SS 396 Tribute
With its rugged, squared off first generation shape and strong pulling, big block power sitting alongside an array of fresh components under its hood, this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Tribute has been carefully configured to mirror the upper crust Super Sport representatives of its model.
It can be argued that the Chevelle in its SS396 form represented its manufacturer's first intentional effort to land a winning contender in the muscle car wars of the '60s. The model received a fairly thorough updating just a year before this '67 debuted, receiving a brawnier overall look, and the broad track and robust front end, along with the distinctive flying buttress rear roofline featured here, are evidence of Chevy's handiwork. Bright red paint that carries a great shine provides just the right bold, aggressive look for this classic and the magnetic color serves as a very effective backdrop for the array of exterior fittings it carries. Re-chromed bumpers both fore and aft and nice, tight body lines throughout the exterior add to its vital, road-ready appearance. The trademark Chevy flag badges on the front fenders, the jet black tail light panel with its clean SS396 emblem and the Super Sport badges on the rear fenders provide fitting callouts to this Chevy's Super Sport inspiration.
The black vinyl interior has a largely factory configuration that's accented with some cool aftermarket touches and provides a great environment from which to put this vintage Chevy through its paces. Everything is looking clean inside and the front buckets and rear bench seat loom over black carpeting lining the floor that's ornamented in front with a pair of contrasting floormats. Running between the floormats is a clean center console that puts the shifter within easy reach and features an analog clock. A sharp vinyl wrapped SS-badged Grant wheel sits on a steering column along with a generously-proportioned tachometer, while a pair of white-faced gauges have been added below the dash to help monitor engine functions. The air conditioning is in top form and cools the cabin as needed via the factory, in dash vents. In back, the trunk area is spacious and a lay in mat tidies it up a bit.
A 396 cubic inch V8 sits in the engine compartment decked out with a pair of polished aluminum valve covers and breather cap that blend well with the chrome alternator and air conditioning compressor. An Edelbrock intake manifold crowned by a Holley 4-barrel carb help extract the most from the engine's substantial displacement, a new MSD ignition system and wiring provide optimum spark and an aluminum radiator with dual electric fans stands by up front to keep operating temperatures in check. The powerplant runs strong and sounds great through its aftermarket headers and, with a 4-speed manual transmission sitting just behind it, plus a 12-bolt 4:11 posi-traction rear end in back, this Chevelle is well-geared for serious off the line exploits. Below, the undercarriage has the patina you'd expect from more than a half century of service, but looks plenty solid. Power steering makes for easy navigation, while power brakes that feature discs up front provide low-effort, fade resistant stops. 18” Boss Motorsports wheels wrapped with Nitto NT555 tires complete the look of this sharp Chevy.
Combining vintage appeal and big block power, this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Tribute is one fine ride. Call today!