Having received a totally new exterior for 1966 the Chevelle now looked much more like a scaled down version of Chevrolet’s full-size models. The sport coupes in particular closely the resembled the Impala with their fastback roofline.
Take a look at this spectacular restoration of a True 138 VIN car – the first 3 digits that signify the SS396 which was available as a convertible and the Aztec Bronze 2-door hardtop you see here.
The 396 V8 engine was launched towards the end of the 1965 model year as an option. However, only about 201 of them were sold due to its late launch. 1966 then saw it launch as the basis for the SS models and the Chevelle SS396 was born!
Super Sport identification included a script on the rear quarter panels, SS396 emblem on the blackened grille and also on the rear deck. Also featured was a twin power blister hood that made it stand out further from standard Chevelles.
Inside, the SS396 enjoyed bucket seats, center console and special instrumentation as standard. Having been an option during 1964 and 1965, the padded dash was now standard.
Under the hood, as you’d expect, there is a 396 cubic inch V8 that outputs 325 horsepower. It’s paired with a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission – a $210 option when the car was ordered new.
You can see on the left of this immaculate engine is the air compressor that forms part of the air conditioning. As a factory fitted option (original cost $413) it adds to the desirability of this amazing car.
If you wanted one back in 1966 the 2-door hardtop started at $2,776 and the convertible $2,984.
The Chevelle SS396 did well during the ’66 model year, with 72,272 of them being sold. This figure is made up of 66,843 hardtops and 5,429 convertibles.
Fins were getting smaller and 1964 was the last year they would appear on a Cadillac. It actually meant a sleeker, more clean look resulting in a beautiful car. You can see those lines on this 1964 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible in Ebony Black.
With this car not being as flamboyant as Eldorados of the past, it makes this car a much more timeless, refined classic.
Not only were there only 1,870 of these cars ever made but it is believed that the 49,000 miles displaying on the odometer are original. It is likely that there are only around 500 of these care left in existence. Now, that’s got to be something special.
Another visual clue indicating this is an Eldorado Biarritz is the lack of fender skirts.
Cadillac were confident that the Eldorado was the most glamorous car in the world with interiors that used the finest leather in the world. There were eight color choices available and a center console and bucket seats were available for $188.
Power comes from a 429 cubic inch V8 producing 340 horsepower this is paired with a Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. This extremely reliable transmission is still highly regarded today.
The Eldorado Biarritz is 223.5″ long with a 129.5″ wheelbase and is 79.7″ wide.
As you would expect from a luxury car like this the brakes, steering, windows and seats are all powered and were standard features. Even the vent windows are powered!
Cadillac made just 1,870 Eldorado Biarritz Convertibles for 1964 at a base price of $6,630. This was around $1,000 more than the standard convertibles allowing the car to have more luxurious trim and more standard features. You did have to pay for the AM radio though which would have cost the original owner $165 with the rear speaker.
Other extras this car enjoys are: Automatic Climate Control air conditioning at $495 and tilt steering wheel ($48).
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We take you now to a Mopar Car Show, where amongst the other attractions, you have the option of putting your car on a dyno and find out what is the result of all that hard work, and was all that cash money well spent on extra parts.
Offered for sale is this phenomenal custom rebuilt 1974 Chevrolet Nova SS 350. It is so much fun to drive! The interior is custom with gorgeous tan leather throughout with SS embroidered seats. The dash is finished in the same matching leather and even the headliner is the matching leather as well! The upgraded stereo & sound system makes it a lovely ride and it even has bluetooth capabilities, navigation, App access etc.!
This car has a loud roar to the engine and is a real head turner. The air conditioner is new and works wonderfully, it is one you have to see to believe! The upgrades and modifications make this car special.
beautifully done 1934 chevy street rod….ONLY 400 MILES ON THE MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION…. Customed flames done on front fenders the flames change color in the sunlight. The interior is customed done along with the trunk. It has remote power windows, remote door openers, electric suicide locks, AM. FM. CD JVC stereo system. The car is being sold as is with no warrenty. Antique and collectible body with suicide doors 3 1/2″ chopped top outlaw III chassis pony II front ends with tubular upper and lower A arms 9″ rear, 3:50 ratio with 4 link and coil overshocks Big Al’s 355 Chevy blower motor 700R tranny Lokar shifter and E. brake walker radiator specially power windows vintage air conditioning ( i have all parts they just need to be connected) flaming river billet steering column Ron Francis wiring-professionally installed autometer gauges aluminum coated headers and exhaust true 100 spoke nock off rims the car is registered as 1934 Chevy in New York QUESTIONS CALL 646-879-5451
What needs to happen for the 2021 Chevy Chevelle SS to be introduced?
Without a doubt, Chevelle was one of the most popular muscle cars. With a philosophy that there’s no replacement for displacement, we received some incredible engines under the hood of these iconic vehicles. Those times are pretty much long gone, and some of the modern muscle cars even went for four cylinder turbo engines which is kinda sad even it does offer good performances.
