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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle
The Chevelle SS 396 with a standard V8 with 350hp

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

In 1970, Chevrolet introduced the ultimate powerhouse for it's mid-sized line-up. Chevelle enthusiasts were greeted by the LS-6 with the fearless 454 V8. The 454 had a factory rating of 450 hp. Few other muscle cars could rival the power of this super sport optioned model. The LS-6 454 included high compression pistons, rectangle port cylinder heads, and solid valve lifters, teamed up with dual exhaust and a cowl induction hood. While performance was important, so was looks and 1970 SS optioned Chevelles were available with twin stripes running over the hood and rear deck lid. Magnum 500 steel wheels were used on all SS option models as well as heavier suspension. The 1970 Chevelle LS 454 remains one of the highest collected muscle cars of all time.

 

 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon Series 31 - Six-Cyl
31 36 4 Dr Nomad - 6P $2,835 3,615 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon Series 32 - V-8
32 36 4 Dr Nomad - 6P $2,925 3,718 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Series 33 - Six-Cyl
33 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,537 3,196 lbs 10,700
(rounded off)
33 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,572 3,142 lbs
33 36 4 Dr Greenbrier- 6P $2,946 3,644 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Series 34 - V-8
34 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,627 3,312 lbs 13,200
(rounded off)
34 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe $2,662 3,260 lbs
34 46 4 Dr Greenbrier- 6P $3,100 3,748 lbs Note 3
34 36 4 Dr Greenbrier- 8P $3,213 3,794 lbs
Chevelle Malibu Series 35 - Six-Cyl
35 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,685 3,221 lbs 21,100
(rounded off)
35 39 4 Dr Sport Sedan - 6P $2,790 3,302 lbs
35 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,719 3,197 lbs
35 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $2,919 3,243 lbs
35 36 4 Dr Concours - 6P $3,056 3,687 lbs Note 3
Chevelle Malibu Series 36 - V-8
36 69 4 Dr Sedan - 6P $2,775 3,330 lbs 354,700
(rounded off)
36 39 4 Dr Sport Sedan - 6P $2,881 3,409 lbs
36 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $2,809 3,307 lbs
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $3,009 3,352 lbs
36 46 4 Dr Concours - 9P $3,323 3,836 lbs Note 3
36 36 4 Dr Concours - 6P $3,210 3,794 lbs
Malibu Concours Estate Series 38 - V-8
38 46 4 Dr Station Wagon - 9P $3,455 3,880 lbs Note 3
38 36 4 Dr Station Wagon - 6P $3,342 3,821 lbs
Chevelle SS 396 Series 36 - V8 + RPO Z25 Super Sport 396 Option Package
36 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $3,439 Not Available 49,826
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $3,639 Not Available
Chevelle Malibu SS 396 Series 36 - V-8 + RPO Z15 Super Sport 454 Option Package
36 37 2 Dr Sport Coupe - 6P $3,497 Not Available 3,773
36 67 2 Dr Convertible - 6P $3,697 Not Available

Notes:

  1. 442,046 Chevelles were produced
  2. 37,400 (rounded off) 6-Cyl and 402,900 (rounded off) V-8
  3. Wagons Six-Cyl = 5,600 (rounded off) and V-8 = 35,000 (rounded off)
  4. 7,511 Convertibles were built in 1970

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Chevelle (2 Dr) 112 in 197.2 in 76 in 59 in 59 in E78 x 14B
Chevelle (4 Dr) 116 in 201.2 in 76 in 59 in 59 in E78 x 14B
Chevelle Station Wagon 116 in 206 in 76 in 59 in 59 in 7.75 x 14
Chevelle SS 396 & 454 112 in 197.2 in 76 in 59 in 59 in F70 x 14

VIN Numbers

Serial Numbers were stamped on a plate on the left front door hinge pillar (center pillar on Corvair). The Fisher Body number plate on the right-hand side of the cowl gives additional information such as the body style number, the production sequence number, the trim (upholstery) number code and the paint number code. Also the serial number was on the top of the dash, left side, visible thru windshield.
First Symbol - Manufacturer
1 = Chevrolet
Second & Third Symbol - Series
01 = Corvair 500 six-cylinder 35 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours six-cylinder
05 = Corvair Monza six-cylinder 36 = Chevelle Malibu/Concours V-8
11 = Nova four-cylinder 38 = Chevelle Concours Estate V-8
13 = Nova six-cylinder 53 = Biscayne/Brookwood six-cylinder
14 = Nova V-8 54 = Biscayne/Brookwood V-8
23 = Camaro six-cylinder 55 = Bel Air/Townsman six cylinder
24 = Camaro V-8 56 = Bel Air/Townsman V-8
31 = Chevelle Nomad six-cylinder 63 = Impala six-cylinder
32 = Chevelle Nomad V-8 64 = Impala/Kingswood V-8
33 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe six-cylinder 66 = Caprice/Kingswood Estate V-8
34 = Chevelle/Greenbriar 300 Deluxe V-8 94 = Corvette
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = four-door nine-passenger station wagon
27 = two-door pillared sport coupe 46 = four-door three-seat station wagon
35 = four-door six-passenger station wagon 47 = Impala Custom or Caprice sport coupe
36 = four-door two-seat station wagon with dual -action tailgate 67 = two-door convertible
37 = two-door hardtop or sport coupe 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop or sport sedan 87 = Impala two-door sport coupe
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
0 = 1970
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (N) Norwood, Ohio
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (S) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Doraville, Wisconsin (T) Tarrytown, New York
(F) Flint, Michigan (U) Lordstown, Ohio
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (W) Willow Run, Michigan
(J) Janesville, Wisconsin (Y) Wilmington, Delaware
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (Z) Fremont, California
(L) Los Angeles, California (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Options & Accessories

