GREAT RUNNING BIG BLOCK CHEVELLE! GREAT PAINT, VERY CLEAN INTERIOR, RUNS STRONG!
This 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle hardtop is the kind of car that generates a lot of interest in our showroom and out at car shows. Why? Maybe it's the gnarly big block under the hood, or the arresting color combination, or perhaps the fact few other cars command the respect of a big block Chevelle. Or maybe it's the reasonable price that keeps people coming back for a second look at this big coupe.
Repainted very recently, the sizzling Regal Red paint looks fantastic. With minimal use it shows minimal wear, of course, but that also means someone really looked after it. And honestly, isn't it easy to see yourself washing and waxing this big cruiser on a Saturday afternoon in preparation for a cruise-in that night? For many, the appeal of the '66 models is the careful blending of the old-school quarters and rear end with a more forward-looking nose to create an icon. Plenty of chrome sets off the vivid red finish, all of it nicely restored and glittering like jewelry. There are correct '396' and 'Super Sport' badges on the flanks, as well as a blacked-out SS grille that would be a trademark for all the fastest Chevys for years to come, although this is not a real SS. With great panel alignment, doors that fit well, and those cool chrome hood inserts, this is a car that gets attention whenever you park it. It's not a sleeper, but it doesn't need to advertise, either, and that's why everyone seems to love it.
The interior is a nice change from basic black, offering red bench seats that suggest this thing was built for combat, pure and simple. Matching door panels, a back seat that looks completely unused, and red carpets with the correct weave and pile are all components that help this car retain that classic mid-60s look. You know we love the look of a shifter just sticking up out of the transmission tunnel like that, and there's a vintage Moon Eyes tach strapped to the steering column, just like in the old days. A handsome three-spoke steering wheel adds a little class in the all-red passenger compartment, and the sounds of the AM/FM/cassette radio are modern but it fits like it was born there. No issues in the trunk, which still has spatter-finish paint and needs nothing more than a new mat to look factory fresh.
The big deal with this car is a rumbling 396 cubic inch V8 which moves the Chevelle effortlessly and delivers a big block punch that's impressive even today. Fully detailed and still looking factory fresh, it demonstrates a traditional Chevy performance look that's light on aftermarket gear. Sure, there are some custom chrome valve covers and an Edelbrock intake, but for the most art, it looks like a Chevy big block. There's a big radiator up front and the wiring and plumbing have been cleaned up to make the engine compartment look very tidy. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts properly and feeds a heavy-duty 10-bolt rear that hangs on a rebuilt suspension. The chassis is as neat as the engine bay, although the soundtrack is compliments of Flowmaster, and big 17-inch Torque Thrust wheels wear 225/50/17 front and 255/50/17 rear radials that look and handle great.
A fantastic look with big block power and a 4-speed make this Chevelle a winner. Call today!
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- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Exterior Color
- Interior Color
- Front Suspension
- Single Shock
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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