Dale's Chevelle Books

For The 1964-1972 Chevelle Enthusiast

Book #5 - 1969 Chevelle SS: In Detail

With my fourth book finished, I have been approached for a fifth book with a working title of1969 Chevelle SS: In Detail.

Photo release form - MS Word format - Adobe .PDF format

The book will concentrate on the 1969 model year Chevelle with the new SS396 Equipment option.

1969 Chevelle SS: In Detail general outline

The general outline structure for content and images of components where available and applicable.

  • Introduction - Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1 - Historical Overview
  • Chapter 2 - Design and Concepts
  • Chapter 3 - Marketing and Promotion
  • Chapter 4 - Hardware and Options
  • Chapter 5 - The 1969 SS Legacy
  • Appendix
    • Production Data
    • Decode Your VIN
    • Engine Codes
    • Gear Ratios
    • Interior Trim Codes
    • Assembly Plant Paint Codes
    • Paint Codes and Sales Names
    • Convertible and Vinyl Top Colors
    • Exterior and Interior Color Combinations
    • Regular Production Options (RPO)
    • Possible data on COPO and non-SS Supercars like those from Dick Harrell, Baldwin-Motion, Don Yenko,etc.

Any submitted photos need to be in their original "out of the camera" form without changing or manipulating them in any way. Do not resize, lighten, darken, add arrows, place objects, words, or boxes over the image. No cell phone camera or tablet photos. A nice background is imperative without clutter to distract from the car; prefer no driveway shots where the car is just rolled out of the garage. These are my requirements from the publisher. Photos should be at least 2000 pixels in width and as high a resolution as possible. Typically a file size of 5GB to 6GB can be sent via email but is not recommended to email them as they'll often lose clarity when going through various email systems. I suggest a free online file transfer program, http://wetransfer.com. Photos sent through the wetransfer website can be addressed to:

Final date for all drafts to publisher is February 1, 2020 - it typically takes 6 to 8 months from final draft day to publishing so we are shooting for a mid to late summer release.

Contact me through my Contact link above with any questions. You, or the photographer, must have rights to grant the photo's use.

1969 Interior & Exterior Photos Wanted
** Aside from the photos I'm looking for in the above link...
** 13427 SS396 optioned 300 Deluxe coupe - any colors
** 13427/13437 SS396 optioned 300 Deluxe door panel
** Hope to include data on COPO Chevelles and various dealer performance Chevelles such as Baldwin, Harrell, etc.
** El Caminos tailgate w/blacked out panel and SS396 emblem
** SS396 El Caminos
** Instrument cluster out of car
** Promotional items - brochures, ads, dealer items like nameplates, pens, key fobs, matches, etc.
** More to come as book progresses

Samples of what can be used; note these are only reduced in size here for convenience.


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