This primal beast of a matador red 1968 Chevelle Super Sport holds true to its
competitors and its matching numbers. Holding ground into the 1980’s and securing a
place into the Ground Up family for generations, this 325 HP L34 396 powered engine
announces its prestige “turn key”. Inconspicuously behind this power plant, sits a TH400
to absorb the shock factor of the high horsepower of its time.
A quick look at the cowl tag shows off the 138 revealing its true SS396 roots. 1968 was the
last year that the Super Sport was its own distinct model. On the 1969 and up cars the
Super Sport SS was only an option, not a distinct model in the Chevy line up.
Not only is the interior mimicking original perfection, but it boasts a rare roller style
tachometer to give the best visual in monitoring race ready RPMs. With the 3:55
positraction option, these wheels ultimately sync up as the car holds tight using its F41
suspension system as a guide against road force. This sensationally restored Chevrolet
sedates similar models in the grand race against time; perfect for any Detroit enthusiast’s
Pictures before Ground Up‘s Complete Restoration:
Pictures after Ground Up‘s Complete Restoration: