This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 is a true Super Sport, and it
has the buildsheet to prove it! Of course, you'll also love it for
its upgraded big block power, four-on-the-floor, and overall
attitude of this iconic muscle car hardtop.
The 1970 Chevelle just did it better than the rest. The long hood,
proper pillarless hardtop, and fastback profile instantly announced
a sports car had arrived. This one was restored later in life, but
it still keeps a stock style, right down to the factory correct
Cranberry Red paint. And the black SS stripes and black out panels
front & rear look quite nice against it all. Imposing chrome
bumpers, hood pins, and big dual exhaust tips are all part of what
make this a great muscle car. And yes, you have a true
cowl-induction hood. Plus, the classic-style Cragar SS wheels are
done in a larger 17-inch size as a subtle hint to the upgrades
under the hood.
The full black interior coordinates nicely with the exterior
accents, and it has all the right pieces you want in a driver's
coupe. That means bucket seats, a center console, the classic Chevy
sports steering wheel, and a round gauge package with large speedo
and tach. There are even upgraded AutoMeter readouts to keep you
fully informed. This has an AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for the
best in modern driving music, but really your favorite volume
control comes from rowing the Hurst shifter.
Under the hood is what we all love to see: serious big block power.
The 396 cubic-inch V8 looks great with the bold orange block and
plenty of polished components around it. It's a tidy setup with the
right surrounding components, like the Autorad aluminum radiator
with dual electric fans. But your favorite supporting piece will be
the gasket around the air grabber. It seals this to the cowl
induction hood so that the big block can get plenty of fresh air.
Beneath that is a 396 cubic-inch V8. It's a 1971-72 unit that has
been upgraded with a four-barrel carburetor, performance intake,
and Hooker long tube headers that add power while contributing to
the rumble of the dual exhaust. Best of all, you have complete
control over this big block and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to
the Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. This
feeds a 12-bolt rear end with correct SS boxed trailing arms and
sway bar. And while this Chevelle was made to eat the streets, it's
also easy to tame. That's thanks to good driving features like
power steering, power brakes with front disc brakes, and the grip
of modern tires.
The sale not only comes with the buildsheet that proves this is a
Super Sport, but also the owner's manual. This is the true SS
Chevelle with big power and control of a stick shift. That makes
for an irresistible deal you need to get your hands on right now.