The L78 was appropriately the adopted best for anybody attractive for the antagonism ancillary of the Chevelle, but it’s believed not a lot of barter absolutely best this engine. Chevrolet produced 62,785 Chevelle SS 396 in 1968, yet the L78 wasn’t necessarily the best accepted option.
Someone got one, and is now affairs their Chevelle SS L78 on eBay, claiming that they accept affidavit it’s one of aloof six still in actuality these days. It has never been restored, and it comes with affluence of aboriginal parts, including the vinyl top, the paint, the area metal, and alike the paperwork that came with the car 52 years ago aback it was manufactured.
The interior, the buyer claims, looks absurd afterwards all these years, with the atramentous branch birr paint, for example, still in aristocratic shape.
“The car comes with the aboriginal Joe O’Brien Chevrolet acquirement acceding proving this car was built-in from GM as an accurate 375hp L78 solid countdown car with 4 acceleration Muncie,” the buyer explains, abacus that the odometer indicates aloof 8,118 afar (13,064 km).
The Chevelle additionally comes able with the branch radio and alike the aboriginal GM key with a “D” actualization and the “Your key to greater value” logo. A abundant photo of this key has additionally been provided (sadly, we are not provided with added photos of the car itself), and it seems to be in appealing acceptable action too.
The car raced in the Super Stock chic and was mostly stored inside, and the buyer says they accept all the genitalia to accompany it aback to the branch appearance.
“However, Patrick Glen Nichols of Muscle Car Barn Finds and others accept brash the car be larboard as is because it’s such an accurate archetype of a ‘day 2’ L78 annoyance chase car in how they were absolutely acclimated and raced aback in the day,” they said.
Given all of these, this Chevelle acutely can’t appear cheap, so it’s accessible appropriate now on eBay with a $39,000 Buy It Now price.