1965 Chevrolet Chevelle Z16 Prototype



It’s quite possible the Z16 was the first Chevrolet product to be powered by the legendary big-block, beating its counterparts by a few weeks

The early success of other GM division big-block cars pushed Chevrolet to pump up the power in its 1965 Chevelle in a big way, stuffing the smallish mid-sized mainstay with the hairiest 396 available-the 375-horsepower Z16. With only 200 coupes and one convertible slated for the market, Read More

Thomas Glatch

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Thomas has contributed hundreds of texts and photographs to automotive publications over the last 25 years. Interests in architecture and design, history, and engineering combine with talents as a writer and photographer to produce stories that reveal the soul of an automobile, or the people that create, collect, or race them. Glatch has contributed stories to all the major Corvette, Mustang, muscle car, and Mopar magazines. His large-format photographs are frequently in Collectible Automobile magazine and have been used in a number of books and calendars. He works full-time for a Fortune 500 corporation as a data- and systems-analyst.

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