Body-off restoration completed in 2010
Class Winner Crystal Division 2nd Place at the 5th Annual Northeast Chevelle & El Camino Regional
Original 396 cubic inch L78 V8 / 375 horsepower
Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
Mostly-original Black interior
Correct Burnished Brown paint / Correct Dark Brown top
Sale includes: Partial Build Sheet / NCRS Shipping Data Report / Northeast Chevelle & El Camino Regional documentation
Correct 12-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 4.10 gears
Factory power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
Correct F41 Sports Suspension / Correct 14-inch Super Sport wheels
Chevrolet obviously did a lot right in 1969. Almost everything the company produced that year has achieved a wide following that seems to transcend several generations. Among that line-up, the '69 Chevelle claims one of the largest enthusiast followings. That's why cars like this impressive Burnished Brown Super Sport never stick around our showroom for very long. The beneficiary of a detailed, body-off restoration, this award-winning A-body wraps an original L78 big block and correct Muncie 4-speed in mellow 2-stage that's guaranteed to stand out in the sea of Cranberry Red Chevys. So, if you love a nice, factory-spec car, but favor aesthetics that command attention, enjoy the best of both worlds by grabbing this awesome Chevelle!
Before we dive in to visuals, lets take a minute to examine this Chevy's history and documentation. For starters, aside from roughly 400 extremely rare L89 cars, 375 horsepower L78 cars, like this exclusive brown-on-black coupe, were the absolute best Chevelle 1969 money could buy. That said, all Chevelle fans know it's pretty rare to find ANY Build Sheet in '69 cars, making them very difficult to authenticate. Commonly, '69 Chevelles left the factory with a combination of the following three things: 1) A partial Build Sheet 2) Hand-written notes or 3) Nothing at all. Fortunately, this classic was equipped with a partial Build Sheet AND hand-written notes. While that partial Build Sheet does not list a VIN, it does list the car's original dealer: Dworkin Chevrolet of Derby, Connecticut, which is confirmed by an official NCRS Shipping Data Report. And, among options codes for stuff like tinted windows and buckets seats, it calls out an L78 big block and correct Super Sport ornamentation. The note found with that Build Sheet lists "13637", "A51", "D55" and "M22", which translates to a Malibu sport coupe optioned with bucket seats, a center console and a Muncie 'Rock Crusher' transmission. So, essentially, what you're looking at is a documented, top-option Chevelle that features the added benefit of a rare brown, brown and black color combination.
Hailing from the General's infamous Framingham manufacturing facility, and crowned Class Winner Crystal Division 2nd Place at the 5th Annual Northeast Chevelle and El Camino Regional, this stunning Super Sport is the beneficiary of a selective, body-off restoration that combined many of the car's original parts with completely freshened mechanicals. That careful amalgamation was layered in correct Burnished Brown base, sealed in glossy clear and accented with traditional side stripes. And today, roughly 700 miles after its roof-to-rocker makeover, this top dog coupe sits as one spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that's polished, unique and very appealing!
By 1969, Chevrolet's Chevelle had earned the tagline "America's most popular mid-size car". And GM, knowing not to mess with a good thing when they see it, rang in the new model year with minimal styling changes. At the front of this coupe, a blackened Super Sport grille centers a prominent "SS396" emblem between a mirrored bumper, clear T3 headlights and correct Super Sport parking lamps. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood anchors finned louvers between a flashy "Chevelle" header and stainless-trimmed greenhouse glass that's capped by correct Dark Brown vinyl. Below that glass, bright Super Sport badging and small marker lamps float amid bright door handles, a correct chrome mirror and dent-free wheel well trim. And at the back of the car, a correct black valance centers a fourth Super Sport call-out between clear taillights, a flashy "Chevelle" deck script, a second mirrored bumper and polished exhaust tips.
Toss the hood and you'll find an original, 375 horsepower big block that wears a '69-exclusive 3955272 casting number behind a correct CJD assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. Unless you lived near one of the major Chevrolet performance dealers, or knew the correct path through the options list, getting a top-option L78 Chevelle was a pretty formidable challenge that, according to most sources, eventually limited production to just 9,486 units. Oxygen and fuel enter the exclusive mill's combustion chambers through a polished and decaled air cleaner, new fluid lines and a correct Holley carburetor. Below that carb, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange paint covers the block from its correct Winters intake all the way to its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, a reliable points distributor shoots spark through eight Packard TV R Suppression cables. Below those cables, chrome valve covers perfectly contrast correct, professionally restored exhaust manifolds. In front of those covers, fresh V-belts spin a correct crank pulley beneath a correct water pump and correct water pump pulley. At the front of that pump, a Delco-topped battery complements a correctly decaled radiator that's cinched to pliable GM hoses and tight tower clamps. Those components are, in traditional fashion, seated in a slick, Satin Black frame. And the whole setup, from its old school washer tank and correct Delco Moraine brake booster to its insulated hood and correct AC fuel pump, presents exceptionally well.
Under this impressive A-Body you'll find a fully sorted chassis and solid floorpans that, like the car's glossy exterior panels and lust worthy engine, were restored to very high standards. At the center of those floors, a correct flywheel spins a correct Muncie 4-speed, which hangs a familiar 3925660 casting number next to a Muncie (P) M20 (A) assembled on January (A) 16th (16), 1969 (9) assembly stamp. That gear slinger powers a rebuilt GM 12-bolt, which spins big, 4.10 gears inside a posi-traction differential. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is a beefy F41 Sports Suspension that features factory power steering and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust flows through correctly chambered pipes to small, rear mounted mufflers. And power meets to the pavement through correct Super Sport wheels, which twist F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sports. Naturally, all the car's weathered bits were replaced during its extensive rebuild. Its floors wear a smooth coat of Satin Black paint. And items such as a correct starter, fresh fluid lines and a new fuel tank ensure years of carefree cruising.
Open this second generation Chevelle's solid doors and you'll find a correct Black interior that, according to the car's current owner, is mostly original equipment. Centered in that originality is a trio of correct seats, two of which have been fitted with fresh covers. At the front of those buckets, an original dash founds optional Special Instrumentation over small Stewart Warner acc...for more information please contact the seller.