1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Coupe
The storied Chevelle is one of those timeless designs that looks
good no matter how it's built. Stock, modified, race, pro-touring,
whatever; the clean lines and balanced stance on these tough
classics create a confident swagger that's universally admired.
That means, if you're looking to ride in style, you really can't go
wrong with a Chevrolet A-Body. And when you factor in this ride's
big block drivetrain, tastefully restored interior and first rate,
all-American sheet metal, you get the picturesque profile of an
incredible muscle car!
For consignment, the Chevrolet Chevelle SS Coupe. This car is
designated an SS by the consigner and he states it is believed to
be a true SS. Our decoder states that the drivetrain stamping is
not believed to be original and warrants an inspection by a
For 1970, the face-lifted Chevelle moved an impressive 634K units.
Not only did that high-profile success earn GM big money, it also
solidified the nameplate as part of Chevy's oft romanticized
'golden era'. At the front of this coupe, a split grille hangs a
prominent "SS" emblem in the horizontal chromed mid grille bar.
Stainless-trimmed dual headlights are flanking on either side and
are within white panels. Below is a nice and shiny bumper. Opposite
that bumper, a domed Super Sport dual black racing wide striped
hood leads the eye to fresh glass that's seated in original
stainless frames. At the base of those frames, chrome door handles,
a chrome driver's mirror and white-tinged "SS396" badges complement
14-inch Magnum 500 wheels. And at the back of the car, a second
original shiny bumper, hangs a standard Super Sport inlay. All
bathed in white respray and wide black stripes racing up the middle
of the hood and trunk lid. Paint has areas of cracking and some
small areas of underlying rust. The black stripes also show some
sap fading damage peppering them.
Its correct combination of bench and bucket seats that are firm to
the touch, encased in black vinyl, original belts, and high backs.
On the headrest and seat of the driver's chair, a few slight cracks
are revealing the interior foam. In front of those seats, a
straight rally dash frames a trio of gauges inset into a black
textured dash front. Below that dash, newer black carpet floats an
original, center console that has a shifter that would make an
airline pilot proud, and this is inside a correct console. Floor
mats with white stitched SS 396 script badges are protecting the
carpeting. At the sides of that carpet, door panels center classy
stainless trim and requisite "SS" emblems on bright handles and
supple, comfortable armrests. In front of the driver the steering
wheel laps a black column. And behind the passengers, the car's
fully restored trunk is finished with a correct jack and full-size
spare tire all floating on a new vinyl trunk liner. Headliner is
nice and tight and is also black, and where the shoulder belts
Gaze into the satin black engine bay and you'll find a circa 1969
396ci or 1970 thru 1972 402ci V8 all bedecked in orange/red GM
paint. That block balances a polished and decaled open air cleaner
on a 4-bbl carburetor. This feeds Chevrolet heads that are topped
by chromed valve covers. A TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is
strapped to the rear of the mill, and it pushes power rearward to a
12-bolt 3.73 posi consignor stated rear axle (a CCF stamping codes
out as a 3.31 posi).
Some spotty surface rust is noted on the floor pans and bottom of
the trunk deck. Invasive rust is delaminating the interior metal of
the rockers. Independent coil springs upfront and 4 link with coil
springs are on for the suspension, and power disc brakes for the
front, and power drums for the rear. Dual exhaust with some heavier
surface rust and Turbo mufflers are on and making their way
Our muscle car aficionado snapped up this test drive, and when he
returned he reported nice acceleration, smooth shifting, good
cornering and all the essentials were working swimmingly. Overall,
it was a very happy motoring. We noticed that the rear defog has
been removed but it does come with this car, as does new door
cards, new hood insulation and the original AM/FM/8 track radio,
and original water pump are coming along for the ride to your
1970's muscle alway brings smiles to faces, and this one with a few
frowns still has everyone looking at it smiling. A fresh oil
change, and some work over the years the consignor has owned it,
along with a paper trail of receipts etc, show history of this car.
Eat 'em up!
37-2 Door Sport Coupe
K-Kansas City, MO Assy Plant
186980-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 13637-1970 Malibu Sport Coupe
BDY KAN890025-Kansas City Body #
TR 756-Black Coated Fabric Buckets
PNT 28-Fathom Blue
04B-2nd Week April Build
01272-Data Processing #
L-Malibu Sport Coupe
W-Possibly Hood & Deck Stripe Code
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.