Regal Red
Medium Red
396 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 396 cubic inch L34 V8 / 360 horsepower
  • Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
  • Correct 12-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 3.31 gears
  • 4-wheel power drum brakes / 14-inch wheels
  • Correct Regal Red paint
  • Correct Medium Red bench seat interior
  • Frame-off restoration completed in 2011
  • Authentic SS396 convertible / Winner of multiple national awards / Featured in Super Chevy Magazine
  • Sale includes: An original Window Sticker / An original Protect-O-Plate / An original dealer emblem
  • Sale includes: Restoration photos / A copy of the car's Super Chevy Magazine feature

SUMMARY

* Frame-off restoration completed in 2011
* Authentic SS396 convertible / Winner of multiple national awards / Featured in Super Chevy Magazine
* Original 396 cubic inch L34 V8 / 360 horsepower
* Original Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission
* Correct Regal Red paint
* Correct Medium Red bench seat interior
* Correct 12-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 3.31 gears
* Sale includes: An original Window Sticker / An original Protect-O-Plate / An original dealer emblem
* Sale includes: Restoration photos / A copy of the car's Super Chevy Magazine feature
* 4-wheel power drum brakes / 14-inch wheels

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In a world full of awesome, numbers-matching Chevelles and very well done SS tributes, it's always nice to see something a bit different. And “different” is what truly defines this award-winning hardtop. Instead of being another run-of-the-mill red car that's finished with bucket seats, black vinyl and everyday Rally Wheels, it's a numbers-matching, real-deal Super Sport that rolls a red, bench seat interior on body-matched steelies. So, when you call your friends here at RK Motors Charlotte about this magazine-featured Chevy, not only are you getting investment grade metal that's restored and ready to roll, you're getting factory-unique muscle that's guaranteed to draw attention in a sea of lustful classics!

BODYWORK/TRIM

The beneficiary of a comprehensive, frame-off restoration that was completed in 2011, this sweet Super Sport wears clean sheetmetal 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 T3 headlights. At the top of the car, like-new glass is caged between polished stainless wipers, straight stainless frames 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 L34 big block that's been fully rebuilt, completely restored and thoroughly sorted! Branded with a familiar 3855961 casting number, a correct “EF” suffix stamp and a matching 137962 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 360 horsepower. At the top of the mill, a trick cowl induction set-up feeds oxygen to a reliable Holley 4-barrel that's centered above a fresh AC fuel pump. That air/fuel mixture travels in to a painted Holley intake, which rides between correct, cast iron heads and bright, polished 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 Radio TVRS cables. And in front of those cables, a beefy Harrison 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 reproduction Delco battery, 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, an original Muncie 4-speed, which wears a Muncie (P) assembled on December (12) 13th (13) build stamp, sends power to a tough GM 12-bolt, a correct posi-traction differential and correct 3.31 gears. That fully marked drivetrain is held off the ground by a restored and tagged chassis, which features fresh shocks, old school manual steering and rebuilt power drum brakes. At the center of that chassis, aluminized exhaust pipes run from the aforementioned manifolds to factory replacement mufflers while fresh stainless fuel lines run from the aforementioned Holley to a fresh stainless tank. At the corners of the car, painted steelies twist 7.75-14 Firestone Deluxe Champion redlines around polished stainless hub caps. 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 Medium Red interior. Firm bench seats hang ornate Fisher lap belts above fresh floor mats and a contoured shifter. A familiar Super Sport dash balances deluxe gauges between a small clock and a correct 7,000 RPM tachometer. A correct Delco pushbutton radio is present and accounted for. In front of the driver, a classy Chevelle steering wheel laps a fixed column. At the sides of the passengers, modernist door panels feature red frames, correct chrome handles and petite arm rests. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk hides a correct jack and full-size spare tire between a new mat and fresh decklid decals.

PROVENANCE

There are many ways to confirm this Chevelle's status as an authentic SS396. Here's a detailed breakdown of the car's original Window Sticker, original Protect-O-Plate, Super Sport-specific VIN and original Cowl Tag.

VIN: 138176K137962
* -- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* -- 38: SS396
* -- 17: 2-door sport coupe
* -- 6: 1966 model year
* -- K: Assembled in Kansas City, Missouri
* -- 137962: Sequential production number

COWL TAG:
* -- 12D: Assembled during the fourth (D) week of December (12), 1965
* -- 1764: Job number
* -- 66: 1966 model year
* -- 13817: Chevrolet (1) Chevelle SS396 (38) 2-door sport coupe (17)
* -- KAN: Manufactured in Kansas City, Missouri
* -- 5005: Fisher Body unit number
* -- 747: Medium Red imitation leather interior
* -- R: Regal Red lower body paint
* -- R: Regal Red upper body paint
* -- W: Tinted windshield
* -- 2: Group 2
* -- L: Muncie 4-speed manual transmission

WINDOW STICKER:
13817 CHEVELLE SS 8 SPORT COUPE: $2,776
DESTINATION: $120.50
DELIVERED TO: Burt Chevrolet in Englewood, Colorado

* 750 – Red trim ($00)
* M21 – Muncie 4-speed close-ratio transmission ($105.35)
* G80 – Posi-traction axle with 3.31 gears ($36.90)
* U63 – Pushbutton radio ($57.40)
* RR – Regal Red ($00)
* N33 – Comfortilt steering wheel ($42.15)
* L34 – 360 horsepower Turbo-Jet V8 ($105.35)

VEHICLE PRICE: $2,896.50
TOTAL OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES: $347.15
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE: $3,243.65

PROTECT-O-PLATE:
* D – Red interior

* R – Regal Red lower body paint
* R -- Regal Red upper body paint

* 138176K137962
* -- 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
* -- 38: SS396
* -- 17: 2-door sport coupe
* -- 6: 1966 model year
* -- K: Assembled in Kansas City, Missouri
* -- 137962: Sequential production number

* H -- Equipped with a Holley carburetor

* T1220EF – The car's engine stamp
* -- T: Assembled in Tonawanda, New York
* -- 1220: Assembled on December 20th, 1965
* -- EF: 396 cubic inch L34 V8 that's teamed with a manual transmission

* CF1214B – The car's rear axle code
* -- CF: Posi-traction differential and 3.31 gears
* -- 1214: Assembled on December 14th, 1965
* -- B: Assembled in Buffalo, New York

* C – Car was assembled in December of 1965

* P1213 – The car's transmission code
* -- P: Muncie 4-speed
* -- 1213: Assembled on December 13th, 1965

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AWARD/FEATURES

* Scored 994 out of 1,000 points at 17th Midwest Chevelle Regional
* -- Springfield, Missouri
* -- 2004

* Editor's Choice at the Memphis Super Chevy Show
* -- Memphis, Tennessee
* -- 2004

* Outstanding Award at the Memphis Super Chevy Show
* -- Memphis, Tennessee
* -- 2004

* Award winner at the Dallas Super Chevy Show
* -- Dallas, Texas
* -- 2004

Featured in the September, 2004 edition of Super Chevy Magazine

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* The aforementioned Window Sticker
* The car's original Warranty Booklet
* The aforementioned Protect-O-Plate
* Restoration photos
* A copy of the car's feature in the September, 2004 edition of Super Chevy Magazine
* Copies of some of the car's show credentials
* An original dealer emblem

Wrapping numbers-matching power and unique aesthetics in an incredible restoration, this award-winning Chevy is ready to take your weekends to a whole new level! Looking for a legendary muscle car that features an unbeatable combination of style and performance? This magazine-featured Chevelle is your next classic!

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