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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS5 SS Convertible

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
  • LS5 454 engine with upgraded five-speed manual transmission
  • Beautiful fit and finish with excellent chrome and trim
  • Wilwood power disc brakes, power steering, and air-conditioning
  • Correct red Strato bucket seat interior in excellent condition

VIN: 136670B178652

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Introduced on September 26th, 1963, the Chevelle would stay in production until 1977. It thrived in the muscle car era, and Chevelles were offered in nearly every body style - everything from a two-door coupe to a four-door wagon. The first SS model made its debut in 1966, and in 1970, General Motors rescinded its edict that limited mid-sized cars to 400 cubic inches, and the Chevelle ran right to the top of the list. As with all 1970 Chevelles, the LS5's exterior was refreshed, with the angles of the '68 and '69 models squared-off. A completely restyled front fascia was highlighted by body-colored headlight surrounds and twin thin horizontal grilles bisected by a body-color bar. At the rear, the chrome bumper now incorporated rectangular taillights and an insert bestowed with the SS logo. A very popular exterior option was the ZL2 cowl-induction hood which featured a solenoid-operated air intake flap at the rear of the hood that sucked in air to feed that thirsty Holley. The 1970 Chevelle SS 454s are the big dogs of Chevrolet's popular intermediate muscle cars in terms of value and performance, and the SS convertible, with a 454, is the rarest and subsequently regarded as the most valuable of the pack.

This lovely SS Convertible has been meticulously restored from top to bottom, with a couple key upgrades for performance, while maintaining a largely period-correct factory look. Stunning body lines and impressive panel fit are obvious, with the fine tuxedo black paint highlighted by red SS stripes on the cowl-induction hood. The chrome and trim are excellent throughout, with clean trunk space and perfect glass in the entire car. The correct power soft top is taut and looks like new, so if you are lucky enough to win this car, be prepared for constant attention and adulation. This example rides on American Racing chrome wheels and modern radial tires, with a perfect stance. The LS5 454 is clean, accurate, and very impressive, with factory markings in place. You will see a couple of upgrades - the Wilwood brakes and a modern five-speed manual transmission. The factory 12-bolt Positraction rear axle with 4:10 gears transfers power to the asphalt. This Chevelle fires up instantly, roars to life and all systems operate as they should. Inside, the new spotless red interior matches the paint graphics perfectly, with correct vinyl seat upholstery on the Strato bucket seats, excellent carpets, floor mats, and spotless door panels. The factory correct dash is new, with power steering and air-conditioning, AM/FM radio, tilt steering wheel, and full Chevelle gauge package.

Soon, government regulations and unleaded gas would force every muscle car to tone down their high-performance engines, simply making these 1970 LS5 454-cubic-inch, 360-horsepower Chevelle SS convertibles even more rare and subsequently highly desirable. Considered the pinnacle year of the Chevelle as a muscle car, it's the place where - in 1970 only - immaculate styling met immaculate performance. There is nothing left to do but enjoy the ride, enter some classic car events, and enjoy owning one of the coolest SS convertibles available today.

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