The 1970 Chevelle was one of the most iconic vehicles from the muscle car era. These full-size cruisers offered big power and plenty of room for those looking to cruise the mean streets. Since the release of the 1970 Chevelle, they’ve remained in favor with the muscle car enthusiast and today represent a very collectible and drivable classic.
Finished in yellow over black, this completely restored Chevelle is a powerful cruiser and comes with restoration receipts and all the fun you need for the upcoming season.
Originally a California car, the restoration included a bare metal refinish in bright yellow over a black interior. The two-stage paint job has been color sanded and buffed out to a glossy sheen, and all of the stainless and chrome have been either restored or replaced.
Power comes via a blueprinted 454 running an Edelbrock carb and intake. Exhaust flows through a set of coated long tube headers and thunders out the rear with a classic Flow Master sound. On the front of the engine sits a Vintage Air billet front runner which supports the alternator, AC compressor, water pump and power steering units. Big blocks produce big heat and this one stays nice and cool with a large aluminum radiator. The classic 4-speed transmission is brought into the 21st century with a Gear Vendors overdrive set up. This configuration keeps the classic 4 speed feel in place while allowing for low highway cruising RPMs.
The suspension on the car has been rebuilt from front to rear, and bringing the Chevelle to a quick stop is a power front disc, rear drum set up. The undercarriage has been refinished in satin black and is clean as a whistle from front to rear.
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.