This 1970 Chevelle SS is an awful lot of car for the money. It packs a strong-running 502 crate motor, gorgeous paint, and a beautifully finished interior full of upgrades. Theres always a lot of talk about matching numbers when discussing these cars, but that completely overlooks the fact that these cars are a ton of fun to drive, look awesome, and nice ones with great options are still out there ready to knock peoples socks off at shows.
Originally code 55 Champagne Gold, they went in a different direction when it came time for a repaint, giving it a slick coat of metallic blue with black SS stripes, which are always welcome on an A-body with muscle. Bodywork is excellent throughout, with great gaps and a smooth finish thanks to hours and hours of block sanding before a drop of paint was sprayed. Look how nicely those quarters fit, the smooth, unbroken line that runs from nose to tail, and the gaps on the doors; this car was put together very carefully. 1970 is arguably the most popular year for Chevelles, both now and when they were new, and the look never goes out of style. Four headlights up front frame a correct black SS grille, while out back, a blacked-out rub strip with correct SS emblems highlights the bumper. Hood pins, a working cowl induction hood, and a set of shiny chrome bumpers all give it a correct look that is just beautifully executed. I dont care what youre driving, youre going to think twice when a big block Chevelle like this rolls up next to you.
Inside, this one has had a full makeover, including a set of black buckets with a custom console featuring a trick B&M shifter that ensures youll never miss a gear. The original gauges are gone, replaced by a custom-fit set of Dakota Digital dials whose blue numerals work quite well with the electric blue bodywork. Without turning the key, it almost looks stock in there, save for the custom center console and slightly fatter steering wheel, but it comes alive brilliantly. The back seat also sports new seat covers, and fresh black carpet was installed throughout the passenger compartment. The dash pad and door panels also got an upgrade to match, and the restorer went the extra mile to get everything right by including fresh black seat belts and sound proofing insulation as well. This car was originally equipped with A/C, and today it is has been upgraded to R134a refrigerant with modern hardware working behind the scenes. There is no radio, but you probably wont miss it anyway, and the trunk is clean but stripped down, perhaps in preparation for some street action.
The engine is a ZZ502 inch big block that makes one heck of a statement there in the engine bay. Its obvious where the big money was spent, and its very nicely detailed with satin black inner fenders and OEM-grade hardware throughout. As I mentioned, theres A/C with modern components on a serpentine drive system, and the big 502 has a burly idle that only comes from a healthy cam inside. That potent big block is ably supported by a TCI Streetfighter 3-speed automatic transmission turning a durable 10-bolt rear with a heavy-duty cover that reinforces the structure. There are Baer vented disc brakes at all four corners, and the exhaust system features burly sounding Patriot Performance mufflers with big chrome tips just under the rear bumper. It rides on a set of cool staggered Foose Torque Thrust replicas wearing 225/45/17 front and 275/35/18 BFGoodrich radials.
If youve been watching the market thinking that big block Chevelles were suddenly being priced out of reach, guess again. With good bones, a nice restoration, and awesome upgrades, this Chevelle simply couldnt be duplicated for the asking price. Call today!