Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Chevelles are a cornerstone of the hobby, and if you like to stand out, nothing works better than bright blue 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 superfluous 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 blue paint, which was obviously a popular color spectrum when this Chevelle 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 quite 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 bumpers look great and the brightwork 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!
White buckets with a console-mounted automatic between them mean this car was built right. The upholstery is in excellent condition with handsome low-back buckets trimmed in white vinyl and door panels that match. The carpets are so nice I have to believe they've been recently replaced, and a small investment in rubber floor mats that fit well will go a long way to keep them that nice. The original gauges are in fantastic shape and this car includes upgraded auxiliary gauges down below the dash for a keen look into the engine's vitals. An upgraded AM/FM/cassette stereo has been fitted in the dash and yes, this interior is as comfortable as it looks, even more so thanks to the addition of a modern R134a A/C system. The trunk is also in solid shape, needing nothing more than a larger reproduction mat to look right, and currently housing a full size Rallye spare.
Big performance comes from a very strong 396 cubic inch V8 nestled neatly into the tidy engine bay. There's plenty of power on tap thanks to an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, HEI distributor, and chrome Chevrolet air cleaner. The matching chrome valve covers and 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 power front disc brakes are always welcome in a car with a big block, and combined with the quick shifting TH350 automatic transmission it feels quick and agile out on the street. Long-tube Hedman headers and a rumbling dual exhaust system highlights a very sanitary chassis which isn't restored to show but is the kind of clean that you like to show off to your buddies. Out back, a rugged 10-bolt rear plants the torque and it rolls on handsome American Racing Torque Thrust wheels with 245/45/15 front and 245/50/15 rear BFGoodrich blackwall radials.
One of the most popular muscle cars, rendered in bright blue and packing some real power. This one gets everything right, including the price. Call today!
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