1969-FACTORY SS396 WITH NON-MATCHING BIG BLOCK 454 ENGINE & 1 CALIF OWNER EX NEW
Price: US $29,500.00 Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Chevelle
- SubModel: FACTORY SS396 WITH ONE CALIFORNIA OWNER SINCE NEW!
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Parchment
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 93,001
- VIN: 136379Z336066
- Color: Monaco/Hugger Orange
- Engine size: 454 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2WD
- Interior color: Parchment
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle FACTORY SS396 WITH ONE CALIFORNIA OWNER SINCE NEW!Please note that experience shows us that the photobucket of over 100 large pixel pictures posted here are in most cases best viewed and downloaded using the very latest and most updated version of the 'Firefox' browser as some other browsers and especially older browser versions are not capable of accommodating the size of the download. Over the years our clients have overwhelmingly been appreciative of our many unaltered large pixel photos posted in our ads and our feedback has been that it is very rare that a dealer will post all but the most flattering of professionally finished photographs. We prefer to post the many photos taken of the car, in sometimes unflattering but natural sunlight, in order for our prospective buyers to be able to see true and reliable images of the car advertised and that is the reason for some seemingly duplicated shots. We trust you will agree.
West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional and beautiful example of this original southern California owner's highly factory optioned 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Coupe with a reportedly non-matching 454 big-block engine installed in the early 1970's in it’s original and highly desirable factory 'Monaco/Hugger Orange' (Code 72) color paint with its original 'E' code 'White' vinyl roof, original 'Parchment (Trim Code 791) color interior, and the factory SS396 Equipment Option Group Package which included: 396 V8 engine (replaced with 454 V8), special domed hood, black accented grille, power disc brakes, Super Sport wheels, Wide-Oval tires, wheel opening moldings, bright engine accents and special chassis features and with this particular car ordered with the additionally desirable added factory options of; power steering, air conditioning and a center console with floor shifter and bucket seats!
Obviously way fewer SS396-optioned 300 Deluxe coupes and sport coupes were built than their Malibu counterparts and they are solid gold for collectors. The Super Sport option included a 325-horsepower 396-cubic-inch V8 beneath a double-domed hood, along with a black-out grille displaying an SS emblem and a black rear panel. More potent editions of the 396 engine also made the options list, developing 350 or 375 horsepower. From the chrome air cleaner and valve covers, which are a factory correct part off the Z25 SS option, to the Chevy Orange paint on the block and heads, this car's engine compartment is correct and well done. From the finish on the brake booster and air conditioning components to the rugged 12-bolt rear end and dual exhausts and other correct components including spiral shocks, sway bars and standard Super Sport power front disc brakes to little things like correct reproduction hoses and clamps, the desirable strato-bucket seats, this is an amazingly stock looking and unmolested original southern California car that has many of its original engine components. At the corners, 14-inch Super Sport wheels with correct SS center caps and trim rings carry correct, white letter tires. Above the full width bumper, the black accented Super Sport grille contrasts with the dynamic 'Hugger Orange' paint to highlight the cars tapered body panels. At the sides of the grille, four correct T3 headlights are connected by a traditional Chevrolet grille bar that features the correct 'SS 396' emblem at the center axis of the car. On the header panel, a chrome 'Chevelle by Chevrolet' emblem complements chrome louvers on the SS specific domed hood and excellent looking stainless trim. At the sides of the car, sit pristine 'SS 396' front fender emblems and chrome trimmed front and rear marker lights.
According to Team Chevelle, the only colors available in 1969 for the Chevelle SS were 'Monaco Orange' (code 72) and 'Daytona Yellow' (code 73). These codes must appear on the trim or 'cowl' tag to be genuine. This is a very nice genuine 1969 'Monaco/Hugger Orange' SS 396 Chevelle with the correct '72' paint code that lets you know it is a real Super Sport car although as previously stated, please do note that this is not the original engine the car was born with. It has the 3 speed automatic transmission with a 12 bolt posi rear end. It has power brakes with front disk, power steering and air conditioning.
As previously stated this particular car reportedly does not have its original matching #'s factory 396 Big Block engine, but a non-matching 454 Big Block which according to the car's original and only previous owners was reportedly installed in the early 1970's. The car will be sold with what remains of its original partial factory build sheet from behind the rear seat! The car has its original 396/325HP intake manifolds with a correct 3931067 casting # but please note that we have yet to exactly identify the engine because as typically unfortunately happens over the years, the block was previously decked by a machine shop during a rebuild and the engine assembly date and suffix codes were unfortunately removed by the machining process. We have also yet to identify the engines casting # as it is difficult to reach and view on the rear of the block on the bellhousing flange but we will get to it shortly and update the description accordingly, but please note once again that the previous owner has assured us that it is a early 1970's big block 454.
As 'Road Test' magazine correctly stated, "The SS package made the Chevelle worthy of notice by any serious motorist and permits the available power to be utilized with safe handling and braking". Correct SS options include round dash gauges, F41 suspension, front disc brakes, rear bumper pad, bright engine accents, dual exhausts with bright tips, black accented grille, wheel opening moldings, special domed hood, special chassis features including SS emblems on the grille, fenders, rear bumper, 17x7 Rally Wheels with raised white letter tires, SS steering wheel and door trim! This particular example is body style 37 and an authentic 2 door Super Sport Coupe but without its original big block 396 L34 engine. The trim tag or data plate is also correctly riveted on the top of the cowl on the drivers side.
The car was loaded with original factory options including:
Spc Duct Hood
3 Spd Aut Tran
Cush Rim S/ Wheel
F70x14 WS Bltd
Recess Prk Wpers
Upr Lvl Vent
Spcl Perf Susp
Pwr Disc Brakes
Belts & F/Harn
Tint Glass All
Dlx Seat Belts
Dlx S/Shdr Har
Dr Emblem SS
Roof Drip Mldgs
Door Edge Guards
Radio AM & Tape
The car was purchased by its original and only southern California owner at 'Cormier Chevrolet' of Carson, California and obviously always garaged with no signs of any accidents. The Chevelle SS combined Chevrolet’s largest engines with it’s midsize car to give outrageous results. The squarer lines gave SS Chevelles the stance of a street tough. This particular car’s original SS factory option package included the F41 special performance suspension package with stiffer front springs to compensate for the weight of the big block engine, a black finished grille, a left hand remote control sport rearview mirror, Super Sport ‘SS’ emblems, power front disc brakes, dual exhausts to optimize the engine’s performance, bucket seats with a center console and floor shifter, NASCAR style tie down hood pins which secured the hood from lifting during high speeds and wide wheels and tires on 5 spoke Magnum 500 steel SS wheels.
The car's original factory color ‘Monaco/Hugger Orange’ paint is in absolutely exceptional condition, as it the whole car. The original Parchment color interior is in great condition and the car boasts no signs of any rust or accidents, obviously an always garaged and cherished driver, not an abused older muscle car! This car must be seen to be believed and driven to be fully appreciated - the 454 Big Block V8 engine is extremely strong and responsive with excellent oil pressure and no oil leaks and which sounds absolutely magnificent, the transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the engine temperature always remains cool and the car will be sold with a partial, but exceedingly rare and desirable factory build sheet (not a copy!).
In summary, this must be one of the finest example's available anywhere of this highly desirable and collectible muscle car – a beautiful 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Factory Super Sport car with no rust and loaded with factory options in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition! An all time classic American muscle car that needs little or no introduction.
For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
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