Look up the term “muscle car” in the dictionary, and you just might see the second generation (1968-72) Chevrolet Chevelle as the illustration.

But which year?

The purpose of this edition of Ride Guides is to help you pinpoint the model year of one of America’s favorite muscle cars. Although there are two basic body designs that make up the second-generation Chevelle, there are some styling clues that will help you determine the exact model year.

Check out the infographic below and tell us your favorite year in the comments section. When you’re done, we’d urge you to visit this Chevelle SS Identification page to learn how to determine if a Chevelle is a genuine SS model.

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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.