This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 Convertible is a real-deal Super Sport with a correct displacement big block under the hood

Plus, you have terrific details everywhere from a well-coordinated color package to four-on-the-floor. The result is an all-around striking drop-top legend.

A Chevelle convertible is always a rarity, but to have a real-deal 138-code SS396 drop-top is a true muscle car dream. That’s because there were less than 2,300 produced in 1968. Not only is it rare, but this one likes to be a sharp-looking classic. The light blue paint is a later upgrade, and its glossy finish loves to let the sunshine highlight the well-fitting body panels. And on those days when you don’t want to be open to the world, the black roof goes well with the black lower section for an almost two-tone kind of style. And as a real-deal Super Sport, you have the right details, like a double hump power dome hood, large dual exhaust tips, Rally wheels, and distinct redline tires. It makes an overall impression of quite a cool car that’s made to be enjoyed.

As much as we like the color combo when the black roof is in place, it looks even better when you take it down to reveal the teal interior. After all, a convertible with harmonizing tones of blue inside and out shows off a very sophisticated style. There’s a good look on the classic elements like the carpeting, door panels, and bench seats. Plus, there are nice details, like the button-top upholstery and a blue convertible boot. In fact, this one wants to be such a vintage Chevy that they still even left the Delco AM radio for a display. But that Hurst floor shifter is there to remind you that the appeal here is more than just vintage fun.

The SS396 was its own model designation in ’68, and so it’s great to have a 396 cubic-inch big block on full display. It’s a replacement motor, but it’s presented quite correctly with the bold orange block, shining valve covers, and air grabber with callout. And overall, you can tell there was just a nice investment in keeping this one looking tidy. You can also see they invested in better components like a Holley four-barrel carburetor, an HEI distributor, and a newer dual exhaust. The four-speed manual transmission gives you full control over the big block power, and so it’s the kind of drop-top that’s a ton of fun out on the road. And features like power steering, power brakes, and front disc make it easy to enjoy at any time.

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