1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Tribute
Chevelles are a cornerstone of the hobby, and if you like to stand out, nothing works better than bright red paint and a big V8 engine. This great-driving 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 tribute is one of those cars that's easy to love and a lot of fun to drive. There's a purity to the early Chevelles that the later cars don't quite manage to capture. No stripes, no wings, no showy badges, just a big honkin' engine in a mid-sized body. The ultra-clean shape is helped in this car's case by the vivid bright red paint, which was obviously a popular color when it was new and even more so today. The paint job was done a few years ago but sticks to the original formula, and given that this car has always been well-maintained and treated as something special, the bodywork underneath is pretty good. It does have a few signs that the car has been driven, of course, and it's not perfect, but if you like to cruise with a high profile, few cars can do it better. The chrome and trim is likely original and in good condition for its age, and even though it's not a real SS, it looks like one with proper badges, blacked-out tail panel, and 'Super Sport' script on the quarters. Driver grade muscle never looked so appealing! Black buckets with a console-mounted 4-speed between them mean this car was built right. The upholstery is in excellent condition with handsome low-back buckets trimmed in black vinyl and door panels that match. The carpets are so nice I have to believe they've been replaced, and they're not protected by rubber floor mats that fit well. The original gauges are in fantastic shape and this car includes upgraded factory gauges for oil pressure, temperature, and voltage. An upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted in the dash and yes, this is a factory A/C car with the system blowing cold today, a very big plus for any vintage muscle car. The trunk is also in excellent shape, needing nothing more than a reproduction mat to look right. Big performance comes from a very strong 396 cubic inch V8 based on a 1969 396/325 block. There's plenty of power on tap thanks to an Edelbrock intake and carburetor, HEI distributor, The chrome valve covers and air cleaner were standard equipment on the SS and atop the bright Chevy Orange engine they look awesome. You can see where the real money was spent on this SS tribute. Power steering and front disc brakes are always welcome in a car with a big block, and combined with the 4-speed it feels quick and agile out on the street. Long-tube headers and a rumbling dual exhaust system highlights a very sanitary chassis which isn't restored but is the kind of clean that you like to show off to your buddies. Out back, a rugged 12-bolt rear plants the torque and it rolls on handsome Rally wheels with 245/60/15 blackwall radials. One of the most popular muscle cars, rendered in bright red and packing some real power. This one gets everything right, including the price. Call today!