Hugger Orange
Black
396 V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Date-correct 396 cubic inch big block V8
  • Munice M21 4-speed transmission
  • 12 bolt rear end
  • Factory power steering
  • Power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • 17 inch Rocket Racing wheels
  • Correct 1969 Super Sport-exclusive Hugger Orange paint
  • Correct black coated fabric interior
  • Documented Super Sport
  • Highly correct, frame-off restoration

Any Chevy guy worth his salt knows there's no way to document a true '69 Chevelle SS without a build sheet; and that makes buying most “real” Super Sports a BIG leap of faith. For some unknown reason GM decided to repackage Chevrolet's coveted performance hardware into a trim level instead of its own model, thereby dropping any mention of its legitimacy from both the car's trim tag and vehicle identification number. That means many of Chevy's most valuable and desirable muscle cars ride solely on their often lost or never included build sheets. Of course, any good story has a loophole; and in this case, it comes in the form of the numbers 72 and 76. 72 and 76 are GM's paint codes for Hugger Orange and Daytona Yellow, and Hugger Orange and Daytona Yellow were ONLY available on Super Sports for the 1969 model year. That means this Chevelle's 72 72 trim tag is your guarantee that it's a REAL DEAL SS! If you've been searching for an old school Chevrolet muscle car that has awesome pedigree to match its outstanding good looks, your Chevelle has arrived!

One can't help but smile when they look at a Chevelle this nice. It's everything car guys dream of from the first time they say “muscle car” to the day they trade a high octane V8 for a rascal motor. Decked out in retina-widening Hugger Orange and displaying a fanatical attention to detail, it's the product of a complete nut and bolt restoration that had to take years to complete. Its body is a carefully orchestrated combination of excellent panel gaps, doors that close better than new, professionally aligned side stripes and a flat, perfect finish that stretches from one end to the other. And after you take it out on the street a few times, you'll understand why this car has earned the nickname 'neck breaker'!

By 1969, Chevrolet's Chevelle had earned the tagline “America's most popular mid-size car”. And GM, knowing not to mess with a good thing when they see it, rang in the new model year with minimal aesthetic changes. At the front of the car, a new chrome bumper combines with four clear headlights to frame a body-width grille and a prominent “SS396” emblem that's centered on Chevrolet's trademark crossbar. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood props finned chrome louvers between a flashy “Chevelle by Chevrolet” header panel script and pristine greenhouse glass that's traced by showroom fresh trim. Below that glass, new chrome door handles perfectly complement a correct chrome driver's mirror while dent-free wheel well trim combines with chrome marker lights and “SS396” fender emblems to add detail to the car's bright orange profile. And at the back of that profile, a satin black rear valence centers a prominent “SS396” emblem between clear tail lights, a second chrome bumper and mirror-like exhaust tips.

Lift the car's double-domed hood and you'll find a fully detailed 396 cubic inch big block V8 which wears a 1968-exclusive 3916323 casting number. Thanks to an overzealous machine shop that ran its milling machine too far forward when decking the block, we can't tell if the big engine is original to the car. But judging by its awesome looks and great performance, it certainly feels right! Air and fuel enter the combustion chambers through a correctly decaled air cleaner, fresh stainless fuel lines and a reliable Holley carburetor. Below that carburetor, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange paint covers the block from the base of its Winter aluminum intake all the way to the bottom of its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, a correct points distributor shoots spark through eight 7mm Suppression Cables. Below those cables, bright chrome valve covers perfectly contrast restored cast iron exhaust manifolds. And in front of those valve covers, a tagged Delco Energizer battery rides next to a heavy duty radiator that's equipped with a correct fan shroud. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle's fresh exterior paint is perfectly complemented by a smooth satin black engine bay that's been detailed to a very high level. Reproduction GM hoses, which are equipped with appropriate tower clamps, combine with fresh V-belts to ensure reliability. And all the extraneous bits like the car's Delco Moraine brake booster and factory power steering system are present and accounted for. Think this description sounds good? Just wait 'till you hear the engine run!

Underneath this awesome A-Body you'll find a fully rebuilt chassis and super solid floorpans that, like the car's exterior panels and big block engine, have been accurately restored to a showroom fresh state. At the center of those floors a rugged M21 Muncie 4-speed transmission sends power to a correct GM 12 bolt rear end. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is a traditional double A-arm front and four link rear suspension that was fully tagged and chalk marked during the restoration; and presently features factory power steering and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust flows through aluminized pipes to aggressive chambered mufflers and spotless stainless tips. And power flows to the pavement through slick 17 inch Rocket Racing wheels which spin sticky 225/45 front and 245/40 rear Accelera Alpha radials around fully polished spokes. In keeping with the 396 up top, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is clean and ready to go! Naturally, all the car's weathered bits were replaced during its extensive rebuild. Its floors wear a smooth coat of traditional red primer. Its frame and drivetrain components alternate between a deep shade of gloss black and fresh machine shop gray. And items such as a new stainless fuel tank, new stainless hardware, new fuel lines and new brake lines ensure carefree cruising for years to come.

Open the solid doors on this second generation Chevelle and you'll find a correct GM code 755 black coated fabric interior which appears to have been completely replaced during the car's restoration. Centered in those new components is a duo of fresh bench seats which carry just the right amount of firmness and display no rips or tears at all. Above those seats, a tight black headliner shows none of the drying or fading that is typical of vintage cars; and below those seats like-new carpet props a traditional Hurst shifter between orange-stitched floor mats. In front of the driver, a correct Chevelle SS steering wheel spins in front of an excellent looking dash which features a warp-free pad, fully rebuilt gauges and a direct fit Audiovox stereo. At the sides of the driver, stainless trimmed door panels feature correct “SS396” emblems which add a little visual pop. And behind the cabin, the car's fully restored trunk features a full-size spare tire, a new mat and correct decklid decals.

Included with the sale of this awesome Chevelle is an official owner's manual and a nice stack of restoration receipts.

Over the past five years, RK Motors Charlotte has retailed more big block Chevelles than any company in the world; and this authentic 1969 Super Sport is one of the coolest A-Bodys we've ever offered. So, is 72 your lucky number? It is if you're looking for a killer Chevrolet muscle car that'll win trophies and own the street!

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