This unusual Ash Gold 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle is a real code 138 SS 4-speed sport coupe, and packs a great-running 396 built to take no prisoners. It's a great combination of performance and high style that are all part of the Chevelle legend.
Code G Ash Gold is this car's original color, and despite the big block under the hood, it's pretty clear that the original owner had no intention of being a target for the local constabulary. Even though it's an older repaint, this SS hardtop is quite handsome in person, with good bodywork that emphasizes the Chevelle's muscular rear quarters and neo-fastback rear window. It has certainly been driven and enjoyed properly, showing a few nicks and bumps, but nothing that should worry a new owner and we kind of like the fact that it's not an over-restored trailer queen. All the correct SS details are there, too, including the blacked-out tail panel, black stripe around the nose, and the trick hood with simulated vents that were a Chevy trademark for years. The black vinyl top is how it was delivered and it's in good shape with no wrinkles and exactly zero evidence of rust underneath. It's possible that the chrome and stainless trim is original, and if that's the case it's pretty darned nice, and it's still carrying all its factory badges to let competitors know that this is no lightweight Chevelle.
The code 766-B black vinyl bucket seats are, like the exterior, part of an older restoration that still looks good. There's a factory center console, a sophisticated look that always works best in big block cars, and it carries a Hurst cue ball shifter for the Muncie 4-speed underneath. All the original gauges are intact and fully functional, albeit painfully basic, but I suspect that was entirely the point with this one; they saved the good stuff under the hood. Black carpets, reproduction door panels, and a taut headliner give it a showroom look inside and if you're a Chevelle guy, it'll feel like coming home. The only other deviation from stock is an AM/FM/iPod stereo head unit and speakers. In the trunk, you'll find what might be the original mat and a full-sized spare tire assembly.
In 2005, which was about 11,000 miles ago, the 396 was rebuilt to original specs (all 1968 SS Chevelles received the 396). Although the factory rated it at 325 horsepower, the upgrades suggest that it's making quite a bit more than that today. There's a full roller cam inside, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and Holley carburetor up top, long-tube headers, and an HEI ignition. It fires up with a snarl, and idles in a way that lets you know there's a performance camshaft working inside. Externally, however, it looks pretty stock, with Chevy Orange paint on the block, chrome valve covers, and an open-element air cleaner. The Muncie 4-speed has a recent clutch and spins a 10-bolt rear end with 2.73 gears. The chassis is quite clean, albeit not detailed for show, and features a dual exhaust system with performance mufflers that sound awesome. Classic Rally wheels wear fat performance radials that really fill the fenders properly.
You couldn't duplicate this car for the asking price, and it's a fast, reliable SS that could easily be taken to the next level. Add in a large collection of receipts, and you get a car that you can buy with confidence. Call now!