New for 1964 was the Chevelle. Initially, the intention was for the Chevelle to go head-to-head with the Ford Fairlane. Two-door hardtop coupes, and convertibles, four-door sedans, and four-door station wagons were offered throughout the entire run. Six-cylinder and V-8 engines were offered on all models. Originally thought to be an upsized model of the Chevy II, GM’s “senior compact” A-platform Chevelle used a body-on-frame construction, using a suspension similar to its full-sized cars, with a four-link rear suspension.
Regardless of what Chevrolet you were driving, you were the envy of others that parked next to you in the drive in, as you watched It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Article courtesy of Chevy hardcore, written by Randy Bolig.