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This Rare 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Isn’t the Original American You Think It Is

While a first-generation Chevrolet Chevelle built in the United States isn’t necessarily a rare find these days, not the same thing can be said about the Canadian version, which was assembled at the facilities in Oshawa, Ontario, and Sainte-Thérèse, Québec.
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As far as the ’66 Chevelle SS is concerned, it was sold in Canada as Malibu SS, coming in pretty much the same configuration (both powertrain and equipment) as it non-SS sibling built in America.

Needless to say, not a lot of Chevelle SS models were assembled in Canada, and the seller of the example we have here claims only a little over 5,000 units actually got to see the daylight.

This particular car obviously wears the Malibu SS nameplate but still comes with the original numbers-matching 283 engine. Unfortunately, the transmission is no longer with the car, but eBay seller boothe817 guarantees everything else is original and unmolested.

As you can clearly see in the photo gallery, the body no longer has the shiny Regal Red finish. At the same time, it looks like rust might also be a critical problem that needs to be urgently dealt with. That's the impression we get at least judging from the images we have here, so you should definitely inspect it in person thoroughly should you be interested in a purchase.

The seats and the console are also missing, but on the other hand, everything else is supposed to be there. And the buyer also gets the Canadian documents, so you’ll be sure this isn’t a Chevelle assembled in the United States. The original sales brochure offered by Chevrolet is also part of the package.

No other specifics have been shared on the engine, so we don’t know if it’s working or not, and the mileage hasn’t been disclosed either.

As for the price of this Chevelle, it might be a rare find, but at first glance, it looks a bit too expensive as well. The seller expects to get $15,500 for the car in its current condition.

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

 
 
 
 
 

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