This is a genuine 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 that was originally built in Atlanta, Georgia. This Marina Blue beauty has its pedigree verified with the correct 138 VIN code.
This car is top-of-the-line for Chevelle and with its 396 cubic inch V8 (6.5 liters), she’s a beautiful beast. That power is paired up with a four-speed manual transmission.
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.
Inside, Strato bucket seats and center console were standard SS fare.
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 optional L34 396 that output 350 hp and would have cost an additional $105.
These engines were paired with a 3-speed manual transmission as standard. For $147 you could get a Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission or, as on this car, a 4-speed manual transmission with floor shifter for $105.
Some available Chevelle options in 1967
|Push-button AM/FM radio with front antenna||$134|
|Strato bucket seats||$111|
|Turbo-Hydramatic transmission (only with 396 engine)||$147|
The base price of a Chevelle SS 396 coupe was $2,835 with the convertible costing $3,033. Production totals were 59,685 for the coupe and 3,321 convertibles.
This ’67 Chevelle SS396 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)