Regal Red
Black
396 V8
5 Speed Manual
  • Original 396 cubic inch L35 V8
  • Richmond 4+1 5-speed manual transmission
  • 12-bolt rear axle
  • Factory power steering
  • Front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 18-inch Rocket Booster Hyper Shot wheels
  • Correct Regal Red paint
  • Correct Black interior
  • Modern audio system
  • Fresh frame-up restoration

SUMMARY

* Restored in 2014
* Traveled roughly 100 miles since completion
* Original 396 cubic inch L35 V8
* Richmond 4+1 5-speed manual transmission
* 18-inch Rocket Booster Hyper Shot wheels
* Power steering
* 12-bolt rear axle
* Modern audio system

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When the words “big block” and “Chevelle” meet, a good time is pretty much guaranteed. Throw in a thorough, frame-up restoration and a correct red on black color combination, and you end up with a tire-melting, conversation-starting A-body that everyone will stop to look at. This real-deal Super Sport is a complete, road ready cruiser that features an original 396, a stout Richmond 4+1 5-speed and a restoration that's so fresh it hasn't even had time to accumulate dust on its smooth inner fenders. If you're a buyer who seeks absolute authenticity, we can certainly accommodate you. But, if you're one of the growing number of enthusiasts who wants to actually enjoy the performance, look, and value of Chevrolet's ultimate muscle car, this '66 Chevelle is your opportunity to turn someone else's toil into your new pastime!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Fresh out of a comprehensive, frame-up restoration, this Chevy's solid body is an excellent combination of original and replacement panels. When it comes to classic cars, a lot of people simply don't understand the difference between a frame-up restoration and a frame-off restoration. If a car has been frame-up restored, that means it's probably been envisioned as a nice cruiser that's been rebuilt as needed. In contrast, a frame-off restoration, which was likely completed all at once, would indicate an owner's desire to attend shows. It's not a matter of one being better than the other; it really just depends on what you're looking for when it comes to purchasing the car of your dreams. And even though this clean Chevelle can easily be parked on a show field, the car's quality, frame-up restoration ensures it's sorted enough to truly have fun in! Most of the Super Sport-specific trim, a blacked-out grille and valance, a silver bumper filler, an SS-specific hood, ribbed rocker trim and varied Super Sport ornamentation, was reinstalled during the body's freshening. And Jeff's Paint and Body Shop of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina applied a correct coat of Regal Red 2-stage that's been buffed into a laser-straight shine.

ENGINE

Hoist this coupe's hood and you'll find an original, 396 cubic inch L35 V8 that wears a correct 3855961 casting number behind a matching partial VIN and correct “EDH” suffix stamp. Featuring a stout 325 horsepower in factory guise, this buff big block was recently rebuilt with a few choice modifications. A big Holley carburetor and aluminum Weiand intake combine with modern roller rockers, an aftermarket HEI distributor, long-tube headers and sleeved Megaforce plug wires to put the “SS” in Stoplight Slayer. And items like satin fenders, custom valve covers, a 14-inch air cleaner, polished fuel lines and traditional Chevy Orange skin ensure the mill is very impressive to look at.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

That storied mill spins power through a new clutch and pressure plate to a Richmond 4+1 5-speed. That transmission is hooked to a traditional 12-bolt rear end. Under that drivetrain, a double A-arm front and rear leaf suspension employs dual sway bars and new bushings. Factory power steering is a welcome addition to any muscle car. Stops are provided by standard front discs and rear drums. The aforementioned headers flow in to aluminized pipes, which hang an H-shaped crossover in front of great sounding, dual-chamber mufflers. And, at the corners of the car, 18-inch Rocket Booster Hyper Shots spin 225/45 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs in front of 275/40 Nitto NT555 Extreme ZRs.

INTERIOR

During this Chevelle's careful restoration, a new interior was installed over high quality Dynamat insulation. Correct Super Sport trim abounds, with correct bucket seats framing a simple Hurst shifter. Durable floor mats and correct deluxe seatbelts are present and accounted for. A digital AM/FM head unit makes good use of large Pioneer deck speakers. In front of the driver, a 4-spoke, cross-flag-branded steering wheel spins around optional RPO U14 special instrumentation. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk features a correct jack and full-size spare tire.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

VIN BREAKDOWN:
• 1 – Chevrolet Motor Division
• 38 – 8-cylinder equipped SS396
• 17 – 2-door sport coupe
• 6 – 1966 model year
• A – Assembled in Atlanta, Georgia
• XXXXXX – Production sequence number

COWL TAG BREAKDOWN:
• 12C – Assembled around the third week of December, 1965
• 66 – 1966 model year
• 13817 – SS396 2-door sport coupe
• ATL – Assembled in Atlanta, Georgia
• 3229 – Fisher Body unit number
• 763-B – Black imitation leather interior with bucket (B) seats
• R-R – Regal Red paint
• W – Tinted windshield
• 2 – Group 2
• L – 4-speed transmission
• G – Center console
• S – Rear antenna
• 5 – Group 5
• Y – Deluxe seatbelts
• L -- Unknown

If a run-of-the-mill Camaro or Nova simply won't do, this high-quality Chevelle is your perfect solution! Restoring any classic to the condition of this Chevy will probably cost about twice our asking price and, even if you started today, it would probably be a year before that project began resembling a finished car. So, why not give in to temptation and let this real-deal Super Sport show you exactly what instant gratification is all about!

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