For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 - Purchased New by Daniel Boone on March 23, 1968 from Parks Chevrolet of Corydon, Indiana - Red over Black 2 Door Sport Coupe with Black Vinyl Top - Numbers Matching L34 396cid/350hp 4bbl V8 - 4 Speed Manual with Hurst Shifter - Original Bill of Sale - Clean Restoration VIN Decoder: 1 - GM Division: Chevrolet 38 - Series: Chevelle SS 396 8-Cylinder 37 - Body Style: 2 Door Sport Coupe 8 - Production Year: 1968 A - Assembly Plant: Atlanta, Georgia 133430 - Sequential Production Number (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all of the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Teenage Ambition - 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 - Hemmings reprinting April 2010 issue of Muscle Machines The article quoted above also cited other test data for the high-performance '68 Chevelle: Popular Science gave the new 325hp Chevelle high marks in its day, recording a run from 25-70 MPH in 7.135 seconds and averaging 16.68 MPG, which bested the era's other muscle cars: the Pontiac GTO, the Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Mercury Cyclone GT, Buick GS400, Plymouth GTX and others. The new Chevelle also out-braked its competition, according to Popular Science, stopping from 65 MPH in 179.5 feet. Its next closest competitor was the GTO, managing a 185.2-foot shutdown. To a driver in this century, the 1968-'72 Chevelle still has a modern feel. An A-body that hasn't suffered from neglect and abuse is usually quiet inside and rattle-free, with a smooth ride and surprisingly good handling. (Full article available at: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/teenage-ambition-1968-chevrolet-chevelle-ss-396) Offered here is a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 in Matador Red over black, beautifully restored to virtually as-new condition. Showing just 50,985 miles on its odometer, this legendary, numbers-matching muscle car has traveled fewer than 1,000 miles per-year since new. Very well-documented with a carbon copy of the original, handwritten dealer retail order (including specifications for the 350-horsepower 396 and the 4-speed manual transmission) dated March 23, 1968 at Corydon, Indiana dealer, Parks Chevrolet, this Chevelle SS 396 is true muscle-car royalty. The non-metallic red exterior paint on the flowing GM A-body remains in outstanding condition. Gloss is excellent, unfaded, and unmarred. The lower-body, black-painted surfaces are similarly flawless below black tape stripes starting on the hood and running the full length of the body. In the same way, the black vinyl roof is free of blemishes, wear indications, or any sign of damage. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Chrome finishes on the bumpers, grille, lower body-side trim, mirrors, door handles, window trim (including on the side vent widows), and taillight surround are at near-showroom level. Cabin glass-including the gently curved rear glass-and all lighting lenses are clear and undamaged in any way. Factory badging is all properly in place and in stellar condition: the SS 396 grille emblem, script-Chevelle front badge, front-fender 396 badge, and rear-center SS 396 emblem all included. Factory steel wheels with stock Chevrolet Motor Division chrome center caps and trim rings are mounted with period-correct BFGoodrich® Silvertown red-stripe tires. The car's trunk is properly clean and still wears the speckled white-and-black interior paint. Inside, the Chevelle's outstanding condition and originality continue. Black Imitation Leather (RPO Code TR 765) covers the front and rear seats in a vertical design accented with decor

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Listing ID:CC-1538801
  • Price:$74,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:50985
  • Stock Number:21KCC1165
  • VIN:138378A133430

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Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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