This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle is a study in contrasts. The subtle
color combination doesn't scream "performance car" like you'd
expect, but it certainly moves like one. There are SS396 badges,
but the performance actually comes from a very potent small block
that makes just as much horsepower yet weighs hundreds of pounds
less. It's also loaded with options like factory A/C, making it a
car you can easily drive every day. In short, this is a car that
Woe be unto the guy who unwittingly tangles with this Chevelle on the street. Sure, it's easy to underestimate it with that gorgeous, albeit unusual, Grenada Gold paint job, but that is, indeed, this car's original color. It's very nicely restored, with great sheetmetal that really shows off the glowing gold paint to great effect. The clean looks of the '67 make it a favorite among Chevy fans and aside from a few badges, this one looks pretty much the way it did rolling out of the showroom in 1967. Good gaps, a brilliant shine thanks to two-stage urethane paint, and that stock hood with chrome inserts make for a very impressive package. Given that this one was born a Malibu, it's unlikely that it led a hard life being hammered up and down a track. They did add SS badges, including '396' emblems, and while that's a little puzzling, it's actually a great ruse because this car will run with any big block Chevelle you're likely to run into.
The Medium Gold interior is also the car's original upholstery color, and once you see it in person, you'll realize it's exactly the right choice. Fresh seat covers on the buckets, new door panels, reproduction carpets, and a taut headliner give it a very clean appearance and it'll be easy to show it off at local cruise nights. You'll note that the guys who swapped it over to SS-spec did a heck of a thorough job, and included an SS steering wheel plus a center console with clock and a correct shifter which controls the recently added 4-speed automatic underneath. A correct tach w/ blinker light was tucked into the corner of the dashboard, along with a set of mechanical oil pressure and temperature gauges underneath. Factory A/C is a welcome upgrade and it blows cold thanks to an R134a refrigerant upgrade. There's also a new custom mounted Sony radio head unit mounted under the dash and a nicely finished trunk with full-sized spare tire.
This car was originally born a Malibu, so small block power is probably how it came from the factory. The over-achieving 350 cubic inch V8 makes great power thanks to a Weiand intake and a Holley 4-barrel carb, and with less weight to haul around, performance is still quite impressive. The engine bay is very neatly finished with Chevy Orange paint on the engine itself, as well as lots of chrome dress-up. Combined with the lighter weight, tubular A-arms, Hotchkis sway bars and front disc brakes make this Chevelle a tidy handler, too. Ceramic-coated long-tube headers feed a Flowmaster dual exhaust system and correct Rally wheels keep it looking stock, yet the fat 235/70/15 BFG radials give it a hi-po look.
Documented with an original warranty card, this neat Chevelle packs a big punch without the needless weight, and looks awesome while doing it. If that's your kind of fun, give us a call today!