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- Azure Turquoise
- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Tribute has big block power, a distinct color combo, and the right comfortable classic cruiser features. But what really makes this a terrific classic is that it's coming off of nearly 40 years of the same ownership. So since you have plans to treasure this hardtop, it's quite appealing to find one that has already been cherished for decades.
This is the kind of story we all want our classic to have. This was purchased by a couple in 1983. The car was only 15 years old at the time, and so not too many '69 Chevelle's were being kept as true classics yet. But over the next few years, they gave it the right maintenance and investments. This includes an engine upgrade and a quality respray of the factory-correct Azure Turquoise. And this bright blue color really sets the car apart. There's metallic in the finish that goes with the nicely polished bumpers and trim. And the light color gives a nice contrast to the painted black roof that replaced the factory black vinyl top and full-length SS stripe. Plus, you have other great Super Sport upgrades, like the dual power dome hood, wide dual exhaust tips, and mag wheels. We can see from the condition today that there were likely more paint, body, and/or other cosmetic upgrades over the years. It's just in the way this has a nice clearcoat finish and everything seems like it has been given the proper investments to stay attractive. So it was a welcomed sight when the couple drove to the Peach State Chevelle car club events. Today the coupe isn't concours perfect, but it is the right kind of classic that's perfectly ready to drive to car shows across the state. So while this car gave one couple nearly 40 years of memories, now it's time to be extraordinary for someone new.
We always like it when the roof and pinstripe are also a preview of the interior color. It just seems to give a classic an added touch of premium. The full black style looks quite clean and complete from a later restoration. And you'll love the details, like the button-top seatbacks and working dome light. You may choose to upgrade the radio or restore the R134a air conditioning. But from day one, it has the right feel for a proper driving coupe. You have front bucket seats, a center console in-between, the classic horseshoe shifter, a classic Chevy sports steering wheel, a tilt column, and full gauges - including tach. So you can really understand how this one feels comfortable even for the longer trips.
The motor may be a younger replacement, but the 396 cubic-inch big block certainly has the look of stock. You get the classic orange block, bright valve covers, and a shining air grabber with callouts. It inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with that special big block rumble from the dual exhaust. But because this big block is also a cruiser, this Chevelle has the right features to be an all-around solid driver. That's why you have a stout but smooth TH400 three-speed automatic transmission feeding a 12-bolt rear end. There's also power steering, power brakes, front discs, boxer rear arms, and sway bars front & rear.
This iconic hardtop has been cared for the way you would have wanted had you been ready to buy in 1983. So if you're ready to be a part of something that's both powerful and special, call today!