Chevrolet’s Chevelle is another one of the automaker’s hits in the Sixties and Seventies. Entering the scene in 1963 as a 1964 model year, the Chevelle ran through three generations before winding up in 1978, to be replaced by the Malibu, which was initially the top-level trim level for the Chevelle. The Chevelle neatly slotted into the midsize segment and came in a host of body styles, including hardtops, coupes, convertibles, sedans, station wagons and coupe utility (sort of like a pickup). This is a second-generation Chevrolet Chevelle SS coupe from Indiana, with just 1,500 miles on the clock after undergoing some extensive refurbishment and restoration work around ten years ago. The seller reports it to be an original triple-blue car, a factory SS with factory four-speeder. All receipts and documentation are offered with the sale, for added peace of mind.
The second-generation Chevelle received a restyle that consisted of more rounded and sculpted design, tapered front fenders and the ‘long hood short deck’ profile. This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS coupe wears a nice dark blue paintwork that was reportedly done about five years ago, including its roof which was originally a factory vinyl top that was removed during the restoration. It rolls on original SS wheels and all the brightwork look to be in great nick. The interior is also decked out in blue, and seats four adults. A wood-rimmed steering wheel with Chevrolet boss faces the driver, and the original Chevrolet in-dash radio is present too. The four-speed manual is controlled via a distinctively shaped Hurst shift knob.
The Chevelle was offered with a range of six- and eight-cylinder gasoline powerplants from the Chevy stables, and this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS coupe is equipped with the daddy of them all, the 7.4L (454ci) big-block V8. This engine is reported to have officially produced 350hp, but in reality, was said to produce closer to 390hp. Whilst this car came with a 454 from the factory, it was swapped for another one during the restoration. The power is routed to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The powertrain has undergone quite a bit of work, including aluminum heads and headers, dual electric fans installed for the radiator, rebuild of the original transmission, new gearing unit at the rear, custom-made upper and lower control arms. Whilst the car came with factory front disc brakes and rear drums, the braking system has been upgraded to a power brake setup with disc brakes on all four wheels. The seller states that this is a ‘super-fast car, you won’t need anything else once you get this one’.
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