BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED DROPTOP, BUILT 396 V8, MUNCIE 4-SPEED, 4-DISCS, PS, PB!!
You know we get a lot of A-body convertibles here at Streetside Classics, so when one of our experts says "This is maybe the finest Chevelle I've ever seen," this 1967 Chevelle convertible is probably something very, very special.
With a built 396 under the hood and those big wheels, the pretext of this being a candidate for points judging is long gone, but if you're looking for the slickest, most beautifully crafted, and freshest A-body ragtop on the market, we're pretty sure this is it. The sizzling PPG Bolero Red paint is anything but subtle, and on this big, bad convertible it delivers big-time eyeball appeal. Of course, that's only possible with great bodywork, so every square inch of the sheetmetal was stripped, straightened, and smoothed before any of that gorgeous red paint was applied and the results were definitely worth the effort. The doors close easily and show good shut lines, the factory hood (with those trick inserts) fits flush, and you can see how crisp and clear the reflections are in the car's surfaces; you know that doesn't happen by accident. The great thing is, this car kept all its original trim, including the bright chrome bumpers and Super Sport logos on the quarters, so it has a very stock look. But as you've no doubt already surmised, nothing built in 1967 looked this good.
Chevelle fans will also be delighted to see a somewhat unusual bright red interior, and not only that, but it's a bucket seat/4-speed setup! The seat covers, door panels, and carpets look recent, and there's a handsome bright red steering wheel that looks especially cool here. The original gauges were nothing exciting, so a tack was tucked into the corner where it doesn't block anyone's view and the clock on the center console is awfully cool. The real point, however, is that this car is exceptionally well-assembled and the interior fits like new. Settle in behind the wheel, slip the Hurst shifter into first gear, and ease the clutch out, and this car looks and feels like a million bucks. That's also true of the trunk, which is finished with black carpets and a substantial stereo system that includes amplifiers, a big subwoofers, and a CD changer. Up top there's a bright white convertible top that fits so snugly you can bounce quarters off its surface.
Big blocks just slip right between the Chevelle's front fenders, so this one got a balanced and blueprinted 396 that's dressed a lot like the original might have been. A black air cleaner hides a Holley double-pumper atop an Edelbrock intake, but the Chevy Orange paint on the block sure looks like GM-issue. Just about every single working part of this car was replaced or rebuilt within the past year, including the engine, braking system, Muncie 4-speed transmission, and the 12-bolt Posi rear end with 3.42 gears inside. There's a brand-new Flowmaster exhaust system give it a wonderfully threatening rumble that sounds like the front straight at Daytona at full throttle and the entire suspension is upgraded with Hotchkis components so it handles better than anything this big has a right to. The floors are solid, the rockers are straight, and all the work has a very professional look to it, so there's no denying this car's quality. Four wheel disc brakes live behind those polished Boyd Coddington wheels and staggered 17-inch rubber.
This is one of those cars that's probably even nicer in person than it looks in photos. Straight, beautifully built, and impressively fast, you couldn't build one this nice for less money. Call today!
- Engine Size
- 396 V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Manual
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 5,301 (Since Built)
- Interior Color
- Center Console