After dropping out of his presidential campaign, former Texas Governor Rick Perry has decided to go for a road trip in his 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. According to this Mashable article, on Sunday morning, Perry started on his journey from California to Texas, along with his pal Tommy Orr, a fellow Texas A&M alumnus. Earlier this year, Perry had told the Round Top Register that his dream car is a “1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport. 396.”
Seems like he’s having fun, and that’s exactly what his spokesman told the press, that the road trip “is just for fun…” We bet it’s a good time, that piece of old-school muscle looks to be in great shape. We wonder if there are any goodies under the hood, or if the stock 240 horsepower rated 396-cubic-inch V8 engine is still sitting there at stock specs.
Say what you will about his political career. Like Vice President Joe Biden, the Perry’s got solid taste in American muscle.