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Nothing says summer like a bright red Chevelle convertible, and when you add a big block to the mix, the result is a car that will make you grin like an escaped convict every time you drive it.
There's no question that if you're going to restore a Chevelle, you may as well go all-out and add the SS upgrades that improve performance and looks. This particular ragtop features almost all its original body panels save for the rear quarters, which have been expertly installed and finished so you can't even find the seams. The '69s featured clean styling and a forward-looking stance that makes them look fast just sitting still, and the brilliant red paint certainly emphasizes that impression. Beautifully done, the paint is about a mile deep and shines the way only modern technology can, and with just a modicum of care, it will look this good for years to come. A proper SS grille has been fitted up front and SS396 badges are on the flanks and tail panel to complete the illusion. Chrome and other bright pieces have been polished up before being reinstalled, and it's all quite neatly done.
A lovely white interior anchored by matching bright red carpets is the perfect choice, especially if you intend to spend a lot of time running around with the top down. Beautifully restored with correct new seat covers and door panels, it looks fresh and extremely tidy. A center console is always a nice addition, especially with the slick horseshoe shifter for the TH400 3-speed automatic and complete with cool seat belt holsters on each side. All the original gauges are fully operational, including the tach tucked into the center of the auxiliary gauge pod, and the original AM/FM radio remains in the dash. A recent white power convertible top, complete with glass rear window and matching white boot, has been installed, giving the Chevelle a sleek look top up or top down. The ultra-clean trunk offers spatter-finish paint, a new trunk mat, and a full-sized spare with jack assembly.
With 396 cubic inches under the hood, performance is impressive. The block is a date-code correct replacement, fully rebuilt and beautifully detailed. The extra-tall air cleaner funnels the air, while a stock intake and cast iron exhaust manifolds handle the rest. Proper Chevy Orange paint was used on the block and heads, with bright custom chrome valve covers spelling out '396' in block letters give it a mild custom look. Power steering and brakes are always nice to have on your big block cruiser, as is the automatic transmission that makes performance as easy as planting your right foot. Underneath, the floors are rock solid, there's a fresh dual exhaust system with throaty glasspack-style mufflers, and a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end. Handsome 14-inch SS style wheels are a timeless addition, and wear 225/70/14 white letter radials.
A drop-top Chevelle doesn't have to be expensive to be fun, and this one has all the right parts. Call today!
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Steering
- Power Brakes
- AM/FM Radio
- Power Top
- Tilt Wheel
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