1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
Holy sixties flashback Batman this car will throw you back to your dreams of yesteryear. You will not believe what this car has to offer. I don’t mean just the rumble of the heavy cam or the snap of your head as you punch the incredibly responsive 396/375 HP beast into action. It has everything any collector could ask for; especially the options. First of all it IS a REAL Super Sport. To top that it is a three owner car; first two owners were from Boise Idaho where it was first sold. Next is the incredible low mileage. The car only has 57. 00 ORIGINAL Miles on it and the vehicles condition inside and out confirm this to be true. Next is the incredible amount of options the car has: POWER WINDOWS (less than 100 Super Sports came with this option). POWER DISC BRAKES (this was the first year that they were available and they are also very. very rare). Remote Mirror. Rear Antenna. Console with Bucket Seats. Turbo 400 Automatic. 4:11 Posi Rear End and a 375 H. P. power plant. HISTORY: The original owner purchased the car new from a Chevy dealer in Boise. Idaho in 1967 and kept it in a heated garage for 30 years. He had driven the car around town on weekends and only put 48. 00 miles on it. He was 80 years old when he sold it to the second owner in 1997. The second owner. also from Boise. Idaho purchased the car and did a restoration of the vehicle over the seven years that he owned it. The motor I should mention that the engine was a warranty replaced engine in 1968 (cast date on block) but the remainder of the drive train is the original 1967 production parts. This second owner rebuilt the entire engine to the 375 HP specs. He did update the alternator and the intake system to make them more efficient and powerful. The rear axle (12-Bolt Posi. 4:11) and the Turbo-400 Automatic (shift kit and heavy duty torque convertor) have been gone through and all clutches and seals were replaced; No leaks anywhere on this car. All of the body panels are original on this car except for the patch panel at the bottom of the rear quarter panel on the driver’s side (typical of 67 Chevelles). but was done professionally seamless. The second owner didn’t care much for the original color scheme (Capri crème (TT) with Medium Gold Buckets (784)) and opted for a Mountain Green color scheme. Interior material was ordered directly from Chevrolet and was used. as it matched the GM paint color. All of the repaint and interior work was done very well (about a 8 of 10) and has a slight pro touring look with the built up edges on the front bucket seats. Other items the second owner replaced were: Rebuilt carburetor New dash bezels – originals never stand the test of time New Headliner – done at the same time the new interior was redone New tires and 15 x 8 rally wheels with center caps and trim rings New exhaust system – 2 ½ inch with series 50 Flow Masters and a balance pipe exiting in the stock placement New Seat Belts – the factory gold ones didn’t match the new color interior All new door seals and rubber everything. New gas shocks on all 4-corners I am the third owner and purchased the car in 2004 from the second owner where it resides in the suburbs of the MOTOR CITY (Detroit) in a garage under a custom cover. The car had 56. 30 miles on it when I purchased it in June 2004 and currently has 57. 00 miles on it today; so in 11 years I actually drove it a total of 1. 70 miles which means limited wear on the car from all the work the previous owners did to this car. I am a bit of a perfectionist and an ASE Master Certified Auto technician. so there were a couple of items that I wanted to replace based on the age (not the mileage) of the vehicle since it had such a low usage over its lifetime. I replaced the following items: New Radiator – Original one was 40+ years old and didn’t trust the solder to last much longer New Water Pump – Safety measure since I had the cooling system drained and radiator removed New front disc calipers (4-piston originals). rotors and pads – calipers were leaking New Wiper motor (NOS in box) – Original one actually seized up from sitting too long New fuel tank – not sure what the inside of original one looked like. being safe again That and a few electrical loose ends were all the car needed since I have owned it. There may be a couple of small fine tune items to make it concourse; but not many. Everything (Except the original console clock) works on this car. The rear power windows need to be lubed; they stick when rolling them down so I put slight pressure on them and they work fine. This car just needs someone to drive it to the shows and haul the trophies home! SUMMARY: This car will not disappoint you. It drives straight and easy down the road. The transmission and engine work perfectly. There are no squeaks. rattles or wind noise. I am not claiming that this car is a 10. but it is an easy 8+. It is all that you would expect from a low mileage 48-year old car and more. So bid with confidence and own a true piece of Muscle Car history. Everyone will gawk at you as you drive down the street (I experience this every time I took it out for a cruise). People will follow you into parking lots to ask you questions. I love this car. but I want to purchase a new 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat (something about the 707 HP that has my individual attention). I guess I love to own the very limited and rare Muscle Cars. So bid to own and remember you may never see another one of these toys come down the pike again with all of these rare options and low mileage; Bid to become the 4th owner of this classic.