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HAMBO

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Hello all,

I am considering purchasing a 1967 396 SS, coded 4N on the trim tag. There is no transmission option coded on the tag (only field under code 2 where I believe trans options would have been, is 2R, which I believe means rear speaker).

Currently the car has a floor mounted TH 400. I was told it was originally a column-shift transmission, and was changed to floor mounted TH400 during restoration. Looking at the car there is evidence of the prior column shift.

I wanted to check, whether there was indeed a standard column-shift available for the 1967 BBC (ether 3 speed or TH400) that wouldn't have had a transmission option listed on the trim tag?

Thanks for any help.

HAMBO 

maroman

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Re: What transmission would have come standard with 67 4N coded BBC?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 09:53:07 PM »
My '67 396 325hp came with a column shift turbo 400 and custom bench seats. I know the car since new. Turbo 400 was only available with a 325hp in '67. There was a white with gold custom interior column shift car for sale in Hemmings years ago. Could this be it?
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HAMBO

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Re: What transmission would have come standard with 67 4N coded BBC?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2017, 01:49:58 PM »
My '67 396 325hp came with a column shift turbo 400 and custom bench seats. I know the car since new. Turbo 400 was only available with a 325hp in '67. There was a white with gold custom interior column shift car for sale in Hemmings years ago. Could this be it?

Thanks maroman. May I ask, did your 67 come with the '2Z' option list on the trim tag? Car I'm looking at is red, not white.

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Re: What transmission would have come standard with 67 4N coded BBC?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
My '67 396 325hp came with a column shift turbo 400 and custom bench seats. I know the car since new. Turbo 400 was only available with a 325hp in '67.

Nice! Do you have any pics of the car and tag?

Column shift TH400 is possible.

67 Chevelles with the 396/325 hp engine could be ordered with a Powerglide trans.  There is one local here, column shift - it also has a bench seat. Not common, but they were produced.
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Re: What transmission would have come standard with 67 4N coded BBC?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »
There is a car in the lower mid west thats been for sale on & off over the past few years. Originally Gold/Gold IIRC but now its White w/ Blk and it is supposedly 100% numbers matching 325HP Auto on the column. Bench seat w/ center arm rest car. It might seem odd as we look at it today but back then, it wasnt a "muscle car" as much as it was just a "new car" and someone ordered what THEY wanted. So, I wouldnt doubt the authenticity of a column shift 325HP for a moment.
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