For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle in Houston, Texas

Vehicle Description

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

Chassis No. 138176F113879
Engine Casting No. 3969854, Production Date: August 30, 1969
Transmission: Turbo Hydramatic 400, No. 72 CD 16924 : 1972 396/402
Axle: 12-Bolt GM Positraction : 4.10 Gear Ratio

Authentic 138 Chevelle SS - Verified by Original Protect-O-Plate
Benefiting from much Recent Restorative & Mechanical Work
Desirable Specification Presented in Attractive Period Colors
Impressive Stance & Excellent Road Manners
Complete with Original, Books, Emergency Equipment
Includes an Extensive File of Records and Maintenance History

"Of all the things the SS396 should be, it is competitive at the drags. ...The type of vehicle we hated to part with. It has just the right measures of ride-handling and acceleration that would make it the nuts for all kinds of driving, especially long trips. It's a fun car for today's dull traffic, and if it helps relieve the tedium of travel, you can't ask much more." - Hot Rod Magazine, February 1966

According to the original body tag, VIN tag, and Protect-O-Plate, 138176F113879 was completed in the second week of October 1965 at the Flint, Michigan plant as a 1966 SS396 Sport Coupe in Lemonwood Yellow over Ivory Vinyl bucket seats, with tinted windshield, comfort and convenience group, automatic "Powerglide" transmission, center console, rear antenna and rear speaker. Helen Cassida of Indianapolis, Indiana purchased the Chevelle new through Jim Harris Chevrolet-Buick of Greencastle, IN on January 1, 1966. The car eventually made its way East, and more recently, under the care of a prominent Florida physician.

Now wearing period correct Marina Blue paintwork, the Chevelle would receive a significant amount of mechanical servicing, upkeep and repairs over the last 5 years under previous ownership. Over $46,500 invested, with all records on hand. This includes attention to all auxiliary systems and components, along with tasteful blend of period and contemporary upgrades for modern drivability, reliability and ease of use. Highlights include: period tachometer and hazard lights, AAR Bluetooth radio, full UMI Performance Corner Max front coilover suspension, aluminum radiator with supplemental electric pusher fan, efficient R134a air conditioning with factory in-cabin appearance, uprated alternator, HEI Super Coil with MSD wires, Eddie Motorsports billet hood hinges, longtube headers, Holley (dual feed w/ elec. choke) carburetor and more. The exterior is complemented by American Racing Torq Thrust wheels mounted to 225/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires, while the original steel 15x7 wheels with beauty rings and center caps accompany the sale - as does a period style and a sporty modern steering wheel.

A very well balanced and mannered SS396, this Chevelle can easily be driven by all drivers, with creature comforts and handling to tackle limitless roads and conditions. The car is complete with 3 sets of keys, its original 1966 glove compartment booklet with affixed and VIN-matched Protect-O-Plate, both original 1966 Chevrolet and Chevelle Owner's Guides, original 1966 Custom Accessories catalog and original 1966 Chevelle Dealer Brochure - all contained within the original plastic pouch. Additionally, the luggage compartment contains a spare tire assembly, jack and emergency accessories and memorabilia. Now available for worldwide purchase and delivery from our Houston, Texas showroom.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1335320
  • Price:$54,500
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle
  • Exterior Color:BLU
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:D2043
  • VIN:138176F113879

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