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The Story of Original Parts Group’s 1966 SS 396 Chevelle

Why the Original Parts Group’s 1966 SS396 Chevelle has so many rare options will forever remain a mystery. When purchased from the proverbial “little old lady” from San Diego, the Chevelle was a real SS 396 originally built with the

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Spring Summer Series: Chevy Show

WOW! What a great addition to our Spring Summer Series. Original Parts Group had over one hundred beautiful Chevys at the third of five brand-specific shows planned for Spring/Summer 2018.

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1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Project: Bodywork

While our guys here at Original Parts Group worked on the getting the inside right, we sent the body off to Elite Restoration in Bellflower CA. As you can see in the gallery below, some pieces of the body were

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God Bless America – Robert Luzcun’s Tribute El Camino

In the U.S., Chevy’s El Camino was the most successful at blending a passenger-car platform with the utility of a truck’s cargo bed. It was in production from 1964 through 1987, but its popularity continues today. So much so that one

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Spring Summer Series: Pontiac Show

Original Parts Group held the second show of their Spring Summer Series on June 9th with an all-Pontiac Show. With an awesome, fully-restored 1968 GTO of their own, and a deep love of the Arrowhead brand in general, OPGI was

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31st Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show

In April 2018, OPGI attended the 31st Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show. Each year over 500 classic car owners come to show off their rides to the nearly 25,000 visitors that attend the show. Original Parts Group Inc. had

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Spring Summer Series: Buick Show

Our 2018 Spring-Summer Series kicked off with an all-Buick car show on Saturday, May 19th. We had around 50 beautiful Buicks in our parking lot in an array of models, years, and colors. With drawings, food trucks, and a live

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1964 Corvair Monza Spyder Project: Disassembly & Engine Work

Let the disassembly begin! Our 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder literally gets torn apart.  Convertible top, interior, engine, sub-frame/suspension/brakes/wheels and exhaust system are all removed in preparation for either refinishing or replacement. Nuts and bolts are tagged and bagged, parts are

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OPGI’s New Ride: 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder

Introducing our latest project car – a little-on-the rough-side 1964 Corvair Monza Spyder (turbocharged). A diamond in the rough? We think so. This is an all-original Z-Body (the letter-based platform designated by General Motors for the Corvair 500, Monza and

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Ol’ Faithful – David Kostenbader’s 1970 Chevelle Malibu

Photos/Story: Tony Colombini When Dave first bought this car 20+ years ago, he had some crazy visions for it. The 1970-’72 Chevelles have a particularly tough look – something to make any muscle car enthusiast yearn for. Dave is a

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