For Sale: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS in St. Louis, Missouri

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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Sport Coupe Frame-off  and rotisserie restoration; frame sprayed with original GM black paint Body code 13817, denoting Chevelle SS396 Sport Coupe 396 CID L34 V-8 engine Muncie four-speed manual transmission with a Hurst shift lever Center console with clock 3.73 open rear end New parts - aluminized dual exhausts, gas tank, brake lines, rear shocks, 10-bolt rear end, many new front suspension pieces Original GM spare wheel mounted on original Uniroyal tire in trunk MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present another Chevrolet Big Block Muscle Car in the form of this 1966 Chevelle SS396 Sport Coupe. Make no mistake, this is a muscle car; big block power, 4 on the floor and it has no air-conditioning, no power steering or power brakes. The vivid red paints fit and finish is second to none with a highly detailed engine bay and gleaming under carriage that must bee seen! Assembled in General Motors' factory in Atlanta, Georgia, the car went through a frame-off restoration at some point. Overall, the red paint is in good shape, with just a few blemishes noticeable at close range. The glass panels are in good condition, as are most of the lights. The car rolls on factory wheel covers that are in overall good shape and wrapped within Goodyear Viva tires, size 215/75R15. The body panels are all straight. The engine bay and floor pan are very tidy and the battery appears new. Under the hood is a 396 CID L34 V-8 engine buttoned to a four-speed Muncie manual transmission with a Hurst shift lever topped by a white ball. In back is a 3.73 rear end and many new parts - aluminized dual exhausts, gas tank, brakes lines and rear shocks. Car also has new many new front suspension pieces. In the trunk is the original GM spare wheel mounted within its original Uniroyal tire. Inside, the car's black front bucket seats are in good shape, as is the matching carpet, headliner, dashboard, three-spoke steering wheel, door panels, mirrors, console and shift lever. Rounding out the interior is a Pioneer AM/FM stereo with cassette and four speakers. The Chevelle Super Sport, or SS represented Chevrolet's entry into the muscle car battle. The Chevelle SS396 became a series of its own in 1966 with style numbers 13817 and 13867. SS396 sport coupes and convertibles used the same Malibu sport coupe and convertible bodies with reinforced frames and revised front suspension: higher-rate springs, recalibrated shocks, and thicker front stabilizer bar, but with different exterior trim. They also had simulated hood scoops, red-stripe tires, and bright trim moldings. The performance engines available included three 396 CID V-8s.The SS396 series lasted from 1966 through 1968 before being relegated to an option package in 1969. The 1966 and 1967 model years were the only two years of the 'strut back' two-door sport coupe with its own style number, 17. 1966 saw a complete restyle of the Chevelle on the previous frame that included smooth contours, a broad new grille and bumper treatment, and curved side windows. Bulging rear fender lines and a "flying buttress" roofline (tunneled into the "C" pillar) were highlights of the '66 hardtops, shared with other GM "A" body models. The new body reflected the "Coke bottle" body shape that became the fad for American cars in the mid-1960s. A four-door hardtop-styled Sport Sedan joined the Malibu series. It was an attractive car and was offered through 1972, but never achieved the high-production figures as the pillared sedan. Chevelles continued in 300, 300 Deluxe, and Malibu trim. Available engines were a 327 CID V-8 instead of either of the sixes, or the mid-level option, a 283 CID V-8. Judicious attention to the options list could add a tachometer, mag-style wheel covers and sintered-metallic brakes. Four-way power seats, a tissue dispenser and cruise control were optional. Competing vehicles to this car in 1966 included Ford's Fairlane and Plymouth's Belvedere and to a lesser degree, Pontiac's Tempest, Oldsmobile's Cutlass and Buick's Special. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 22,671 miles and is believed not to be actual. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. VIN: 138176A116722 Transmission #s: 10W224343, P0P03A Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-914607
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Chevelle SS
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Stock Number:161008
  • VIN:138176A116722