Arguably one of the most popular Chevelles today, the 1969 SS 396 Sport Coupe. Seen here in Tuxedo Black (code 10) it looks both gorgeous and a force to be reckoned with.
The look of the ’69 Chevelle Malibu didn’t change much from the previous year. The new models were easy to spot as the deletion of the vent windows gave the car a cleaner look. (Note: The 300 Deluxe models retained the vent windows)
1969 saw the Super Sport now back to being an optional package rather than a model in its own right. This meant that, for this year only, you could have bought a SS 396 2-door post sedan. The total cost of the SS package was $347.60.
Inside, the medium red vinyl interior really stands out against the black exterior. The steering wheel, dash and door panels all have SS identification to highlight the package. The only exception was the 2-door sedan which, because of retaining the vent window, needed different door panels so didn’t get the badge.
With these looks you won’t be surprised to hear that this particular car has clearly been pampered all of its life and has done just 67,000 documented miles.
Under the hood sits the mighty 396 cubic inch V8 that delivers 325 horsepower. On this car it’s paired with a Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission – a $222 option when the car was ordered new (a 3-speed manual was standard). To help stop that power, the SS package came with power disc brakes.
A 1969 model Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe would have cost you $2,601 if you had ordered one originally, plus obviously the SS package. Other extras ordered on this car include; Soft-Ray tinted glass ($36.90), Sport Striping ($26.35), AM push-button radio ($61.10) and Deluxe seat belts ($13.70).
This ’69 Chevelle SS396 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)