A factory all-black 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 with four on the floor and plenty of documents... Can this get any better? Oh yeah, how about a great story to go with this original big block car?!
The highly sought-after code 19 Tuxedo Black was given a respray later in life that allows the clear coat shine to highlights the super straight factory panels. Plus, the blacked-out grille, rear panel, and resistance to add any stripe really makes this one look like a true midnight stalker. And that works perfectly, because these Super Sports look like mean machines with the cowl induction hood, flared fenders, and fastback hardtop profile. But it also takes the right amount of brightness to get the look right. The chrome bumpers look great as they hug the car's form; the wheel arch trim looks almost seamlessly connected through the bright rocker trim; and this carries the correct mag-style SS wheels. If you're wondering why this so well preserved and taken care of over the years. It's because this coupe was sold new less than 20 minutes from our showroom. Up until a decade ago, it was still under the same original owner. That means you're looking at a very well-respected local.
The black bucket seat interior has the same desirable mean and clean attitude as the exterior. Everything looks correct – even the upgraded AM/FM digital tuner has a knob-style setup to be period-correct for the dash housing (and the original 8-track radio comes with the sale.) The result is 1970s time machine that feels like a great place to spend and Sunday afternoon. You hop in and your right hand is instantly attracted to the Hurst shifter in the center console. The dual-spoke steering wheel gives you an excellent view of the optional U14 round gauge package that includes very welcomed tach. It's a nice way to keep an eye on the motor, and a constant reminder there's a beast under the hood.
Yes, that is the original numbers-matching big-block V8 you see in the pictures. While the car was called the SS396, the motor actually displaced a larger 402 cubic-inches from the factory. If that wasn't enough, this big block has been expertly rebuilt in 2008. The original Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission was also rebuilt at this time. That means true power and extra quality is now also part of this original package. We know you love the big block because it inhales deeply from the four-barrel carburetor, and exhales with a thunderous roar of the dual exhaust. Not only does the stick shift give you complete control, but as a true SS you get sway bars front & rear, boxed control arms, and front disc brakes. Add in power steering and the good grip of wide BF Goodrich T/As, and this big block is a true driver's machine.
The sale comes with all the right paperwork, including the original window sticker to verify SS status, owner's manual, and reproduction factory build sheet. A great story on a killer SS396 – this is truly everything you want, and it's going home with the first person who's lucky enough to grab it. Call now!