Beyond the SS396: The Power and Performance of the Built 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 502
When it comes to American muscle cars, the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is one of the most iconic models in the history of American automobiles. With its bold styling, powerful engine, and muscular stance, it’s easy to see why car enthusiasts have been drawn to this car for decades. But what happens when you take an already impressive car and give it a serious power upgrade? You get the ultimate American muscle car – a built 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with a 502 big block V8.
To fully appreciate what makes this car so special, it’s important to understand a bit about its history. Chevrolet introduced the Chevelle in 1964 as a mid-size car that was designed to compete with other popular models of the era, such as the Ford Fairlane and Plymouth Belvedere. The Chevelle quickly gained a following among car enthusiasts who appreciated its combination of style and performance.
The SS (Super Sport) version of the Chevelle was introduced in 1965 and quickly became a favorite among muscle car enthusiasts. The SS396, introduced in 1966, featured a 396 cubic inch V8 engine that was capable of producing up to 375 horsepower. It was a potent car that could go from 0 to 60 in around 6 seconds, and it quickly became a classic of the era.
But what happens when you take an original SS396 car and give it a serious power upgrade? You get a car that truly represents American muscle at its best. The built 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with a 502 big block V8 is a car that takes the classic Chevelle to the next level.
The 502 big block V8 engine is a monster that is capable of producing up to 502 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. That’s a serious power upgrade from the original 396 engine. But it’s not just about the raw power of the engine. This car has been fully restored and retrofitted with the best parts available to ensure that it handles as well as it performs.
The suspension has been upgraded with new parts to improve handling and ride quality. The brakes have been upgraded to ensure that this car can stop on a dime. The transmission has been upgraded to a four-speed automatic to handle the increased power output of the engine. And the interior has been restored to its original condition, with new seats, carpeting, and a new dash.
The result is a car that looks and feels like a classic Chevelle SS, but with the performance capabilities of a modern sports car. The big block V8 engine roars to life and sends a shiver down your spine as you hear the deep rumble of the exhaust. The acceleration is blisteringly quick, and the car handles like a dream.
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