Description Description
Four-Season Air Conditioning Ash Tray Light
Rear Window Air Deflector (station wagon) Courtesy Light
Air Injection Reactor Glove Box Light
Rear Antenna Luggage Light
Positraction Rear Axle Under Hood Light
Optional Rear Axle Ratio Luggage Rack (station wagon)
Heavy-Duty Battery Front & Rear Floor Mats
Center Rear Seat Belt Left Outside Remote Control Mirror
Front & Rear Custom Deluxe Seat Belts Side Window Moldings
Center Rear Custom Deluxe Seat Belt Rear Window Moldings
Custom Deluxe Shoulder Belts Two-Tone Paint
Front Disc Brakes Power Brakes
Sintered Metal Brake Linings 4-Way Power Front Seat
Front Bumper Guards Power Steering
Rear Bumper Guards Power Tailgate Window (station wagon)
Electric Clock Power Convertible Top
Heavy-Duty Clutch Power Windows
Rear Window Defroster Heavy-Duty Radiator
Door Edge Guards AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna
250-cid/155-hp 6-Cyl AM/FM Push Button Radio w/ Front Antenna & Rear Speaker
327-cid/325-hp V-8 Rear Seat Speaker
327-cid/275-hp V-8 Vinyl Roof Cover
396-cid/350-hp V-8 Thick Front Foam Seat Cushion
396-cid/375-hp V-8 Strato-Bucket Seats
Temperature Controlled Fan Super-Lift Rear Shock Absorbers
42-amp Delcotron Generator Speed & Cruise Control
61-amp Delcotron Generator Speed Warning Indicator
Tinted Windows (all glass) Deluxe Steering Wheel
Tinted Windshield Comfortilt Steering Wheel
Strato-Ease Headrests Sport Styled Steering Wheel
Heater & Defroster Deletion Stereo Tape System
Tri-Volume Horn Heavy-Duty Front & Rear Suspension
Special Instrumentation Tachometer
7.35 x 14 White Sidewall Tires 4-Speed Manual Transmission (close-ratio)
7.35 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires 4-Speed Manual Transmission (wide-ratio)
7.75 x 14 Black Sidewall Tires Turbo Hydra-Matic Transmission
7.75 x14 White Sidewall Tires Powerglide Transmission
F70 x 14 Red Stripe Tires Overdrive Transmission
F70 x 14 White Stripe Tires Vinyl Interior Trim
Deluxe Cloth Interior Trim Positive Crankcase Ventilation
Mag-Styled Wheel Covers Simulated Wire Wheel Covers
Appearance Group Auxiliary Lighting Group
Foundation Group Convenience Group

Engine Data

Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl-- Stamped on a pad behind the distributor on right side of block. 8-Cyl-- Stamped on the block in front of the right hand cylinder head.

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
CCK 6-250 155 235 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 1 BC
CCL 6-250 155 235 3-Speed Manual 1 BC
CCM 6-250 155 235 Powerglide 1 BC
CKO 8-396 # 375 415 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CKP (A.H.) 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CKQ 8-396 # 375 415 4-Speed Manual (Heavy-Duty Clutch) 4 BC
CKR 8-400 330 410 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CKS 8-400 330 410 4-Speed Manual (Heavy-Duty Clutch) 4 BC
CKT 8-396 # 375 415 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CKU 8-396 # 375 415 4-Speed Manual (Heavy-Duty Clutch) 4 BC
CNC 8-307 200 300 3-Speed Manual 2 BC
CND 8-307 200 300 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
CNE 8-307 200 300 Powerglide 2 BC
CNF 8-307 200 300 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 2 BC
CNI 8-350 250 245 3 & 4-Speed Manual 2 BC
CNJ 8-350 300 380 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CNK 8-350 300 380 Powerglide 4 BC
CNM 8-350 250 245 Powerglide 2 BC
CRE 8-350 300 380 Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 4 BC
CRN 8-454 * 360 500 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CRQ 8-454 * 360 500 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CRR (A.H.) 8-454 # 450 500 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CRS 8-454 # 450 500 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CRT 8-454 * 360 500 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CRV 8-454 # 450 500 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CTW 8-396 * 350 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CTX 8-396 * 350 415 4-Speed Manual 4 BC
CTY 8-396 # 375 415 Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 4 BC
CTZ 8-396 * 350 415 4-Speed Manual (Heavy-Duty Clutch) 4 BC

