The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle altered very little from the same model the year before, except for a new remodeled bumper and a modified blackout tail section. It also boasted improved drivability due to its more hard lined tires, front disc brakes, with 14 inch wheels. A brand new 3-speed automatic was also one of the obtainable transmissions. It likewise had a longer, simpler facade.
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle
Apart from the SS, SS396 and 300, a fresh model was launched, the Concours, and it was purely an esteemed wagon with wood grain sidings. A standard complete horde of new safety gear were included, as well as a collapsible steering column which made the 1967 models safer cars to drive.
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1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
The varying models of 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle super sport (Chevelle SS) fitted with any of a six-cylinder or small-block power weren’t manufactured this year, but that wasn’t terrible news. In 1967, it was either big-block or no block for Chevelle SS enthusiasts as the SS 396 Chevelle improved from limited-edition class to the mass, market muscle car.
Discarding the standard add-ons reduced the SS 396’s price by approximately $1,500, increasing production to over 72,000. Voluntary front disc brakes and well-known Rally wheels were installed in the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
1967 Chevelle specs, Chevelle SS specs
The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS specs included front disc brakes and brand new tires. A new 3-speed automatic was thrown in to the previous 3- and 4- speed manual, and 2-speed automatic transmission options. The standard power plant remained the 396 engine giving 325HP. The L34 engine witnessed a drop in horsepower from 360- to 350- HP in other to conform to the new General Motors business policy concerning one-BHP per ten-pounds of curb weight.
The 375HP option was discarded from the lineup. Power was provided by an overhead valve, 6.5 liter physically aspirated 8-cylinder motor, with 2 valves to each cylinder that gives power and torque figures of 375-BHP. The engine passes its power to the wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox.
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396
The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS name was changed to Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 to emphasize the 396 cubic-inch engine fixed beneath the hood. A novel bumper, dual hood scoops and roof line were added to the vehicle to make it look more modernized and aggressive.
The SS396 persisted as its individual series with equally the convertible and sport coupe body styles, available. The 375HP 396-cubic-inch V8 engine was discarded from the selection list until late in the model year and came back with minimal ordeal ensuing in only 612 sales being made. Buyers choose from seven different transmissions: 2 manual 3-speeds, 2 manual 4-speeds, an overdrive 3-speed, and 2 automatics. Conceivably, the most remarkable was, at $3,033, the convertible model was the sole Chevelle model boasting a base price of over $3,000.
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 300
Chevrolet offered both the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 and 300 deluxe at the same time. These two models stayed long in the market and accounted for the lowest prices of the Chevelle line. The 300 comprised of just two models, the 4-door and 2-door sedans. The 300 Deluxe was the cheapest wagon of the Chevelle line, in addition to identical sedan models presented by the 300 line. As with years past, the deluxe attributes included a standard improved interior with a chrome exterior trim over the 300 models.
Due to its sturdy performance and realistic price tag the Chevrolet Chevelle SS remained one of the most admired cars on the street and at the race tracks.