Chevelle SS 396
EXC FULL RESTO, MATCHING #'S L35 396 BBC, AUTO, HIGHLY DOCUMENTED, 30MI ON BUILD
We have plenty of cars that are ready take home trophies at cars shows, but this numbers matching 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 is about as close to ready to win the concours as it can get. This coupe has been thoroughly restored to such exacting factory standards that driving it out of our facility will feel like taking home from the Chevy dealer in 1966.
Get ready for all of your car friends to stand up and take notice of this one. It's not just that Artesian Turquoise represents the era so well, but also it's this Chevelle's factory-correct color that has been painstakingly worked on to look just like the day it was born in Chevy's Baltimore facility. The panels are so excellent on this car that you'll wonder if that factory really ever did make them this straight. As a true Super Sport coupe, it has a wild streak that contrasts the paint with dark accents on the blacked-out grille, blacked-out rear panel, and optional black vinyl roof. Adding to this attitude are the correct SS 396 badges on the front and rear, racing flags on the front fenders, and "Super Sport" boldly written on the rear in chrome to match the bumpers. Plus, this Chevelle SS still has all the details right - from the twin intake hood, to the ribbed color-accented lower body panels. Even the wheel package is as it should be with hubcaps and redline tires that were specific to a Chevelle SS in 1966.
There's some serious original documentation that comes with the car, including the protect-o-plate, dealer invoice, factory build sheet, warranty card, owner's manual, and bill of sale. There's even a signed portrait from Michael Landon, who played Little Joe on the hit TV series Bonanza, believed to be from an appearance at the dealership the day the car was bought new! As you pour through these documents, you'll realize that this one came from the factory with the same options you would have ordered yourself. It's a Strato-Bucket seat car in ivory vinyl. In between this is a center console for the automatic transmission that also houses the clock that's still ticking away. Does it seem like the carpets, headliner, and door cards are immaculate? Well that's because everything was meticulously restored back to factory standards. Even the AM radio still lives in the center of the dash, because let's face it, you're buying this car because of originality, not the sound system. Even the trunk is expertly finished with the correct mat, color-matched spare wheel, and a never used redline tire for show.
1966 was the year that Chevelle Super Sports really started to live up to their name. No longer just an appearance package, SS meant you were getting the big 396 cubic-inch V8. In a car this original, nothing but a number-matching engine will do. In fact, when the current owner found that it had the right motor but the wrong parts, he spent over a year having it rebuilt to the correct original standards. He even tracked down a factory Holley carburetor with a date code that would correspond to this engine's build date. Today there are only about 30 miles on the V8 since its retro-restoration. In a big-block motor like this one, reconditioning to factory standards doesn't means giving up performance. Chevrolet advertised this L35 unit to make 325 hp, and the rumble from the dual exhaust lets everyone know this coupe means business. But this is more than just a car for show. You can drive this Chevelle to concours events as far away as you want, because this one comes with desirable cruising features such as the Powerglide automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes with discs up front, and Positraction rear end.
This Chevelle SS 396 is so painstakingly factory-correct that you'll be getting attention from waaaaaay more people than just the muscle car crowd. Quality and performance like this doesn't last in our showroom. Call now!!
Numbers Matching, AM Radio, Bias Ply Tires, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts
Dealer Invoice, Factory Buildsheet, Original Bill of Sale, Original Warranty Card, Owner's Manual
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 396 V8
- Transmission Type
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Body Color
- Artesian Turquoise
- 86,251 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 120 months