The 1967 Chevrolet SS Reveals its Fiery V8 Coronary heart, Shocking All Who Encounter It

𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 1961 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘢, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘚 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘬𝘴, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦, 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘰, 𝘌𝘭 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘰. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 2003 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘩𝘪𝘨𝘩-𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳-𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘥𝘢𝘯 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 2014 𝘵𝘰 2017.

The latter was primarily based on the Holden Commodore and it is generally often known as the one Chevy offered with an SS nameplate. Nevertheless it wasn’t. Chevrolet additionally did that between 1967 and 1969, when it provided a high-performance two-door hardtop referred to as the SS 427.

Sure, it was just about an Impala SS with the 427-cubic-inch (7.0-liter) L36 or L72 (relying on the mannequin yr) however with none “Impala” script on the physique.

It might appear to be a bizarre factor to do these days, however the cut up got here at a time when Impala SS gross sales had been dropping quick. Seeking to spice issues up for 1967, Chevy launched possibility code Z24, which added a number of efficiency options, together with a heavy-duty suspension, in addition to the 427 L36 V8, rated at 385 horsepower.

The bundle additionally had a particular look trim that changed all “Impala SS” emblems with “SS 427” badges on the entrance grille and trunk lid and added distinctive crossed-flag logos on the entrance fenders. Lastly, it additionally included a particular hood with a pretend, three-piece chrome-plated consumption.

Solely 2,124 hardtops had been ordered with the RPO Z24 bundle in 1967, which makes the SS 427 fairly uncommon. For reference, Chevrolet offered 76,055 Impala SS fashions that yr. The plain-looking two-door you see right here is a type of automobiles.

Completed in Tuxedo Black and nonetheless sporting all its unique badges, this SS 427 is a type of superb survivors you do not see fairly often.

Displaying lower than 56,000 miles (90,123 km) on the odometer, this Chevy nonetheless depends on its numbers-matching 427 V8 and rides on period-correct redline tires. It appears to be like simply as attractive on the within, the place it additionally shows a handful of fascinating choices.

However do not let the company black-on-black combo idiot you, this SS 427 makes lots of noise and hits 60 mph (97 kph) very quickly, due to its 385-horsepower mill. It runs similar to it did when it left the manufacturing unit, which makes it a correct sleeper, even by fashionable requirements.

And earlier than you hit play to observe it run and drive, here is an fascinating trivia truth concerning the SS 427. As a result of it was provided till 1969, it outlived the Impala SS by one mannequin yr.

That is as a result of Chevrolet dropped the “Impala SS” badges altogether on the finish of 1968 (till 1994), leaving the Z24 as the one high-performance possibility for 1969.And the final-year SS 427 was even meaner due to a range-topping 427 V8 rated at 425 horsepower.

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