1968 Chevrolet Chevelle
• Built 454 Big Block
• Balanced and Blue Printed
• Domed Pistons by Sportsman racing
• Comp Cam
• MSD system
• Built Turbo 400 Trans
• New 750 Brawler Quick Fuel carb
• GM 12 bolt rear-end with 4:10 gears
• 3" exhaust system
• New power steering & new Gear Box, for tight steering
• Beautiful paint & bodywork
• Great chrome and trim work throughout the car.
• Fully sorted out, turn-key ready to go with confidence
One can't help but smile when they look at a Chevelle this tastefully built. It's everything car guys dream of from the first time they say "muscle car" to the day they trade a high octane V8 for a rascal motor. Decked out in retina-widening bright red and displaying a fanatical attention to detail, it's the product of a complete frame up restoration that had to take a while to complete. Its body is a carefully orchestrated combination of excellent panel gaps, doors that close as good as new, a beautiful base coat clear finish that stretches from one end to the other. And after you take it out on the street a few times, you'll understand why this car has earned the nickname around here of "Thumper!"
By 1968, Chevrolet's Chevelle had earned the tagline "America's most popular mid-size car." And GM, knowing not to mess with a good thing when they see it, rang in the new model year with minimal aesthetic changes. At the front of this car, a new chrome bumper combines with four clear headlights to frame a body-width grille and a prominent "SS396" emblem. Behind that grille, a custom raised cowl hood wearing black stripes on each side and pristine greenhouse glass that's traced by showroom fresh trim. Below that glass, new chrome door handles perfectly complement a correct chrome driver's mirror while new dent-free wheel well trim combines with chrome side marker lights and "SS396" fender emblems to add detail to the car's bright red profile. And at the back of that profile, a satin black rear valence surrounded by clean detailed trim between clear tail lights, and a second mirror-like chrome bumper to finish things off.
Lift the car's raised hood and you'll find a fully detailed 454 cubic inch big block V8. Air and fuel enter the combustion chambers through a large chrome air cleaner, braided stainless fuel lines, and a reliable new 750 Brawler Quick Fuel carb with mechanical secondary carburetor. Below that carburetor, a Weiand aluminum intake and fresh black paint cover the engine block all the way to the bottom of its stamped steel oil pan. At the back of that intake, an MSD distributor shoots spark through eight 7mm Suppression Cables. Below those cables, bright billet valve covers perfectly contrast rebuilt cast iron heads. And in front of those valve covers, a heavy duty radiator that's equipped with dual electric fans to keep things running cool on those hot summer rides.
Aesthetically, this road ready Chevelle's fresh exterior paint is perfectly complemented by a smooth satin black engine bay that's been detailed to a very high level. Reproduction hoses, which are equipped with appropriate hose clamps, combine with a fresh new serpentine belt drive system with polished billet pulley's to ensure reliability. Think this description sounds good so far? Just wait 'till you hear the engine run!
Underneath this awesome A-Body, you'll find a fully built chassis and super solid floor pans that, like the car's exterior panels and big block engine, have been checked over to make sure everything is solid under the car. At the center of those floors, a rugged turbo 400 transmission sends power to a correct GM 12 bolt rear end, with 4:10 gears. Holding that stellar drivetrain in place is a traditional double A-arm front and four-link boxed rear suspension that was fully gone over during the restoration; and presently features new power steering system and steering gearbox, along with correct front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust flows through a near spotless set of Jet-Hot coated Hooker headers and into aluminized 3" pipes then into a set of Flow Master mufflers, then out on the street, for that unforgettable iconic muscle car sound. The power flows to the pavement through slick 17-inch black billet five-spoke wheels which spin sticky Nitto Extreme drag radials 275/40 R17 rears and 245/45ZR17 fronts on Good Year Eagle radials. In keeping with the Big Block up top, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is clean and ready to go! Naturally, all the car's weathered bits were replaced during its rebuild. Its floors wear a smooth coat of traditional black paint. Its frame and drivetrain components alternate between a deep shade of black and satin black finishes. And items such as a new fuel tank, new stainless hardware, with new misc components ensure carefree cruising for years to come.
Open the solid doors on this second generation Chevelle and you'll find a correct GM code 765 black coated interior which appears to have been completely replaced during the car's restoration. Centered in those new components is a duo of fresh bucket seats which carry just the right amount of firmness and display no rips or tears at all. Above those seats, a tight black headliner shows none of the drying or fading that is typical of vintage cars; and below those seats, like-new carpet props a Hurst shifter between the factory buckets. In front of the driver, a Chevelle SS three-spoke steering wheel spins in front of an excellent looking dash which features a warp-free pad, and a new Dakoda Digital VHX Instrument gauge cluster and a direct fit super tuner stereo. At the sides of the driver, stainless trimmed door panels feature "SS396" emblems which add a little visual pop. And behind the cabin, the car's fully restored trunk features a full-size trunk mat. The battery is now located in the trunk on the right side to clean things up and simplify things, and therefore there is no spare tire.
Included with the sale of this awesome ground pounding Chevelle is a nice stack of restoration and engine build receipts that the previous owner has put in a booklet.
Over the past several years, Custom Classics has retailed more big block Chevelles than any other type of car, and this 1968 Super Sport recreation is one of the coolest A-Body's we've ever offered this past year. So if you're looking for a fully sorted out, turn-key ready to go Chevrolet muscle car that'll win trophies and pound the street, this is it! Don't let a quick buyer steal this away - call today!
Trim Tag Decode
68 = year 1968
136 = 2-door Malibu
37 = 2 door sport coupe
K= Built in Kansas City, MO
173729 = sequence numbers
Trim 765 = Black interior
R2 = Matador Red
454 Big Block V8