Produced between 1964 and 1977, the Chevrolet Chevelle was built on an A-Body platform and was available in various body style. It’s probably safe to say that one of its most popular models was the 1970 Chevelle with the LS6 V8 as it is believed to be among the top muscle cars in history.
The muscle car community was blessed with a wide range of high-performance models during the 70s but GM has been at the top of the muscle car market during its peak and the Chevy Chevelle SS with the powerful LS6 and 4-speed transmission was their flagship.
The 1970 Chevy Chevelle had more stylish and updated design compared to the 1969 Chevelle. It featured a new front, tail panel, and quarter windows. It also had a wider range of power options such as the cowl induction hood, 15-inch Rally wheels, dual exhaust, power brakes, power steering, rear and front sway bars. Aside from the tons of performance upgrades, the 1970 Chevelle also had some aesthetics and interior upgrades as well to provide a more comfortable ride. The number of upgrades you could put into the Chevelle were only limited to the budget.
Muscle cars are known for their raw power from their huge engines and it’s expected that the best muscle car has the best engine. The 1970 Chevelle Super Sport had two versions of the powerful 454 cid V8 engine. The first is the LS5 version that can pump out 365 horsepower which is a great engine but is completely outclassed by the LS6 package. The stock LS6 rated at 450 horsepower and a torque of 5000 ft.-lbs. The LS6 is the most popular package for racers in both the dragstrip and the circuit. The stock LS6 package can easily do the quarter mile track in around 13 seconds with a top speed of 105 mph. Today, these LS6 powered Chevelles can do the quarter mile in 12 seconds with the original engine setup but have been tuned with modern techniques.
Because of its popularity back then, it is still common to see these beasts on the streets and some are being sold in mostly original condition such as this blue 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454 being listed for sale on eBay by Smoky Mountain Traders from east Tennessee. It is a completely restored example with a bid of over $30,000 as of writing.
It has the 454 cid v8 engine that has been rebuilt into the LS6 package. It also features a Muncie 4-speed transmission, Vintage AC, and cowl induction hood that are working great. The body looks great in the Astro Blue finish with the White Stripes. The bumpers and chrome have been replaced during the full restoration. This Chevelle rides on 20” and 18” Billet Specialty Wheels that are fitted with fresh rubbers.
The restoration work was done really well as the interior looks great. It features the factory bench seats that is covered in blue upholstery. The dash, headliner, and carpet are also blue. It also has a period correct Hurst Shifter and factory spec seat belts. The dash is fitted with round gauges and it has an SS Custom Grip Wheel. For a comfortable ride, new Vintage AC and Heat have been added. It also has an AM-FM radio to provide you with rocking music as you cruise down the street.
Finally, this Chevy Chevelle SS is powered by a newly rebuilt 454 that has a 512 casting number. The LS spec 454 is fitted with GM Aluminum Snow Flake Intake, stock style chrome valve covers, stock intake manifolds, and dual exhaust. It has a factory-style air filter and is connected to the cowl hood. All the power is directed through the 1970 Model Muncie 4-speed transmission and then through the 12 Bolt Rear End. It also features a factory spec Power Disc Brakes and Power Steering. The engine bay looks great and new. The fuel lines, brake lines, and fuel tanks have been replaced by fresh ones.
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of documents about to prove the history of this 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS. So Smoky Mountain Traders is selling it as a Chevelle SS clone. Clone or not, this beauty looks like a brand new 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS. This is a beautiful muscle car that carries the best engine package available, the 454 LS6. A great example of the best muscle car of 1970. It would not be surprising if the bidding war would go a lot higher than $30,000.
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