Comic Gabriel Iglesias—a.ok.a. Fluffy—went to a Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson public sale hoping to promote vehicles, however ended up shopping for this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 and sending it straight to Jay Leno’s Storage with out even driving it.
As he explains within the episode, Iglesias offered two vehicles on the public sale and consequently had some money in hand. He ended up coming dwelling with six vehicles—together with the Chevelle.
As impulse buys go, this can be a fairly good one. It is a clear instance of one in all Chevy’s most legendary mid-century muscle vehicles, full with a numbers-matching engine, 4-speed handbook transmission, and loads of documentation. Somebody even re-applied the unique manufacturing facility chalk marks.
Prefer it says within the title, the Chevelle SS396 is powered by a 396-cubic-inch V-8, which made a claimed 325 hp when new. That was thought-about fairly potent on the time, though Chevy did provide larger engines all through the Chevelle SS’ run. Quick for “Tremendous Sport,” the SS badge historically signifies efficiency variations of extraordinary Chevy fashions, and it is making a comeback on the Chevy Blazer EV.
Gabriel Iglesias’ 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 on Jay Leno’s Storage
Whereas it has a strong engine, this Chevelle lacks creature comforts like air-con. That saved the worth right down to $3,638.35 in 1969, when the unique proprietor purchased the automotive from an Aurora, Colorado, dealership. The public sale value wasn’t disclosed, however you’ll be able to guess it was much more than that.
Iglesias hadn’t pushed the automotive earlier than transport it to California for this “Jay Leno’s Storage” episode, so this video consists of his first impressions. Whereas the Chevelle was operating a bit tough, it definitely does not seem to be he has purchaser’s regret.