1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Show Stopping Chevelle
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 2-Door Hardtop
- True SS with Build Sheet
- 468ci/640hp Chevy 4bbl V8
- Tremec TKO 5 Speed Transmission
- Baer 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
- Concept One Steering System
- Dart Pro 1 Aluminum Heads
- Hotchkis Suspension Front and Rear
- 3.73 12 Bolt HD Posi Rear End
- Stainless Headers and 3 Inch Walker Dual Exhaust
- Detroit Autorama Best in Show
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This car started life as a true Chevelle SS and has been restored to another level from Chevy's original vision. The original build sheet shows that this car left the Fremont, California factory with a L34 396, M13 3-speed transmission, and finished in Matador Red. The finish of the car now is showstopping! In fact, the one national show that the car was entered, it won 1st in class. This car definitely has the potential to pick up some more hardware at shows.
The exterior is extremely clean, and finished to a high standard. One important thing we want to be sure and mention is that the body is all the original GM steel! The pinstriping and break between the colors of the custom paint accentuates the lines and curves of the body. All trim and brightwork is like new, and the fit and finish of all the body panels is excellent. The paint covering the coke-bottle shape of this Chevelle SS is Orange Metallic, and Smoke Silver, with paint and body work performed by a well respected local shop. The car's body and exterior accessories have been left the way the car would've originally rolled off the assembly line - nothing has been shaved or deleted. The original style mirrors, door handles, badging, drip rails, and marker lights are still in their respective places. A set of multi-spoke, custom 3-piece wheels wrapped in Nexen tires finish off the custom look of this awesome Chevelle.
If you look past the impressive paint and body work, you will see that the interior is just as impressive. Countless hours of work have been spent to make the interior comfortable, functional, and one of a kind. Bucket seats that are simple in design, and wrapped in black leather help fill the interior. A custom center console finished in silver that stretches all the way through the back seats to the rear parcel shelf adds a bit of contrast to the interior. Cupholders, window switches, and a Pioneer stereo headunit are housed in the center console, but more importantly the gearshift for the 5 speed Tremec transmission is mounted between the front seats in the center console. A group of AutoMeter gauges are mounted on the dash just behind the custom billet steering wheel.
Removing the hood pins from the billet aluminum RingBrothers hood ties is a satisfying first step in revealing the engine. The engine and engine bay are jaw-dropping. The engine bay is painted and finished with the same care as the exterior. All wiring is neatly routed through the engine bay and many unused holes or studs have been deleted and smoothed. A monster 640 horsepower, 468ci V8 built by Rips Racing of Zeeland Michigan, connected to a Tremec TKO 5-Speed Transmission lives under the custom hood. The drivetrain has clicked over very few miles since it was built. Custom Dual intake snorkels feed the Holley QuickFuel 4 BBL carburetor, and add symmetry to the engine bay. Other mechanical highlights of the car are Dart Pro-1 Aluminum heads, MSD Ignition System, stainless steel headers with custom exhaust ending in dual Walker mufflers, Hotchkis Suspension front and rear, Baer 4 wheel power disc brakes, Concept One power steering system, and Optima battery. The underside of the car is extremely clean! Many of the parts previously mentioned show as new, and the floors and fuel tank painted to match the metallic silver on the exterior of the car have been finished to a high standard.
Whether you are looking for a ready-built show car to collect some hardware at shows, or a custom, jaw dropping Chevelle, this car is truly one to consider. This 25 years owned Chevelle cannot be duplicated for near our asking price, and will not disappoint the new owner. It's fully built and ready to rock! Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
1 - GM Division: Chevrolet
38 - Series: Chevelle SS 396
37 - Body Style: 2 Door Sports Coupe
8 - Model Year: 1968
Z - Production Plant: Fremont, CA
132377 - Sequential Production Numbers