auto industry’s only all-new car for 1964 and was positioned to fill the gap between the small Chevy II and the full-sized Chevrolet models. Introduced in August 1963 by “Bunkie” Knudsen, the Chevelle filled the gap for Chevrolet with sales of 338,286 for the year. Originally conceived as an upsizing of the Chevy II with a unibody platform which originated with the XP-726 program, GM’s “senior compact” A-platform used a body-on-frame construction using a suspension setup similar to its full sized automobiles with a 4 link rear suspension.
The new body reflected the “Coke bottle” body shape that became the fad for American cars in the mid-1960s. The 1967 models received a facelift. Large wraparound taillamps went into a new rear end with standard backup lights.
The manual-shift feature of the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission was featured. Options included Superlift air shock absorbers, Strato-ease headrests, and special instrumentation. This NUMBERS MATCHING 1967 Chevelle SS396 is extremely rare and has been completely restored to its original glory.