Chevelle Super Sport
Frame Off Restored Chevelle Yenko 427 V8 HP M22 4 Speed
- 427 cubic inch, era-correct V8
- Muncie M22 Rock Crusher 4-speed
- 12 bolt rear end that's complete with 3.73 gears
- Restored F41 sport suspension
- Factory power steering
- Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
- 15 inch Torq Thrust D wheels
- Correct Champagne paint that's accented with traditional Yenko decals
- Highly accurate restoration
- Fully documented L78 big block car
In a world full of pristine, numbers matching Chevelles and very well done SS tributes, it's always nice to see something a bit different. And it takes some serious skill to pull off a build that is TRULY different without being either too extreme to honor its original attributes or a blatant pro-tourer. An authentic L78 big block car, this awesome 1969 Chevelle has been completely restored, fitted with an era-correct 427 and decked in traditional Yenko war paint. But here's the best part, it isn't just another rare show piece that's a practice in moribund competition and garage queen gimmicks. This coupe is a fully sorted, big block rocket that's ready to put the “Super” back in “Yenko Super Car”. If you're searching for some old school Chevrolet muscle that wraps killer performance in outstanding good looks, your Chevelle has arrived!
Since this vintage Chevy is, in fact, a documented L78 396 car, you're buying both impressive muscle and storied pedigree. Below, I've laid out all the optional equipment listed on the car's original build sheet and, for the sake of comparison, added prices from its original window sticker.
13637 8-CYLINDER MALIBU SPORT COUPE: $2,690
* A01: Tinted glass ($39.90)
* A39: Deluxe front and rear seatbelts ($10)
* A51: Strato Bucket seats ($121.15)
* A85: Deluxe shoulder harnesses ($26.35)
* B90: Door glass moldings
* F41: Special performance suspension
* G80: Posi-traction rear end ($42.15)
* H05: 3.73 gear ratio
* J50: Power steering
* J52: Power disc brakes
* K02: Fan drive equipment
* K85: 63 amp generator ($26.35)
* L78: 396 cubic inch, high compression V8 that's complete with a 4-barrel carburetor ($252.80)
* M22: Heavy duty 4-speed transmission ($264)
* NC8: Chambered exhaust equipment ($15.80)
* N33: Tilt steering wheel ($45.30)
* N40: Power steering ($109.35)
* PL5: F70x14 white letter tires
* P06: Wheel trim rings ($21.10)
* T60: Heavy duty battery ($15.80)
* U05: Dual horns
* U14: Instrument panel gauges ($94.80)
* U16: Tachometer
* U25: Trunk light
* U26: Underhood light
* U27: Glove box light
* U29: Courtesy light
* U69: Pushbutton AM/FM radio ($133.80)
* V01: Heavy duty radiator ($14.75)
* ZJ9: Auxiliary Light Group ($19)
* ZK8: Tire pressure label
* ZL3: SS396 conversion
* Z25: Super Sport 396 ($347.60)
* XXX: Customer ordered
TOTAL OPTIONS: $1,608.65
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $4,527.90
One can't help but smile when they look at a Chevelle this cool. Assembled in Kansas City, Missouri and delivered to Montgomery Motors in Dothan, Alabama, it's everything car guys dream of from the first time they say “muscle car” to the day they trade their high octane V8 for an electric rascal motor. Decked in a smooth Champagne basecoat and displaying a traditional array of Yenko Super Car stripes, the car is the product of a complete nut and bolt restoration that probably took years to complete. Its body is a carefully orchestrated combination of excellent panel gaps, doors that close better than new, and a flat finish that stretches from tip to tail. And presently, its appearance is much, much better than any mass produced original from the 60s, carrying a super clean shine on top of an impressive, high quality restoration!
