1966 Chevelle SS 396

I have owned my Chevelle since 1972, my son and I did the off frame restoration, which took us 7-years to complete. It is still powered by the factory Engine and original drivetrain components that included a 3:73 rear differential. We did add power disc brakes on the front and switched the Transmission and added GM Aluminum Heads and a GM Aluminum intake manifold, and put the 1970 Chevelle SS wheels on it. For the most part, this great car sits the way it came out of the factory in Baltimore Maryland in 1966.

Clyde Smith

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4 Responses to “1966 Chevelle SS 396”
  1. Fred Hebb

    I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Beaumont Sport Deluxe Convertible, red with white top, automatic with a 283 V8, loved that car.

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  2. Jay Gaither

    Nice restoration done the right way! My father worked at the GM plant on Broening Hwy in Baltimore in the 60’s and, no doubt, had a hand in building it. He helped in building my L79 Malibu in ’67.

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    • Clyde L.

      Jay, it’s Grate that you and your father had the chance to work on the restoration of your Malibu it’s really nice when you and your father work together on the project . I know I loved working with my son on our restoration project. He started building a 66 Chevelle SS when he was 15 years old and did a Grate job on it. So we decided to put mine back together and I have all the receipts and a whole Lotta of pictures of the work in progress. But I can say it was a lot of fun and a lot of aggravation getting it done but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. It’s something you can see where your time and money went too, we had a lot of very talented people working on the car and they did a Grate job at what they do. But even better than that is the fun of driving it and showing it from time to time. But the best part is by far the driving it and my son driving his right there with me. Who could ask for any thing better then that?? (Surely not me)

      Jay, Thank you for your time and comments!!

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  3. Steve

    Really nice car. It brings back memories of when I was younger and a great friend had one of these and we rode around in it…How does it ride? I bet it is really fast with that high horsepower engine in it. Nice jib with the restoration work. Who was the boss, father or son?????

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