NOTES:

  • * = High Performance
  • # = Special High Performance
  • (A.H.) = Aluminum Heads

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Powerglide (Corvair) On top of the case in the rear at 11 o'clock.
Powerglide Passenger (exc. Corvair) Immediately behind right hand machining lug with the bottom of the sticker parallel to mold flash.
Powerglide All models stamped on the right side of transmission oil pan.
Turbo Hydra-Matic Right hand vertical surface of transmission case
3-Speed Corvair and fully synchronized Passenger (exc. Warner Gear) transmissions stamped on square boss on left side below and rear of cover
4-Speed Passenger models (exc. Corvair) stamped on right side of case ahead of the extension.
4-Speed (Corvair) Stamped on boss on lower left side of case just below side cover.
 
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
N Muncie 4-Speed
W Warner Gear 3 and 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
M Muncie 3-Speed, Overdrive*
C Cleveland Powerglide
T Toledo Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic 3-Speed, Automatic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
K McKinnon 3-Speed
E McKinnon Powerglide
O Saginaw Overdrive
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic 350
A Cleveland 2-Speed, Manual Powerglide
 

*Overdrive distinguished from 3-Speed by physical appearance only. The above transmissions (exc. Warner Gear) will carry a production code number such as: C1116N (C = Cleveland Powerglide, 11 = November, 16 = 16th, N = Night Shift). The Warner Gear transmissions will carry a production code number such as: WG1031 (W = Warner Gear 4-Spd., G = July, 10 = 10th, 7 = 1967, 1 = First Shift).

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: The axles for Chevrolet will be built by Chevrolet Buffalo, Chevrolet Gear and Axle, Buick, Oldsmobile, and McKinnon. Divisional Manufacturer code letters will be metal stamped on the axle tube adjacent to the carrier for identification. Metal stamp on left rear axle tube on the rear side, letters and numerals 3/16 in. high, 3 in. outboard of carrier.


Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio Inspection Cover
CCA CCE 3.08 10 Bolt
CCN, CGA, CRJ CCO, CGB, CRK 2.56 12 Bolt
CCP, CGC, CKD CCH, CGD, DKC 2.73 10 Bolt
CCW, CRU CCF, CRV 3.31 12 Bolt
CCX CCD 3.07 12 Bolt
CGG CGI 3.36 10 Bolt
CKJ CKF 3.55 12 Bolt
CKK, CRW   4.10 12 Bolt
Manufacturer Identity
B - Buick C - Chevrolet Buffalo
O - Oldsmobile K - GM of Canada, St. Catharines
P - Pontiac M - GM of Canada
G - Chevrolet Gear & Axle  

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

10 - Classic White
Lucite® Code - 5040L
Dulux® Code - 5040D

48 - Forest Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5116L
Dulux® Code - 5116D

14 - Cortez Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5032L
Dulux® Code - 5032D

50 - Gobi Beige
Lucite® Code - 5121L
Dulux® Code - 5121D

17 - Shadow Gray Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5113L
Dulux® Code - 5113D

53 - Camaro Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5073LH
Dulux® Code - 5073D

19 - Tuxedo Black
Lucite® Code - 99L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

55 - Champagne Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5120L
Dulux® Code - 5120D

25 - Astro Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5123L
Dulux® Code - 5123D

58 - Autumn Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5117L
Dulux® Code - 5117D

26 - Mulsanne Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5190L
Dulux® Code - 5190D

63 - Desert Sand Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5125L
Dulux® Code - 5125D

28 - Fathom Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5124L
Dulux® Code - 5124D

67 - Classic Copper Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5076LH
Dulux® Code - 5076DH

34 - Misty Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5119L
Dulux® Code - 5119D

75 - Cranberry Red
Lucite® Code - 5118LH
Dulux® Code - 5118DM
43 - Citrus Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5126L
Dulux® Code - 5126D
78 - Black Cherry Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5063LH
Dulux® Code - 5063DH
45 - Green Mist Metallic
Lucite® Code - 5122L
Dulux® Code - 5122D
 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination 51-50 on a Chevrolet would indicate the body finished in Dusk Blue and the roof area in Dover White.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9715L (semi-gloss)

Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9708LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9697LH (flat)

Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9707LH (semi-gloss)

Midnight Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9593LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9582LH (flat)

Dark Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9705LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9698LH (flat)

Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9719LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9700LH (flat)

Medium Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9716L (semi-gloss)

Medium Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9540L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9696L (flat)

Dark Sandlewood
Lucite® Code - 9727L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9704L (flat)

Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9711L (semi-gloss)

Medium Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9714L (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9712LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9701LH (flat)

Dark Saddle
Lucite® Code - 9726L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9703L (flat)

Medium Red
Lucite® Code - 9709LH (semi-gloss)

Dark Brown
Lucite® Code - 9713L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9702L (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9706LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9699LH (flat)

Lime Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9718LH (semi-gloss)

Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code -

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528 flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259


 

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