Amazing what the right set of wheels can do for a car, right? This 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Tribute didn't stray too far from its original roots, but with the lowered stance and shiny rolling stock, it takes on a whole new persona that totally grabs everyone's attention. 454 big block V8 power with a 4-speed manual gearbox certainly helps, as does the hot red-on-red color combination, but only if you're the lucky guy or gal who gets to take this beauty home at night. Classic colors never look wrong on a Chevy of any kind, and the gorgeous bright red paint on this one is pretty close to the original Bolero Red on the 1967 color chart. These mid-year Chevelles look especially sleek with their long, lean, unadorned bodywork and there's just no way to make them look bad. It was repainted a few years ago and looks awesome for the local cruise nights and heading down the street, and you certainly won't be ashamed to roll it out front for a full detail job next Saturday. Up close, there are a few blemishes, as you'd expect, but nothing major that detracts from the overall presentation. It's nice to see a stock hood on a vintage Chevelle, and it certainly has the right indicators for vintage performance, ranging from the SS grille up front, the blacked-out tail panel in the rear, to the crossed-flag emblems on the front fenders that warn potential predators that there's a nasty surprise waiting for them if they want get cute at the red light. No stripes, no vinyl roof, no silly add-ons, just a clean, sleek Chevelle that looks fast just sitting still. The trim is in good order, including the bumpers and much of the stainless detail work, so it shines when you pull it out of the garage and the windows have a slight tint that adds a sinister attitude that works rather well. Bucket seats, a sporty steering wheel, and a 4-speed all mean this car was built for speed as much as style, and you know we like our muscle cars with a tall shifter sticking out of the floorboard like an industrial-strength horsepower lever. The bright red seats are in excellent condition throughout with hardly any signs of use, as are the matching red door panels, red dash and protective dash pad, and the plush red carpets that line the floors. Yeah, it's a sea of red, but it really looks great and there are just enough chrome and black accents inside to offset the monochromatic look. All the original gauges are long gone, replaced instead with a full array of digital/analog units that fit neatly inside the original bezel and do a much more accurate job of keeping an eye on the organized violence under the hood. An aftermarket billet steering with a leather rim was added atop a swapped-in tilt column to anchor the cockpit, and it's the perfect companion for the red-ball topped Hurst shifter that splits the front buckets. A retro-style modern AM/FM/AUX stereo was added into the factory slot, and it pairs with an aftermarket R134a A/C system that blows through the chrome vents in the dash. The thumping 454 cubic inch V8 provides enough punch to make this car extremely entertaining on the street. With all the usual performance goodies bolted on, from a QuickFuel 4-barrel carb and polished air-gap intake to the big aluminum radiator and auxiliary fan, it will make you forget about your desire for more power. It's also beautifully finished inside the custom engine bay, with shiny black inner fenders and a smoothed red firewall, and the block itself is adorned with black Chevrolet valve covers and a matching open-element air cleaner. Power steering is always welcome on a car with a giant chunk of iron over the front axle and Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes are always a good idea on something with this much raw power. The underside has been neatly cleaned up and shows incredibly well, with upgraded suspension components including tubular A-arms and upgraded coilovers up front, along with a big Hotchkis sway bat and more coilovers in the rear that help this Chevelle handle like a dream. Stock-style exhaust manifolds feed into a throaty dual exhaust system with Borla mufflers that certainly knows how to get attention. And as we mentioned at the top, those shiny US Mag wheels and staggered 235/45/17 front and 275/40/18 rear performance radials set it all off perfectly. Clean, turn-key Chevelles like this are getting harder to find all the time, and if you're looking to just get in and start having fun in an absolute stunner, this one represents a very attractive way to do it. Call today!