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1969 Chevrolet 396 Air Cleaner Chevelle SS Auto


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OEM 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle/Nova/El Camino/Malibu SS 396 325HP (L35) Automatic Air Cleaner. This assembly has been media blasted and refinished in the correct semi-gloss black finish to present a period correct image. The single snorkel with round end is in nice condition and correct for the one year automatic. The base features a GM licensed reproduction Air Cleaner Service Decal (CT=1969) and features the correct canted snorkel angled towards the corner of the passenger side fender (69 specific). New white-striped vacuum lines attach to the ThermAC vacuum and correct ATS to augment the original appearance. An original date stamp has been added for for further authenticity as a nice finishing touch.


An original black lid enhances the classic musclecar appearance and comes with an original seal to ensure correct sealing. To complete the package, a new heavy duty air filter, breather filter, and period correct wing nut are included. To add further distinction, GM licensed 396 Cross Flags and Turbo-Jet 325HP decals are included (temporarily installed - permanent installation to be made by the buyer as required) and complement the overall assembly. 


This assembly presents well and will enhance your restoration. Best of all, it is a genuine GM part!


For further information on the restoration process and additional offerings, please contact us.

We also separately stock an original GM molded breather filter to valve cover hose with nipple - add it to your cart and we'll refund the additional shipping!




This assembly is correct for the following:

1969 Chevrolet

396/325HP Chevelle SS/Impala SS/Nova SS /El Camino Automatic

Note: automatic equipped cars featured the ThermAC valve on the top of the snorkel, along with the plastic pre-heater duct and hose connected to the exhaust manifold. 4 speed air cleaners were not required to feature this emissions requirement.




The assembly will fit factory 4 barrel Quadrajet carburetors with a 5 1/8" diameter flange, as well as Holley (non double-pumper), Carter, and Edelbrock variations without electric choke (some adjustment to the carburetor alignment tangs may be required). If you have modified your carburetor, distributor, intake manifold, or valve covers, please inquire first prior to bidding to ensure fitment is correct. Return requests for non-fitment will not be honored.

It will not correctly fit the 68 models due to the orientation of the snorkel and valve cover breather filter outlet location.




The assembly will ship within one day (usually the day of payment) with shipping/tracking information provided.



This assembly is guaranteed to match the item description – customers have up to 14 days to return the assembly after receipt if it is not as described.



Assemblies must be returned in the original packing – customers are responsible for return shipping charges. A refund will be issued upon receipt of the inspected assembly. Returns for non-fitment will not be honored – please ask questions first.



In the event of shipping damage, customers must save all packaging and send 5 digital pictures so Musclecar Air Cleaners can initiate a shipping damage claim.



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Estimated shipping costs:

            US  $15-$30

            Canada / Hawaii / Alaska $45 +/-

            Scandinavia  $55 or less

            Australia  $85 or less