Another beautiful Basil Classic... this numbers matching 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 with only 55,589 miles has been handpicked and meets Joe Basils standards of excellence and tradition of fine automobiles since 1951. This vehicle is truly one of a kind and one of the cleanest, most well taken care of, showroom condition Chevelles that you will find! Buy with confidence!! Monaco Orange (aka Hugger Orange) is a highly desirable exterior hue, and this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 left the assembly line with it. This vehicle was purchased by the most recent owner in 2002, and did a full rotisseries restoration that was completed in 2008! The car has been driven less than 500 miles since completion! The original, 325-horsepower, 396-cu.in. OHV V8 (see photo of the block VIN stamp and code) block was bored .040-inch over, and the previous owner, whos been a mechanic for 40 years, fitted it with the refurbished stock crankshaft and connecting rods and new Keith Black forged pistons. He chose the camshaft for the 350-hp 396 engine, and hardened exhaust valve seats were installed in the Oval-port heads during their reconditioning. The original cast-iron intake and exhaust manifolds, and the Rochester Quadrajet carburetor were retained. He adds, The water pump, distributor now fitted with a Pertronix electronic ignition, and alternator are all rebuilt and original to the car, as well. This car runs and drives like a dream and is a blast to drive with the 4-speed manual transmission with an Easton posi rear end with 3.55 gears! This SS 396s body was media blasted, and he replaced the rusted quarter panels and fenders with NOS GM parts, and welded in a new trunk floor and wheelhouses. The previous owner then delivered the car to a body shop for refinishing in factory code-72 Monaco Orange, but in a more modern basecoat/clearcoat system. This is a sow quality paint job that looks as good as the day it was completed! A new black vinyl top was installed, and except for the windshield, the original glass was retained, and has no scratches. All of the weatherstripping was replaced during the restoration, there are no leaks, and the exterior lighting operates as designed. Prior to 2010, the black vinyl upholstered cabin was restored to new and still looks it, All the factory instruments and the recent owner-added accessory gauges function properly, as does the original AM radio and the heater/defroster. The reproduction F70-14 Firestone Super Sports Wide-Oval redline tires, mounted on 14-inch SS steel wheels with trim rings and SS center caps are perfect for the car! Completely rebuilt during the restoration, the suspension and power front disc/rear drum braking systems remain in excellent condition. The power steering was upgraded with a quick-ratio gearbox. This 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 wears an electrifying factory color that will be the talk of cruise nights and car shows, and it benefits from an older but meticulous restoration and mild engine upgrades that increase its output. Just look and you can tell that this vehicle was very well cared for by its owners and kept in show condition! When you drive this vehicle, it has the feel that youre looking for...runs and drives just like new! This is a no excuse vehicle. This car will make a fine collectors piece for you and your family for years to come! Instead of looking at your Dream car Drive it We take trades and have financing available. We understand that buying on the web can leave room for uncertainty of the quality or condition. At Basil we are happy to Facetime, Google Duo, or video anything that you want to see specifically. Our goal is for you to purchase in confidence. We facilitate transportation to your front door making it easy for you to purchase, then get behind the wheel of your dream machine. For any Inquires please call us direct at (716) 206-5208! Should a customer choose to purchase one of our vehicles sight unseen, the customer is then accepting the vehicle AS IS and WHERE IS. They understand we cannot address any concerns after the time of sale. For this reason, it is important any and all questions and concerns are addressed prior to the time of sale. We make every effort to present accurate and reliable information, however the use of this information is voluntary and should only be deemed liable after an independent review of its accuracy. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to verify the existence of options, accessories, as well as vehicle condition prior to the purchase of a vehicle.