Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle is one of those classic cars with universal appeal. Whether you're a serious collector, a weekend cruiser, or just a fan of vintage metal, the '70 Chevelle is a must-have and widely recognized as THE quintessential American muscle car. Paint it gloss blue with white SS stripes, stuff a muscle-bound small block under the hood, and give it a couple choice options and you have one heck of a Saturday night special.
High-visibility cars like this demand high-quality workmanship. Rolling around in a Chevelle always sends a strong message that the owner knows his business, and the Fathom Blue and white SS stripes on this beauty, coupled with the added sophistication of the white vinyl top, adds a little maturity to this car's famed aggression. And you better believe it needs to look good to be worthy of its pedigree. Sure, we've all seen vintage muscle cars at the local shows with wavy bodywork and dusty paint, but when you set out to build an icon, you do it right. As a result, this one has bodywork that reflects cleanly, which is only the result of hours of time and big piles of cash being spent at the body shop. Gaps are quite good, the functional cowl induction hood fits well and includes the factory hood-pin option, and nobody's going to know what's living under the hood just by looking at it. The stripes are painted on, not decals, and all the correct badging and emblems is right where it's supposed to be. Sure, it's not perfect, but the car presents very well and will still be the attention-grabber at your local cruise-in. That's what owning a '70 Chevelle gets you. Shiny chrome bumpers have held up pretty well and sparkle against the dark paint, along with bright stainless trim around the windows and wheel arches. The SS grille up front is truly an icon, and the dual chrome tips from the exhaust look awesome poking out from underneath the rear bumper.
You know this is an original and authentic car when you still see bench seats inside. Sure, most people seem to prefer buckets (although count me in the minority because I like keeping my arm on the back of the seat and my wife scooched close when I'm cruising), but the replacement Medium Blue seat covers and other soft parts are in great shape, making this a good choice for your next road trip, because it's easy to stretch out and get comfortable inside. An SS instrument panel features a factory tach and auxiliary gauges and the aftermarket steering wheel looks like it belongs and is mounted on a tilt column. Thanks to the 350s more street-friendly nature, factory A/C, power brakes and power steering are part of this car's options list, along with an AM radio that shockingly still works. Open the spacious trunk and you'll find what appears to be the original mat, complete with an outline of where the stock spare tire used to be, although you'll need to find a replacement because someone absconded with it long ago.
The original, numbers matching 350 cubic inch L48 V8 motor nestles right into the Chevelle's engine bay where it's always been, factory rated at 300HP that moves it like a welterweight prizefighter on the street. The block is nicely dressed in Chevy Orange, with paint-matched valve covers and a factory intake, a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor under the original and a snorkeled open-element air cleaner. A newer alternator provides plenty of juice, and stock exhaust manifolds feed a dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers that exhales through oval tips under the rear valence. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission snaps off shifts like a drill sergeant snaps off salutes and feeds a heavy-duty 12-bolt rear end that's joined by tough shocks and a big rear sway bar. Power steering and power front disc brakes make it effortless to handle and take a good look at how original and solid those factory floors are; nice, right? Correct F70-14 Firestone Wide Oval, bias-ply tires are wrapped around SS mags and complete the rolling stock.
Fast, handsome, and numbers matching, this 1970 Chevelle is the kind of car we all hope to own someday and the price sure is right. Call now!
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