1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
Despite being in production for just 13 years – less time than the Cadillac CTS nameplate – the Chevrolet Chevelle has been heralded as one of the best, most accomplished vehicles ever to don the bowtie. While late-model Chevelle's are best left forgotten (like most vehicles produced in the mid-seventies), models like the 1970 Chevelle SS 396 are bound to get any red-blooded enthusiast weak at the knees. Due to its place in the canon of GM, much of the history of the Chevelle is an open book. However, one interesting fact is, it was created as an intended successor to the widely popular Tri-Five (1955-57) and the designers saw it as a spiritual successor to the Bel Air 210. Why? It shared the same 110-inch wheelbase, and, like the Bel Air, buyers could choose from a crazy number of body styles and variants.
With big presence in our Classic Auto Mall-way, this numbers matching restored car sits awaiting its opportunity to make the next enthusiast weak in the knees and paint a perma-smile on their face. As advertising states, “In 10 seconds your resistance will self-destruct”.
With its iconic air-gulping cowl induction hood, wide white stripes running the distance, and an underpainting of Metallic Forest Green which covers all straight rust-free steel panels aligned as if they were done so by a laser beam, this car presents beautifully. All chrome, brite-work and badging is very nice, and a documented 95,815 original miles has been logged. F70 x 14 white lettered wide oval treads wrap 7” wide SS mag type wheels. A wonderful sloping rear window and deck continue with the wide white stripes and are backed up by a pristine, taillight imbedded bumper and dual chrome tipped exhaust pipes. If you lend your ears you will be blessed with the sound of 350 hp bending them.
A flip of the door and we are brought back to the showroom of your local Chevy dealer, with clean straight interior door panels covered in tuck and roll black vinyl and has a touch of chromed trim winding its way around the tuck and roll. Stepping inside we are met with an original interior, which presents in its back vinyl bucket up front and bench in the rear glory. Some cracking of the finish on the sides of the buckets is seen, but remember they are original! A lovely dual post airliner throttle style shifter is in a beautiful console which also has a glovebox for your convenience. Dash is original very clean and shiny, and sporting the factory radio. Black carpet showing some fading is covered in the feet areas with rubber floor mats. A kudos to the trunk which looks original and clean.
A numbers matching 396ci V8 rebuilt in 2007, along with the engine bay restoration, we see a gleaming mill. This engine has had the points replaced with a Petronics solid state unit, and an Edelbrock carburetor replaces the original. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission back this engine up. Even the exhaust manifolds are un-rusted gray matte.
Nary any sign of any rust, surface or otherwise, we see jet black structural steel, and floorpans. A shiny new exhaust system snakes its way from the engine to the tips, and power disc brakes upfront, and power drum brakes on the rear are noted on the way.
In short, this car is in truly great shape, with a no rust exterior, nice paint, perfect undercarriage, and restored engine, hop in, light the 8 candles, and start burning some fossils, and maybe even some rubber. Great year, great 396SS model and a great time to be had.
37-2 Door Sport Coupe
A-Atlanta GA Assy Plant
146243-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70-13637-1970 Chevelle 2 Door Sport Coupe
BDY 37283-Atlanta GA Body #
TR 756-Black Vinyl Buckets
PNT 48-Forest Green
03E-5th Week March Build
B80-Roof Drip Moldings
B90-Door Window Frame Moldings
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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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