A real-deal 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 fresh off a restoration
with a terrific color, like-new interior, and serious big block
power means you're looking at an award-worthy muscle car in a
Get ready for all of your car friends to stand up and take notice of this one. Aztec Bronze is this coupe's factory-correct color. Not only is it a bold standout, but also Chevelle people know this was only available in '66. So to have a real-deal code-138 Super Sport finished this way is true rarity that's worth all the investment. The color is part of a professional respray later in life, and so it has a butter-smooth feeling over the super-straight panels and a terrific clearcoat luster. And all the SS details are correct, including the blacked-out grille, ribbed rocker panels, faux hood louvers, and full SS396 badging. And as you look over the details, you really begin to see the full investment in this coupe. There was a body-off restoration completed 100 miles ago, and so this one is fresh, right down to the window rubbers.
This freshness continues on the inside. You can instantly see how good it looks in the pictures, and it's even more impressive in-person! New carpeting, panels, and supple insignia trim seats make this one feel factory fresh. Even the details were sweated in this coupe, so the dome light woks and the clock is ticking away at the top of the center console. But they also added the right subtle improvements. For example, the radio has a great retro-style appearance, but it's a modern AM/FM unit with a digital tuner. Plus, you have nice performance pieces like the sports steering wheel and auxiliary gauge trio - which help you enjoy the big block even more.
This car represents a significant dividing line. 1966 was the year that Chevelle Super Sport really started to live up to their name. No longer just an appearance package, SS396 was a separate model with the big 396 cubic-inch V8. So with something this significant, it's great to see a year-correct block that's believed to be original to the car. The restoration made sure the 396 looks amazing as the freshly-painted orange block, bright valve covers, and matching air topper all radiate from within the glossy black engine bay. Within this tidy presentation is the power of a Holley four-barrel carburetor and Holley intake. This helps the dual exhaust give a truly fierce growl. And getting power to the pavement is easy thanks to the strong TH400 three-speed automatic transmission that feeds the stout 12-bolt rear end with Positraction. There's even power steering and front disc brakes. And as you look over everything, you'll once again see that the right details were addressed. Everything from fresh bushings to the large aluminum radiator make this a great cruising classic.
This Chevelle SS 396 is has being given the right investments to really let you enjoy its power and distinction. Quality and performance like this doesn't stay long in our showroom. 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.
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