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Steve
05-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Today I saw a Chevy Chevette (moving under its own power, yet) and a Dodge Omni. Nice to see older cars in regular use.

rlwhitetr3b
05-05-2010, 10:20 PM
A chevette is a car? :jester:

Gliderman8
05-06-2010, 02:24 PM
A chevette is a car? :jester:

More like an "all weather" go-kart :thumbsup:

TOC
05-06-2010, 03:57 PM
A pair becomes roller skaes for The Jolly Green Giant.

aeronca65t
05-06-2010, 07:15 PM
Acually, a Chevette was partly developed by Vauxhall, and has a fair amount of British heritage.

In the UK, they made a car called the Vauxhall Chevette.

And the Omni was partly a Simca design. Early Omnis has VW engines. Later they came with the regular Chrysler "four" which had a cylinder head designed by FIAT.
Lots of cross-pollination in cars. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

JPSmit
05-06-2010, 08:15 PM
Lots of cross-pollination in cars. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

tragically some are still weeds

JPSmit
05-07-2010, 06:10 AM
so, yesterday I'm driving into town to pick up a friend at about 10 pm and see come on the highway, and eventually get passed by a bone stock Mustang II. What made it interesting though was that right behind him was a very loud but really pretty cafe racer that someone had made, and behind that was a bike right out of speed racer - neon illuminated wheels and chassis. - they all seemed to be together, cool but curious.

PATR8
05-07-2010, 09:01 PM
a co-worker recently got divorced and his ex requested the judge order him to buy her a 4 door car that would get better milage than her current blazer. He found a Chevette with 38,000 mile (can we call a chevette mint condition?).

Needless to say she decided to keep the blazer and the judge said he met her orders.

There was a game at work that when you see a chevette or Omni you were to take a pic and send it to the other workers and end of the week it is a beer for the top taker

Any one remember the Dodge Omni GLH? I remember in high school one embarrasing my friend and I in his mom's camaro berlinette

aeronca65t
05-07-2010, 09:11 PM
Needless to say she decided to keep the blazer and the judge said he met her orders.



I've driven a Blazer and I've driven a Chevette.

I'd have taken the Chevette.

Steve
05-07-2010, 10:36 PM
In the UK we had the Chevette HS and HSR. 2.3 litre twin cam and 5-speed Getrag transmission. Went like sugar off a shiny shovel and even the bod-standard Chevettes were more attractively styled than the US versions. Mind you, so were European Escorts.

rlwhitetr3b
05-08-2010, 06:46 AM
I remember the GLH. As I remember the letters stood for Goes Like H*ll.

AngliaGT
05-14-2010, 05:05 PM
Don't forget the GHLS - S= Shelby.
FAST cars,but still a Chrysler.

- Doug