Regal Red
Black
396 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 396 cubic inch L35 V8 / 325 horsepower
  • Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct 12-bolt rear axle / 3.55 gears
  • Power steering
  • 4-wheel power drum brakes
  • Correct Regal Red paint / Correct Black top
  • Correct Black interior
  • Ground-up restoration completed in 2009
  • Authentic SS396 convertible
  • Listed in the National Chevelle SS396 Registry

SUMMARY

* Ground-up restoration completed in 2009
* Authentic SS396 convertible / Listed in the National Chevelle SS396 Registry
* Original 396 cubic inch L35 V8 / 325 horsepower
* Correct Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct 12-bolt rear axle / 3.55 gears
* Correct Regal Red paint / Correct Black top
* Correct Black interior
* Power steering
* 4-wheel power drum brakes
* Sale includes restoration photos and a copy of the car's listing in the National Chevelle SS396 Registry

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You already know that RK Motors Charlotte has a thing for Chevrolet's most famous muscle car. From their long list of options and stacks of documentation to their hundreds of cubic inches of big block bliss, we've brought you some of the most mind-blowing, potent and flat-out brutal Chevelles the market has ever seen! And from the insane Maurer-built custom we sold in March to the rare Hugger Orange coupe we featured last year, we continue to be your number one source for anything that starts with the letters C, H, E and V. After all, what's not to love about a classic that defines the dominant era of Chevrolet ingenuity, showcases an unparalleled era in American culture and represents the best era of Detroit's manufacturing might? Absolutely nothing; and that's why this clean drop-top, with its original 396, correct Muncie 4-speed and classy red on black aesthetics, is the perfect piece for the muscle car fan who enjoys hitting the road AND the show!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a professional, ground-up restoration that was completed in mid 2009, this real-deal Super Sport wears a clean and solid body under correct Regal Red 2-stage. Recognizing the car's significance as a real-deal SS396, the restorers decided to keep trim and ornamentation just as the General specified. Out front, a black Super Sport grille centers a prominent “SS396” emblem between a new chrome bumper, small parking lamps and bright, halogen headlights. At the top of the car, like-new glass is caged between polished stainless wipers, straight stainless frames, correct Black vinyl and a chrome-trimmed Super Sport hood. At the sides of that glass, correct ornamentation and a small, bowtie-branded mirror frame traditional door handles, dent-free wheel lips and correct Super Sport rocker guards. And out back, a color-keyed, “CHEVELLE” branded valance hangs 2-tone taillights and a second “SS396” emblem above a broad chrome bumper.

ENGINE

Glance under this Chevy's mirror-slick hood and you'll find an original, 396 cubic inch L35 big block that's been fully rebuilt, completely restored and thoroughly sorted! Branded with a familiar 3855961 casting number, a correct “EDH” suffix stamp and a matching partial VIN, this legendary engine utilizes hydraulic lifters, a forged steel crank and closed-chamber, oval-port heads to turn beefy 10.25 to 1 compression into an easy 325 horsepower. At the top of the mill, a black and chrome, single-snorkel air cleaner feeds oxygen to a reliable Holley 4-barrel that's centered behind a tagged stainless fuel line. That air/fuel mixture travels in to a painted Holley intake, which rides between correct, cast iron heads and bright chrome valve covers. At the bottom of those heads, fully restored exhaust manifolds send spent gases in to high performance, true-dual pipes. At the back of those manifolds, a traditional points distributor shoots spark through fresh Packard TV R Suppression cables. And in front of those cables, a factory radiator swills water through pliable 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 glossy red exterior. And everything, from the big mill's fresh decals and authentic Delco Moraine brake booster to its correct alternator and new Delco battery topper, has been professionally installed and completely detailed.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

What good would a killer big block be without a tough drivetrain and solid suspension to back it up? Behind the car's thundering 396, a proven Muncie 4-speed, which wears a Muncie (P) assembled on December (12) 1st (01) build stamp, sends power to a tough GM 12-bolt and correct 3.55 gears. That fully marked drivetrain is held off the ground by a restored, tagged and marked chassis, which features fresh shocks, modern power steering and rebuilt power drum brakes. At the center of that chassis, aluminized exhaust pipes run from the aforementioned manifolds to aggressive Flowmaster mufflers while fresh stainless fuel lines run from the aforementioned Holley to a new stainless tank. At the corners of the car, painted steelies twist 7.75-14 Firestone Deluxe Champion redlines around simulated mag hubcaps. And overall, the bottom of this awesome A-Body has been restored to the same high standards as its solid exterior panels and clean engine compartment.

INTERIOR

Naturally, this Chevelle's thorough restoration included the installation of a correct Black interior. Firm bench seats hang old school Fisher lap belts above fresh floor mats, stainless-trimmed foot pedals and a contoured shifter. A familiar Super Sport dash, equipped with deluxe gauges, is augmented by a small tachometer. A correct AM/FM radio is present and accounted for. In front of the driver, a classy “CHEVELLE” branded steering wheel spins around a fixed column. At the sides of the passengers, modernist door panels feature black frames, correct chrome handles and petite arm rests. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk hides a correct jack and full-size spare between a new mat and fresh decklid decals.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

It's pretty easy to confirm this handsome Chevelle's status as an authentic SS396. Here's a look at the car's Super Sport-specific VIN and Cowl Tag.

VIN: 138676BXXXXXX
* -- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* -- 38: SS396
* -- 67: 2-door convertible
* -- 6: 1966 model year
* -- B: Assembled in Baltimore, Maryland
* -- XXXXXX: Sequential production number

COWL TAG:
* -- 12C: Assembled during the third (C) week of December (12) 1965
* -- 760: Job number
* -- 66: 1966 model year
* -- 13867: Chevrolet (1) Chevelle SS396 (38) convertible (67)
* -- BAL: Manufactured in Baltimore, Maryland
* -- 953: Factory unit number
* -- 761: Black imitation leather interior
* -- R2: Regal Red paint (R) that's capped with a Black (2) convertible top
* -- X: Factory gate code
* -- 1: Unknown

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION

* An original Owner's Manual
* An original Warranty Booklet
* Restoration photos
* A copy of the car's listing in the National Chevelle SS396 Registry

In summary, this top-notch Chevy represents 'muscle motoring' at its very finest, combining a drop-top driving experience with stunning design, a clean restoration and no-excuses performance. Hit the backroads… Take it to a show… Put it in the Independence Day parade… Whatever you elect to do with this cool Chevelle, it's sure to be the centerpiece of traffic, the focal point of your garage and, most importantly, the car you most look forward to being seen in!

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