It's not just the distinctive paint, pristine interior, and
performance-built big block V8 under the hood that makes this 1970
Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 so desirable. What truly sets this one
apart is the fact that after everyone is finished looking at the
stunning details, you can amaze them again with the factory
buildsheet that proves you have a real-deal Super Sport.
The Chevelle line had a nice Forest Green in its palette for 1970, and you would almost swear that this was one of them. Except when you see the sun hit this coupe, you instantly recognize that it has a deeper luster than anything that come out of the earthtone '70s. That's because there has been a solid investment modern paint practices and the metallic elements gives this a true standout presence. This added shine really highlights the straight bodywork with sharp creases and uniform gaps. Since this is a true Super Sport, you'll be happy to see plenty of time invested in getting all the SS details right. This includes the super scoop cowl hood, badging, and special attention paid to getting those iconic dual white stripes painted on straight and correct. And more than just an icon of aggression, these Chevelles were a design icon with a premium touch. That feeling is amplified on this example with the mirror-like chrome bumpers and green vinyl roof.
It's not just the exterior that's a standout. In a sea of black interiors, this coupe's white with green is an instant attention-getter. The door panels, headliner, and carpeting have the unmistakable feeling of an investment in quality. Plus, we all love bucket seats and a center console in vintage muscle machine. All the right factory pieces are still in place, like the dual spoke steering wheel that gives you a great view of the gauges. There are even provisions for upgrades like a newer AM/FM stereo and air conditioning. But we know your favorite part of this interior is that Hurst cue ball shifter boldly protruding from the center console.
All the horsepower you'll be enjoying is compliments of a thundering 396 cubic-inch big block V8. This is believed to be the original motor, and the block is confirmed as period-correct, so you're looking at one of the 402ci motors that GM fudged back down a little to keep the legendary 396 moniker. It looks fantastic with the correct Chevy orange radiating out of the black engine bay, and has been dyno'd to produce 387 HP. Plus, the chrome air grabber with callouts always makes it nice to pop the hood at car shows. The big V8 inhales deeply through the Holley four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with the great big block authority out of long tube headers that feed the Flowmaster dual exhaust. Best of all, you get complete control of the powerhouse thanks to the four-speed manual transmission. No matter if you use this SS as a midnight terror or a Sunday cruiser, you'll appreciate nice driving features such as the power steering, front disc brakes, and BF Goodrich tires on the iconic SS Mag wheels.
Complete with a dyno sheet, title docs, and the all-important factory buildsheet, you're looking at an impressive icon. It's distinctive, elegant, and immensely powerful. So if you're a Chevelle lover, or just appreciate true muscle car royalty, this is an opportunity you don't want to slip by. Call now!!
Registry-keeper Jeff Helms confirms the car’s validity and has it undergoing restoration
This is the third car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
You’d be hard pressed to find a cleaner Chevelle than this one, even at SEMA
This is the 26th in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
This is the first car in a 10-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Northeast auction
The price tag of a completely restored 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 hardtop can range from $120,000 to $166,000, but Dream Giveaway may let one go for $3.
This is the 30th vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
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In the early 1970s, when I was 5 years old, my grandmother bought a ’71 Chevrolet Chevelle.