1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible TR 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible Tribute
A 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu convertible will always make a great first impression. After all, the factory drop-tops of this muscle car legend are rare. But when you can have one with proper Super Sport tribute with a 396ci big block and four-on-the-floor, then you know you're looking at the standout among standouts. The trim tag tells us that this Maroon is the factory-correct color for this Chevelle. Of course, the level of glossy and shine you see in the pics lets you know that it has been treated to a more recent and professional respray. So you get a nice and deep radiating gloss every time you take this sunshine-friendly convertible for a sunny Sunday cruise. We also like the color because it has a darker tone that goes well with the blackout SS grille, rear panel, and well-fitting convertible top. It has more of the sporty SS style with the dual power bulges in the hood, complete badging, and large dual exhaust tips. Overall you can tell they made the right investments in this car. It's in classic pieces like newer chrome bumper and a sharp-looking body with great gaps. And there are also some well-done upgrades, like the modern headlights and polished Torq Thrust wheels with a 17-inch size that allows more modern tires. This has a factory-correct black interior, and so this drop-top has a harmonized total appearance with the roof up or down. You can tell they made a solid investment inside, right down to the details like the button-top seatbacks and new carpeting. This one is built for driving with bucket seats up front and a center console in-between. The dual-spoke steering wheel gives you a clear view to the full gauge package. And the tach is particularly handy when paired with the Hurst Indy shifter. There's even an upgraded retro-style AM/FM tuner w/Bluetooth and a full speaker system for the best in top-down driving music. This is the kind of motor that will make you proud to lift the hood at car shows. The 396 cubic-inch big block V8 is exceptionally well presented with its orange block paint, shining valve covers, and cross-flags air grabber. It has been well-maintained, including all new gaskets done in 2019. You'll also spot nice upgrades such as the Holley four-barrel carburetor and an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake. It fires up nicely and makes a great V8 sound out of the newer dual exhaust w/Flowmasters. You are in complete control of this big block power and its rumbling soundtrack thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. This is a solid driving package with power steering, power brakes, front discs, newer bushings, and newer shocks. There's even the grip of ZR-rated tries installed in 2019. Chevrolet only built 8,950 Chevelle drop tops in 1969, making them a very rare commodity nearly a half-century later. So to find such a sleek one with a growling V8 and four-on-the-floor is the kind of treat that doesn't come around very often. Don't miss out, call today!