The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized car that was produced for three generations by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1964 to 1977. The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle was the last Chevelle of the first generation (1964-1967). It did not take long for the Chevelle to become popular and by 1967 it was a household name. During the 1967 production year, Chevrolet would sell almost 65,000 Chevelle SS 396’s.
Designed and built to compete against the Ford Fairlane, the Chevy Chevelle quickly became on of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates. With the addition of the SS (Super Sport) model, Chevrolet now had a vehicle worthy of “muscle car” status.
Small Tweaks For The 1967 Model
The 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle only had minor changes from its 1966 predecessor. New chrome bars were added to the front grille. There were also some styling tweaks that gave the Chevelle a leaner and longer appearance, giving it more “proper” look. The rear end added large taillamps to go along with the standard backup lights. Visibly, the tweaks to the ’67 Chevy Chevelle were modest.
The ’67 Chevrolet Chevelle did have a new dual master cylinder brake system which incorporated a warning light and all models had front disc brakes.
Lots Of Choices With The ’67 Chevelle
When a buyer was interested in purchasing a 1967 Chevelle, they often had lots of choices and options. It often made it a tough task to choose the right Chevelle for them. First there was the engine choice. The base model had a V-8 with 325 horsepower. There was also an Super Sport or SS version of ’67 Chevelle which offered a 350 horsepower 396 ci V-8. If the buyer went the SS route, they would have an exclusive grille design, rocker moldings that were gray-toned, bright wheel well moldings and a domed hood with dummy air intake slots. There was also “Quick-Size” version of the SS 396 which came as a sport coupe or a convertible. These were advertised as “the car for the Driving Man”. There was a Chevelle Station Wagon available as for purchase as well.
After the engine choice, the buyer would have to select from no less than six transmissions that were available for the 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle. These included two three-speed transmissions, a four-speed version, two automatic transmissions and an overdrive transmission. Some other options available for the ’67 Chevelle included Strato-ease headrests, Superlift air shock absorbers and special instrumentation.
Chevrolet’s big news in 1967 would be the introduction of the Camaro. Although this was the case, the Chevelle was a more traditional “sporty” vehicle. It could be bought as a 2-door hardtop or a convertible and its manual-shift feature of the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission helped make the ’67 Chevelle a very hot seller in 1967.
Other 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Notables
· 0-60 mph: 6.60 seconds
· Standing quarter mile: 14.80 seconds
· Top speed: 120 mph