Built for only thirteen years, the Chevelle sure made its mark for GM as one of the brands best selling cars. In fact, in 1969 it was billed as “Americas most popular mid-size car”. Yes, by todays standards it's a large automobile but then it was categorized as a mid-size. The Chevelle was around during the Muscle Car Era and proved to be no slouch when it came the heavy hitters of the day. The second-generation of Chevelles, built from 1968-1972 were all new for the year with a rounded body vs. the square design of the earlier cars. It also was the time that Chevrolet were producing the most powerful cars of the times. This particular Chevelle badged as a SS car is in fact from our determination is a Malibu Sports Coupe with a 396 Cubic Inch V8 with 325 HP and a manual transmission as the engine number is TO306JA. The trim tag states that this was a paint code 55 or Turquoise car. There are many things on the car trim wise that would make us feel more comfortable that this is a clone. This car has gorgeous newer hugger orange paint on top of a very solid rust free car. It starts right up, sounds perfect, shifts through the gears like it should and goes down the road strait and true. Looks as though that Baker Engineering in Grand Rapids MI area did a rebuild in 1997 and then a freshening up was done in 2013 at the tune of over $3500 in 2013 by Heiges Performance which is a local shop. This is a lot of car for the money and impossible to duplicate at this price.