Book Review

Muscle Car Book: Chevelle SS Restoration Guide

I was on the airplane again and just finished a review of another book; Chevelle SS Restoration Guide by Paul A. Herd and published by Motorbooks. Muscle cars are a hot topic and the Chevelle SS is one of the most popular.


I must say I was disappointed. Chevelles are very popular and available. It is a┬áChevy for Pete’s sakes. Maybe I am getting spoiled but there should be a wealth of information out there on these cars. If it was one of the lesser know or available cars I could excuse some errors and photos but not on a Chevy.

In the author’s defense this book was first published over 15 years ago and a lot has changed in the hobby since 1992.

Not all is bad. If you are restoring an SS you will likely find the book useful. It is crammed full of parts numbers and some history and descriptions.

For a more complete review of this book go to our Product Review pages.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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