1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396


1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

Chevrolet continued the Chevelle SS with the introduction of the ‘pop bottle’ generation in 1968. Now a fastback, the most potent model was the L78 V8 which was rated at 375 bhp. It added $196 to the $2,276 base price with an optional $184 M-22 four-speed manual transmission.

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In Detail

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type Series Production Car
built at USA
production 3008
price $ $ 2,472
engine L78 V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron
fuel feed Holley 3310 780cfm 4-Barrel Carburetor
displacement 6489 cc / 396 in³
bore 103.9 mm / 4.09 in
stroke 95.5 mm / 3.76 in
power 279.6 kw / 375 bhp @ 5600 rpm
specific output 57.79 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 246.55 bhp per tonne
torque 562.7 nm / 415 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Steel body over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Steel
front tires 225/75R14 Coker Classic
rear tires 225/75R14 Coker Classic
front brakes Drums
f brake size 63.5 x 241.3 mm / 2.5 x 9.5 in
rear brakes Drums
r brake size 63.5 x 241.3 mm / 2.5 x 9.5 in
front wheels F 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14 x 6 in
rear wheels R 35.6 x 15.2 cm / 14 x 6 in
steering Saginaw Recirculating Ball
f suspension Unequal A-Arms w/Telescopic Shock Absorbers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Control Arms, Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1521 kg / 3350 lbs
wheelbase 2921.0 mm / 115 in
front track 1473.2 mm / 58 in
rear track 1473.2 mm / 58 in
length 5003.8 mm / 197 in
width 1905.0 mm / 75 in
height 1341.1 mm / 52.8 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto or Muncie M-22 Manual
gear ratios 2.20:1, 1.64:1, 1.28:1, 1.00:1
fuel capacity 75.70 litres or 20 gal.