The Replacement

Coggin-chevelleRon Coggin’s ’67 Chevelle SS 396 set aside his Model A Ford world

Owned by Ron and Ellen Coggin, Jacksonville, FL

Story by Ellen Coggin   Photography by Colin Date

After Ron Coggin served in the USMC and did a tour in Viet Nam, his dad promised to match his savings. That’s how it all started.

After discharge in 1968, Ron stopped in Macon, Georgia to collect on the promise. He and his Dad visited several dealerships when Ron fell for a ’67 “Tahoe Turquoise” Chevelle 396 SS– bench seat and a 4-speed It was perfect! But four years later back in Jacksonville, Florida, economics, marriage and a new baby meant selling it to a co-worker. When last spotted, Ron noticed hunting dogs in the back seat! Ron just cringed and swore he’d own another one, someday…

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