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1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

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The Chevrolet Chevelle is certainly a contender for the world's most popular muscle car, and for good reason. One look at this 1966 Chevelle hardtop tells you all you need to know about why they're so beloved. Great looks, a wide variety of powerplants available under the hood, and plenty of room for long-distance cruising. Add in tasteful modifications like the gorgeous polished wheels, and you've got a car that hits only high notes. They call black "basic," but when you're talking about a design as perfectly proportioned as the early Chevelle hardtop, it's anything but. Instead the finish on this one seems to amplify its tidy proportions, stretching it visually over the big wheels and lowered stance. Restored several years ago, the prep and body work were expertly done, and even those massive rear quarters are arrow-straight and the body is well fitted. Part of the Chevelle's subtlety is that crease that runs from front to rear, and getting that right is critical, so I'll just let the photos speak for themselves in that regard. That Tuxedo Black finish was clearly wet sanded and buffed when it was fresh, giving it a distortion-free surface. It shows some age, but the basics are high-quality and it needs little more than a buff to transform it into a showstopper. The mid-1960s were all about simplicity in design, and like the exterior, the black bucket seat interior is a study in careful restraint. Forget faux wood, the Chevelle used bright metal trim to contrast with the black interior, giving the dashboard a jeweled look that's like a fine clock or vintage stereo gear. The upholstery was surely replaced when the car was restored, and has a very inviting, lovingly used look with no damage, wear, or other defects. Instead, all you want to do is slide behind the wheel, listening to the comfortable groan of the seat as you settle in, and grab that wonderfully textured steering wheel. Upgrades include an AM/FM/cassette stereo and a set of auxiliary gauges whose black faces with chrome bezels look right at home in the vintage Chevelle passenger compartment-a thoughtful choice in this era of white faces and orange pointers. Performance got a big upgrade as well, thanks to a fresh 350 cubic inch small block under the hood. With components like a high-rise intake topped by a Holley 4-barrel, an MSD ignition, and plenty of polished aluminum, it runs as good as it looks. Power steering and power disc brakes are always nice to have on a full-sized car, especially one with this much performance potential. Underneath, a rebuilt TH350 3-speed automatic feeds a robust 12-bolt rear, and long tube headers exhale through a pair of Flowmasters. And that lowered stance looks awesome hunkering over a set of 17-inch Torque Thrusts wearing staggered 225/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear Kumho radials. This is an extremely nice, well-sorted Chevelle that is just a weekend's worth of detailing away from being a showstopper. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 141050

as of 9/15/2011

Car 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle
VIN 136176A137215 
Mileage 63,320 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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