This is a genuine 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 that was originally built in Atlanta, Georgia. Its pedigree is identified with the correct 138 VIN code. What's more is this Bolero Red beauty is a 43,400 original mile car that is fully documented.
This car is top-of-the-line for Chevelle and with its 396 cubic inch V8 (that's 6.5 liters), she's a beautiful beast. That power is paired up with a 4-speed manual transmission and a posi-traction rear axle.
The front of the original brochure confidently told us, " What you'll see inside will probably bring on a severe compulsion to go driving. (If so, consider yourself a healthy, discriminating motorist.)"
The SS 396 was easy to spot against other Chevelles with it's black accented grille with SS 396 badge, brightwork around the front and back wheel housing, simulated air intakes on the hood, body sill moldings and black painted rear cove with SS 396 medallion.
A model in its own right from 1966 to 1968, the SS 396 then became an option package in 1969. Also, from 1966 if you wanted a Chevelle Super Sport it had to be a big block V8 - no sixes or small blocks were offered right up to 1971.
Standard for the Chevelle SS396 was the mighty 396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8 that came with a 3-speed manual transmission and output 325 horsepower. However, this car was chosen with the more powerful version that output 375hp and would have cost an additional $105. This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission costing an extra $105 over the 3-speed.
Some available Chevelle options in 1967
Push-button AM/FM radio with front antenna
Strato bucket seats
Turbo-Hydramatic transmission (only with 396 engine)
The base price of a Chevelle SS 396 2 door hardtop was $2,825 and Chevrolet made 63,006 of them for 1967 - this production figure includes 3,321 convertibles sold.
This Chevelle SS 396 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)