Sunny Cruises Await In This Stunning 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 Convertible

Aug 28, 2020 3 min read
Sunny Cruises Await In This Stunning 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 Convertible

This slice of American muscle will be crossing the online auction stage on August 31st.

The Chevrolet Chevelle SS is easily one of the most popular muscle cars from the era of high-performance muscle powered by big-block V8s. Although unknown at the time, the 1969 model year was edging closer to the demise of the movement with the oil crisis looming on the horizon that would cause people to buy smaller cars for fuel efficiency. Here we have a beautiful example of a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible heading to online auction (with reserve) during the Iron Planet's Leake Virtual Live Auction on Monday, August 31st (Eastern Standard Time).

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Iron Planet

This classic Chevelle convertible was originally painted Fathom Green, but it was resprayed in another factory hue of Tuxedo Black (GM Code 10) during its frame-off restoration with no expense spared that was completed in 2012. On all four corners sits 14-inch Super Sport wheels with polished trim rings and clad with Firestone Wide Oval rubber.

As it says in the title, powering this old-school Chevelle convertible is a L35 396-cubic-inch big-block V8 engine finished in correct Chevy Orange and topped with a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor. The engine has the correct casting number (3955272) and is also equipped with a cast intake and a fresh points distributor. A Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic transmission shifts power down to the rear wheels by twisting a 12-bolt Posi-traction rear axle. Sitting a top a highly detailed chassis, the Chevelle features a 4-link rear suspension, fresh coil springs, and new KYB shocks. Stopping is provided by fully rebuilt power front disc brakes with rear drums.

Open the doors to an immaculate red interior that adds the perfect pop of color against its dark exterior. The bucket seats have been rebuilt, and brand new carpeting has been laid down throughout the cabin. Also inside is a deluxe instrument panel, a vintage looking digital tuner, and chrome horseshoe shifter.

If this stunning 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Convertible would make those sunny weekend cruises much more enjoyable, be sure to register to bid for Iron Planet's Leake Virtual Live Auction that takes place Monday, August 31st (Eastern Standard Time).

Per Leake Auctions:

With restrictions on large gatherings, Leake Auctions is changing the game with an online-only auction conducted on by a live auctioneer, bringing the excitement of the live auction right into your house or office. With only 60 consignment spots available, sellers are encouraged to contact +1.602.442.3380 at their earliest convenience to consign to our August 31st event.

“Our parent company Ritchie Bros. has been conducting auctioneer-led, online-only auctions since mid-March and seen bidder registrations increase exponentially—we plan on bringing that same excitement and demand to the collector car industry,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of Ritchie Bros’ Collector Car Sector. “The safety and wellness of our customers and employees has driven our strategy and decision-making every step of the way. Thankfully, we have the technology in place to be nimble and innovative in these unprecedented times.”

There will be zero entry fees. To consign, register to bid, or for more information please contact +1.602.442.3380 or visit Pre-bidding is also available.

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