April 30, 2023
DUNKIRK, N.Y. – This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu was seen at this year’s first Cars & Coffee at the Rails along the Lake Erie shoreline. Chevy sold almost 355,000 Chevelles for model year 1969, in two wheelbases (112” for two-doors, 116” for four-doors & wagons) and five series: 300, Malibu, and Concours, along with the Nomad and Greenbrier which were wagons only. This one has a dealer tag on the back from LaPointe Chevrolet in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1987 the LaPointe dealerships (Chevy, Honda, Yugo, and Shelby — how’s that for a mix?) were sold to to the owners of Dorschel Buick in Rochester, New York. I’m not sure when Dorschel Chevrolet in Charlotte closed (couldn’t find any evidence of it online after 1989), but all of the Dorschel dealerships in Rochester (there were nine of them) were sold to Bob Johnson in 2021.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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