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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS – Greenwich Street, NYC

September 24th, 2009 by Ian

ChevelleThe mid to late 60s were a good time to get American muscle on the cheap. The 1968 Chevelle SS, for instance, offered a honkin 396-cid V8 as standard equipment for less than $3,000. You can’t even get a decent paint job these days for that kind of money. ‘68 also saw a major redesign and was the last year that the Chevelle SS was offered as a stand alone model (For 1969, the SS 396 became an option package on all Chevelles). The new design took on the popular Coke Bottle shape and was characterized by a short rear deck, stretched out hood and semi-fastback look in the rear. This flamed out example was caught loitering on Greenwich in all of its customized glory. The owner tells us this recently restored beauty is an authentic 1968 SS but the grille looks more like the ones found on base Chevelle Malibu models from that year so we will have to take him at his word. Aside from the flamed-out paint job and the decidedly non-stock wheels, it seems this owner also did away with much of the badging and unnecessary marker lights that the feds mandated at the time. SS or not, we digg it.

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