This gorgeous 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 is the real deal. It has been completely restored to show quality standards throughout. It retains the original VIN tag, trim tag, sheet metal, color combination, engine, transmission and rear end. It’s not easy to find Chevelles from this generation that are truly authentic like this one.
As the original VIN tag number and trim tag indicate this car left the Atlanta, GA factory as a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 2-door Sport Coupe. The original trim tag also indicates it was built on the fourth week of May with a Ermine White exterior, Medium Red interior, tinted glass and a 4-speed manual transmission. This car was owned by a gentleman in Mississippi who performed a complete frame off restoration. It was the perfect candidate for a restoration because it was a very original car that retained all the original sheet metal, engine, transmission and rear end. During the restoration many original parts were used throughout. The restoration was completed in 2019 and purchased by MS CLASSIC CARS in 2020. This is the first time it’s really been marketed for sale.
The exterior of this car is gorgeous with its classic appearance. The body is really straight with great gaps lines throughout. All of the body panels line up very nicely. The hood, doors and trunk lid shut beautifully. The body was finished in its original color of Ermine White with a Red lower stripe. The fresh paint job is high quality and has been detailed to a brilliant shine. The front windshield is new and all the remaining glass is in very nice original condition. Some of the original exterior trim pieces include the window trim, door handles, front grille, front bumper and lower body side molding. Some of the new exterior trim pieces include the driver’s mirror, rear panel, rear taillight bezels, rear bumper, antenna and emblems. The car is equipped with T3 headlights. The car sit’s on 14” white steel wheels with chrome center caps. The wheels are wrapped with new Firestone Super Sport Wide Oval Redline F70-14 tires.
The interior of this car is also gorgeous and complements the exterior perfectly. It was correctly restored in its original color of Red with a bench seat. The interior is really spacious and comfortable. Everything has been restored or replaced such headliner, sun visors, dash, gauges, dash hardware, radio, steering wheel, door panels, arm rests, window cranks, door handles, seats, seat belts, shifter, pedals and carpeting. It’s equipped with a new chrome shifter and White shift knob. It’s also equipped with power steering that operates smoothly. It has the correct style rubber floor mats. The headliner does have some wrinkles which isn’t a big deal but wanted to make note of. Everything in the interior is in working order such as the dome light, glove box light, gauges, headlights, turn signals, horn, radio and heat. The trunk compartment has been restored and is nicely detailed. It was finished in the correct trunk splatter paint and has the factory stickers on the back side of the trunk lid. It’s equipped with a trunk mat, spare and tools.
The engine compartment is nicely detailed throughout with many correct parts. The firewall, inner fenders and radiator support were finished in black. The car is powered by the original matching numbers “L35” 396/325 V8 engine. The engine pad numbers indicates it was built at the Tonawanda engine plant on May 15th as a “L35” which is a 396/325HP 4 barrel with 4-speed manual. The engine pad numbers also indicate the matching VIN to this car. This engine was rebuilt and runs excellent. It’s been dressed many correct parts such as the chrome valve cover and air cleaner. It’s cooled by the correct style radiator with GM stamped hoses. It breathes through factory manifolds and new dual exhaust that sounds awesome. It has an original style Delco battery with new cables. The engine is coupled to the original matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission. The transmission was rebuilt and shifts smoothly with the new clutch and resurfaced flywheel. The power is transferred to the 12-bolt POSI rear end with 3.31 gears.
The undercarriage is nicely detailed throughout with many correct parts. This is definitely mirror quality for car shows. The original floors were finished in black. Everything underneath has been restored or replaced including such items as the steering components, suspension system and braking system.
This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 “L35” is the definition of an American Muscle Car!
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