CHEV­ELLE STUFF

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In 1967, the Chev­elle SS396 was a sep­a­rate se­ries in the Chev­elle model line. Both the VIN plate on the driver’s front door­jamb and the Fisher Body style num­ber plate (trim tag/cowl tag) on the fire­wall iden­ti­fied the car as a true SS396. The SS396 two-door Sport Coupe was des­ig­nated 13817 on the data plate and in the VIN, while the con­vert­ible SS396 car­ried the 13867 des­ig­na­tion. For the 1967 model year, Chevro­let built a to­tal of 59,685 SS396 Sport Coupes and 3,321 SS396 con­vert­ibles.

The Chev­elle SS396s came stan­dard with:

L35 396/325-horse en­gine

Three-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion

12-bolt open rearend

Rear fender brac­ing

Dual ex­hausts

1967-only hood with sim­u­lated vents, blacked-out hood, blacked-out head­light bezels, and grille with no Chevy crest

Blacked-out rear cove panel

SS396 em­blems

Su­per Sport script on the quar­ters and dash

Black crin­kle fin­ish strip on the dash

14x6 steel rims

New for 1967 was the dual-reser­voir master cylin­der, a nice safety im­prove­ment over the sin­gle reser­voir of 1966. Also new was an en­ergy-ab­sorb­ing steer­ing col­umn and pad­ding on the in­stru­ment panel. While Lynn Bower’s car has drum brakes all around, front power disc brakes were newly avail­able for 1967. (Pro­duc­tion data cour­tesy of chev­ellestuff.net.)

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