Tuxedo Black
Black
396 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
  • Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
  • 12-bolt rear axle
  • Power drum brakes
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Correct Black interior
  • Equipped with a roller tach
  • Authentic SS396

SUMMARY

* Authentic SS396
* 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
* Muncie 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Black interior
* Equipped with a roller tach
* 12-bolt rear axle
* Power drum brakes
* 14-inch steel wheels

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When the words “big block” and “Chevelle” meet, a good time is pretty much guaranteed. When you throw in a complete, body-off restoration, you end up with a tire-melting conversation starter that everyone stops to look at! This top-notch cruiser is a real deal Super Sport that mixes an era-correct 396/4-speed drivetrain with a professional, road ready restoration. And 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, it's your opportunity to turn someone else's toil into your new pastime!

BODYWORK/TRIM

During its thorough reboot, this solid old Chevy was entirely disassembled and completely striped of its dull, original pigment. Once that Grecian Green was removed, an incredibly straight fuselage was augmented with a bit of fresh sheetmetal. As that massaged sheetmetal featured better-than-factory alignment, a rich coat of Tuxedo Black base was sealed in a glossy layer of clear. When that clear dried, a Matador Red stripe was followed with many labor-intensive hours of sanding and buffing. And today, one close look at our high-resolution pictures reveals a handsome payoff in the form of one of the coolest Chevrolet muscle cars on the planet!

For 1968, the freshly updated Chevelle sported a brand new look that featured tapered fenders, a rounded beltline and a classic long hood/short deck profile. At the front of the car, a broad, SS-exclusive grille centers a prominent “SS396” emblem between correct T3s, a bright “Chevelle” script and a factory-fresh bumper that's fitted with clear marker lamps. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood props finned louvers in front of pristine glass, a correct vinyl roof and straight stainless frames. Below that hood, new door handles perfectly complement a fresh chrome mirror, dent-free rocker trim and classy, “396” branded marker lamps. And at the back of the car, an SS-exclusive valance centers a prominent “SS396” emblem between small taillights, a second chrome bumper and clear reverse lamps.

ENGINE

Lift this coupe's double-domed hood and you'll find an era-correct 396 that's one of the most powerful and memorable engines Chevrolet ever created. Oxygen and fuel enter the block's combustion chambers through a highly polished air cleaner, new stainless fluid lines and a big Holley carburetor. Below that carb, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange covers the block from its intake all the way to its stamped oil pan. At the back of that intake, a traditional points distributor shoots spark through eight AC Delco Premium Wires. Below those wires, bright chrome valve covers reflect professionally restored exhaust manifolds. And in front of those valve covers, a Delco-topped battery rides next to a heavy-duty radiator that's cinched to GM-branded hoses via familiar tower clamps. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle's glossy exterior perfectly contrasts a smooth, Satin Black engine bay that's complete with correct decals and appropriate grease marks. High quality extraneous bits, like a fresh brake booster, a rebuilt alternator and a tough Saginaw steering box, are present and accounted for. And if you think this description sounds good, just wait 'til you hear the big mill run!

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Under this impressive A-Body you'll find a fully sorted chassis and super solid floorpans that, like the car's clean exterior panels and lust worthy engine, have been restored to very high standards. At the center of those floors, a rugged Muncie 4-speed hangs a Muncie (P) assembled on February (B) 1st (01) of 1968 (8) assembly stamp below a correct 3925660 casting number and matching partial VIN. That tough transmission twists torque to a rebuilt GM 12-bolt that spins pleasant, highway-friendly gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is a fully restored suspension that features power-assisted drum brakes. Exhaust flows through aluminized pipes to aggressive Pypes Race Pro mufflers. Power meets the pavement via painted and capped steelies, which wear vintage looking G70-14 Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport redlines. And, in keeping with the 396 up top, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is clean and 100% road ready!

INTERIOR

Open this Chevy's solid doors and you'll find an attractive Black interior that was completely replaced during the car's extensive restoration. Centered in those new components is a trio of fresh bench and bucket seats that are fitted with high quality covers and bright stainless hardware. Below those seats, like-new carpet anchors a traditional Hurst shifter inside a factory-correct console. At the edges of that carpet, fresh, fade-free side panels give the cockpit much needed visual pop. Above those panels, a tight black headliner shows none of the drying or fading that's typical of vintage cars. In front of the driver, a Chevrolet Rally Wheel laps a warp-free dash, SS-specific trim and an old school roller tach. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk sandwiches a full-size spare between a new mat, a correct jack and fresh decklid decals.

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

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