1970 Chevy Malibu/Chevelle "SS Tribute" Resto-Mod LS1 4L60E AOD
Carrying rock solid California history, this exceptionally well built & tastefully modernized Chevelle SS Tribute has received an extensive professional quality body-off frame rotisserie restoration. Feature highlights include a Performance built LS1 Fuel Injected V8 400+HP, 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission, Global West tubular suspension, 4-wheel Disc brakes, Vintage air-conditioning, amazing Atomic Orange paint and a host of creature comforts. Yes, there is more to this story, please review the 2nd owners journey and full equipment list below. Drive this one! Will you be the next caretaker?
This Chevelles History by The 2nd Owner
"Every car today on the street has its own history, but not necessarily wrapped around the desire preserve love. The 1970 Chevelle, to which I am proud to be the second owner, is a byproduct of such love. The first owners Bill and Dorothy, lived across the street from me and have for the last 31 years. Bill is no longer with us as he died of a heart attack a few years ago. But his wife. Dorothy, now 91 is as spirited as ever. After Bill died, my wife and I started to care for Dorothy, doing errands and small jobs around the house that required a lot of patience with her as well as being a handyman.
One day, while cleaning out her garage and changing the oil in her daily driver, I noticed what appeared to be a mound of boxes, clothes, and just plain junk as we age. When I asked about it, Dorothy shared that Bill had bought her that new in 1970 for their 15 year wedding anniversary. I asked, "what kind?". When she shared it was a Chevelle, my heart skipped a beat. For a car guy, a 70 Chevelle is one of the most desired muscle cars. As I was recovering, now realizing that I have a true "barn find" diamond before me, she shared that it had less than 22,000 original miles on her with all original paperwork and manual, the back seat had never been sat in, (they had no kids), and had been parked in their garage for over 20 years. I asked her if she would ever consider selling it and she replied, "no there were too many good memories with that." I completely understand and respected her for that, but then shared that if she ever changed her mind, I would love to purchase it and restore it to its former glory. After cleaning off the dust, I realized it was essentially new, no scratches, dents, and even the tires still held air!
Several months later, while cleaning Dorothy's yard, she ask me if I would still like the Chevelle? I sensed it was in gratitude for my wife and I caring for her. I immediately said, "yes" and we closed the deal. Thus beginning the saga of a complete rotisserie restoration of Bill and Dorothy's love machine.
Being retired in Southern California, the "Muscle Car Mecca" for the world, I searched and combed the area for the best rebuild shop. All referrals pointed to Barry White, a cohort of Chip Foose and protege of Boyd Coddington (all three with their own Discovery TV series (called, Velocity). Barry White of Barry's Speed Shop took on the project after noting that it was the cleanest, most rust free 1970 car he had ever seen.
A year and a half later, after a nut and bolt rotisserie restoration upgrade and new everything. a 1970 Chevelle SS re-creation Pro-Touring Classic from his shop and milestones itself in pristine showroom condition today with only 4,352 miles since rebuild. It hosts a Global West suspension and a new dyno-tuned and performance enhanced fuel injected LS-1 motor with 4L60E four speed automatic delivering over 400+ HP to the rear wheels. It includes all new and state of the art wiring, plumbing, electronic instrumentation, 4 wheel disc brakes, wheels, tires, chrome, new interior, power steering, retro radio with modern AM/FM/CD/MP3, and Vintage ice cold air conditioning. The color is rich show quality tone called "Atomic Orange Metallic" with black racing stripes and a black interior. This is real head turner for sure...
Incidentally, my first "hot date" with this car was upon delivery with Dorothy. Her smile and tear stained eyes said it all. Bill's love was preserved.
Sincerely, Ted L. - Second owner of this magnificent 1970 Chevelle."
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Exterior: Professional quality body-off frame resto-mod restoration/modernization by Barry White's Speed Shop, Atomic Orange w/Black Stripes (base/clear-original rust free 20k mile California body stripped to bare metal), Black vinyl top, Malibu body-line trim, SS adds include rear SS insert bumper, cowl hood, pins & grill etc, LS1 fender badge, chrome SS Rally wheels & BF Goodrich RWL tires.
Power-Train: Performance built LS1 Fuel Injected V8 400+HP, custom matte black air box, air intake & valve covers, Serpentine fan belt drive, aluminum radiator, billet recovery tank, temp controlled cooling fan, Optima gel battery, custom cross-over dual exhaust w/DynoMax mufflers, 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission, 10-bolt axle housing. (Note: 5,400 miles since complete restoration)
Interior: Restored/updated Black interior & trim, performance Pro-Car bucket seats w/headrests & retractable safety belts, electronic Digital-Analog instrumentation, Vintage air-conditioning, tilt column & 3-spoke SS trim steering wheel, carpet SS embroidered floor mats, trimmed trunk, matching spare.
Chassis Related: Upgraded factory chassis, Power 4-Wheel Disc brakes, Power Steering, Global West front tubular upper/lower control arms, rear trailing arms & F/R stabilizer bars, QA1 adjustable shocks.
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