Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevelle
  • SubModel: SS 396
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1968
  • Mileage: 95690
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 396 V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

It's no secret that we love Chevelles here at Streetside Classics, ut sometimes something unusual shows up on our door step that truly blows us away. This pretty 1968 Chevelle is a nicely restored brute-force SS396, hich is awesome all by itself, ut throw in the unusual color combination and it REALLY stands out. Red is great, ut if you really want to make a statement, his is the car you need.Following a recent freshening, his Butternut Yellow Chevelle started wowing crowds across the south. It's easy to see how that was possible, ince it's amazingly straight and brilliantly restored to factory specs. Forget a color swap to "resale red" or something ridiculous like that; instead they gave it a glowing coat of correct code Y Butternut Yellow, glossy two-stage urethane that has a shine for the ages. It doesn't look as fast, ut I assure you that this subtle Chevelle probably humiliated its share of Mustangs back in the day, nd that color was probably used like bait. Correct black SS stripes were applied around the nose and down along the rockers, nd they work well with the traditional blacked-out SS grille and factory hood. Lots of fresh chrome and polished stainless was part of the restoration, oo, o it truly sparkles in the sun. And the look of a black vinyl top on a light-colored car gives it a lean, legant look that's a bit part of this car's charm.The interior was also restored to factory specs, hich includes a code 766 black vinyl interior. This is a factory bucket seat/console car restored to a very high level with correct details throughout the passenger compartment. The upholstery correctly duplicates the factory stuff, nd with a slightly fatter than stock woodgrained steering wheel and that ultra-slick horseshow shifter, t truly looks like a far more expensive car. Of note, his car carries factory A/C that's been restored using factory components and while the original AM radio remains in the dash, ust above a trio of auxiliary gauges. The factory gauges include a somewhat rare tachometer and yes, hat's a tilt steering column, o you really have no excuse not to get in and go. And just to give you an idea of how clean this car is, ave a look at that ultra-clean trunk, hich includes a reproduction mat and a full-sized spare tire assembly.The real story here, owever, s the numbers matching L34 396 cubic inch big block under the hood. With 350 horsepower on tap, t's hilarious to think that this was only the middle engine in the Chevelle SS in 1968. Rebuilt to stock specs (like you need more?), t's fairly stock-looking under the hood, lthough it's definitely seen some use since it was finished. However, he Chevy Orange paint, reshly chromed valve covers, nd an open-element air cleaner with proper Turbo-Jet decals on top make it look quite authentic. The A/C was converted to R134a refrigerant, o it's effective and easy to service. The big block is backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and 12-bolt rear end, o the powertrain is virtually indestructible. There's a Flowmaster exhaust system for that familiar performance sound that you've admired at cruise nights and while not detailed, he undercarriage doesn't' look to have any surprises for its new owner. Handsome factory Rallys are wrapped in awesome redline radials so it handles beautifully and looks very period-correct.If you're a fan of the unusual, hen this Chevelle should appeal to you the way it did to us. Sometimes the best way to stand out is to not do what everyone else is doing. Call today!