Yes, this is a triple-black 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 with its numbers-matching big-block and a an upgraded 5 speed manual transmission. We won't blame you if you skip ahead and just call us now, but everyone else can continue to read the rest of the details on this sweet ride.
The way this car looks is no joke, and the investment in time and money is obvious everywhere you look. If you're a fan of the early Chevelle bodies, with its beautiful flying buttress C-pillars and subtle aggression, then this car should ring all the right bells. The shine of the black paint takes advantage of modern clearcoat paint. Underneath, the metalwork is quite good, featuring good gaps all around and leading to a deep shine that only comes from a lot of hard work. This was the first year for the SS396 as its own separate model, and this coupe wears its unique pieces with pride, including the blacked-out grille and tail, faux hood vents, ribbed lower trim panels, and even the 396 badging on the fender. And of course we cannot forget about the correct premium touches such as the newer black vinyl roof or the iconic Cragar SS wheels.
Open the door, and you're greeted to handsome package that completes the ultra desirable triple-black (interior, paint, and roof.) The bucket seats with center console interior perfectly captures this Chevelle's comfortable and performance dual-purpose nature. The seats, door panels, carpets, and headliner all have a deep, black appearance. But this is far from a sea of darkness. There's plenty of shiny trim on places like the original-style steering wheel, long horizontal speedometer, heat/defrost sliders, and the auxiliary gauge package. This is one aggressive package, but just in case you hadn't already picked up on big power cues, the column-mounted tach and Hurst shifter should really hint at what's under the hood.
1966 was the year that Chevelle Super Sports really started to live up to their name. No longer just an appearance package, VIN 138 cars meant you were getting the big 396 cubic-inch V8. And filling the engine bay is this coupe's original big block powerhouse which also is the 360HP version for 1966. It looks great with all the correct features such as the shiny valve covers, factory air grabber, orange block paint, stock-style intake, and Holley four-barrel carburetor. But it has also been updated with modern performance support components such as a Mallory Pro Wire plug system and Mallory electronic ignition. So that means a classic that fires up easily and lets everyone know it means business with the header fed dual exhaust. You're in complete control of this monster motor and its symphony thanks to the five-speed manual transmission. So yes, this is the kind of pure intimidation machine that you've always admired at the car shows and cruise-ins.
You can already imagine yourself cruising in this tripe-black, first-year SS396 pillarless hardtop. It's the kind muscle car that's always in demand, so since you're not the only one who wants it, you might want to hurry up and call today!