Comic Gabriel Iglesias brings a 1969 Chevy Chevelle SS to Jay Leno’s Storage


Comic Gabriel Iglesias—a.okay.a. Fluffy—went to a Las Vegas Barrett-Jackson public sale hoping to promote automobiles, 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 bought two automobiles on the public sale and in consequence had some money in hand. He ended up coming residence with six automobiles—together with the Chevelle.

As impulse buys go, this can be a fairly good one. It is a clear instance of one among Chevy’s most legendary mid-century muscle automobiles, full with a numbers-matching engine, 4-speed guide 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 greater engines all through the Chevelle SS’ run. Quick for “Tremendous Sport,” the SS badge historically signifies efficiency variations of strange Chevy fashions, and it is making a comeback on the Chevy Blazer EV.

Gabriel Iglesias' 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 on Jay Leno's Garage

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 stored the worth all the way down to $3,638.35 in 1969, when the unique proprietor purchased the automobile from an Aurora, Colorado, dealership. The public sale worth wasn’t disclosed, however you may guess it was much more than that.

Iglesias hadn’t pushed the automobile earlier than transport it to California for this “Jay Leno’s Storage” episode, so this video contains his first impressions. Whereas the Chevelle was operating a bit tough, it definitely does not appear to be he has purchaser’s regret.


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