Posted by OnAllCylinders Staff
on August 12, 2020 at 4:55 pm
Chevrolet entered the muscle car market with the introduction of its Chevelle (Malibu) SS in 1964. The first-generation Chevelle started out with 283 small block, but Chevy soon broke its own cubic inch limitations and offered the Chevelle SS with a 396-cubic-inch big block.
And the muscle car wars quickly escalated.
Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth, Dodge, and others would spend the next several years one-upping each other until the gas crisis killed the fun. Featuring a potent 396 Turbo-Jet engine and an aggressive Pro Street feel, this 1966 Chevelle SS that we spotted in the parking lot of Summit Racing‘s retail store in Tallmadge, OH takes us back to that first generation of Chevelles when the muscle car rivalries were just beginning.