Chevelle SS 396
TRUE 138 CODE SS, NUMBERS MATCHING L34 396/360 HP, 4-SPEED, 12-BOLT, NICE RESTO
This "138" 1966 Chevelle SS is the kind of car that generates a lot of interest in our showroom and out at car shows. Why? Maybe it's the numbers-matching big block under the hood, or the lovely color combination, or perhaps the fact few other cars command the respect of a big block Chevelle.
Repainted a few years ago, the Lemonwood Yellow paint still looks great. 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 baby 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 deep burgundy 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. 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.
Comfortable black buckets show almost no signs of use, and the restoration was carried out to a high standard so they're holding up extremely well. Matching door panels, a back seat that looks completely unused, and black carpets with the correct weave and pile are all components that help this car retain that classic mid-60s look. The center console carries an optional clock and a shifter that looks like something from the future, and there's a set of auxiliary gauges under the dash in addition to the factory instruments. A handsome and very ornate factory steering wheel adds a little class in the all-black passenger compartment, and the sounds of the AM/FM radio are modern but the look is authentic. In the trunk, you'll find a correct mat, full-sized spare, and jack assembly.
The big deal with this car is the original, numbers-matching L34 396 cubic inch V8. With 360 horsepower, it moves the Chevelle effortlessly and delivers a heavyweight punch that's impressive even today. Fully detailed and still looking factory fresh, it demonstrates the right way to preserve your car. The engine enamel is still shiny and hasn't burned off from being driven, the hoses wear correct GM stampings and tower hose clamps, and all the accessories have proper finishes, including the chrome valve covers that were part of the L34 package. The 4-speed manual transmission shifts properly and feeds a heavy-duty 12-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 correct Rally wheels wear 225/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials that look and handle great.
Documented with its original Protect-O-Plate and owner's manuals, this high-grade Chevelle is also a fantastic cruiser that you shouldn't be afraid to enjoy. Call today!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Owner's Manual
- Maintenance Records
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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