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The Dukes of Milford: Hoonage in a 1976 Chevrolet Chevette

Posted in Beater Cars, Car Stunts, Chevrolet, Commuter Cars, Compact Cars, Funny, Funny Videos, Rally, Videos by MrAngry | May 26th, 2010 | 1 Response |

The Dukes of Milford

I can think of no better way to have fun with an old car than to rally the crap out of it through Mother Nature’s backyard. These guys call themselves the Dukes of Milford and they look to be having a blast wringing out the last bits of life from this little Chevy. For all you youngsters out there the Chevrolet Chevette was produced from 1975-1986 and was GM’s answer to the new influx of import cars that were destined to take over American roadways. In the beginning the rear wheel drive Chevette came with a tire burning 70 hp backed by either a 3-speed automatic transmission or a 4-speed manual. In truth these cars were never very good, but they did provide cheap, fuel efficient transportation for those willing to part with $3499.00 in 1975. Now, more than 30 years later we can see that at least one of these little buggers managed to survive… at least until the end of the video anyway. I have to hand it to these guys as the video was actually pretty well shot and provides some good old fashion hooligan inspired entertainment.

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  1. Lou says:

    Designed in Brasil in 1975, The US produced Chevettes from 76 – 87, and other parts of the country enjoyed GM’s T-body cars up into the early 90s. 70HP is a little generous and they could also be had with diesel engines, 5-speeds, power steering, power brakes, tilt, etc.
    While the first 2 years of US production offered the 1.4L engine, the 1.6L and 4-speed combo wasn’t bad at all, and these cars are alot more rugged than people give them credit for, ask someone who owned one long enough to get to know it. Great on gas and dirt cheap to fix, nuff said!