Let’s get back to the topic. Last, third gen, was in production until 1977 meaning that a long time has passed since the final units were delivered, but still, this might not be an obstacle for the company to reintroduce it to the market. For it to be successful, it would need to pay homage to the original but to be modern and in line with other vehicles offered in the segment.
What we will again stress out is the need for the car maker to bring iconic looks of the most popular version in combination with all the latest tech. We can see more than few great examples of this today and when we add that vehicles like Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang are near and even above 100,000 units per year it is a logical move for a carmaker to bring another model that could further boost sale figures of the company.
On the other hand, you have to be real and consider the possibility that: 1. it’s next to impossible to come up with good names (read carefully, good names, not just names) for all of the cars. Eventually, you’re going to run out of good name ideas which are short, catchy and easy to say. With a number of vehicles on sale today, that task is next to impossible. Then you have the fact that manufacturers are banking and playing on a car’s history and heritage to sell more units. Think of the Ford Mustang. If they renamed it after the first gen, it wouldn’t have even half of the appeal today, would it? Yes, you could make an argument that it’s a continued evolution rather than building a “tribute” car some 20 years later, but the point stands.
Where does that leave us on the name front? Well, when it comes to boring names and cars, most people don’t really care if you use the name again or not. If it’s just a consumer vehicle to get you from A to B for your average Joe, who cares. But, once you get into the sports cars, the luxury cars, the El Caminos and the Chevelles, it matters. Rumors regarding the new El Camino have been circulating the internet for a while now, but it seems that almost all of the glory has been stolen by the “new” Chevelle.
2021 CHEVY CHEVELLE DESIGN
The current Chevrolet SS has been having trouble selling lately. Only 3000 units were sold in 2015. That makes it one of Chevy’s worst models at the moment (sales and profit wise). We might see it get discontinued soon which leaves the question: will the Chevelle take its spot? Well, the guys at Chevrolet don’t want to give out too much detail so they’re neither denying nor agreeing with the fact that a Chevelle model will soon join the lineup.
We personally think that if the SS gets discontinued, we will see a Chevelle return simply to boost profit and fill the gap. Now we’re not saying that Chevrolet will do it simply for profit, but the fact of the matter is that if the SS was named Chevelle, some clever advertising with the name could have seen it skyrocket the sales up to 3, 4 or even 5 times as much. We’ll let you read into that on your own, but if there’s one thing certain, it’s that the name brings a lot of attention and popularity (or lack of) to a car.
DRIVETRAIN NEW CHEVY CHEVELLE SS
We’ve still got some time to wait and see, but we wouldn’t mind receiving a rear-wheel driven, four-door Chevelle. Especially one that hides a large 6.2-liter V8 under the hood with upwards of 400 hp. Well, we say that but the reality is that the base engine will most likely be a 3.6-liter V6 with around 300hp. Still, that’s not bad, considering you’re pushing around 280 lb-ft of torque. It’s the V8 where all the fun starts. No, it’s not just about the power, but the sound of it as well.
A six-speed manual is almost certainly going to happen (if the car gets built that is), but there’s always the option of a six-speed or an eight-speed auto. Power should be sent to the rear wheels only, but with the current state of the sedan market, we wouldn’t be surprised if it gets all-wheel drive as well. Markets that get affected by heavier snow tend to go for all-wheel drive cars (Canada, parts of U.S.) and having an AWD sedan for those regions might prove to be a sales hit.
RELEASE DATE OF CHEVELLE SS 2021
Based on some rough calculations, taking into consideration when the SS should be retired and a host of other factors, we’re sorry to say that the Chevelle won’t see the light of day before 2021 at the very best. But look at it this way: you have all that time to hope that it gets built and in the meantime, enjoy GM’s other products. The Camaro seems to be a great place to turn at a time like this.
It may still be an upcoming model, but we already know how rare the 2021 Challenger Mopar Drag Pak is going to be. According to a press release, the production will be limited to just 50 examples. What’s more, the car would feature a serialized badge that shows the car’s one-of-50 build sequence number.
The car is also said to be the most powerful Challenger Mopar Drag Pak ever built with its upgraded supercharged HEMI V8 engine. The reservation for this limited-edition car started earlier this month and even with an MSRP of $143,485, we’re pretty sure the slots will be gone soon.
If you badly want a Challenger convertible, you may need to go all the way back to 1970 or find a Challenger with this model year. 1970 is a special year because this was the first time that a Challenger convertible was ever released. Overall, there were reportedly around 1,070 people who ordered the Challenger R/T convertible.
However, according to Mecum Auctions, only nine of them opted to get a 425-horsepower Hemi engine. Today, we consider the 1970 Challenger R/T Hemi convertible to be a rare muscle car no one knows about because there are just very few of them.