First and foremost, let’s state the obvious and tell you the Chevelle SS doesn’t come in its best shape, and some parts are either missing or featuring a condition that most likely requires a full replacement. In other words, instead of trying to fix them, you’d better completely replace these parts, and most of the interior seems to qualify for this job.
There’s a reason this Chevelle SS looks so rough though.
eBay seller tobysbaby1116 explains the car, originally painted in Daytona Yellow and sporting a 396 V8 engine paired with a 4-speed transmission, was owned by a young man who turned it into a street racer.
So instead of the 396 (6.4-liter), he ended up installing a 454 V8 specifically to produce an extra boost that makes total sense for racing. After losing his license, the car ended up parked in a barn, while the 454 (74-liter) was sold to someone else.
The original 396, on the other hand, was stored in a different barn, which eventually caught fire and therefore damaged the engine up to a point where it’ll be quite a challenge to fix it. The owner says the engine is therefore stuck, though there are signs it could be fixed by someone with the right skills.
The car comes with a clean title and lots of original parts, including the power disk brakes, but as you can easily tell by simply checking out the photo gallery, a restoration is pretty much the only way to go for this Chevelle. The seller expects to get at least $7,500, with the auction set to come to an end in some 6 days.