When your 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 tribute has a bold
presence, the right features, and a big block heart, you know
you're looking at something quite special. So enjoy all the
details, but don't take too long, or this 375hp muscle machine will
The Royal Blue paint is a nice upgrade over the factory shade of teal, especially when the sunlight hits the modern clear coat. Plus, the SS396-style black stripe is a sporty touch that starts at the pointed nose, runs down the fenders, and doesn't stop until it reaches the rear bumper. More than just the interesting paint, you love this coupe because of its iconic presence. The blacked-out grille, form-fitting bumpers, and all that complete trim is exactly the kind of bright work that made the '60s a legendary era for the best muscle cars with flair.
The button-top bucket seat interior dressed in black makes this coupe feel premium and sporty all in the first glance. This impression continues once you hop inside. The door panels are crisp and tight; the headliner is taut; and the carpeting is good. Plus, we all love the center console with Chevy's iconic horseshoe shifter. The three-spoke steering wheel gives you a commanding view of the gauges - including the added SunPro tach, which instantly lets you know this Chevelle was built to drive.
Under the hood is a proper 396 cubic-inch big block V8. We love the way this one looks with its Chevy orange, bright valve covers, and racing flags air topper radiating a powerful message from within the dark engine bay. The V8 inhales deeply through a Holley four-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock intake. It exhales with authority as long tube headers feed a rumbling dual exhaust. But more than just pure power, you're going to spot plenty of the right investments, including newer hoses, lines, and alternator. Plus, the stout TH400 three-speed automatic transmission was rebuilt only a few months ago for added reliability. So if this sounds like the kind of big block you can enjoy any time, then you'll be happy to hear it also features new springs & shocks, power steering, front disc brakes, and sway bars front & rear.
So is this a distinctive classic, or a tire-burning muscle car? The answer to both is: yes. That's why this Chevelle is the perfect coupe for everything you want in an American classic. Don't miss this opportunity, call today!
Registry-keeper Jeff Helms confirms the car’s validity and has it undergoing restoration
This is the third car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
You’d be hard pressed to find a cleaner Chevelle than this one, even at SEMA
This is the 26th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
This is the first car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
The price tag of a completely restored 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 hardtop can range from $120,000 to $166,000, but Dream Giveaway may let one go for $3.
This is the 30th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
An intense-looking 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, documented as originally sold by Yenko Chevrolet, selling for three times the result of the N0. 2 car. in Portland, Oregon, at Mecum’s collector car auction.
In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.