Absolutely a real SS 396, born with a 4-speed, cowl induction,
bucket seats and gauges. Built in Canada, they saved their records.
We have a notarized letter from GM of Canada verifying this car's
authenticity. It was born like you see it. It also has the
protect-o-plate which verifies it's originality too. #s matching
motor. It's been body off frame restored.
EXTERIOR: The body is actually very clean and straight looking.
There is only 1 small bubble, it's on the bottom of the passenger
door. The driver's 1/4 panel is original, the passenger's was
replaced at factory seams. It has a factory cowl induction hood
with flapper door and hood pins. It was repainted it's original
Autumn Gold color. The clear coat has a very smooth, glossy finish.
The stripes are painted on correctly and are smooth to the touch.
In front the bumper, emblems, grill, headlight bezels, lenses have
all been replaced. It has 4 of the correct T-3 headlights. The
stainless moldings around the windows, wheel wells and rain gutters
were replaced. New emblems, door handles and mirror. The back
bumper is straight and shiny but a little bit worn. Windshield is
new. Door jambs are painted nice, bottom edge of the doors are
clean. The window seals, weather strips are replaced. New sill
plates. The SS wheels look new. BFG tires look new.
INTERIOR: Inside the car looks very good. It has the factory gauges
and tachometer. The whole dash area is in very good shape, noting
is cut or broken. The steering wheel is new. The bucket seats have
recushioned and upholstered. Rear seat has new upholstery. The
factory center console is real nice with a new Hurst shifter. The
carpet and sill plates were replaced. Door panels are in very nice
shape. The headliner was replaced. Interior lights work.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT: It has it's original vin number matching
396-350 horsepower motor. The casting codes and dates check out.
The codes on the engine match the protect-o-plate. It is upgraded
to 375 hp with a little hotter cam, Edelbrock aluminum high rise
with a dual feed FST carburetor, a set of headers and HEI Ignition.
On top it has the cowl induction air cleaner assembly. It has power
steering and power brakes. New cadmium plated booster, new master.
The squirters are hooked up. It has GM radiator hoses, new shroud
and clutch fan. I noticed it has 60 pounds oil pressure at an
TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Rock solid trunk floor. Under the trunk lid and
the jamb are painted smooth and glossy. New weatherstrip, stickers
and seat insullation.
UNDERSIDE: The body was off the frame for restoration. It has new
body bushings. It's clean uncut metal that's been prepped and
painted semi gloss black. The front end looks like it's been
completely apart and rebuilt. The bushings, steering components,
shocks have all been replaced. This car came with the F-41
suspension which means it has front and rear sway bars and boxed
control arms. The fuel system looks new including the tank, straps
and sending unit. Custom dual exhaust with an X pipe and Flowmaster
mufflers. Disc brakes in front and it all looks new. It has
stainless braided hoses, new brake lines, the e-brake assembly is
hooked up. Looking up at the motor it's fresh Chevy orange, the
correct starter looks fresh. Correct Muncie 4-speed trans looks
fresh. It has a 12 bolt rear end.
Not a $100,000 restoration but a very nice car. What you will have
is one of a few 1970 Super Sports with undeniable documentation
saying it is real!
I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for
virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant
amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my
professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure
your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do
a walk around video that explains the car's condition in
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