Its probably worth about the same as a regular SS(i.e. one based on a Malibu). I suppose you'll find some people that don't care for post cars, but its every bit the muscle car, and I think somewhat lighter than a Malibu. L89Sedan (Pops) has one with an aluminum-head 375hp 396, and its a beautiful car. Go for it if its nice!
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A 300 Deluxe SS396 is worth having just for the double takes. Most people don't realize that GM built SS396 cars this way. They will just assume that you hung all the SS stuff on the car. We have the hardtop version which isn't as noticeable until you look inside and see the taxi cab interior. Although they aren't very common, they don't seem to attract any great extra value, at least not in our area.
The value is what you can get someone to pay. If you can attract someone who wants one of these particular cars, it will be worth more. The post cars are more rare and unusual and, in my opinion, will be worth more than a Malibu SS in similar condition. Especially if the interior (like others said- door panels, seat upholstery, and rubber floor mat not available new) is in decent original condition. The hardtop SS, of which I have, would be worth more IF the interior, again, is original and OK. But if the interior has mostly been replaced with Malibu parts, like mine, it probably isn't worth much if any more. Unless someone is looking for one and really wants yours. IMO. von
These cars are very, very , rare today, and probley worth there weight in gold so to speak . Chevy made the post chevelles in other years but 69 was the ONLY year that you could get the SS-396 option, not too may around, and I mean very few.
Don Lightfoot bought L89sedan's 300 Deluxe SS a few years ago. Don had a get together in 2001 and 3 of us had our 300 Deluxe SS396 cars there. Len Dempsey has a very nice Daytona Yellow hardtop survivor. I believe he is in the Vancouver, B.C. area now. Barry Ward, and Alberta boy, also has a 300 Deluxe SS396. Three of the five are L78 cars and this seems to be about the percentage that I have seen over the years. A lot of these cars were bought with one thing in mind. Check out the www.canamchevelles.com picture section.
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