1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport Super Sport
Sales - Design/Build - Restoration
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Hailing from GM’s storied Kansas City assembly plant, this solid Super Sport is the beneficiary of a high quality, frame-off restoration that’s so nice it schools factory survivors. After professional metalwork, which resulted in a laser-straight profile, the car’s panels were layered in correct LeMans Blue basecoat, accented with optional side stripes and sealed in a thick clearcoat shell. Once that clearcoat was allotted sufficient drying time, its surfaces were sanded and buffed into a ripple-free finish that’s literally as smooth as glass. And today, this top dog Chevy sits as a spectacular piece of iconic American muscle that’s detailed to better-than-new standards.
By 1969, Chevrolet’s Chevelle had earned the tagline “America’s most popular mid-size”. And GM, knowing not to mess with a good thing, rang in the new model year with minimal aesthetic changes. At the front of this coupe, a black-trimmed grille centers a fresh “SS396” emblem between bright headlights, clear parking lamps and a new chrome bumper. Behind that grille, an SS-exclusive hood props finned louvers between a flashy Chevelle script and pristine greenhouse glass that’s framed in straight stainless trim and a correct vinyl top. At the sides of that hood, traditional door handles and a fresh driver’s mirror complement bold fender badges, dent-free wheel trim and small marker lamps. And at the back of the car, a Satin Black valence centers clear tail lights and a prominent “SS396” emblem between a second Chevelle script, a second chrome bumper and mirror-like exhaust tips.
Hoist the car’s double-domed hood and you’ll find a correct, 396 cubic inch big block V8 that has less than 100 miles on its professional, crank-up rebuild. Machined, balanced and reconditioned by Wall 2 Wall Performance Engines of Livingston, Louisiana, this cast iron monster uses oval-port closed chamber heads, a forged crank and traditional hydraulic lifters to turn stout 10.25 to 1 compression into 350 horsepower. Oxygen and fuel enter the chambers through a chrome, freshly decaled air cleaner and big, 4-barrel carburetor. Below that carburetor, a sea of brilliant Chevy Orange covers the block from the top of its Q-Jet intake to the base of its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, a traditional points distributor shoots fire through loomed plug wires. Below those wires, bright chrome valve covers reflect freshly restored exhaust manifolds. And in front of those valve covers, a heavy duty radiator feeds pliable GM hoses and familiar tower clamps. Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle’s glossy exterior paint perfectly contrasts a smooth, over-restored engine bay. High quality extraneous bits, like stainless fluid lines, a reproduction Delco battery and an American made brake booster, are present and accounted for. And if you think this description sounds good, just wait ‘til you hear this big block run!
Under this impressive A-Body you’ll find a fully sorted chassis that’s been restored to the same brilliant standards as the body’s straight exterior panels. At the center of over-restored floors, a rugged Muncie 4-speed twists torque to a rebuilt GM 12-bolt that spins stout, 3.55 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is an over-restored suspension that features factory power steering and modern power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust floats from the aforementioned manifolds to aluminized pipes, which cap aggressive turbo mufflers with spotless stainless tips. Power flows from attractive Super Sport wheels to modern 225/70R14 BF Goodrich Radial T/As. And everything under this Chevy, from its fresh suspension tags and correct grease marks to its fresh brake cable and bright fuel tank, is super clean and ready to roll!
Open this Chevelle’s solid doors and you’ll find an attractive black interior that was completely replaced during the car’s extensive restoration. In the middle of that interior, fresh bench seats suspend plush headrests over clean covers and bright stainless trim. Below those seats, like-new carpet centers a traditional Hurst shifter between color-keyed, Chevelle-branded floor mats. At the edge of that carpet, fresh, fade-free side panels, which are branded with clean “SS396” emblems, give the cockpit some much needed pop. Above those panels, a snazzy chrome mirror fronts a tight black headliner that shows no signs of drying or fading. In front of the driver, a standard black steering wheel laps deluxe Super Sport gauges, a direct-fit radio and Super Sport-specific dash trim. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk sandwiches a correct jack and full-size spare between a new mat and correct decklid decals.
The sale of this all-American Chevy includes receipts from its recent engine rebuild.
We’ve seen a lot of excellent Chevelles come through our RK Motors Charlotte showroom and, while they’ve all been super nice, nothing beats the experience of owning a complete car that features a factory-correct feel! This LeMans Blue Super Sport is an iconic piece which wraps one of the hottest powertrains ever produced in a professional, well-done restoration. It’s fully sorted, highly detailed and carries a build cost that’s likely twice as much as our asking price. If you’re looking for some classic American muscle that you can drive, enjoy AND build equity with, we have your car!
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