Chevelle | Muscle Car

Chevelle, muscle car. The second generation Chevelle in 1968 was completely redone and on a three inch shorter 112 inch wheel base for the coupe and sedan models. The wagons and sedans are on a one inch longer 116 inch wheel base. The ’68 has a long hood with tapered fenders while the trunk lid is shorter with the rear fenders kicked up. The hard top coupes have a flowing roof line onto a long slopped rear window. The two door models are now either coupes, sport coupes, or pillared coupes while a sedan is equipped with four doors. The upscale models, the SS 396 and the new luxury Concours had hidden wipers but the basic models would have to wait another year or two for those. The SS 396 was available in sport coupe, convertible, and El Camino body styles – all of them equipped with a double dome hood and either a 350 hp 396 or a 375 hp 396 as well as sporting red line tires. Mean while the new luxury Concours has a choice of a sedan or a sport sedan model both with four doors. The Concours interior has special sound insulation, deeply padded dash, color keyed upholstery, and imitation wood grain accents. The Concours is also available as an Estate wagon as well – making four station wagons in the Chevelle line up. Starting this year the “Nomad” makes an appearance with three engine options; the largest is 327 cu in V8 with 325 hp (242 kW). All the standard transmissions came with a “smog pump” called an Air Injection Reactor or A.I.R. Other mandated equipment is side marker lights and a shoulder harness in front seats starting December 01, 1968