- L89 396ci V8
- M-22 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
- 12-bolt positraction rear axle with 3.42 gears
- A.I.R smog system
- Power Steering
- Power front disc and rear drum brakes
- Covered in a correct coat of LeMans Blue
- Parchment vinyl interior
- 14" SS rims
It's pretty easy to find vintage Chevrolet metal that's been modified, tweaked and morphed into anything from killer custom trophy winners to busted backyard travesties. But when it comes to how your classic Chevy feels, and how you feel driving it, nothing quite compares to the way these cars rolled off USA-1's legendary assembly lines. After all, GM's largest division didn't get that nickname, or its storied reputation, by producing subpar iron; and when it comes to some of the greatest muscle cars of all time, why fix what ain't broke? This stunning Chevelle hardtop wraps a 396/4-speed drivetrain in a detailed restoration and striking blue on white color combination. If you're in the market for a top-notch example of one of the best Chevrolets ever produced, we have your car!
First let's take a close look at the VIN and Fendertag:
• 1: Chevrolet
• 3637: Chevelle 2-door sports coupe
• 9: 1969
• K: Kansas City, MO assembly plant
• ******: Six digit
• ST 69 13637: 1969 Chevelle 2-door sports coupe
• KAN: Kansas City assembly plant
• 200930: Body production sequence
• PNT 71 71: Le Mans Blue top and bottom paint
• Trim 791: Parchment vinyl interior
Hailing from GM's storied Kansas City assembly plant, this solid Super Sport is the beneficiary of a high quality, frame-off restoration that's so nice it schools factory survivors. After professional metalwork, which resulted in a laser-straight profile, the car's panels were layered in correct LeMans Blue basecoat, accented with optional side stripes and sealed in a thick clearcoat shell. Once that clearcoat was allotted sufficient drying time, its surfaces were sanded and buffed into a ripple-free finish that's literally as smooth as glass. And today, this top dog Chevy sits as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that's detailed to better-than-new standards.
By 1969, Chevrolet's Chevelle had earned the tagline “America's most popular mid-size”. And GM, knowing not to mess with a good thing, rang in the new model year with minimal aesthetic changes. At the front of this coupe, a black-trimmed grille centers a fresh “SS396” emblem between bright T3 headlights, clear parking lamps and a new chrome bumper. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood props finned louvers between a flashy Chevelle script and pristine greenhouse glass that's framed in straight stainless trim and a correct vinyl top. At the sides of that hood, traditional door handles and a fresh driver's mirror complement bold fender badges, dent-free wheel trim and small marker lamps. And at the back of the car, a Satin Black valence centers clear tail lights and a prominent “SS396” emblem between a second Chevelle script, a second chrome bumper and mirror-like exhaust tips.
Hoist the car's double-domed hood and you'll find a 396 cubic inch big block V8 that has been outfitted with L89 aluminum heads that helps produce the advertised 375hp. Oxygen and fuel enter the chambers through a chrome, freshly decaled air cleaner and big, 4-barrel carburetor. Below that carburetor, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange covers the block from the base of its stamped steel oil pan all the way to the silver intake. At the back of that intake, a traditional points distributor shoots fire through loomed plug wires. Below those wires, bright chrome valve covers reflect freshly restored exhaust manifolds. And in front of those valve covers, a heavy duty radiator feeds pliable GM hoses and familiar tower clamps and a A.I.R smog system. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle's glossy exterior paint perfectly contrasts a smooth, over-restored engine bay. High quality extraneous bits, like stainless fluid lines, a reproduction Delco battery and an American made brake booster, are present and accounted for. And if you think this description sounds good, just wait 'til you hear this big block run!
Under this impressive A-Body you'll find a fully sorted chassis that's been restored to the same brilliant standards as the body's straight exterior panels. At the center of over-restored floors, a rugged Muncie M-22 4-speed manual transmission twists torque to a rebuilt GM positraction 12-bolt that spins stout, 3.42 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is an over-restored suspension that features power steering and modern power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust floats from the aforementioned manifolds to a true dual exhaust, which is outfitted with correct chambered mufflers, correct resonators and rolled tips. Power flows from attractive Super Sport wheels to modern E70x14 Firestone Wide Oval Bias Ply Tires. And everything under this Chevy, from its fresh suspension tags and correct grease marks to its fresh brake cable and bright fuel tank, is super clean and ready to roll!
Open this Chevelle's solid doors and you'll find an attractive correct parchment interior that was completely restored during the car's extensive restoration. In the middle of that interior, fresh bucket seats suspend plush headrests over clean covers and bright stainless trim. Below those seats, like-new black carpet centers a traditional Hurst shifter between color-keyed, rubber floor mats. At the edge of that carpet, fresh, fade-free side panels, which are branded with clean “SS396” emblems, give the cockpit some much needed pop. Above those panels, a snazzy chrome mirror fronts a tight white headliner that shows no signs of drying or fading. In front of the driver, a standard black steering wheel laps deluxe Super Sport gauges, a direct-fit radio and Super Sport-specific dash trim. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk sandwiches a correct jack and full-size spare between a new mat and correct decklid decals.
We've seen a lot of excellent Chevelles come through our RK Motors Charlotte showroom and, while they've all been super nice, nothing beats the experience of owning a complete car that features a factory-correct feel! This LeMans Blue Super Sport is an iconic piece which wraps one of the hottest powertrains ever produced in a professional, well-done restoration. It's fully sorted, highly detailed and carries a build cost that's likely twice as much as our asking price. If you're looking for some classic American muscle that you can drive, enjoy AND build equity with, we have your car!
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