- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 396 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
The storied Chevelle is one of those timeless designs that looks good no matter how it's built. Stock, modified, race, pro-touring, whatever; the clean lines and balanced stance on these tough classics create a confident swagger that's universally admired. That means, if you're looking to ride in style, you really can't go wrong with a Chevrolet A-Body. And when you factor in this ride's big block drivetrain, tasteful interior and first rate, all-American sheet metal, you get the picturesque profile of an incredible muscle car!
For consignment, the 1970 version of the illustrious Chevrolet Chevelle complete with the SS396 package. This car is a one owner car complete with repair invoices, history through the years and even the original dealership invoice. As is the case with many a muscle car of the era, the original drivetrain is long gone, however this car does hold an era-correct engine under its domed hood.
For 1970, the face-lifted Chevelle moved an impressive 634K units. Not only did that high-profile success earn GM big money, it also solidified the nameplate as part of Chevy's oft romanticized 'golden era'. At the front of this coupe, a split grille hangs a prominent “SS” emblem in the horizontal chromed mid grille bar. Stainless-trimmed dual headlights are flanking on either side and are within Black Cherry panels. Below is a nice and shiny bumper. Opposite that bumper, a domed Super Sport dual white racing wide striped hood leads the eye to fresh glass that's seated in original stainless frames. At the base of those frames, chrome door handles, a chrome driver's mirror and white-tinged “SS396” badges complement 14-inch Magnum 500 wheels. And at the back of the car, a second original shiny bumper, hangs a standard Super Sport inlay. All bathed in a Black Cherry respray and wide white stripes racing up the middle of the hood and trunk lid. Paint has areas of bubbling and inclusions, but no rust is noted, and the white stripes also show some sap damage peppering them.
Its correct combination of bench and bucket seats that are firm to the touch, encased in black vinyl, original belts, and high backs. This seating presents very well and may be the original materials and foam making up the buckets and bench. In front of those seats, a straight rally dash frames a trio of gauges inset into a black textured dash front. Below that dash, clean black carpet floats an original center console that has a shifter that would make an airline pilot proud, and this is inside a correct console. At the sides of that carpet, door panels center classy stainless trim and bright embellishments, bright handles and supple, comfortable armrests. In front of the driver the steering wheel laps a black column. And behind the passengers, the car's restored trunk is finished with a correct jack and a full-size spare tire all floating on black painted steel with evidence of pan repairs. The headliner shows some sagging and wrinkles and is also black.
Gaze into the satin black engine bay and you'll find a circa 1969 396ci V8 courtesy of a full-size passenger car, all bedecked in a chipped coating of orange/red GM paint. That block balances a polished and decaled open air cleaner on a 4-bbl carburetor. This feeds Chevrolet heads that are topped by chromed valve covers. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is strapped to the rear of the mill, and it pushes power rearward to a 12-bolt Positraction rear axle.
Some spotty surface rust is noted on the floor pans, frame and suspension components but no invasive rust is seen, even on the rockers. Independent coil springs upfront and a 4 link with coil springs in the rear are on for the suspension, and power disc brakes for the front, and power drums for the rear. Like new dual exhaust with some Flowmaster mufflers are on and making their way rearward and looking just fine.
Our muscle car aficionado snapped up this test drive, and when he returned he reported nice acceleration, smooth shifting, good cornering and all the essentials were working swimmingly. Overall, it was a very happy motoring and he quipped about how many looks he got during his drive...personally I think people were staring at the car.
1970's muscle alway brings smiles to faces, and this one with a few frowns still has everyone looking at it smiling. A one owner car with some of its original documentation and some work over the years the consignor has owned it. Eat 'em up!
37-2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
B-Baltimore, MD Assy Plant
111773-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 13637-1970 Malibu 2 Door Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY B195976-Baltimore Body #
TR 756-Black Fabric Coated Buckets
PNT 78-Black Cherry
10A-1st Week October Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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