1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Ready for Action
The only thing that can shift our focus from Colorados & Silverados is a nice SS, and this beauty is ready for another spin around the block.
Starting in 1964, Chevrolet manufactured the Chevelle to compete with other similar car manufacturers mid-sized sedans. Part of its “Sports Sedan” series, the Chevelle was one of the Bow Tie’s bestsellers.
However, when the industry started to see more and more muscle cars hit the road, Chevrolet was left in the dust. But all that changed with the 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 which was the model that catapulted the company into the muscle car arena.
Given its own series with series/style numbers 13817 and 13867, the 1966 model also saw a change to its body style. The “Coke bottle” shape was the fad of the 1960s so Chevrolet restyled the car to include outward rear fenders and a narrow center.
The standard horsepower was rated at 325 with an option of 360 hp as well. While the SS 396 was a muscle car, it was the kind of muscle car you could open up on the highway but still safely use to take your family on a Sunday drive which made the 1966 model very popular.
The 1966 Chevelle SS 396 is easily on any car collector’s wish list and, while they are not difficult to find, it’s always a coup to come across one as nicely restored as the one listed here at Hemmings.
This expertly restored 1966 Chevelle SS396 has matching numbers, 396/360 horsepower, 4-Speed transmission and pure muscle power. The engine and transmission are relatively new and were professionally rebuilt under the owner’s watchful eye.
The red interior was re-done in 2014 and paired with the classic black exterior, she is a dream car. An immaculate exterior, newly installed engine parts and Chevrolet’s famous 396 V8 engine that isn’t even broken in, make this SS 396 a must see and, at a negotiable asking price of $59,550, a great investment for any muscle car enthusiast.