1977 Chevy Chevette Time Capsule Up For Grabs17
A ridiculously well-kept 1977 Chevy Chevette was recently listed for sale via Bring-A-Trailer, presenting a rather rare opportunity to own a mint condition version of the hugely popular 1970s commuter car.
While the Chevy Chevette is not rare by any stretch (GM sold roughly 2.8 million examples of the efficient family runabout) it’s certainly uncommon to see one in this condition and even more unusual to see one with less than 1,000 miles on the odometer. This is a true time capsule that appears just as it would have on the Chevy dealer showroom floor in 1976 or 1977 and would therefore make an interesting conversation piece for a passionate Chevy retailer or private collector.
It’s not clear why or how this vehicle stayed in such pristine condition, although it seems likely that it was in the hands of a dealer, collector or just a dedicated private owner. The selling dealership, located in Michigan, acquired the vehicle in 2021 and is offering it for sale with a clean Michigan title. The car features a dealership decal from Herron Chevrolet Oldsmobile, a GM dealer located in the tiny town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, so it seems as though it was either sold or serviced at this Canadian dealer.
This Chevette was sold new with a silver exterior and a red plaid interior and a decent amount of options including 13-inch wheel covers, a push-button radio, a heater/defroster, a three-speed automatic transmission and chrome bumpers. The listing indicates it also underwent a complete service after being pulled out of storage two years ago, which included the installation of a new heater core and fuel tank as well as the replacement of all four tires.
Check out the listing at this link for more information and photos on this 1977 Chevy Chevette survivor. Bidding ends four days after the time of publication, and as of this writing, the current bid for this time capsule is $7,500.
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Not a “time” I’d want to re-live.
This is certainly pretty cool to see, but that bright red interior… not so much.
And just the thought of cramming myself into one of these again doesn’t appeal to me.
This is awesome 👍… Chevy should bring the Chevette name back! We need cars like this again… Fuel efficient, simple design, and will basically run for a long time.
I agree. The simplicity, size and reliability of the Chevette is what GM needs today. Mine went 350k.
Isn’t that what the Spark is supposed to be?
I sure miss my 87 Chevette. Bought it new and ran it until 2014 when inner fenders rusted too much for inspection pass. Engine still ran great at 214,000 miles. Added 14″ wheels/tires, catback exhaust with very small glasspack and a homebuilt functional ram air. Had TONS of fun with it!
Good Car, we went several times with Claudia, Mother, daughter of killed Broadcaste in a Chevette Hatch like this in Ceará… nearby farm
They’re paying $7500 to someone to take it?
My first car was a 1976 Chevette that was a leftover that I bought in 1977. Color was Buckskin. It was a good little car. Four speed manual transmission that I took my driver’s test on. Didn’t have any problems with it. Bought it for about $3,500.
Beautiful. Declared to be stronger than an anvil, in terms of durability, by the late Sam Kinison (a paraphrase). Someone is going to end up with a cute little practical curiosity.
Is Chevette bigger than Spark? Had a 1980 tan 2-door. Great run about and hatch was great.
The Chevy Sonic 4 dr hatch is the same length as a 4 dr Chevette. Sonic is wider.
Had a 1980 Chevette, was a great car, the hatchback was fantastic, and I had no issues other than the driver’s side, the door window exploded three times!
I owned one for about two years ,It was a terrible little car ,the heat from the engine , came in the car and not enough power to get out of it way ! I would not give $50 dollars for one !
My son owned a 77 He run the piss out of it and it kept right on going. Tough car
Unfortunately, had a ’79 four door lime green in high school. Dad made me get the dog-slow automatic in case Mom ever had to drive it which, of course, she never did. Only good things were 25 MPG and drifting on snow & ice. Sad times.