1966 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS CONVERTIBLE-1 OF 5,393-138 CODE SUPER SPORT
- Location: Mundelein, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Chevelle
- SubModel: 1966 SUPER SPORT CONVERTIBLE
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 1966 SUPER SPORT CONVERTIBLE
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 54,245
- VIN: 138676B170313
- Color: Yellow
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear
1966 Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 SUPER SPORT CONVERTIBLE description
RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHEVELLE ENTHUSIAST. REAL 138 CODE SUPER SPORT CONVERTIBLE. TOTALLY REBUILT DRIVETRAIN IN 2012, WITH LESS THAN 1,000 MILES LOGGED. ALL NEW INTERIOR. OLDER PAINT, BUT STILL SHOWS VERY WELL. TOP IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. RUNS AND DRIVES AS WELL AS IT LOOKS. SAME OWNER SINCE 1998. AN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBER OF 5,393 SUPER SPORT CONVERTIBLES WERE BUILT IN 1966 FOR U.S. SALES, WITH ANOTHER 36 BUILT FOR EXPORT. PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND CLICK ON ALL THE LINKS. THERE ARE OVER 100 ADDITIONAL PHOTOS IN THE LINKS AND A VIDEO WALK AROUND, WITH THE CAR RUNNING.
The Chevelle SS396 became a series of its own in 1966 with series/style numbers 13817 and 13867. SS396 sport coupes and convertibles used the same Malibu sport coupe and convertible bodies with reinforced frames and revised front suspension: higher-rate springs, recalibrated shocks, and thicker front stabilizer bar, but with different exterior trim. They also had simulated hood scoops, red-stripe tires, and bright trim moldings. The performance engines available included three, 396 CID V8s – the standard, rated at 325hp, an optional 360hp, and an optional 375hp. The SS396 series lasted from 1966 through 1968 before being relegated to an option package in 1969.
1966 saw a complete restyle of the Chevelle on the previous frame that included smooth contours, a broad new grille and bumper treatment, and curved side windows. Bulging rear fender lines and a "flying buttress" roofline. The new body reflected the "Coke bottle" body shape that became the fad for American cars in the mid-1960s.
VIN NUMBER DECODING: 138676B170313
1- Chevrolet Motor Division
38- Super Sport
67- Two door convertible
B- Baltimore, MD. assembly plant
170313- Sequential production number
TRIM TAG DECODING:
05C- Third week of May, 1966 scheduled build date
454- Job number (Used exclusively at Baltimore Plant)
STYLE- 66-13867- 1966 SS396 Two Door Convertible
BAL- Baltimore Plant
BODY- 2464- Fisher body unit number
TRIM- 712- Medium Fawn Vinyl
PAINT- L2- Tropic Turquoise, Black convertible top
2- Body jig number
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE CAR RUNNING:
CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF THE EXTERIOR:
Straight, all original body panels. Vehicle underwent a complete restoration in the late nineties-early 2000’s. At that time, the body was stripped and refinished in Lemonwood Yellow. Original color was Tropic Turquoise. Small chip on top front of passenger quarter panel, near door jam. Photo in the Photobucket file. Remaining paint is in good shape, with a nice, uniform gloss. SS bulge hood. Single sport mirror. Manual Black convertible top is in good condition, plastic rear window is clear. Blacked out rear valence. Front and rear bumpers, door handles, and emblems are in very good condition. Stainless trim in very good condition. Glass also in very good condition. Rally wheels with trim rings and center caps. Daytona Classic red line tires. P215/65R15 on the front; P235/60R15 on the rear. Convertible top boot in very good condition.
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All new Black vinyl bucket interior. Originally Medium Fawn Vinyl. Seat cushions, seat covers, door panels, and carpet are in excellent condition. Dash is also in great shape. Three spoke SS wheel. Factory console with clock, and shifter. Shift indicator plate has been changed to reflect the Turbo 400 transmission. Interior handles and trim in very good condition. Full set of factory seat belts, front and back. Seat backs in very good shape. New sill plates. Factory Knee Knocker Tach. Factory fuel, battery, water temperature, and oil pressure gauges. Auto-Gage oil pressure, volts, and water temperature gauges mounted under the dash. Reproduction AM/FM/Cassette. Six CD changer mounted in the trunk.
ENGINE AND ENGINE BAY:
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The complete drive train was rebuilt in 2012, and has less than 1,000 miles logged since rebuild. The heart of this aggressive convertible is a 454 Cu.In. engine. The core of the build is a 1973 454 truck block, casting #3999289. Holley 750 CFM four barrel carburetor mounted on an Edelbrock intake manifold. Cast iron heads. Lunati Voodoo flat tappet hydraulic cam and valve train. HEI distributor. Jet coated Hedman headers. Flow master exhaust. Chrome air cleaner with K&N filter. Power steering with remote reservoir. Manual brakes. 427 valve covers are for appearance only, This is a 454.
Turbo 400 transmission. Twelve bolt rear differential. 3.31 gear ratio. Eaton posi traction.
Undercarriage is clean and solid, finished in frame Black. Heavy duty suspension. Heavy duty front stabilizer bar. Floors are rock solid.
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Original quarter panels and trunk floor. Trunk is clean and finished in gray splatter paint. Six CD changer mounter on rear floor shelf.
Don’t miss a rare opportunity to own one of the few 1966 SS convertibles that come up for sale. Very hard to find one at this price.
Any questions, please call Randy at 847 456 7726. Buyer is responsible for all shipping arrangements and shipping costs.
BANK WIRE IS THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT. IT IS SAFE, SECURE, AND PROTECTS BOTH PARTIES. OPTIONAL PAYMENT METHODS INCLUDE BANK OR CASHIER'S CHECK, PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECK WITH BANK LETTER, AND CASH(IN PERSON). VEHICLES PURCHASED WITHCHECKSWILL NOT BE SHIPPED OR PICKED UP IN PERSON UNTIL FUNDS HAVE CLEARED THE BANK. All other payment methods must be agreedupon by both parties before end of auction.
A deposit of $500 required within 24 hours of auction end, unlessother arrangements are made.Please contact me via telephone or emailimmediately after end of auction to discuss payment arrangements.Payment in full due within one week of auction end unlessother arrangements are made.
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IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO CONFIRM ALL DETAILS IN THIS DESCRIPTION. I REQUEST AN IN PERSON INSPECTION OF THIS VEHICLE PRIOR TO BIDDING. IF IN PERSON INSPECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE, I RECOMMEND A THIRD PARTY INSPECTION OF VEHICLE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS DUE TO A “SIGHT UNSEEN” PURCHASE. SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS, WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, NO RETURNS OR REFUNDS. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BID.