SS 396

SS Clone Roller: 1966 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevelles from 1969 to 1972 are easier to clone as Super Sports than the 1966 to 1968 editions because the SS was just an option in the later years. For the earlier years, the SS 396 was a series… more»

SS 396 Tribute: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible

Sometimes, owning a genuine example of a desirable classic can be ruinously expensive and beyond the means of many enthusiasts. However, a well-executed tribute can provide a similar ownership experience at a fraction of the price. That is what… more»

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Project

The popular Chevelle SS 396 became a series of its own for three years (1966-68), making it easier to identify today as the “real deal” vs. a clone. In 1967, the car had its own series/model number, 13817, which… more»

L34 Drop-Top Project: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

For many, the 1970 model year was the apex of the muscle car movement. Rising insurance costs, reducing emissions output, and (eventually) higher fuel prices all worked to squash demand going forward. Chevy managed to deliver more than 50,000… more»

Humpty Dumpty: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

When this Chevy Camaro was built in 1969, the “pony car” was in its third year of production and solidly in second place behind the Ford Mustang in sales. This example may have been fairly rare as it is… more»

No Reserve: 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396

I possess an unashamed soft spot for vehicles like the Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero. My daily driver is an Aussie Falcon ute, and I can vouch for how practical these vehicles are. They offer the load-carrying capacity… more»

Missing L78: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

One of the most often closed muscle cars is the Chevelle SS 396. The seller makes the case that this is a real deal 1969 SS 396, but it’s missing the original L78 engine which was replaced by a… more»

Tent Find: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

Back in 1970, this Chevelle SS 396 must have been an impressive sight when new. Wearing Tuxedo Black paint (we think) with a matching interior and a 4-speed, this would have been a helluva car. But sometime in the… more»

Rusty Roller: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

The 1969 and later Chevelle SS 396 is one of the most often cloned mid-size muscle cars. That’s because it ceased to be a series of its own after 1968, meaning they’re hard to prove without documentation from the… more»

SS 396 Numbers Match: 1969 Chevrolet El Camino

From 1964 forward, the El Camino “gentleman’s pickup” was based on the Chevelle mid-size offering. And like that automobile of the latter 1960s, it could be equipped as a SS 396. But after 1968 they were harder to verify… more»

Mystery Machine: 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

Muscle car sales were at their peak in 1969, and yet Chevrolet made an interesting move with their powerhouse, the Chevelle SS 396. Having been a series of its own from 1966 through 1968, it reverted to option status… more»

Driver Quality: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

One of the most iconic muscle cars of the 1960s forward was the Chevy Chevelle SS 396. But after 1968, the Super Sport was an option rather than a distinctive series. That means without specific documentation it’s hard to… more»

Stored 26 Years: 1971 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396

The second-generation Chevy Camaro was delayed by several months in getting to market in 1970. The design was sleeker than before, so you would expect sales to increase, right? But they didn’t. They dropped by 50% from 1969 to… more»

L78 375 HP: 1970 Chevrolet Nova SS 396

The L78 396 V8 engine was only available in the Chevrolet Nova for three years: 1968, 1969, and 1970. After that, the most you could get from the factory was a 350 V8 as the muscle car segment of… more»

Olds 455 Power! 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

The Chevelle SS 396 was one of the most popular muscle cars of the 1960s. And it was so much in demand that Chevrolet made it a series of its own from 1966 to 1968 (before and after that,… more»

396 V8 Project: 1966 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport

The popular Impala Super Sport was in its third year as a series of its own in 1966. More than 119,000 of them were delivered that year, but that was way off the pace of 181,000 in 1965. So… more»