The first generation of the Chevrolet Chevelle (1964-1967) created several iconic American muscle cars. Almost every year of the first generation is sought after, and the second generation Chevelle is not any different! 1968 marked the beginning of the second-gen Chevelle and is an interesting year because it incorporates styling elements present both in the earlier and later models. The taillights are reminiscent of 1966, while the fastback styling looks like 1970!
This particular 1968 Chevelle SS396 is the real deal 138 VIN SS! Even more, it appears to be featuring all original sheet metal up top and underneath. The exterior received a full repaint and color change to a nice medium green. The body is straight and the paint quality is a average driver quality. The current color does not appear to be a 1968 Chevrolet color, but is somewhere between Sequoia Green and Tripoli Turquoise. Originally, this car was optioned as paint code “G2” which denotes Granada Gold with a black vinyl top. Presently, the vinyl top has been pulled and then painted black but all of the vinyl top trim is still in place.
Inside the engine bay, you'll find a period correct 396ci V8 that is mated to a TH350 automatic transmission. The engine bay is clean and the engine has plenty of torque for when you want to roast the rear tires off a muscle car. All that power is transferred to the ground thanks to a beefy 12-bolt rear end. Stopping power comes courtesy of manual drum brakes. However, the power steering is a nice upgrade for this muscle car. The underside is extremely solid and a quick look on the lift and you'll see how its just been untampered with.
Aside from the repaint and engine replacement, there appears to be a lot of original parts on this Chevelle. Opening the door reveals an interior that is in overall good condition, but showing its age. The seats are a little worn from age and use, but not damaged, the window cranks are showing some aging on the knobs, the aftermarket radio doesn't work, and the heater controls are loose in the dash. Drawbacks aside, the interior of this car just feels “right” for what the car is. This is an interior that could be easily enjoyed as-is for daily use, and same goes for the exterior.
If you're looking for a real, true, 1968 Chevelle SS with a 396 without breaking the bank, this is the car for you. This would be an excellent vehicle to cruise around in on a regular basis without having to worry about a little rain, or if someone will ding it in a parking lot. Alternately, this is a straight car that would be an excellent candidate to take to the next level!
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DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning N/A
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge NO
Headlights YES, Right Low Beam Out
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights NO
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES