Chevelle Super Sport
Restored Chevelle Super Sport 396/350 4 Speed
- Original 396 cubic inch L34 V8 that produces roughly 350 horsepower
- Correct Muncie M21 4-speed transmission
- Correct 12 bolt posi-traction rear end that's equipped with factory 3.31 gears
- Factory power steering
- Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
- Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint
- Correct Medium Bright Blue vinyl interior
- Professional restoration of a real deal Super Sport
During the 60s, Chevrolet produced one out of every 10 cars sold in the United States; and naturally, the division was more concerned about keeping up with demand than meticulous documentation. Since the Super Sport treatment was often an options package instead of an actual trim code, this lead to many models with ambiguous numbers that are exceptionally hard to prove. Not surprisingly, when we drive any new Super Sport into our RK Motors Charlotte showroom, the first question we get is: “Do you know if it's a real SS?” And fortunately, with a car like this freshly restored '67 Chevelle sports coupe, our answer is a resounding “YES!” For the 1967 model year Chevy was gracious enough to equip all its Super Sport cars with an SS-specific cowl tag and VIN number. That means this real deal SS396 has all the right codes, hardware, casting numbers and stamp sequences to create one correct and highly desirable muscle car! If you're in the market for a blue chip copy of the quintessential Chevrolet muscle car, it looks like the numbers are favoring you!
To confirm this handsome Chevelle is an authentic SS396 car, I'll go ahead and decode both its VIN and cowl tag:
17: 2-door sport coupe
7: 1967 model year
A: Assembled at GM's Atlanta, Georgia manufacturing facility
154317: Sequential production number
03D – Assembled during the fourth (D) week of March (03) 1967
67 – 1967 model year
13817 – Chevelle SS sport coupe
ATL – Manufactured at GM's Atlanta, Georgia manufacturing facility
13214 – Factory unit number
731-B – Medium Bright Blue vinyl interior (731) with bucket seats (B)
F – Bright Blue lower paint
F – Bright Blue upper paint
W – Tinted windshield
2 – Group two
L- 4-speed transmission
R – Rear seat speaker
182947 – Identification number from build sheet
Assembled at GM's Atlanta, Georgia manufacturing facility in March of 1967, this real deal Chevelle Super Sport wears an exceptionally solid body under a cool coat of correct Bright Blue urethane. During the car's restoration, that body was completely disassembled, massaged into a laser-straight canvas, and expertly detailed to provide a show stopping appearance that's built around better-than-factory panel alignment. Once that alignment was locked in, carefully sprayed layers of correct GM code F basecoat were topped with a thick clearcoat shell and thoroughly buffed to an excellent shine. And currently, as a car that's much nicer than any mass-produced survivor from the late 60s, this hardtop carries a super clean finish on top of a high quality restoration that's simply stunning!
Since this Chevy isn't a custom, and really isn't radical in any way, all its trim and ornamentation remains just as the General specified. At the front of the car, clear halogen headlights flank a black Super Sport grille which centers a prominent “SS396” emblem between a fresh “CHEVELLE” header script, a new chrome bumper and bright amber parking lights. At the top of the car, a Super Sport twin-scoop hood combines with good looking stainless trim, bright stainless wipers and new chrome drip rails to trace like-new glass. At the sides of the car, “396” fender emblems and quarter-mounted “Super Sport” scripts hint at the true nature of the big block's personality while traditional door handles and snazzy bowtie mirrors perfectly complement straight stainless wheel trim and Super Sport rocker moldings. And at the back of the car, a black Super Sport valence hangs vintage tail lights and a second “SS396” emblem over a showroom fresh bumper and crystal clear reverse lamps.
Glance under this Chevelle's mirror-slick hood and you'll find an original 396 cubic inch L34 big block V8 that's been fully rebuilt, completely restored and thoroughly sorted to look good and perform great! Branded with a 1967-exclusive 3902406 casting number, a correct partial VIN and a correct “EF” suffix stamp, this legendary Chevrolet engine utilizes modern hydraulic lifters, a forged steel crankshaft and closed chamber oval port heads to turn beefy 10.25 to 1 compression into a stout 350 horsepower. At the top of the big bad block, a black and chrome single snorkel air cleaner is topped by a pristine “396 Turbo-Jet” decal and feeds oxygen to a correct Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor that's threaded into new stainless fuel lines. That air/fuel mixture travels into a correct cast iron intake manifold sitting between correct cast iron heads and bright chrome valve covers. At the bottom of those heads, fully restored exhaust manifolds send spent gases into a high performance true dual exhaust system. At the back of those manifolds, a traditional points distributor shoots spark through familiar Packard TV R Suppression wires. And in front of those wires, a factory correct radiator swills water through a full set of fresh GM hoses and correct tower clamps. Aesthetically, the spotless big block is covered in a traditional coat of Chevy Orange paint that contrasts very well to the car's satin inner fenders and vivid blue exterior. And everything from the big mill's reproduction Energizer battery to its glass GM washer fluid bottle has been professionally installed and completely show detailed.
What good would a killer big block be without a great drivetrain and suspension to back it up? Behind the car's thundering 396, a rugged Muncie M21 4-speed wears a correct 3885010 casting number and a Muncie (P) assembled on March (03) 14th (14) build stamp and sends power to a tried and true 12 bolt posi-traction rear end that's stuffed with stout 3.31 gears. That road-ready drivetrain is held off the ground by a correctly rebuilt chassis which features fresh shocks, modern power front disc and rear drum brakes and factory power steering. In the middle of the car, an aluminized exhaust system runs from the aforementioned manifolds to aggressive dual chamber mufflers while fresh stainless fuel lines run from a new stainless fuel tank to the big Quadrajet carburetor. And at the corners of the car, 15 inch matte-finish rally wheels twist modern G70-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around fresh stainless trim rings and smooth stainless center caps. The bottom of this awesome A-Body has been restored to the same high standards as its solid exterior panels and clean engine compartment.
This Chevelle was equipped with a great looking Medium Bright Blue vinyl interior that is 100% correct and presents as brand new. At the center of the car, front bucket and rear bench seats are in excellent shape and show little to no signs of wear. In front of those seats a warp-free dash hangs a direct fit, MP3 compatible radio inside new chrome trim and black, Super Sport exclusive crinkle finish. Below that dash, a correct blue console props an attractive clock in front of a correct chrome shifter. At the base of that console, heavy duty rubber floor mats protect like-new blue carpet that anchors deluxe “Fisher” branded lap belts. At the sides of those floor mats, horizontally pleated door panels hang bright chrome handles and correct blue armrests between pristine stainless trim and dent-free Fisher sill plates. And at the top of those panels, a tight headliner hangs fade-free sun visors in front of a fully functional dome light. In front of the driver, a spectacular looking GM Rally wheel features a bright wood rim, spotless satin spokes and a vivid red, white and blue horn button. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk features a correct houndstooth mat, correct decklid decals, a correct jack and a full-size spare tire.
With a stunning motor, an incredible body and a pristine interior, this real deal SS396 is a rare, investment grade muscle car. And best of all, it's a unique first generation GM A-body that isn't nearly as prevalent as the more famous, and too often duplicated, second generation SS454. If you're in the market for a no excuses show piece with an unbeatable combination of style and performance, this '67 Super Sport is your kind of car!
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What Customers Are Saying
After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.