1967 Chevy Chevelle SS 396

This is a genuine 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 that was originally built in Kansas, MO. This triple black beauty has its pedigree verified with the correct 138 VIN code.

This car is top-of-the-line for Chevelle and with its 396 cubic inch V8, she’s a beautiful beast. That power is paired up with a four-speed manual transmission.

The front of the original brochure confidently told us, “What you’ll see inside will probably bring on a severe compulsion to go driving. (If so, consider yourself a healthy, discriminating motorist.)”

Side view of a 67 Chevrolet Chevelle Convertible SS 396
Great sporty lines!

The SS 396 was easy to spot against other Chevelles with it’s black accented grille with SS 396 badge, brightwork around the front and back wheel housing, simulated air intakes on the hood, body sill moldings and black painted rear cove with SS 396 medallion.

rear view of the 67 Chevelle SS396 convertible by Chevy
rear view

Inside, Strato bucket seats and center console were standard SS fare.

Gorgeous 67 Chevelle interior with optional Strato bucket seats and center console.
Gorgeous interior with optional Strato bucket seats and center console.

A model in its own right from 1966 to 1968, the SS 396 then became an option package in 1969. Also, from 1966 if you wanted a Chevelle Super Sport it had to be a big block V8 – no sixes or small blocks were offered right up to 1971.

Standard for the Chevelle SS396 was the mighty 396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet V8 that came with a 3-speed manual transmission and output 325 horsepower. However, this car was chosen with the optional L34 396 that output 350 hp and would have cost an additional $105.

1967 Chevy 396 V8 engine
396 V8

These engines were paired with a 3-speed manual transmission as standard. For $147 you could get a Turbo Hydra-matic automatic transmission with floor shifter or, as on this car, a 4-speed manual transmission for $105

SOME AVAILABLE CHEVELLE OPTIONS IN 1967

Option Price
Power brakes $42
Power steering $84
Push-button AM/FM radio with front antenna $134
Strato bucket seats $111
Turbo-Hydramatic transmission (only with 396 engine) $147
Air Conditioning $356

The base price of a Chevelle SS 396 convertible was $3,033 with the coupe costing $2,835. Production totals were 59,685 for the coupe and just 3,321 convertibles built.

This 1967 Chevelle SS 396 Convertible is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)

2 thoughts on “1967 Chevy Chevelle SS 396”

  1. Factory SS 396 cars with the 4 speed had a 375 horse engine (insurance rated) that really put out over 570 horse @ 9,000 rpm. Never had power steering or power disc brakes. The factory SS models had 4 wheel manual braking. The factory SS 396 had SS in the grille, tail, rear quarters, DOOR PANELS (missing on this car), Glove box lid (looked like it only said Chevelle), Center cap of steering wheel in silver with black offset. This could still be an SS 396. Just not the factory offering. A dealer ordered car. Dealer choose the item codes he wanted on the car. Not a factory SS396 package. In great shape and a rag top. Since a lot of these cars were produced (over 10,000 each year) dealer ordered cars. $50,000 max value for a mass produced car. A true SS396 factory offering package is drum brakes without power, no power steeering, 375 horse 396. munice M21 or M22 tranny. 3.90/ 4.11/ 4.33 rear axle gears. not 3.08. The 375 horse had a solid camshaft. It made no vacuum to operate power braking or a automatic tranny. Holley 830 cfm carb and non vacuum dual point dist. The car for sell is a great example of an dealer ordered car without the complete factory SS package. There also were SS327 Chevelles made those years. 365 solid camshaft horse 327. The Vette had 375 horse. There was an fight over horsepower ratings in 1967 for SHP engines. Insurance companies wanted less horsepower. G.M wanted the SHP engines.

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  2. Really 570HP. Im a big Chevy fan but this picture of the 396 is not an L78 375HP engine.
    Dead give away in the painted cast iron intake manifold. Chevy never equipped the L78 with a cast iron intake. Yeah, the 375HP may have been under rated but you’re talking about HP getting up into the range of the ZL1 all aluminum or better yet the L88 race engine they stuck in Corvettes. Yes, the Big Three never really let out of the bag what the real HP was for their HiPo engines, cuz they wanted to “win on Sunday and make sales on Monday.”

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