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1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Another image from the car show in town this past July.

The meticulous restoration of these beauties took my breath away!
I was a student at the University of Michigan in 1965.  Where were you?

1965 Chevrolet Chevelle

Another image from the car show in town this past July.

The meticulous restoration of these beauties took my breath away!
I was a student at the University of Michigan in 1965.  Where were you?

comments (54)

Fine detail indeed Ginnie, nice and sharp as well.

In 1965 I had just left school to work for Post Office Telephones as an apprentice, signed the Official Secrets Act and got to learn no real secrets.
Ginnie Hart: I always like to see something well preserved like this, Les, and then try to remember what I was doing when it was made. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2009, 01:16
Key, please...I feel I am ready to take this one for a spin!

Great shot, Ginnie, and really captures the beauty that's all gone from this part of modern cars.
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, Ray, weren't they! Sigh. Thanks.
My father had a 1965 Chevy Bel Air. I remember these huge steering wheels and the chrome dash board. And who can forget the manual push button radio. Fabulous image Ginnie, brings up past memories. I was in High School in 1965, in Newport, R.I.
Ginnie Hart: Many of us were from around that same time, John. It's fun to go back and remember those days! Thanks.
Classic! Stunning composition.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland. These cars really were classics, weren't they!
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 9 Sep 2009, 03:33
I was born in May of this year, Ginnie... I make myself happy that you have enjoyed these beauties in those times smile
Ginnie Hart: May what, Julian? I'm trying to find out if maybe you're a Gemini (as am I but with a June birthday)?? smile I wouldn't say I'm a car fanatic like some people I know but for a woman, maybe I am. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 9 Sep 2009, 03:48
Lets see 1965, l was mastering walking without falling over...hang on l still am tongue
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I love it, Tony. Thanks for the smile.
wow, what a beauty!! great shot!! and yes i have stopped working on my site for the moment lol
Ginnie Hart: It's funny how something so simple and "ordinary" like this can actually be beautiful, Elaine. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Sep 2009, 05:30
tongue Where were you............you ask, we did not even OWN a car, it was in 1968 when I was 12 that we got a car, on a Wednesday, I still remember that day, an Opel Cadet. brand new.

