2018 Shannons Melbourne Winter Classic Auction
Lot
39

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Coupe (LHD)

$55,000

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Specifications

Engine 396ci V8
Gearbox Three-speed auto
Body Work Two-door coupe
Colour Frost green Metallic
Interior Green
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Steel sports
Brakes Disc/Drum

Description

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The Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1978 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates. The Chevelle Super Sport (SS) was Chevrolet’s entry into the American muscle car market. For 1969, the SS 396 became an option package on all Chevelle’s, making it possible to order the SS 396 package on everything from the Malibu sport coupe (the most popular) and convertible, to the Chevelle 300-series hardtop and pillared coupe and even the El Camino pick up. All Chevelle’s got new styling which included new tail lamps. The 396 returned in 325, 350, and 375bhp tune. Late in the 1969 model year, the 396 was bored out to 402 cubic engines, reportedly to meet new emission standards. The official name and power ratings were not changed and the Chevelle SS remained one of the most popular muscle cars of the era.