Look at the view...Ken's '66 SS
|So this guy wanders in to the monthly
Chevelle Club meeting and says "I'm a new member and I just bought
a car. We all said, "Welcome to the club, Ken. Whada ya
got?" Ken, being the modest guy we now him to be says "I
got a '66".
Well clearly we were being "sand bagged" by our new found friend. Ken Moline had found a 1966 Chevelle SS, Aztec Bronze, a California manufactured car. Ken and his wife JoAnne Vente purchased the car in June 2006. About four years prior, the car went through a complete ground up restoration.
|A first glance the car, except for the
wheels and tires, appears to be stock since the air cleaner has the
396 Turbo Jet 375 hp decal and the shifter arm and knob is for the factory
four speed transmission. The interior of the car is also the Aztec
Bronze with a bench front seat with the clock mounted on the dash. The
radio antenna is mounted on the rear fender. He also has a full
set of extra tires and wheels, painted the Aztec color...just in case.
If you look carefully at the ignition in this picture you can see that keys are right there. I think I will go for a spin.
Don't wait up.
|From where I stand, the car is a perfectly
restored SS, complete with the 375 horsepower sticker on the air cleaner
but don't try to take him on at the next stop light. Below the bonnet
is a new engine and transmission combo, A brand new 502 cubic inch
"crate motor" adorns the engine compartment and the
transmission is a Tremec TR-3550, five speed. The rear end is a
3.73 pos-a-traction to make it cruise in fifth gear like the sleeper it is. Disc
brakes were added to all four wheels and the very stock appearance was
maintained throughout the car.
|By the way, You may remember Chevelle
Club member "Smitty" Schmidt and his totally original 66 SS as
the Featured Car a couple months
back, well he had a hand in this one too and helped a lot during
the selection process. These guys seem to know where all the cool
66s are hiding.
Just stand back a couple feet and look at the view. No, not the view from Ken and JoAnne's ranch in the foothills of Morgan Hill. The spectacular view of their Super Sport. She only has 3600 miles on her since the restoration but with all the great events the Club has planned for this Spring and Summer, they should run that number up in no time.