For 1966, the Chevelle got a complete styling makeover. There were subtle design cues of the popular “coke bottle” styling that would dominate the muscle car market only a couple of years in the future. Being the second most popular Chevelle model that year, production numbers for the SS 396 topped off at 72,272. As a comparison, the 1966 Malibu sold a staggering 263,446 models! Following the 1965 Chevelle Z-16, the 396 cu. in. engine lived on in the 1966 Chevelle SS 396 as the top-of-the-line option. These cars are gaining in popularity for collectors.
In the April 2013 issue of Hemmings Motor News, author Mike McNessor breaks down the meticulous details of what potential buyers should be aware of when researching a used ‘66-’67 Chevy Chevelle. Options, problems, and risks are all covered. Featured prominently, is this 1966 Regal Red SS 396 model.
- 1:18 scale die-cast replica
- Regal Red
- Detailed Engine
- Steerable Front Wheels
- Accurate Interior and Chassis
- Opening Doors, Hood and Trunk