|Sale by dealer or Private party?||Private Party|
|Exterior Color||Sequoia Green|
|Seller reported accidents||No|
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This is a 2-door 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible finished in Sequoia Green (paint code #WA3730) with black rally stripes, a black soft top, and a black vinyl interior. It is powered by an upgraded 454 cubic inch big block V8 paired with a 3-speed automatic transmission. This kind of power was reserved for the Super Sport as Chevrolet made their mark on the burgeoning world of American muscle. The Chevrolet Chevelle was produced over the span of three generations from 1964 to 1978, with Super Sport (SS) versions being discontinued in 1974. Designed with GM’s A-body platform, the Chevrolet Chevelle compact sports car was a response to Ford’s release of the mid-sized Fairlane, and became a huge hit for the American automaker. 1968 marked the start of the second generation Chevelle. This deadly green Chevrolet Chevelle is currently registered in Quebec with a clean and (Normal) status. The odometer reads approximately 83K-miles.
For US bidders, this Chevelle is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.
This top trim second gen Chevelle Super Sport has an egg crate grille framed by quad headlamps. Chrome Chevelle script and SS396 badging features prominently on the hood, grille, fenders, and at the rear beneath the trunk lid. The 396 emblems on the fenders accompany side marker lighting, newly mandated equipment for that year. The car’s bumpers, dual exhaust outlets, window bezels, and light housings are chrome. Leaving its rounded beltline uninterrupted, ribbed chrome body side mouldings are positioned just above the rocker panels and a continuation of these lines rises on a diagonal between the headlights and the front wheels, accentuating the Chevelle’s tapered front fenders. Two sections on the long hood are raised into simulated hood scoops, and turn signal lighting is integrated into the front bumper. The car’s short deck has a “kick-up” on either side, and its tail lights are placed within a ribbed stainless steel panel. The Chevelle’s black soft top fits nicely over its frame and folds neatly behind the back seats. This Chevrolet Chevelle rides on 18” Intro chrome mag wheels, with 245/45ZR18 BF Goodrich performance tires and Baer disc brakes. The car is 197 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 53 inches high, with 112 inch wheelbase and a curb weight of approximately 3,500 lbs.
Inside, a four-spoke Grant aftermarket steering wheel fronts an analog instrument panel with a 120 mph speedometer, and an aftermarket Autogage tachometer that tops out at 10K rpm has been mounted onto the steering column. The car uses a recirculating ball steering design. The car has also been equipped with a B&M shifter. The front bucket seats and rear bench seats are upholstered in black vinyl, and the floor is lined with matching black carpeting. Aftermarket aluminum pedals have been installed for the driver. A Kenwood stereo head unit has been installed on the centre console, in coordination with Clarion speakers found throughout the car and JBL subwoofers located in the trunk. The centre console also houses the Chevelle’s original heater defroster, and AM radio controls. Interestingly, work stoppages in Spring of 1968 sparked by the assissination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. caused supply issues, and the Chevelle’s door panels were the same as those used in Buicks and Oldsmobiles of that year.
This RWD Chevelle SS is powered by a 454 cubic inch big block V8 mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. This comes rated at 350 horsepower with 405 lb-ft of torque when new. Super Sport Chevelles were released with reinforced frames and a revised front suspension with higher spring rates, recalibrated shocks, and a thicker front stabiliser bar. The 1968 Chevelle uses coil four-link rear suspension and independent ball joints with coil springs at the front.