A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

Chevrolet entered the muscle car market with the introduction of its Chevelle (Malibu) SS in 1964. The first-generation Chevelle started out with 283 small block, but Chevy soon broke its own cubic inch limitations and offered the Chevelle SS with a 396-cubic-inch big block.

And the muscle car wars quickly escalated.

Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Ford, Mercury, Plymouth, Dodge, and others would spend the next several years one-upping each other until the gas crisis killed their (and our) fun. Featuring a potent 396 Turbo-Jet engine and an aggressive Pro Street feel, this 1966 Chevelle Super Sport takes us back to that first generation of Chevelles when the muscle car rivalries were just beginning. It also serves as one-last reminder to vote in our Muscle Car Match-Up tournament to help determine the #1 muscle car.



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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.