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 aesthetic changes. At the front of this coupe, a fresh chrome bumper combines with four clear headlights to frame a body-width grille and a prominent blue bowtie that's centered on Chevrolet's trademark crossbar. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood props finned chrome louvers between a flashy “Chevelle” header panel script and pristine greenhouse glass that's traced by straight stainless trim. Below that glass, traditional chrome door handles perfectly complement correct chrome mirrors while dent-free wheel well trim combines with chrome marker lights and Yenko fender emblems to add detail to the car's slick gold profile. And at the back of that profile, a satin black valence centers two more prominent Yenko emblems between clear tail lights, a second chrome bumper and mirror-like exhaust tips.
Lift this Chevy's double-domed hood and you'll find a 1969 model 427 big block that wears a correct 3935439 casting number and creates roughly 450 horsepower. As it sits, this Chevelle is a classic answer to the question of what to do when your car's original engine experiences failure: install a bigger one, of course! And judging by this mill's awesome looks and great performance, it certainly feels like a natural fit. Air and fuel enter the combustion chambers through a correctly decaled air cleaner, fresh stainless fluid lines and a reliable Holley carburetor. Below that carburetor, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange paint covers the block from the base of its Winter aluminum intake all the way to the bottom of its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, a reliable HEI distributor shoots spark through eight MSD Super Conductor cables. Below those cables, bright chrome valve covers perfectly contrast clean aluminum heads and black, long-tube headers. And in front of those valve covers, a tagged Delco Energizer battery rides next to a heavy duty radiator that's equipped with a correct fan shroud and familiar tower clamps. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle's fresh exterior paint is perfectly complemented by a smooth satin black engine bay that's been detailed to a very high level. All the right extraneous bits like the car's Delco Moraine brake booster and factory power steering system are present and accounted for. And if you think this description sounds good, just wait 'til you hear the engine run!
Underneath this impressive A-Body you'll find a fully sorted chassis and super solid floorpans that, like the car's glossy exterior panels and lust worthy engine, have been restored to very high standards. At the center of those floors, a rugged Muncie M22 Rock Crusher sends power to a rebuilt GM 12 bolt rear end that spins correct 3.73 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is a beefy F41 sports suspension that was fully tagged during the restoration and presently features factory power steering and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust flows through aluminized pipes to aggressive Flowmaster dual-chamber mufflers and spotless stainless tips. And power flows to the pavement through slick 15 inch American Racing Torq Thrust Ds which spin sticky 235/70 front and 245/60 rear BF Goodrich Radial T/As. In keeping with the 396 up top, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is clean and ready to go! Naturally, all the car's weathered bits were replaced during its extensive rebuild. Its floors wear a smooth coat of GM satin black paint. Its frame and drivetrain components alternate between a deep shade of gloss black and fresh machine shop gray. And items such as a new stainless fuel tank, standard stainless hardware and a high quality Jegs Prostarter ensure years of carefree cruising.
Open this second generation Chevelle's solid doors and you'll find an attractive black interior which appears to have been completely replaced during the car's extensive restoration. Centered in those new components is a trio of fresh bench and bucket seats that have been fitted with familiar “sYc” branded headrests. Above those seats, a tight black headliner shows none of the drying or fading that is typical of vintage cars. Below those seats, like-new carpet props a traditional Hurst shifter between thick, rubber floor mats. In front of the driver, a reproduction Chevrolet Rally wheel spins around a correct tilt column that's fitted with a large Stewart Warner tachometer, and an excellent looking dash which features a warp-free pad, Summit accessory gauges and a correct AM/FM radio. At the sides of the passengers, stainless-trimmed door panels add a little visual pop. And behind the cockpit, the car's fully restored trunk features a full-size spare tire, a new mat and correct decklid decals.
The sale of this super fun Chevelle includes an original owner's manual, and the original build sheet and window sticker outlined above.
Over the past five years, RK Motors Charlotte has retailed more big block Chevelles than any company in the world, and this awesome 1969 Yenko tribute is one of the coolest A-Bodys we've ever offered. If you're in the market for a unique muscle car with an unbeatable combination of style and performance, this Chevy is your next classic!
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