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Rough 1966 Chevelle SS396 Project

1966 Chevelle SS396

The photos of this Chevelle aren’t particularly great, but the seller at least did a good job capturing photos of all the rust issues. And boy is this thing rusty, but it is a real SS396 with it’s original engine and transmission! I’m sure there are plenty of Chevelle fans out there that would love to give it a good home. If you would like to be the one to rescue it, you can find it here on eBay in South Hackensack, New Jersey with bidding at $6k, but be sure to act fast!

Chevelle SS396 Engine number

The seller claims this Chevelle is all original. The small photos make it hard to really tell, but it looks like it could actually be original. They do provide photos of the engine numbers and the trim tag, so you can check to see if it is the correct engine.

1966 Chevelle SS396 Interior

The 396 was is a hot ticket, with 325 horsepower and more torque than any rusty classic should ever have. I would want to get this thing structurally sound before ever hitting the road with it. The rust really has me worried, but what about you? I’ve seen worse saved, so hopefully someone will take pity on this Chevelle and save it!


  1. ken

    I did a 71 vhevelle that was a “less rusty” southern car. Still ended up replacing every panel. I reused the roof and outer rockers and that’s about it. So what’s the difference if you get them a little rusty or a lot rusty?

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  2. Van

    How much so these weigh?
    I’m thinking power to weight ratio.
    11″ disk or 4 wheel drum?
    The end of the 1/4 mile might have a stop sign.

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  3. Blindmarc

    This will end up getting the tags cut out and the salvageable parts moved to a more cost effective body. Marc (sic) my words……

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  4. Doc

    The 396 engine is a great boat anchor.

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  5. stillrunners

    Blindmarc – I agree…..Doc – I do not agree….

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  6. Rob

    As they go, I’ve seen a hell of a lot rustler cars repaired. I HATE rust, but this thing is more ugly than truly rusty.

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  7. Oldcarsarecool

    For someone with the right skills, this would be a great project. Every part you could ever want/need is available . . .

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