The Chevelle had been around since 1964 and it was time for a brand new look. The wheelbase was shorter and the body restyled into the Coke bottle shape with tapered front fenders. And what a shape it was, as we can see with this Matador Red 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396.
Interestingly enough Chevrolet advertising at the time announced that the Chevelle SS 396 was... "So smooth, so quiet, so luxurious that a little old lady could drive it and never know that it's the king of the mid-sized cars".
The 1968 2-door Chevelle has a wheelbase of 112", is 197.1" long and 75.7" wide.
Inside we have a parchment imitation leather interior (code 793). The Deluxe steering wheel as standard with the SS 396.
Power comes from the L35 396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8 big block engine rated at 325 horsepower and it is paired with a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
Chevrolet produced 62,785 Chevelle SS 396 cars for the 1968 model year at a base price of $2,899.
Other options fitted to this car include: power steering ($94.80) and power brakes ($42.15)
This Chevelle SS396 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)