Chevelle Super Sport
Frame Off Restored Chevelle Super Sport 396 396/425 HP V8 TH400 12 Bolt 3.73 A/C
- 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
- Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
- 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
- F41 Sports Suspension
- Power steering
- Power front disc and rear drum brakes
- 17-inch American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels
- Air conditioning
- Modern audio system
- Ground-up restoration
* Ground-up restoration
* 396 cubic inch Chevrolet V8
* Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
* 12-bolt rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.73 gears
* Air conditioning
* 17-inch American Racing Torq Thrust II wheels
* Power steering
* Power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Modern audio system
* F41 Sports Suspension
Look up the definition of muscle car and the second generation Chevelle is almost always directly referenced. Offered in trim levels ranging from stripped economy champ to luxury pavement pounder, Chevrolet produced Chevelles capable of satisfying the needs of nearly every buyer and every wallet. That legacy of universal appeal has continued throughout the last forty years, giving fans and aficionados the parts and inspiration to create their own unique hot rods. Take this fully restored Super Sport for example. Decked in classic red and black aesthetics, hooked to a tough automatic transmission and fitted with 396 cubic inches of Chevrolet big block, this tasteful coupe turns a traditionally appealing platform into an off-the-charts super star. If you're ready to hit the streets in a head-turning muscle car that's built to take on anything, have a closer look at this stunning Chevy!
When this A-body left GM's Kansas City assembly plant in October of 1970, it looked much as it does today. The exterior of the car was bathed in code 75 Cranberry Red single-stage. A Black cloth interior was outfitted with standard bench seats. And the factory even threw in a tight vinyl roof for good measure. During a recent, ground-up restoration, that original paint was stripped and replaced by a vivid coat of Bright Red 2-stage. That well-worn cockpit was traded for fresh audio equipment and sporty bucket seats. And traditional Super Sport stripes were substituted for the aforementioned roof. Today, driving fine and looking slick, this top dog Chevy rolls as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that's detailed to better-than-new standards!
Many enthusiasts view early '70s Chevelles as the pinnacle of both muscle car and classic Chevy design. At the front of this red-hot barnburner, a painted grille hangs a fresh and prominent “SS” emblem between a small “CHEVELLE” script, stainless-trimmed H4 headlights and a guarded bumper. Opposite that bumper, a pinned cowl induction hood anchors rebuilt hide-a-way wipers at the base of tinted glass that's seated in pristine stainless frames. At the base of that stainless, white inlayed “SS396” badges combine with straight wheel trim, chrome door handles and polished mirrors to add visual detail to the car's liquid-smooth profile. And at the back of that profile, a second chrome bumper hangs a bold “SS” emblem between clear brake lights, a fresh “Chevelle by Chevrolet” trunk script and spotless exhaust tips.
Gaze in to the car's glossy engine bay and you'll find a 396 cubic inch, era-correct big block that's been fully rebuilt and thoughtfully detailed! At the top of the body-matched mill, a polished, open-element air filter feeds a coated Holley 4-barrel, which is threaded onto polished stainless fluid lines and a coated mechanical pump. That air/fuel mixture floods a smoothed and polished intake on the way to beefy Chevrolet heads, which are capped with polished valve covers and a traditional Edelbrock breather. At the back of those heads, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor sequences spark between an MSD Blaster SS coil and loomed Taylor plug wires. Below those wires, bright Hooker Competition headers funnel spent gases in to a large-diameter, true-dual exhaust system. At the front of those headers, billet pulleys spin a coated Edelbrock water pump between a polished alternator, a polished AC compressor and a polished timing chain cover. In front of those pulleys, a chrome-topped radiator circulates coolant around a big fan via pliable GM hoses and old school tower clamps. And the car's authentic, hot rod appearance is maintained through a roster of high quality ancillaries that includes: Harrison AC components, a rebuilt Delco Moraine brake booster and a sly Delco battery topper.
Beneath this Chevy, a clean undercarriage tells the story of sparse weekend miles and plenty of dry storage. Rock-solid floorpans are coated in smooth Satin Black paint, setting the perfect backdrop for a roster of high quality parts. Behind the immaculate big block, a proven Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed jerks a familiar 12-bolt axle, which spins a posi-traction differential around big, 3.73 gears. That excellent drivetrain floats in a fully restored F41 Sports Suspension, which follows a rugged Saginaw steering box with high quality air shocks. Speaking of steering, factory power assist maximizes the driver's input. Naturally, power-assisted discs and drums handle braking. Spent gases race from the aforementioned headers in to large-diameter, ceramic-coated pipes, which hang an H-shaped crossover in front of rowdy Flowmaster mufflers. And power flows to the pavement through polished American Racing Torq Thrust IIs, which spin 255/50R17 Fuzion ZRis.
With a host of fresh interior components, this coupe's crisp cockpit is both inviting and unique. Its slick bucket and bench seat combo is firm to the touch, showing no signs of significant wear. In front of those seats, a straight Super Sport dash hangs standard gauges above a remote controlled, MP3-compatible stereo that commands large Classic Car Audio deck speakers. Below that dash, a stainless-trimmed console anchors a traditional horseshoe shifter on clean black carpet and color-keyed floor mats. At the sides of that carpet, pick-free door panels center classy stainless trim and requisite “SS” emblems on bright handles and pliable armrests. In front of the driver, a familiar Chevrolet Rally Wheel laps a tilting steering column. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk features a correct jack and full-size spare tire.
With its incredible motor, lust-worthy body and fully sorted chassis, this Chevelle is the very definition of muscle car. Its lights-out build, which combines stunning design with excellent performance, represents first class showmanship at its very finest. If you're in the market for a top-notch classic that can win trophies and literally own the street, this Chevy is your kind of car!