1968  Chevrolet Chevelle Glenn from Kentucky

Glenn served our country during the Vietnam War. When he returned home in 1969, he purchased this matching numbers 1968 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 from his brother who had bought it new. It's Palomino Ivory with a black vinyl top and black interior. Glenn and his wife Joyce have enjoyed the Chevelle throughout the years - taking it on pleasure cruises and to car shows. They started dating in 1970, and were married in 1971. The Chevelle brought both of their two sons home after they were born and was drag-raced in its youth. A mechanic by trade, Glenn removed the original engine, transmission, and rear end before and after racing the Chevelle. Joyce explained that if ever a drop of rain hit the windshield, Glenn would insist they hurry home to get the car back in the garage and detailed.

Sadly in 2013, Glenn passed away, and Joyce chose to honor his memory by nominating his beloved Chevelle for Classic of the Week. The husband and wife team fully restored the vehicle from 2007-2009. He and Joyce always placed 2nd at shows before the restoration, but post-restoration, they won 1st place at the very first show they attended. Glenn was so proud.

Joyce carried Glenn's ashes to the cemetery with their two sons in the Chevelle, celebrating Glenn's life and love for his classic with one last ride. While they didn't plan a memorial service, upon arriving at the cemetery they found it "was full of friends and family saying good-bye to a friend and comrade, with full military honors."

Nominated by Chad in Auto Sales & Service