Mark Zappa’s 1969 Chevelle

Mark Zappa’s 1969 Chevelle

Mark Zappa’s 1969 Chevelle

Mark Zappa’s Chevelle SS396 L78 Convertible 4 Speed bench is painted Azure Turquoise with a Black Side Stripe, Black Interior, and Black Cloth Convertible Top. Built April 1969 in Kansas, it came with a 1969 396 L78 engine. No paperwork exists, so it’s assumed it is not numbers matching. Mark took a professional painted body and focused his improvements on all of the mechanicals.

The suspension is a Stage 2 Hotchkiss Kit with 4 wheel disc brakes and stainless steel lines. The Muncie 21 trans with Hurst linkage and shifter. The interior is restored stock SS with a TMI Sport Bench upgrade. Dynamat floor with ACC carpets. All new wiring, bulbs, switches, sending units. Upgraded steering box and IDIDIT Tilt steering wheel topped with a Rosewood steering wheel – this car drives straight and turns flat!

The engine has been upgraded with a Flo Cooler WP, High Output Alternator, DUI HEI, and a Be Cool OEM radiator. New Stainless Steel Fuel Tank with Holley Pump. The 12 Bolt Rear has been upgraded with forged axles and 4:10 Gears. The car was built as a quick streetcar, the L78 engine with M21 close-ratio and 4:10 gears make for a lot of fun cruising. Mark has purchased many parts from Ground Up SS396, they were a great help! To mark its time to move on to another project, it is currently for sale.


Check out these photos taken by Mark!


1964-1971 Chevelle Horn Relay

Ground Up Part #: GAC-723

Price: $52.95

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1969 Chevelle Front And Rear Side Marker Kit

Ground Up Part #: LSB-749K

Price: $65.40 (SAVE 20%)

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1964-1972 Chevelle Drilled And Slotted Rotors

Ground Up Part #: FCDR-66

Price: $130.99 (Save 10% buying this kit)

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1962-1981 Chevelle 14 Inch Air Cleaner Lid With Die Cast Emblems, 396, 375 Horsepower

Ground Up Part #: ACQ-396-375

Price: $155.00 (SAVE 14%)

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1969 Chevelle Oil Pressure Switch

Ground Up Part #: GAC-310

Price: $33.95

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1968-1972 Chevelle Radiator Installation Kit

Ground Up Part #: AP-789K

Price: $44.64 (SAVE 20%)

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