Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1968-1972


May 2, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 (1968)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-50 mph
5.1
0-60 mph
6.5
1/4 mile
14.6
BHP
375 @5600rpm
Torque lbft
415 @3600rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
6489/396
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
197.1
Width (in)
75.7
Height (in)
52.7
Additional Info: The 396 engines came in 325bhp, 350bhp and 375bhp. In 1970 the 396cu engine had an increase in size to 402cu. 1969 saw a COPO 427 become available with 425bhp which could get to 60 in 5.1 secs and cover the 1/4 mile in 13.3 secs.

 

Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 LS6 (1970)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
130
0-60 mph
6.1
0-100 mph
13.3
1/4 mile
13.7
BHP
450 @5600rpm
Torque lbft
500 @3600rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
7440/454
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.25:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
197.2
Width (in)
76
Height (in)
54.8
Additional Info: The Standard SS454 (LS5) had 360bhp. In 1971 a 245bhp and a 270bhp 350 was added to the line-up and the 402 was now rated at 300bhp, while the LS5 454 got an extra 5bhp. A drop to net hp took place from 1972.

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