Although the 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 was a muscle car for the common man, set up the right way, its performance was distinctly uncommon. After a year as a separate model, the SS 396 was made a $348 option package for '69. That widened its availability from the Malibu sport coupe and convertible, to the Chevelle 300-series hardtop and pillared coupe. All Chevelles got minor styling changes, including new taillamps. SS 396s looked cleaner than ever. The power-bulge hood was still just for show, but more-prominent ''SS 396'' badging inside and out and standard five-spoke mag wheels burnished the image. Decidedly not for show was the L78 version of the 396-cid V-8. Costing $253 more than the base 325-bhp 396 and $132 over the 350-bhp L34, the solid-lifter L78 was again rated at 375 bhp, but its punch down low and big lungs at high rpm made it feel stronger. Muscle was entering its heyday and Chevy not only sold a record 86,307 SS 396s in '69, but more than 9,000, an all-time high, were ordered with the L78. An estimated 400 buyers shelled out an additional $395 for the L89 option, which fit the L78 with weight-saving aluminum heads. The three-speed Turbo Hydra-matic was now the only automatic available on an SS 396, and was the first strong enough to handle the L78. The L78 was also the only mill offered with the infamous Rock Crusher four-speed. The SS 396 now included power front discs, with the F41 suspension and free-flow chambered exhausts among new options. This beautiful 69 Chevelle SS Convertible shown in Glacier Blue with a black power convertible top features the 396 cubic inch 325hp V8 engine, the three-speed Tubro Hydra-matic 400 automatic transmission, and power steering and brakes. The driveline was rebuilt less than 500 miles ago and runs like a top now! Inside you'll find a AM/FM radio, black bucket seats, and a factory tachometer as well. The stance is complete with 5-spoke wheels with performance Redline tires and a factory spare in the trunk. The engine compartment has been detailed as well. Financing available for up to twelve-year terms, on approved credit. While we do safety inspections and make in house repairs, all classic vehicles are sold strictly in ''AS-IS'' condition. In addition, all vehicles displayed miles either on websites or odometers are considered to be Non-Actual, unless expressly documented otherwise. All buyers are encouraged to have third party inspections done before taking delivery. It is the responsibility of the buyer to conduct any inspections and examination necessary to satisfy himself of all material facts before making any offers. All sales will be final.