Dale's Chevelle Books

For The 1964-1972 Chevelle Enthusiast

Book #3 - The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972

Chevrolet's Chevelle introduction into the growing midsize car market was met with great acceptance. The "Super Sport" nameplate was synonymous with Chevrolet and the Chevelle enhanced it from 1964 through 1972. Around 3,874,500 Chevelles were built for U.S. sale during this time. Of these, 554,695 were ordered as Malibu SS, SS396, or SS-equipment-optioned Chevelles. One secret to the Chevelle's success was the multiple series and body styles that were available to fit just about anyone's needs.


Book Credits - Reader's comments - Slide show of images.

This 8.5 x 11 book is more of a coffee-table design with 450+ color and b/w photos.

General outline for structure and content. All chapters will follow the same general outline structure for content and images of components where available and applicable:

  • A short introduction to each model year depicting styles changes (beginning with 1965) and general comparisons to other GM division A-body offerings - Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac.
    • Chevelle VINs
    • Available Series and Body Styles
    • Exterior Trim Levels with examples for the various series
    • Interior Trim Levels/Colors with examples
    • Exterior Paint Colors; trim tag codes, sales name , etc.
    • Driveline
      • Engine Sizes: availability by series, horsepower, and torque specs
      • Transmission/Clutch types
      • Rear Axle Ratios and identification
      • Chassis/Suspension/Brakes specs
      • Wheel Covers/Hub Caps/Tires as applicable
      • Fisher Body Number Plate
      • Examples from each plant depicting formats, codes, and changes with description of those formats, codes, and changes where applicable
    • Appendices
      • A - 1964-1967 Group Option Codes
      • B - U. S. Assembly Plants

Some of the photos in my The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972 book.

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Sept/Oct 2018 review from American Car Collector

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November 15, 2018 Review ~ Old Car Weekly

Street Scene - December 2018
December 2018 ~ Street Scene Magazine