Drop-Dead Gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Rocks Black-on-Black Attire Like No Other

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Photo: Vanguard Motor Sales
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Fully restored. Black on black. Low-profile mods. These are objective words to make a long story short without altering the truth. It is, in fact, a drop-dead gorgeous 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a dream for any car enthusiast out there.
At least that is what Chevrolet aimed back in the early 1960s. Little did General Motors know back then that the Chevelle was going to become one of its most successful nameplates.

Underpinned by GM's A-body platform, just like the Pontiacs, Buicks, and Oldsmobiles of the era, the Chevy Chevelle came in a time when the Corvair and Chevy Ii were losing ground. They were aging gracefully, but felt outdated. So the brand needed something and needed it fast.

That is how they rolled out the Chevelle to fight the mid-sized Ford Fairlane. Introduced in August 1963, the model filled the gap between the small Chevy II and the full-sized models of the brand.

It came, however, with a name that General Motors never clarified the source of. It was speculated that it was inspired by the words "gazelle" and "Chevrolet" combined. But the giant car group never confirmed it.

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Photo: Vanguard Motor
The popularity of the model skyrocketed and, in its first year on the market, it had already been selected by 338,286 customers.

The Chevelle Super Sport or SS arrived in early 1964 as a password to the muscle car realm. The Super Sport package was available on the two-door hardtop and convertible and used to cost $162 and it brought the SS emblems and the 14-inch full-disc wheels, while the special exterior brightwork was offered for extra money.

The model was powered by a 283-cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine, capable of churning out 220 horsepower (223 metric horsepower). Later on, a 327-cubic-inch V8 with either 250 or 300 horsepower arrived in the lineup. In 1965, Chevrolet also offered a 327-cubic inch V8 with 350 horsepower.

The 1966 Chevy Chevelle has only 3,200 miles on the clock since completed

But that has long made its way out of the engine bay of this Chevy, which is now powered by a 454-cubic-inch V8, mated to a Muncie four-speed manual transmission. The Chevelle SS has only been driven for 3,2000 miles (5,150 kilometers) since completed, which makes it a perfectly good old new car.

An independent front suspension and a rear four-link unit make it easy to drive and handle. A dual exhaust with Flowmaster Mufflers adds some more drama to the soundtrack provided by the V8.

The car has got power brakes, power steering, power everything. Brand-new bushings, a brand-new fuel tank, fuel lines, and brake lines are on the menu and so is a sway bar.

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Photo: Vanguard Motor
The car rides on 14-inch steel wheels with  Silvertown Red Lines tires, measuring 225/70R14 both front and rear.

The car, which spent most of its life in North Carolina, has been fully restored by Frame Off Restoration, it's black and beautiful and everything in between. The aluminum trim on the front grille and around the headlights looks original.

The gaps between the panels and the rocker moldings all seem perfect and the body, Vanguard Motor claims, is straight as an arrow. The Super Sport lettering sits on the rear fenders, all shiny and proud.

The 1966 Chevy proudly wears a black tuxedo

It is a black-on-black Chevy Chevelle, with a body painted in Tuxedo Black, over black leather covering the seats and door panels. All the mods that the cabin underwent did not alter its original spirit, nor the retro vibe. Besides, the original two-spoke, wooden trim steering wheel is on board.

The driver and front passenger take a seat in bucket seats, while there are seatbelts front and rear inside a car coming from an era when safety wasn't even an option. The rear mirrors the front end with all the aluminum trim.

Graig from Vanguard Motor takes it for a spin and the engine roars to life as its shows how much this car is longing to be driven. That soundtrack brings the necessary drama to the already spectacular bodywork.

1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Photo: Vanguard Motor
Vanguard Motor is now selling this car and is asking $129,900 for it. Most cars of its era sell for half that price. Rarely do they go for $85,000, but that means that the Chevy is in mint condition and with very low mileage. Either way, none of them looks ready to win a beauty pageant like this one does.

Vanguard is also offering financing for those who don't have the money, with an estimated monthly payment of $1,085 per month over 120 months. The car currently resides in Plymouth, Michigan, so that is where you need to go if you want to see it with your own eyes.

But if you are willing to purchase it sight unseen, you should know that it can be delivered anywhere around the world. Fifteen world-class mechanics make sure that you are not going home with a car and feel scammed.

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