This 1968 Chevelle SS 396 is sure to hit a few high notes with Chevy fans: Big block engine. Show quality paint. Factory A/C. And 100% ready to rumble. This stunning frame-off restored Chevelle is one of the most impressive muscle cars we have in our inventory, so do yourself a good deed and take a closer look.
Classic Tripoli Turquoise sure looks good on the Chevelle, doesn't it? Chevy's intermediate got a big facelift that started what is arguably the most popular line of muscle cars, and there's no question they got it right. Bodywork is excellent throughout, with great gaps and a smooth finish thanks to a lifetime of careful ownership. Look how nicely those quarters fit, the smooth, unbroken line that runs from nose to tail, and the gaps on the doors; this car was put together very carefully. The SS stripes were expertly applied and look fantastic, and there's no rust or signs of trouble underneath. Four headlights up front frame a shiny SS grille, while out back, a blacked-out tail panel with correct SS emblems highlights the bumper. The emblems say '396' and that's exactly what the car still packs today, so no worries about any false flags on this beauty. I don't care what you're driving, you're going to think twice when a big block Chevelle rolls up next to you.
Inside, this one looks fantastic thanks to a set of beautiful parchment buckets with a factory console featuring the coolest shifter ever invented. The original gauges are in great condition, more evidence of an easy life, and the center console offers a horseshoe shifter that's still the coolest way to pick a gear. The back seat also sports new seat covers, and fresh black carpet was installed throughout the passenger compartment during the comprehensive restoration. Factory A/C with R134 refrigerant is a great upgrade, but it shouldn't be too surprising considering where the car came from, and the big block doesn't seem to mind turning the compressor. The radio is a new retro-style unit feeding speakers in the kick panels and package shelf. In back, the very clean trunk offers a replacement mat, a jack assembly with full-sized spare tire on an original steel wheel.
The real story here, however, is the matching-numbers L35 396 cubic inch big block under the hood. With 325 horsepower on tap, it's hilarious to think that this was just the base engine in the Chevelle SS in 1968. Rebuilt during the frame-off restoration, it was returned to stock specs (like you need more?) and then detailed for show. That means Chevy Orange paint, freshly chromed valve covers, and an open-element air cleaner with proper Turbo-Jet decals on top. Even the hoses and clamps are proper reproduction pieces that will give this car an edge when the judges come around. It's backed by a TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and 12-bolt posi-traction rear end filled with 3.07 gears, so the powertrain is virtually indestructible. Underneath shows fresh parts including ball joints, shocks, brakes, calipers, and a fresh, factory-replacement dual exhaust system for an unmistakable great soundtrack. And feel free to slide some mirrors under this beauty because the pans, axles, and everything else is beautifully detailed and ready to show off. Handsome factory Rallys are wrapped in correct-sized 7.00-15 Firestone redline bias-ply tires that look amazing.
Offered with restoration photos, a reproduction window sticker, and owner's manual, this '68 has a lot to offer. Clean, fast, and virtually bulletproof, this is the kind of Chevelle you've always wanted. Go ahead, indulge yourself and give us a call today!