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This is a 1969 300 Deluxe Sport Coupe (non-post) with the highly coveted Z25 option making it a SS 396 four speed car. The SS396 package gave it the 396 engine, 4 speed transmission, f40 suspension and front power disc brakes.
It was ordered in Code #72 Monoco Orange. (Better known as Hugger Orange) The only way a Chevelle can be ordered with this color is as a true 69 Super Sport. The cowl tag does show the 72 paint code.
The 300 Deluxe was a very basic vehicle with no frills making it popular among the drag racers. Usually the 300s’ interior was very simple with a rubber mat rather than carpet. This one I’m told was ordered with carpet, gauges and an AM radio.
This combination is rare.
The Chevelle and its’ 396 engine left the factory in mid April 1969. Just not together. The vehicle left the Freemont California plant the second week of April 1969. Its’ non-original motor left the Tonawanda New York factory April 16th! (T 04 16 JA)
This Chevelle was an eastern Oregon car with very very little rust encountered. It had about 113K miles when it began a complete professional restoration by a Dealership in the state of Washington. It has had about 3k miles put on it since.
Allot of care was taken to keep this Chevelle close to its’ roots. The original steel body parts and most of its’ original components remain. Remanufactured and finished to “better than new” condition.
The brakes were upgraded to four wheel power discs for safety. The calipers are stock in style and are painted Gunmetal Grey to match the larger 18x9.5”and 17X7” Coy wheels. As with all the components, the rear end was completely gone through and posi 3:55 1 gears installed. The lower control arms are boxed and the uppers are adjustable. A new balanced driveshaft was installed. The transmission was completely rebuilt and a new Hurst shifter was installed.
The entire underbody is neatly rock guarded. The Hugger Orange paint was mixed in and was clear coated. The Frame was blasted and refinished completely in gloss black. Gas adjustable shocks were installed.
The entire suspension was rebuilt to factory specs with lowered springs in front and stock in the rear giving it that aggressive old school stance.
The 396 is a fooler. The intake is an Edelbrock Performer with the markings ground off. It was sandblasted and painted to look stock. A Holley carb sits up top. Comp Magnum roller rockers and a Comp roller cam were installed. Stock chrome valve covers keep that “innocent” stock look. Power forged pistons and Comp Retro hydro roller lifters were installed. It has Pertronics electronic ignition in a stock looking billet distributer.
The exhaust flows through porcelain coated headers into Flowmaster pipes with a cross pipe into Magnaflow mufflers. And out through the correct chrome tips. The entire cooling system, radiator, clutch fan, water pump and heater core was replaced with new.