1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2 DOOR COUPE - 65959Sold* at Las Vegas 2008 - Lot #779.1 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2 DOOR COUPEhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/65959/65959_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #779.1 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS 396 2 DOOR COUPE
Lot #779.1 - A no-expense-spared restoration of an original 1969 Chevelle SS 396/375hp L78. Built on October 10, 1969, at the Lakewood plant in Atlanta, Georgia. Sold new by Dutch Miller Chevrolet in Huntington, WV, and spent its entire life there. The Chevelle SS became a regular series of its own in 1966 and was known as the SS 396 with its own line of engines and performance equipment. For the 1969 model year, the SS 396 series was dropped and the Super Sport became a performance option. In 1969, the SS option could be ordered on the base model 2 door offerings as well as the Malibu 2 door sport coupe, convertible and El Camino. However, 1969 SS option cars included the 396/402 as the base engine, keeping the option alive as a performance oriented choice. Further options were naturally available for the truly performance oriented, and one of these was the line order L89, the code for aluminum cylinder heads. Offered only in 1969 and only for the L78 375hp when applied to a Chevelle, very few were ordered by the public who were no doubt waiting for the latest and greatest thing since rumors of even larger displacement V8's were circulating. This offer is one of the finest examples of a true L78 on the market today.
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