Illustrated. His photos have appeared in LIFE, Forbes, Esquire, Automobile, Popular Hot Rodding, and countless other publications.

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Mike Mueller is the author of many books, including The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Mustang: Every Model Since 1964, and The Complete Book of Corvette: Every Model Since 1953, all published by Motorbooks.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 1999
Format: Paperback
It should have been a clear warning when in the preface of the book the author admits to not being much of a Chevelle entusiast. This fact is clearly illustrated throughout the book with poorly researched information and obvious misstatements of facts. The photography is beautiful but many of the cars, especially the 64 and 65 Chevelles pictured have glaring restoration inaccuracies and are quite possibly faked originals. A particularly poor example is the white 65 Malibu SS and white 65 El Camino featured which both have obvious flaws and inaccuracies in their restorations. The authors and publishers have a responsibility to present world class cars in books such as this. Such irresponsible publishing only tends to further confuse the enthusiast world with false and misleading information.
Surely the publisher could have found a more qualified author and the author and publisher could have found some better examples to photograph. Don't get me wrong, many of the featured cars are wonderful examples of the Chevelle world it's just that some are not.
The book is well written (excluding the factual errors) and has great photography, but the research and journalistic and euthusiast integrity are severely lacking.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book has glaring factual inaccuracy when discussing some of the Chevelle models. The book gets quite a bit right, but the errors and poor choice of subject cars to feature for the earlier models is inexcusable.
Nice pictures of (some flawed) cars. The author obviously doesn't know Chevelles that well. He seems to be constantly quoting someone who thinks they do. The author obviously has a poor enough working knowledge of the subject that when he received inaccurate information he had no way of immediately questioning it and so accepted it as accurate. I hope he's not a journalist working for my local newspapers!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1998
Format: Paperback
A beautifully illustrated and extensively researched history the Chevrolet Chevelle. Brilliant color photos show each year's interiors and exterior body designs. Bright Chevy-orange engines shine from early Super Sports, COPO's, Yenko's, and the legendary LS6 454 cubic inch monsters. Mueller integrates magazine performance reports from Hot Rod, Super Stock and Drag Illustrated, Musclecars, and other early auto magazines to show how the Chevelles stack up against other muscle cars.
Quality of materials and production: Excellent
Number of Pages: 128
Size: 9" x 10 1/2"
Total number of pictures: 129
-color pictures: 89
-monochrome: 40
Original General Motors Materials:
-advertisement reprints: 6
-technical diagrams: 8
-photo illustrations: 24
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1; Introduction; Bow-Tie Bloodlines
Chapter 2; 1964, Plugging the Gap
Chapter 3; 1965, From A to Z
Chapter 4; 1966-1967, Big Block of No Block
Chapter 5; 1968-1969, The Long and Short of It
Chapter 6; 1970, Fit To Be Tied Chapter 7; 1971-1972, End of the Road
Charts:
1. Physical Comparison the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe with the 1964 Chevelle Sport Coupe
2. Super Sport Engine Specifications, by option number, cubic inches, horsepower, torque, compression ratio
3. Super Sport Production Figures, by year and engine
Index: 101 references to subjects inside
Tom Wilson is the Team Chevelle website archivist and moderator of the news group alt.autos.chevelle
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