True SS 4 Speed - Numbers Matching 396ci/350hp - Factory Correct color combination - power top - vinyl interior - fully restored in '07 (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, it's possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Chevelle, Big Block, 4-Speed, Drop-Top...this car rocks! We are honored to bring this beautiful 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible to market. This is a true SS, 4-Speed car that was built on June 24, 1968 and was originally purchased through Lyles Chevrolet of High Point, North Carolina. It was most recently vetted by our friends at Leadfoot Muscle Cars of Holland, Michigan and has always been garage-kept. The car is extremely clean and turns heads wherever seen. This Chevelle is finished in factory Matador Red with a black soft top (code R2) over Black imitation leather bench seats (code 765). The car is powered by a numbers matching 396ci/350hp Big Block V8 motor with a 4-Speed Manual transmission (code ED). The motor was built on June 11 in GM's Tonawanda Engine Plant and then mated with the body at the Baltimore Assembly Plant on June 24. Production sequence numbers in the VIN and on the block match: 218157. The car was restored right with no corners cut in 2007. It has a power convertible soft top, dual exhaust, white letter tires wrapped around SS wheels, dual bench seats, boot cover, original manual, and the desirable 4-speed manual gearbox. It also comes with the original valve covers, air cleaner, and steering wheel. It is an awesome car with no excuses. Fires on command, shifts smooth, and offers a nostalgic driving experience. Be sure to check out all the photos and video of the car running on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call or e-mail if interested. Thank you for looking. VIN Decoder: 1 - GM Division: Chevrolet 38 - Car Series: SS 396 and Concours station wagon, V8 67 - Body Style: 2-Door Convertible 8 - Model Year: 1968 B - Assembly Plant: Baltimore, Maryland 218157 - Production Sequence Engine Block Decoder: T0611ED: Tonawanda Engine Plant - June 11 - 396/350hp manual transmission 18B: Baltimore Assembly Plant 218157 - Production Sequence Trim Tag Decoder: 06C - Build Time: third week of June 68 13867 - Car: 1968 Chevelle SS Convertible BAL 01387 - Assembly Plant: Baltimore and Fisher Unit Number 765 - Interior: Black imitation leather bench seat R2 - Paint: Matador Red with Black soft top
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
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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.
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