Having been safely stowed away for quite some time after a thorough restoration, this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 is in great form, ready to begin its next chapter serving some very lucky new owner. This is a really clean example of the coveted Chevy muscle car model in genuine first generation Super Sport form, with no badging sleight of hand involved. It wears its original factory colors both inside and out and harbors a vital, numbers-matching powerplant that stands eagerly by, awaiting action.
This model had been a proven success for Chevy since it was introduced a few years earlier as its first foray into the muscle car wars that had gripped the industry, but its manufacturer wasn't content to rest on its laurels, defying what was then conventional automotive wisdom by making some pretty substantial styling changes just a year before this '67 closed out its first generation of Chevelles. The added refinement to the body contours, a gradually sloping rear roofline and a markedly broader front grille and bumper were all part and parcel of their efforts, resulting in a vital, capable street machine with decidedly more modern style than its predecessors. The factory-issue Butternut Yellow paint it wears confers a thorough and vibrant authenticity and still offers a nice deep shine and, with an assembly of clean, unspoiled chrome and a fresh-looking black vinyl top on board, this is one sharp classic.
The black vinyl interior remains in its original factory configuration and, thanks to a restoration just before heading off to storage, has come through the decades looking pretty darned good. You'll find a host of components that still appear practically unused inside, including both the front buckets and rear bench seat, the door panels and headliner, as well as the matching black carpet lining the floor. The dash pad was likely replaced at some point, as it's nice and level, with no splits in sight. Below, the instrument panel offers an assortment of factory gauges joined by an aftermarket tachometer perched just above one of the factory air conditioning vents - the system itself blows nice and strong, but will need a Freon charge to regain top form. There's a spacious trunk area in back - even with a full-size spare inside, there'll be plenty of luggage room for any weekend getaways you might plan and this classic features a running condition that's plenty strong enough to make those outings a reality.
Beneath the hood, the numbers matching 396 cubic inch V8 was likely rebuilt while the rest of the car was receiving the attention needed to return it to top form and, fed by a 4 barrel carb, propels this classic with enthusiasm. This is one impressive drivetrain - the engine starts up without hesitation and the accompanying 3 speed automatic transmission shifts as smoothly as you could want. The engine sits in a nicely maintained compartment, surrounded by fresh hoses and belts. While rear leaf springs were pretty much the norm when this '67 rolled out, it has springs in the back, so the ride it offers is quiet and free of binding around corners. Power steering makes for easy maneuverability, while power brakes offer easy stops as this evocative classic cruises on a set of 17” aftermarket wheels. Its stance is totally in keeping with its performance-centric heritage - raised just a tad to confer the aftermarket attention that's been heaped upon it.
Outstanding curb appeal and big block power at the top of its game? You'll find them both here in this 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396. Call today!