This picture of you do bring back great memories when I was in the USA (1975) I drove a car I could have taken the whole street for a spin....maybe 4 people in the front.
Wonderful composition, it shows this car is in great condition too, but than we all know that men take better care of their car than their wife gringrin (........erm......sometimes that is.....I hope I do not hit a sore spot with anybody wink )
Ginnie Hart: Don't you just love how you can remember some things like that, MLMA. And you even remember the day of the week. That's amazing to me. I think you have a much better rememberer than I do! smile But some things I will never forget! Dat weet jij! I know 2 women who will take very good care of their car! Ontzettend bedankt.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 05:34
Wow, what a classic. I remember steering wheels like thatsmile
Ginnie Hart: Remember the steering wheels that had little knobs on them for turning the wheel? Those were so cool. grin Thanks, Sherri.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 05:47
Great image showing off this classic beauty! Would that we aged so well...
Ginnie Hart: Maybe we DO age this well, Martie. smile I'd like to think so. I'm guessing it all costs about the same. grin
  • SAVO
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Sep 2009, 06:36
This would work well as a poster advert 10/10 smile
Ginnie Hart: Now you're talking, SAVO. Maybe I could give you a commission?? smile
tu es souvent dans les voitures ces temps-ci. est-ce que cela veut dire qu'un achat va se faire bientôt?
Ginnie Hart: HA! First there were old trucks at my house when our dead trees were being cut down; then there was a car show in town of these old beauties; next I'll show cars from the NASCAR race I just went to. HA! Cars must be on my mind. Soon I will move to the Netherlands and will need to sell my car, yes, and will buy a new one there. So I guess you could say cars are really on my mind these day, O-P. smile Merci.
  • Tracy
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2009, 07:36
Tony and I must be the same age as I would have been doing the same!!tongue
This is a wonderful shot Musketeer, were are you taking us on this journey??smile
Ginnie Hart: Tracy, I know you are NOT from Germany!! grin I do guess cars are on my mind these days. Has Astrid shown you the one we are planning to buy? If not, I can show you. You'll love it. Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2009, 07:49
I can only say: WOW! These Oldtimers (Ginnie, we might be fine oldtimers, too!) are really fascinating, and I see you have the eye and the knowledge to appreciate and to celebrate them by photographing their calssic beauty! (I was a student at the University of Göttingen in 1965)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, we are indeed old-timers...and loving every minute of it! grin Many of us here are around the same age, which makes such things as this car so fun. Ontzettend bedankt.
Such a beauty
the colors , my god the colors !
georgous , as always
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Jean-Luc. Merci.
I was doing my GCE O Level exams at school in Exeter. Sad to think that Chevrolets are known here as re-badged Daewoos made in Korea and India.
Ginnie Hart: The funny thing is, Bill, I have not ever owned a USA-made car! It was a no-brainer: until they can make them as good as the Japanese cars, NO WAY. Still, it was fun to see these relics of our past. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Sep 2009, 08:36
I was a student in Bath Ginnie. Lovely picture - but it all looks so dated now!
Ginnie Hart: I can at least picture you in Bath, Chris, from our trip there a couple years ago. I'm guessing many of us are looking dated by now, right? smile Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Melbourne
  • 9 Sep 2009, 08:53
Hi Ginnie, I was 2 (sorry)
Ginnie Hart: You NEVER have to apologize for being 2 back then, Brian. We all had to be 2 at some point in time. grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Sep 2009, 09:55
Gorgeous interior, they are so banal these days. Just starting my senior school and hating every minute of it!
Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing these beauties made some school years more tolerable, Mike! smile
Superb Ginnie.
I was in high school in Tananarive Madagascar.
Ginnie Hart: You sure did get around, Richard, didn't you. smile Merci.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 9 Sep 2009, 11:55
I was in high school lol I admire people who restore things good photo
Ginnie Hart: This is a hobby for some people, like photography is for us, Vintage. But I'm guessing they have to spend a lot more money...especially now that we don't have to develop film!
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 9 Sep 2009, 12:20
whaou, quelle rutilance !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. It sure brought back memories. smile
I'm afraid I wasn't even a flicker in my parent's eye Ginnie!!!
Ginnie Hart: And then you were, Bernie...at exactly the right time! smile I love it.
1965...I was my first year in business then Ginnie. Worked for myself ever since.
This is a fabulous shot of a restored old timer. Brilliant.
Ginnie Hart: I bet you have quite a story to tell, Ron, about your life! Many of us are around the same age and would have lots of stories to tell if we all got together. smile Thanks.
I was messing around at the Bath technical college.
Ginnie Hart: Do you and Chris go that far back, Chad??? WOW. Now THAT would be a story! smile
I was not even born in 1965. I am not a big fan of old car, but I have to say that they were a lot more beautifule and styled than the new cars produce today
Ginnie Hart: I guess they had their place back in the day, Christophe. I've never been a fan of the big gas-guzzlers, even when we weren't thinking about gas conservation. Now "more for less" seems to be what it's all about. Thanks for your comment.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 14:14
i wasn't still born.. lol! ;D

looks like this ride has been well cared for.. i wonder how it feels to drive one.. hmm.. smile

great capture! grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! A figment of the imagination. Planned before the foundation of the world. I love it. Thanks, Rian.
smile In 1965 I carved "The Beetles" on the student desk with my pocket knife for which I was taken to the elementary school principal's office. The pricipal gave me a lecture about why it is important to take good care of the government property, and at the end told me that my spelling sucked. smile
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Viktor. Please don't tell me that was here in the States. grin Speaking of which, it's funny how The Beetles are now in the entertainment news every night these days!
In 1965 I turned 21 and went to work in my first of several jobs in London. And about that time I had a car with a column gear change, or shift as you call them over there. Happy times.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Gear shift. And it usually was only 3 gears plus reverse. Now we like to rev it up with 5 gears on the console! grin Happy times indeed, Brian.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Sep 2009, 16:26
Love the retro dash - beautiful piece of equipment. I had just started secondary school in 1965 so wasn't into cars at all. We had an old Ford Anglia which I crashed soon after I learnt to drive!
Ginnie Hart: That Ford Anglia was a new car for me, Ingrid, and is one I'll show next week. Hope it doesn't bring back bad memories. grin Thanks.
Ahha.. they don't make them like that any more.. thank goodness! I see that the rev counter was an extra.
Ginnie Hart: Do you remember the knobs they put on steering wheels, Alan, for super cool, one-hand steering? I haven't seen one of those in a long time. But yes, it's probably good our cars don't look like this any more. Thanks.
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2009, 17:30
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mariana.
Your composition and PP, compliments the retro look. But, thank the good Lord for power steering tongue

I came out kicking and screaming with my twin sister in Aug (Leo) of 65 tongue tongue
Ginnie Hart: Thank God, indeed, Fotografa. Do you remember those little knobs some would put on their steering wheels...to look real cool? Do you remember if that was before power steering?? I never had or used one but they always looked so cool. Don't remember seeing one in a long time!

