1967 Chevelle Trivia
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»» All Chevelles, including Canadian-built, VINs continued with the division, series, body style, and year such as 136177. See the 1967 VIN page for more information.
»» The first year the heavy duty 3-speed Turbo Hydramatic 400 automatic transmission was offered in the Chevelle lineup but only with a 396 cid engine.
»» A front bench seat and H.D. floor-shifted 3-speed transmission was standard on the SS396. Bucket seats were optional on the SS396 and could be ordered on the Malibu sport coupe, Malibu convertible, and the Malibu series sedan pickup (13680) as well.
»» Gauges (RPO U14) were optional in 1967 and could be ordered on both SS396 series Chevelles as well as any V8 Malibu sport coupe, convertible, or sedan pickup and included oil pressure, water temperature, ammeter, and tachometer.
»» The tachometer (RPO U16) could be ordered individually in 1967 and could be ordered any V8 Chevelle. Neither the tachometer nor gauges were standard with the SS396 series so "SS gauges" is a misnomer. 1967 was the last year the tachometer could be ordered individually under RPO U16.
»» The base SS396 engine continued to be rated at 325hp but the optional RPO L34 version was downgraded from 360hp to 350hp. The 375hp L78 was discontinued for the first part of the production year and only reemerged in the March/April timeframe. Due to lack of advertising on the option only 612 L78s were sold in 1967 Chevelles.
»» The same three 396 engines were also available in the 300 Deluxe and Malibu series sedan pickup but there was not an SS396 El Camino in 1967.
»» No M22 H.D. Muncie 4-speed transmissions were sold in Chevelles in 1967, only the M20 and M21.
»» The L79 327 engine made its return in 1967 but now with an advertised horsepower rating of 325hp instead of the 350hp from 1965. Chevrolet felt the L79 engine might cut into the sales of the SS396 if the horsepower remained at 350hp.
»» The second and last year the Malibu and SS396 sport coupe used the body type designation of "17" for the 'strut back' top design.
»» The blacked-out rear cove returned for all SS396 Chevelles.
»» Along with the blacked-out rear cove on SS396 Chevelles, the area just above the cove extending into the trunk was also blacked out and not only on the SS396 series but all Malibu series, except pickup and wagons, as well.
»» The 7-digit number found stamped in the gutter of the trunk is not, NOT, a partial VIN. The first 5 digits represent the series (such as 13617 or 13817) because these two series differered in the stamped trim holes. The last 2 digits of the number represent the week of the calendar year the panel was stamped. Sometimes the 5-digit series number will follow the 2-digit week number. It just depends on how they set up the stamp dies that week.
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