REAL 138 VIN SS, 427 V8, 4 SPEED, GREAT PAINT, VERY CLEAN, SHARP!
Stunning. Show-stopping. Jaw-dropping. Amazing. Gorgeous. Wicked. Real 138!!
These are just some of the words we've heard people use to describe this fantastic bright red 1966 Chevelle SS. And they're all appropriate, because this is a seriously nice car. The bodywork alone probably cost as much as a new Impala, and the results speak for themselves: exacting gaps, laser-straight panels, and an incredible 2-stage urethane finish that will blow you away when you see it in person. There are no modifications, the effect you see is simply due to taking the factory equipment to the next level and making sure everything is as nice as it can possibly be. From the correct SS grille to the blacked-out tail panel, this car only wears what the GM stylists gave it, no more and no less. Not many cars achieve this level, and the time and effort it required must have been measured in years, not months. OK, sure, the chrome and trim might be showing a bit of original age, but it's quite minor and that's a pretty small nit to pick. Overall, this car shows extremely well.
The interior features restored black bucket seats, fresh carpets, new door panels, and a beautiful center console with a built-in clock. An aftermarket tachometer has been mounted adjacent to the speedometer, and you'll appreciate it after you rip through all four gears with the big block under the hood at full song. And since the factory was kind of light on information, a trio of auxiliary gauges was installed under the dash in the usual location. An AM/FM/cassette stereo system fits neatly in the original radio's slot, and uses the original knobs so nothing looks out of place. A Hurst shifter with a cue ball knob is a period-perfect addition, along with the wood-rimmed SS steering wheel with aluminum spokes. And like the exterior, everything inside is beautifully finished, including the trunk which offers a reproduction mat and full-sized spare tire.
Although the block of this car is actually a 454 cubic inch, it has been built with the correct 427 innards, and 427 heads under that stock hood. Thats actually an ultra-rare 1970 LS4, which was a police-spec powerplant designed for heavy-duty use. The engine certainly runs as well as any of the legendary big blocks of the past. Dressed in proper Chevy Orange with a set of chrome valve covers, it looks very correct, and they resisted the urge to upgrade obvious stuff, so it still runs cast iron exhaust manifolds and manual steering and brakes. Underneath, it's pure driver-grade, which means you can enjoy this car to its potential without worries, and there appears to be no major signs of trouble that would turn you off this amazing car. The exhaust system features Flowmasters, while the suspension and brakes are stock, so it's easy to service. Factory-style Rally wheels are a favorite and correct look on cars like this, and carry staggered 235/60/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Amazing to look at and thrilling to drive, this car more than delivers on its awesome looks. 1966 Chevelles are getting rare, and a true 138 code SS car is even tougher to find in shape like this, and this one will undoubtedly draw a crowd wherever it goes simply because it's so beautifully built. In this business, that really is a rare thing. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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