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Pick of the Day: 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Convertible

The perfect stocking stuffer


If you’re looking for a gift idea for the holiday season, one of the sellers on ClassicCars.com suggests that a Chevelle could make a good stocking-stuffer.

The Pick of the Day is a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a private seller in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Just in time to make a wonderful husband and/or father very happy Christmas morning is this beautiful frame-off restored, true 138 code SS 396 Chevelle convertible,” the listing states.

This Chevelle was the result of an inside-and-out restoration that reportedly cost more than $100,000 to complete. Its paint finish is called Sapphire Blue Diamond, which the seller states is close to the car’s original hue of Mist Blue. The interior and underbody were given equal attention to detail, and a set of Boyd Coddington wheels on redline tires provide attractive curb appeal.

The Chevelle model first launched in 1964 on the midsized General Motors A-body platform. Its available configurations at the time were many, including coupes, hardtops, convertibles, sedans, and station wagons. The body was restyled in 1966 with modified treatment for the bumpers, grille, and fender lines. By that time, the available Super Sport package was not merely just a trim level but also included upgraded powertrain equipment.

Under the hood, this ’66 convertible draws power from a big-block Turbo Jet 396cid V8 with a period-correct block casting, although the stamp plate is not legible, so the seller is not certain if the motor is numbers-matching. Performance upgrades include an aluminum intake and chrome hardware for the valve covers and the air cleaner. Power is fed to the rear wheels through a three-speed HydraMatic automatic transmission.

Upgraded equipment continues to the inside where the car has been optioned with bucket seats, a padded dash, a console, a tilt steering column, a woodgrain steering wheel, Vintage Air HVAC, and more. Based on the looks of the photos that accompany the listing, this convertible is a turn-key show car.

“This Chevelle convertible performs and drives as good as it looks,” the seller states. “It is ready to show or drive anywhere. Don’t know a single thing this car needs. Come see for yourself.”

The seller is asking $79,800 or best offer for this nicely restored Chevelle SS.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie grew up in a family of gearheads and enjoys anything to do with automotive and motorsports. He is a contributing editor to Redline Reviews, a YouTube channel with coverage from major auto shows. He also writes for Arizona Driver Magazine and holds leadership positions with a number of car clubs. Tyson has lived in Arizona for 10 years and his current obsession is Japanese cars from the early 1990s which, though hard to believe, are now becoming classics. Tyson can usually be found exploring offbeat and obscure road trip destinations on his blog "Drive to Five," which started as a way to share travel stories and experiences with his now-550,000-mile Acura.


  1. I LOVE this car…One of my all time favs..Always wanted one..Everything is perfect…but..not sure about the wheels..might have to change them..

  2. My dream is a 67 Chevelle SS in the same condition as this one. What a beautiful car this is and the color is spot on. I personally would need a manual vs automatic, some day this will happen!!

  3. Hellothat car is so awesome. My friend has 2 67 Chevell ss co-op one hard top the other Convertible her husband past away and she thinking about selling them what do y need to to see what they are worth


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