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Barn-Find 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Comes with a Mysterious V8 Outside the Car

1969 brought several important changes to the Chevelle lineup, and without a doubt, one of the most notable for the SS customer base was the way this model was now marketed.
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Chevrolet decided to undo a previous change and started selling the SS as an option package for the main Chevelle, only a few years after it made it a stand-alone model.

The new approach took many by surprise, but on the other hand, it didn’t change much regarding the performance appeal of the Chevelle SS.

The model you’re looking at right here is a testament to those times, seemingly retaining most of the parts that it was born with.

Described as a barn find, though no further details in this regard were shared, the Chevelle obviously doesn’t come in the best condition. Most likely sitting for a long time, the car has already been invaded by rust, though on the other hand, there’s a chance a restoration process wouldn’t require massive patches.

As for what’s under the hood, there’s good news and bad news on this front. Since it’s an SS, it’s pretty clear the vehicle was born with a 396 (6.4-liter) in charge of putting the wheels in motion. The original engine, however, is no longer there, though the Craigslist seller says another 396 that needs to be rebuilt is available separately.

Unfortunately, very little about this 396 was shared.

Officially, the standard engine on the 1969 Chevelle SS was the L35 rated at 325 horsepower. However, Chevrolet also offered several options on this front, namely the L34 with 350 hp, the L78 with 375 hp, and the L89 with the same power rating.

No matter what engine you’re going to get, this Chevelle SS looks like a solid restoration candidate, though on the other hand, the price could end up being quite a shortcoming. The seller isn’t willing to let the car go for less than $9,500.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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