1969 Baldwin-Motion SS427 Phase III Chevelle Wallpaper Image 1024x680
Arguably the most menacing and flamboyant muscle cars ever built arose from a partnership between Baldwin Chevrolet and a speed shop call Motion Performance. Joel Rose, who created Motion Performance, was a consistent AHRA and NHRA Modified Production national record holder. These Baldwin-Motion cars were built only to customer order. When the most extreme Phase III Level of modification was ordered, the new owner was given a written money-back quarter-mile performance warranty.
Surviving Baldwin-Motion Phase III cars are exceedingly rare. This 1969 Chevelle was ordered together with a Phase III Camaro by Roberto Schneider, son-in-law of the Governor of Chihuahua, Mexico, in November of 1968. Heavily optioned with both performance upgrades and regular production options, the price was $20,000. After completion and delivery, both cars were held in storage in New York while Governor Oscar Flores Sanchez formerly petitioned the President of Mexico, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, to secure permits for entry of both cars into Mexico.