1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Convertible
The Chevy Chevelle is a vehicle we hold near and dear to our
hearts. It's an iconic muscle car that led the pack during its
time. If you love the Chevelle as much as we do, you'll probably be
interested in these fun Chevelle facts: 1. The Chevelle was built
in 10 different plants in two countries during its 10 year run. 2.
Surprisingly, the Chevelle shared a platform with both the Monte
Carlo and the El Camino. 3. There was a version of the Chevelle
only available in Canada that had a slightly different grille and
trim. It was called the Pontiac Beaumont. 4. The Chevelle was the
intended successor of the Tri-Five but ended up carving out its own
place in Chevy history.
For consignment, a 1968 version of the Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
maintaining much of its original chutzpah, consignor stated numbers
matching drivetrain, factory color respray, and the beneficiary of
a frame off restoration for the first go around, then the engine
was completely rebuilt for the 2nd go around, and made to run like
a newborn cheetah...wait..I meant Chevelle!
This is the year to have for the Chevelle SS396, 1968 and this one
is true to form bathed in Frost Green Metallic, which looks just
fab and like new. A rakish front grille and dual dual headlights
with a trim accentuating that diving down and to the back of the
car from the edge of the headlights. This trimming then runs
rearward just above the rocker and to the rear wheel well. A larger
two pointed spear runs along the beltline and is in white from stem
to stern. Above the rocker trimming is a black racing stripe going
with the flow of the trimming. The canvas convertible top is also
in black, and looking in very good condition. When it's down a
black contrasting to the exterior Frost paint tonneau covering
hides it securely behind the rear bench. Badging is correct, and on
the back just below the wide and long rear trunk deck are angled
tail lights on either rear quarter with another nice bumper below
and some trimming and SS396 badging in between. 14-inch rally
wheels are on all 4 corners and are all wrapped in period correct
red line tires.
Here we gaze upon a factory wood rimmed steering wheel fronting a
rally gauge dash sporting a tachometer that redlines at 5500 RPM,
an indicator this car is a true SS. Instruments are clean and
neatly preserved within a black dash front. Within this interior
realm the factory AM/FM radio is neatly installed. To work in
conjunction with the stereo is the factory Multiplex equalized
hanging below the dash. As for the seating arrangement, nicely
curved semi high back buckets with a headrest all in black vinyl,
as well as a rear bench is seen in the same pattern in back. A
center console is in the center and holds the airplane throttle
inspired horseshoe shifter. The dash top is padded black shiny
vinyl totally un-marred. Below flooding the floors is a black
carping which remains like new and very clean condition.
By the numbers a factory 396ci V8. The engine number shows a
1968/69 396ci V8. The serial number and T0404FT shows a Tonawanda
NY 1968 396ci V8 4bbl automatic application from April 4th of 1968.
On top is a single 4bbl carb, and on back is a 12 bolt 3.07 Posi
with correct numbers. The transmission is a TH400 3-speed automatic
and shows a parietal vin stamping, although the tag on the
Hydromatic is correct for an L35 SS396 325hp car. Our consignor
states this is a numbers matching engine and transmission but the
jury remains deadlocked on the verdict as the numbers look slightly
suspect, so you be the judge.
Just a great job on the restoration of the undercarriage, straight
rust free black painted steel frame, blackfloor pans, and
suspension which is noted to have Hotchkis sway bars and bushings.
Brakes are power disc for the front and power drums for the rear. A
dual exhaust with stainless steel mufflers is aiding the exhale
form the 396 cubes.
A smile on my muscle car partner in crime aficionado's face says it
all after his test drive. "He Likes It!..Hey Mikey...He reported a
quick fire up, good handling, solid braking, and awe inspiring
acceleration. It was like being in an all new 1968 car. The clock
is not working, and the low beams are inoperable.
If you are in the market for a nice Chevelle SS396 from this Muscle
era, then this is certainly a turn key adventure for you. All the
work has been meticulously performed, and get in and go. It's that
easy, and you'll be looking great to boot, all in Seafrost green,
AND it's a convertible.
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
188245-Sequential Unit Number
04D-4th Week April
ST 68 13867-1968 SS396 Convertible
BDY BAL00933-Baltimore Body #
TR 766-Black Imitation Leather Buckets
PNT P2-Seafrost Green, Black Top
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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