**THIS VEHICLE WILL BE SELLING WITH NO RESERVE AT THE UPCOMING BARRETT JACKSON AUCTION BEING HELD IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ JANUARY 21-29, 2023. IT IS SELLING ON SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH. THE LOT NUMBER IS #1370. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING PLEASE REGISTER TO BID DIRECTLY WITH BARRETT JACKSON. IT’S A QUICK AND SIMPLE PROCESS. PLEASE CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU**
Barrett Jackson Description
One of only 4,475 LS6’s built in 1970. This captivating 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is the ultimate LS6 with its documentation, color combination, bucket seats, center console, original matching numbers 454/450HP engine and original matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission. It has been inspected as authentic by Chevelle experts Jerry MacNeish of Camaro Hi-Performance and Rick Nelson of Musclecar Restoration and Design. The 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 model was the highest powered Chevelle manufactured in the models lifetime and was the only production GM car to have a higher horsepower rating than the Corvette. As the NCRS Shipping Data Report, partial build sheet and trim tag indicate this car was built in Baltimore, MD with a GM official production date of July 7th, 1970. It was customer ordered with a Cranberry Red with black stripes exterior, black bucket seats interior and the following options (A01) – tinted glass, (A51) – strato-bucket seats. (AK1) – deluxe seat belts and front seat shoulder harness, (D55)- front compartment console, (D88)- sport stripes, (F41) – special performance front and rear suspension, (G80)- positraction rear axle, (J50)- power brakes, (JL2)- front disc brakes, (LS6) – 450HP Turbo-Jet 454 engine, (M22)- heavy duty 4-speed close-ratio transmission, (PL4) – F70-14 white letter tires, (T60)- heavy duty battery, (U14)- special instrumentation, (U35) – electric clock, (U69) – push-button control AM/FM radio and (U76)- windshield antenna. The NCRS Shipping Data Report and partial build sheet are included. It was sold new by Ken Dixon Chevrolet located in Waldorf, MD. At some point the car made its way to Kentucky. It used as a bootlegger car hauling moonshine and whiskey which continued into the 1970’s in parts of the South. The car was kept in a garage for many years and only a few people knew about it which included a gentleman named Tom Young of Indiana. Tom was a classic car collector and purchased the car in the early 2000’s. Photos of the car in the garage at time of purchase are included. Tom collaborated with long-term friend and automotive restorer Lester Schinnerer of Decatur, IN to perform a complete frame off restoration. The car was correctly restored to show quality standards. Photos of the restoration are included. The restoration was completed in 2008 and was proudly displayed in Tom’s classic car collection. Unfortunately, Tom passed in 2020 and his wife sold this car in 2022. This car was one of Tom’s prized possessions and has never been exposed until now.
Some people refer to it as “The Holy Grail”. It was re-finished in its original Cranberry Red with black stripes and the paintwork is beautiful. It was outfitted with all new PPG tinted glass that was stamped with 1970 dates. The car sits on AO coded 14x7 wheels that are wrapped with Goodyear Polyglas F70-14 tires. The interior was re-finished in its original color of black which looks awesome. The special instrumentation gauges, center console and bucket seats check all the boxes. The trunk compartment houses the original style trunk mat and matching spare. The car is powered by the original matching numbers “LS6” 454 V8 that was factory rated with 450HP and 500lbs of torque. The engine was completely rebuilt and runs excellent. It’s equipped with many correct and date coded parts such as the carburetor, voltage regulator, starter, plug wires, water pump and radiator. The engine breathes through a correct replacement dual exhaust system. The engine is coupled to the original matching numbers M22 4-speed manual transmission. The power is transferred to the 12-Bolt rear end with 3.31 gears. The undercarriage was restored to new condition and is mirror quality. Finding a 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 in this color combination with these options and the original drivetrain is not an easy task. This car was recently serviced and detailed which is documented with an invoice that is included.