So you're a twin! I should have known you were special. smile
September 1965 .. I was just about 19 and starting Uni' and couldn't believe how many lovely women there were. Didn't have a car until 1969 Managed to survive those college years without getting into debt. How times have changed.

Ginnie Hart: Times have definitely changed, Richard! When I was at Michigan there was a book published that was full of the photos of gorgeous women who were students there at the time. The book was called "And the Tenth One Goes to Michigan." There was a saying at the time that out of every 10 women, 9 are beautiful and the tenth one goes to Michigan. smile Man! I haven't thought of that since the 60s! Thanks for the memory. smile
nice framing
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pix.
Great shot- Ginnie--you got nice and close.

In 1965 I was in the midst of my studies at Fred A. Olds Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina. I majored in Distracted Reasoning and Hating Girls. smile
Ginnie Hart: You tickle me to death, Larry. I bet you graduated with honors. grin Thanks.
NIce crop, I like the way you have included the pedals

1965...I don't think I even was a blink in my fathers eye... wink
Ginnie Hart: I guess that WAS a long tome ago, Aksel. grin Thanks for stopping by again.
That's a blast from the past.

In 1965 I was in grade school....

Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: A blast from the past. I like that, Dawn. smile Thanks.
  • jude iron maiden
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Sep 2009, 22:39
everything seems enhanced when inside a car
Ginnie Hart: Somehow that sounds like the voice of experience, JIM! grin Thank you kindly for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.
Very nice details and post processing.

In 1965 my parents had just met each other smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pernilla. If your parents had just met each other, I'm guessing you weren't very long after! smile You may be around the age of my 2 children, born in 1972 and 1975?!
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2009, 01:46
What a beauty.

august of 1965, i was born (yay!!!!)
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Maria. That was clearly a very good year! smile
You've got a great eye. This makes me feel like I'm sitting right there in the car.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Heather. It was a hot day and all the windows were open on these cars. I was able to stick my head inside and take the picture. How fun!
  • rhys
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Sep 2009, 06:39
This is a great shot, worldclass.
ps- I dont think I was even a twinkle in my dads eye in 1965!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Rhys. We're quite a motley crew. Thank you. I love thinking about when all of us were born over the years. grin
I was in the secondary school at Lisse. In the third form. i was having my first glasses in that year and I could suddenly see a lot of details in the world.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't it amazing what happens when you can SEE, Wim. smile Thank God YOU can see, for all your exacting work. Thank God I can see the exacting work you do!
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 10 Sep 2009, 09:49
Truly beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Frida!
Buena foto, que bonito verlo por dentro. buen contraste de colores
Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, MA. As I told Heather, it was a hot day and all the windows were open on these cars. I was able to stick my head inside and take the picture. How fun!
  • david
  • Coumbus, Ohio
  • 10 Sep 2009, 14:19
just oozes class...why don't they make them like that these days?
Ginnie Hart: I have no clue, David! Would we still buy them??
Beautiful work Gennie! I can just imagine how much fun it is to be behind that classic.
Ginnie Hart: I was glad the windows were down so that i could pop my head in and out, Brian! Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2009, 10:15
amazing closeup Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: We're kinda on the same page right now, Klaus. grin Danke.
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 11 Sep 2009, 17:41
Looks like it still is in great shape! Very cool car and photo.
Ginnie Hart: All the cars were in great shape, Andy. A car-lover's heaven! smile Thanks.
  • Roni G
  • Israel
  • 12 Sep 2009, 08:17
Beautiful photograph.
In 1965, I was a 8 years old. Lived in Tel Aviv.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Then you would have been a passenger in this car, Roni. grin Thanks.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 12 Sep 2009, 20:37
joli rendu graphique.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. Merci.
Look at that varnish work!

Hmmmm... 1965. I was in Kansas City, working for a bit before going back to college. Part of that time my dad let me use his 1964 royal blue Mustang with white leather interior... the first model.

Did I go down to the Plaza? Yep. Did the guys want to be "friends"? Yep. Did any of them ever drive that car? Nope. ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You of all people would notice the varnish work, Linda! Good for you. smile On Friday I have a Mustang image and remember how that car stood out for me amongst all the others when I was a student at Michigan in the 60s. I can just imagine how proud you must have been of yours!
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 2 Oct 2009, 14:21
now this is my kind of car smile what a beauty. sometimes out here we see some really really old cars. there is one here - an ancient convertible Peugeot...one of our workshop staff drives it. he calls it 'mama quickly' and it's painted purple smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I love it, Eliza. Thanks for sharing that.

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