There's no question that the biggest, baddest Chevy of the muscle car era was the 1970 Chevelle SS454. Recognizable even by novices, the 1970 Chevelle is truly an icon; a tough-as-nails embodiment of the muscle car era at it's best. With a killer red-on-black color combination, a thumping 454 V8 under the hood, and a couple of choice options, this is slick Chevelle is the one you want if turning heads and taking names is what you're after.
The builders of this muscle car started with a clean V8 Chevelle and went all-out to build one heck of an SS454. In a well-rebuilt project like this, it makes sense to start with good base stock, so the original Gobi Beige on Saddle car that was picked for this restoration was certainly a solid piece. It was straightened and smoothed where needed, a correct cowl hood with dual pins was installed, and then it was covered in a few coats of Cranberry Red and a pair of black SS stripes down its center. Everything was buried under the clear to make it ultra-smooth, then buffed to the kind of shine only fresh paints can provide, and although it wasn't a $20k paint award-winning paint job never meant to see the sun, it still looks great with only minor imperfections. It hasn't been driven a ton since it was completed, so it's still very clean, and it'll take a very keen eye to spot any faults. There are proper SS badges, a blacked-out SS grille, and even correct oval exhaust tips peeking out from under the rear bumper. All of the chrome and trim is in very good shape, highlighted by the bright bumpers fore and aft.
The factory-style black bucket seat interior also accurately duplicates the SS look. Correct seats, nice seat covers, proper black carpets, and even correct door panels make it look and feel just like 1970 inside. Options weren't as important in muscle cars back then as they are today, so the amenities are limited to power steering and brakes, a heater, a radio, and, of course, a center console with that awesome horseshoe shifter that manages the automatics transmission below. Round gauges are a part of the SS look, and they certainly look original to the car, and they're augmented with an aftermarket oil pressure gauge under the dash. There's an aftermarket AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit in the dash, although it's not currently working, which means the next buyer will have the perfect opportunity to upgrade the entertainment options inside the cabin. Out back the spacious trunk features a reproduction floor mat and full-sized spare with jack assembly, so you know they were checking the details during the build.
The engine is a 454 cubic inch big block V8 with a healthy lope, and it runs fires right up and runs beautifully today. Nicely detailed at the time of restoration, it shows practically zero signs of use, and is ready to be shown-off and bragged about at the local cruise night or car show. Performance upgrades include an upgraded intake, Holley 4-barrel carb, HEI ignition and long-tube headers to free up a few ponies. That potent big block is ably supported by a TH400 3-speed automatic turning a durable 12-bolt rear with reasonable inside, which means this 1970 can be driven at modern speeds without issue. Showing signs of clean living, the chassis is shockingly clean and solid, and the exhaust system features Flowmaster mufflers with turn-downs just under the rear bumper. It rides on a set of correct SS mag wheels wearing 215/70/14 BFGoodrich white-letter radials.
A very impressive muscle car that runs even better than it looks. Dialed-in and ready to go, this 1970 Chevelle a great way to enjoy some iconic big block muscle. Call today!