Genuine SS, validated by the VIN’s 138 sequence, this automobile is opulently equipped and in pristine condition! Its original 396 engine, matched to its VIN, was conscientiously revitalized by its former owner, a dedicated collector, over the past 16 years. It has undergone a thorough, meticulous restoration, transforming it into a spectacle of elegance.

Exterior: The vehicle’s facade is marked by a black grille, a dual-scoop hood, red-striped tires, and the distinctive cross-flag SS 396 badges, heralding its unique pedigree. It’s been resprayed in a lustrous Milano Maroon; the top is unadorned by vinyl, setting off a seamless, polished sheen achieved through detailed application, wet sanding, and buffing. The bodywork is impeccably straight, devoid of rust or notable flaws, with uniformly aligned panels and consistent gaps. Doors operate with the smoothness of a new vehicle. All glass, save for the vintage rear window, has been replaced, enhancing clarity. Both bumpers dazzle with new chrome and optional guards. A rare remote mirror sports a subtle bowtie emblem, and the remaining trim gleams brilliantly. The classic Super Sport and 396 insignias are meticulously preserved. Original taillights complement the set of pristine BF Goodrich redline radial tires mounted on 15-inch rally rims with chrome accents.

Interior: The cabin boasts a host of original factory options. Both the front bucket seats and rear bench have been reupholstered to superb comfort and appearance. The center console houses an original automatic shifter and clock in remarkable condition. New carpeting underpins rubber mats, and door panels feature rare factory power window toggles. A remote-controlled driver’s side mirror, an unblemished dash pad, and a largely original dashboard enhance the vintage appeal. The audio system includes a retro-styled digital unit. Flanking the speedometer, the original instrumentation includes optional gauges and a knee-knocker tachometer. A rare tilt column and deluxe steering wheel, alongside newly replaced headliner, visors, and rearview mirror, complete the meticulous interior.

Engine Bay: Under the hood lies the original 396 big block, synonymous with power and performance. It’s enhanced with a modern Holley double pumper, though the original carburetor resides in the trunk. The engine sports traditional Chevy orange paint, chrome air cleaner, and valve covers. Essential components like squirters and horns are fully functional, complemented by power steering and brakes. The engine bay, including fender wells and firewall, bears the correct satin black finish, true to its original specs.

Trunk Area: The trunk is immaculate, with the underside of the lid and the jam painted in the body color. It features a functional light, part of the convenience group, and factory-style spatter finish on the interior metal. A full-sized spare wheel, carrying a Firestone redline, and a jack assembly are neatly stowed beneath a matching mat and tire cover. Extras like the original carburetor, radio, air cleaner, and new front grill and headlight bezels are neatly packaged here.

Undercarriage: The underbody reflects the thoroughness of the ground-up restoration. Steering components and front suspension are well-maintained, freshly painted, and aligned. The vehicle boasts new shocks, a front sway bar, and upgraded rear air shocks. Drum brakes are meticulously hooked to an operational emergency brake system. A new dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers exits through polished tips, producing an enthralling sound. The gas tank and fuel pump are recent additions, ensuring optimal operation. The Powerglide transmission and 12 bolt Eaton posi rear end are clean, well-serviced, and correctly dated.

Service Record: Our expert mechanics have thoroughly inspected and serviced this vehicle, replacing the fuel pump, tachometer, and conducting a front end alignment to ensure it meets our rigorous standards of quality and performance.

This vehicle not only embodies the historic SS spirit but has been elevated through careful restoration and preservation, ready to captivate any enthusiast or collector.