In 1964, Chevrolet began production of an automobile that would
become a muscle car legend. The original Chevelle was constructed
on a wheelbase not much larger than 'compact' cars of that era.
However, the Chevy grew quickly in dimensions and horsepower. The
first 'Rat' motors were installed in 1965 and the SS396 was born.
In 1968 GM decided to make major changes to their mid-size
offerings. This 2nd generation Chevelle has arguably become the
most popular muscle cars ever built. Rarely in automotive history
has any muscle car garnered such popularity. According to the VIN
number, this fully restored 1968 Chevelle is a factory 138code
SS396. That said, it has received a lot of mechanical upgrades
since rolling off the assembly line. The Chevelle was delivered
with a White exterior (code C) and vinyl top, but has been the
beneficiary of a professional 2-stage spray of Ash Gold (2012). The
black vinyl top is in very good condition. Correct GM rally wheels
w/centers-rings mount BFGoodrich red-line radial tires and provide
the perfect accent. A black vinyl bucket seat interior was fully
restored and looks like 1968. There is a nice center console,
factory SS gauge package, AM/FM/cassette sound system and tinted
glass. The original 396 was replaced with a GM 454 crate motor that
the owner states outputs 500bhp. It is fitted with aluminum heads,
performance cam, aluminum intake, dual-feed Holley and tube
headers. The 4-speed manual transmission w/Hurst shifter transfers
power to a 12-bolt differential with 3.73:1 gearing. Some features
of the clean chassis include power steering, power-assisted 4-wheel
Wilwood disc brakes, HD front/rear sway bars and a new fuel tank.
This Chevelle SS is going to make its new owner very proud. ALL
VEHICLES SOLD "AS IS".
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