California car, real SS, factory colors! Frame off resto. Air, custom suspension

Born and raised in California, 1 owner most of it's life. It is a real SS 396 born with these awesome colors. Sold new in Carson California and it lived in CA until very recently. It underwent a body off frame restoration with upgrades. a pile of receipts are included.

EXTERIOR: Clean California body, I believe it has it's original uncut metal. It is straight, with no rust or damage. Paint code 72 it was born Hugger orange which was only available on the SS and is the 2nd rarest color made. It has a smooth and glossy finish. The stripes are painted on. New white vinyl top. Bumpers are rechromed, new marker lights, emblems, mirrors and handles. The stainless trim is real nice. The door jambs are painted real slick, bottom of the door edge is very clean. New weather strips and window seals. It has 17 inch billet rally wheels with new derby caps and performance tires.

INTERIOR: It was code 791 parchment interior. New cushions in the bucket seats, new upholstery front and back. New door panels and carpet. The center console is real good original. The white headliner is also very nice original. It has a factory gauge package and clock. The original am radio is still in the dash. It has updated Vintage Air heater control panel. A modern gauge cluster is down below the dash. The instrument panel has been replaced. Real nice original steering wheel, dash pad is new. Nice unabused interior.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Show quality, it's all new or rebuilt. The original 396 was replaced with a 454 back in the 70s. The 454 motor was just rebuilt last year. It has the spec sheet from Schneider Motorsports. It received the race block package; it was bored, balanced and decked. It has Comp cam, TRW forged pistons, roller rockers, roller timing chain etc. The heads wer ported and polished, received a 3 angle valve job and hardened seats. It has an aluminum intake with an MSD Atomic electronic fuel injection system. New billet distributor, coated exhaust manifolds, chrome valve covers and air cleaner. The front of the motor has billet brackets, serpentine belt and pulley system, chrome alternator and a chrome a/c compressor. It has a modern chrome power steering with remote polished billet reservoir and stainless hoses. It also has a new power brake system with cadmium plated booster, new master. Big upgraded aluminum radiator with two electric fans.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Real clean solid metal in the trunk, I don't see any cuts or splices in the quarter panels. Nice grey and white spatter finish paint. SS wheel for a spare with a radial tire. It also has the jack assembly. Under the trunk lid and the jamb are painted gloss orange. The trunk mat and weatherstrip were replaced.

UNDERSIDE: Underneath is beautiful, it looks new because it is! The body was off the frame. Super clean original floors were prepped and painted semi gloss black. The entire frame and chassis was restored. Up front it has a custom UMI suspension with fat tubular upper and lower control arms, a fatter sway bar and coilover adjustable gas shocks. All new bushings and steering. In back it also has a UMI suspension with tubular upper and lower control arms, fat sway bar, tubular frame braces and coilover adjustable gas shocks. New fuel system including the tank, straps, sending unit and lines. Rebuilt brake system, disc in front. New lines, e-brake cables are hooked up. New dual exhaust system with crimped pipe in front, resonators in back and the correct SS tips. Looking up at the motor it is spotless, has a high torque starter. The transmission is fresh, new torque converter and a chrome pan. Restored drive shaft hooks to 10 bolt posi rear end.

This SS is exciting. The colors are eye catching, wheels are modern, it sounds great too. The upgraded suspension make it handle far better, the new a/c makes it more comfortable. A real SS from California, isn't that what everyone is looking for?

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Options and Accessories
  • Air conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Power disc brakes
  • Fuel Injection
  • Custom suspension
  • Factory gauges
  • Console
  • Bucket seats
  • 17" rally wheels
  • Stripes
  • Vinyl top
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