1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 138 SS 396 #'s Match 4Spd. Frame Off Restored
Real code 138 SS, matching-numbers L35 396/325 and 4-speed manual transmission. Beautiful two year old restoration of a very straight, clean, rust-free California car. Great color, ready to enjoy! Matching numbers L35 396 cubic inch V8 with 325 horsepower, a fantastic color combination that'll stand out among all the red, black and yellow Chevelle's out there, and a 4-speed gearbox that's not only fun to throw, but absolutely bulletproof. This beauty appears to retain all its original sheet met...al, floors and quarters included, and when it was restored a two years ago, they spent the time and effort to make it look right. The bumpers are in great condition with a shine that requires sunglasses. The stainless trim around the windows has been buffed to a high shine that matches the chrome. All new correct 'Super Sport' emblems, as well as the 'SS 396' badge on the rear end, complete the high performance look. The blue "rare" bench seat interior is beautifully done, with correct seat covers, new carpets, and lots of shiny trim. The dashboard repeated Chevy's then-current theme, a wide band of brushed stainless with the primary gauges in a slot ahead of the driver, and from the factory, this one only covered the basics of speed, time and fuel level. There is one aftermarket dial under the dash monitoring temperature. It retains the correct working AM radio. That long chrome shifter manages a Muncie 4-speed manual gearbox. New carpets, a nice-fitting headliner, and a blemish-free dash pad all make it feel plush, not basic. The back seat is completely unused and the trunk is correctly outfitted with spatter paint, a reproduction mat, and a full-sized spare with jack etc. This car is powered by its original, numbers-matching L35 that was rated at 325 horsepower, which is still a pretty stout piece. It was rebuilt to stock specs, and that means torque lots of effortless, mountainous torque! It starts easily, idles well, and has great street manners, which comes thanks to a lot of tuning and tweaking after it was all together. It's also nicely dressed with correct Chevy Orange paint, chrome valve covers, correct air cleaner with decals. Power steering and power brakes are part of the package, making this a car that's very user-friendly and a lot of fun to drive. Underneath, it's clean and straight, with no signs of rust or previous rust repairs. The floors are super clean, the Muncie 4-speed was rebuilt and tucked back into place, and the original cast iron exhaust manifolds feed a fresh Flowmaster dual exhaust system that sounds awesome. Out back, there's a new gas tank and the factory rear end. It's also wearing 18-inch Retro chrome wheels that measure 235/40ZR18 in front and 275/35ZR18 in the rear. These are popular cars and it's easy to see why. This one gets big points for its matching-numbers engine, 4-speed transmission, and totally sorted road manners.