Build sheet verifies real SS L-78, 4 spd, 4.10 posi car!

Rare SS L-78 396-375 hp, 4-speed and 4.10 posi documented with a build sheet! As it sits the correct motor has been modified, it was bored and stroked to a 421-425 hp. The original 4.10 rear is still in the car but the gears were swapped out to more practical 3.55. Overall very sharp, desirable Chevelle with some muscle, great colors and features.

EXTERIOR: As you approach the car, you're going to think it's gorgeous. The black paint is very smooth and glossy. The stripes are painted correctly. The white stripes against the black and no vinyl top is stunning. The body fits very well, I didn't see any rust or damage. It has a cowl induction hood with working flapper door. If you inspect the car you will find minor imperfections. Overall the chrome and trim appears to be in excellent shape. The stainless moldings, bumpers, headlight bezels etc are excellent. The windshield and weatherstrips are new. Reproduction Polyglass Goodyear tires are new enough they still have the nubs on the tread. The SS wheels look to be original but someone did give them new trim.

INTERIOR: The dash was recently completely replaced. It has a new set of factory SS gauges with correct 6,500 redline tachometer for an L-78 and a new working clock. New instrument bezel, vents, dash pad and heater control panel. It also has an AM-FM stereo that looks exactly like the original but it's been upgraded internally and it also has an auxiliary plug. Inside the glove box the light works and there's an owner's manual. The upholstery has been replaced. The front and rear door panels still look new, the armrests, and window cranks have been replaced. Down on the floor the carpet looks new and has SS floor mats. The Hurst 4-speed has the correct shifter bezel. Overhead the headliner was replaced and dome light works.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: The 396 block is dated perfectly to this car. It has correct casting #s and high perf is also cast on the block. The block was decked during rebuild so there are no matching vin #s. It was very recently completely rebuilt with performance upgrades. It was stroked with a 454 Eagle crank and bored 40 over making it a 421 stroker motor. It was bored, line honed, decked and balanced. Every thing internally was replaced- pistons, rods, bearings, valves, timing set, rockers, bolts etc. The heads were rebuilt. We have an itemized invoice. It has an Edelbrock intake painted orange with a new giant dual feed Holley carb and a new HEI ignition system. A set of Hooker headers is on each side. It runs cool with a Be Cool aluminum radiator, dual electric fans and aluminum water pump. The pulleys are billet, the alternator is chrome. New cadmium plated brake booster and a new master cylinder. There's also an external vacuum can because of the high performance camshaft. New steering box and rag joint. Wiper motor and horns are new.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: I looked up inside the quarters and they've been replaced at the factory seems with full panels. The inside of the trunk is spatter painted. The weatherstrip and mat look new.

UNDERSIDE: The bottom of the motor is spotless, the oil pan bolts and freeze plugs still look new. It has a high torque starter, new fuel pump and an extra capacity oil pan. The trans is a period correct M-20 4-speed. It has a rebuilders stamp on it. In back it has a 4.10 12 bolt posi with code CKK which matches the build sheet. The fuel tank, straps, sending unit were replaced. It has a great sounding Flowmaster exhaust with correct cow bell tips. It has the F-41 suspension which includes swaybars and boxed rear control arms. The brakes work fine, disc in front. E-brake cables look new.

Even without the build sheet this is very desirable Chevelle. The very healthy motor, 4-speed and a posi should be a blast to drive. The fact it has a build sheet that not only verifies its a real SS but it also verifies it's an L-78, 4-speed, 4.10 posi car. This really separates from the others and gives it more investment potential!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
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Options and Accessories
  • Build sheet
  • F-41 suspension
  • 3.55 posi
  • Power disc brakes
  • SS gauges
  • Cowl hood
  • Polyglass tires
  • SS floor mats
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