This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Convertible is a real-deal Super
Sport with a correct displacement big block under the hood. Plus,
you have terrific details everywhere from a well-coordinated color
package to four-on-the-floor. The result is an all-around striking
A Chevelle convertible is always a rarity, but to have a real-deal
138-code SS396 drop-top is a true muscle car dream. That's because
there were less than 2,300 produced in 1968. Not only is it rare,
but this one likes to be a sharp-looking classic. The light blue
paint is a later upgrade, and its glossy finish loves to let the
sunshine highlight the well-fitting body panels. And on those days
when you don't want to be open to the world, the black roof goes
well with the black lower section for an almost two-tone kind of
style. And as a real-deal Super Sport, you have the right details,
like a double hump power dome hood, large dual exhaust tips, Rally
wheels, and distinct redline tires. It makes an overall impression
of quite a cool car that's made to be enjoyed.
As much as we like the color combo when the black roof is in place,
it looks even better when you take it down to reveal the teal
interior. After all, a convertible with harmonizing tones of blue
inside and out shows off a very sophisticated style. There's a good
look on the classic elements like the carpeting, door panels, and
bench seats. Plus, there are nice details, like the button-top
upholstery and a blue convertible boot. In fact, this one wants to
be such a vintage Chevy that they still even left the Delco AM
radio for a display. But that Hurst floor shifter is there to
remind you that the appeal here is more than just vintage fun.
The SS396 was its own model designation in '68, and so it's great
to have a 396 cubic-inch big block on full display. It's a
replacement motor, but it's presented quite correctly with the bold
orange block, shining valve covers, and air grabber with callout.
And overall, you can tell there was just a nice investment in
keeping this one looking tidy. You can also see they invested in
better components like a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an HEI
distributor, and a newer dual exhaust. The four-speed manual
transmission gives you full control over the big block power, and
so it's the kind of drop-top that's a ton of fun out on the road.
And features like power steering, power brakes, and front disc make
it easy to enjoy at any time.
This is the SS396 that has everything you want - from proper big
block power to a cool sense of classic style. That makes for a
total package classic you need to get your hand on right now. Call