For Sale: 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Charlotte is proud to digitally present this 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396.The 1968 Chevelle received an all-new, distinctly sculpted body with tapered front fenders and a rounded beltline. The car adopted a long-hood/short-deck profile with a high rear-quarter "kick-up." While all 1967 Chevelle models rode a 115-inch (2,900 mm) wheelbase, the 1968 coupes and convertibles now rode a 112-inch (2,800 mm) wheelbase. The 4 door sedans and wagons turned to a 116-inch (2,900 mm) span. Tread width grew an inch front and rear. Hardtop coupes featured a semi-fastback, flowing roofline with a long hood and short deck, influenced by the all-new Camaro. The fastback appearance was a revival of a streamlining Bodystyle on all GM products from 1942 until 1950, as demonstrated on the Chevrolet Fleetline. Top-trim models (including the SS 396 and new luxury Concours) featured GM's new Hide-A-Way wiper system. Lesser Chevelles would get that change later.The Super Sport (138 VIN prefix) was still a series on its own. Chevrolet produced 60,499 SS396 sport coupes, 2,286 convertibles, and 5,190 El Caminos; 1968 was the only year the El Camino body style would get its SS396 series designation.This prodigious example of the classic muscle car era will stop you in your tracks to gaze at its beauty and originality. The appearance is a classic combination (L2) of The Island Teal paint and Black vinyl top (RPO C08BB) accented by the correct 1968 SS striping sparkle in the sun. The Medium Teal Imitation Leather Bench Seat interior (Data Plate Code 755) looks fresh from the showroom floor, with no sagging, rips, or discernable wear. Opening the doors gives a feeling of quality solid construction, and closing them provides a satisfactory "thud" of proper alignment and soft, supple weatherstripping. When you sit behind the wheel, you will be transported back 50+ years to a time when big blocks and big style ruled the pavement. Power steering makes piloting this time capsule a breeze, and the RetroAudio sound system lets you relive all your favorite tunes with modern convenience and sound.It'd be a big mover on looks alone, but you have the added advantage of 325 horses champing at the bit to be released from the 396ci engine! The engine bay in this stunning Chevelle presents as nicely as any around if you are a fan of originality. The big block 396 is correctly dressed, and everything is as neat and tidy as it would have been in 1968. Check out the last two pictures of our listing, and you should see the Engine Block Numbers and the Vehicle VIN. I would be excited if I saw those when I was looking for a 1968 SS396 Chevelle!Of the things this car could be missing, the only real thing is a new caretaker to enjoy it and keep the Heartbeat of America pumping through those 396CI of power!Please reach out to us today before someone else adds this gem to their collection.

Vehicle Details

  • 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
  • Listing ID: CC-1684355
  • Price: $63,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle
  • Exterior Color:Island Teal (F2)
  • Interior Color:Medium Teal (755)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:84878
  • Stock Number:CHA95
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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