For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle totally nails it on every level. One, it's got awesome bright red over black color combination. Two, there's a monster big block motor under the hood, matted to smooth-shifting 4-speed automatic transmission. And three, dig the price tag, which is a lot lower than the cost to restore it to this level. They simply don't get much cooler than this.

For those of you looking for a pedigreed, real-deal 'SS' loaded with tons of provenance, maybe move on, because this unabashed street brawler likely isn't for you. But if you want one of the best-looking, most potent A-bodies we've featured in a very long time (especially under the $50K price point), you've come to the right place. That's right, it's likely not an original SS, but other than one strategically placed badge it makes no airs about what its tank sticker stated over 50 years ago. When it looks this good and has that much pop under the hood, does it really matter that it doesn't have a build sheet to spell out exactly what it was born as? In the opinion of the modern buyer, it in fact does not matter, as that kind of stuff can be left to the pretentious and overly mustached at the car shows. We're here to have fun and look good while doing it. Bright red paint does most of the talking, and it's in really great shape - smooth to the touch, miles deep, and showing only minor imperfections. The bodywork underneath was done right, and other than a slightly aggressive hood nothing was changed from stock, giving it a grown-up look that will still get a lot of attention. Chrome bumpers fore and aft shine up brilliantly, all the stainless took a trip past the polisher before being strapped back into place, and a few cleverly placed badges were installed just to let everyone know what time it is. Workmanship is great throughout, with a great gloss, good panel alignment, and a depth to the paint that only comes with lots of hand labor. A top-driver quality Chevelle that's turn-key and looks like a million bucks? Yes please!

The black vinyl interior has obviously been the recipient of a lot of care, and although it's showing some light signs of a lot of happy miles traversed, it's impressive nonetheless. Both the front buckets and rear bench seats remain very well padded and comfortable, with covers that match the originals this Chevelle rolled out all those years ago. The seating is flanked by door panels on each side that sit flush to their steel frames and although the driver's side shows some light age on the armrest, they could easily be brought back to life. Up front, the dash area just beyond the three-spoke "SS" steering wheel remains in its original configuration and features easily readable gauges in the cluster that are joined by a trio of aftermarket counterparts sitting just below. The dash pad running across the top is in great shape as well, and the middle console that splits the front seats houses a highly sought-after horseshoe shifter that manages the 700R4 automatic transmission below. Out back, the backset shows very little use, and raise the deck lid and you'll find that the trunk area is all original and shows off its solid metal under a light coat of spatter paint.

Yes, the car is badged as a 396, but now is powered by a torquey 454 CI V8, and it's safe to assume that it's got plenty of horsepower on tap as well. It's nicely detailed with chrome Edelbrock valve covers, an Edelbrock aluminum intake, and a big Demon carburetor up top. A factory HEI-style ignition system gives it good street manners, although there certainly sounds like there's a healthy cam inside. The engine is coated with Chevy Orange enamel, helping it pop out from the black firewall and inner fenders, and almost everything you see is relatively recent, from the alternator to the power brake booster. Long-tube headers and a cackling Flowmaster dual exhaust system provide the proper soundtrack, and nobody is going to mistake this Chevelle for mom's grocery-getter. Power steering and power brakes ensure an easy ride every time out, and the undercarriage is very solid and clean. The stance is perfectly nailed on staggered Ridler chrome wheels wrapped with 235/45/17 front and 255/45/18 rear performance radials.

Sometimes great colors and a powerful motor can do more than flashy stripes and a fake pedigree, and this Chevelle is the ideal example of getting everything right. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Listing ID:CC-1523608
  • Price:$49,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63451
  • Stock Number:4942-DFW
  • VIN:136378A162983

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