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Take a good look at this 1970 Chevelle SS, because they don't get
much nicer. Better yet, it's got a stout 468 inch big block under
the hood, and thanks to a long list of upgrades, it's one of the
finest heavy-hitters we've featured in a long, long time.
Orange has never looked as good as it does on this car, and while at first glance it might look like Hugger Orange, it's actually got a lot of metallic in it, so it positively glows in the sunlight. The contrast of the bright color with brutal SS stripes on what is arguably the pinnacle of muscle car evolution makes for one heck of an appealing package. The bodywork was done a few years ago, yet thanks to expert care ever since, it still looks amazing. It was stripped to a bare shell and refinished from there using two-stage urethane, so the shine is unbelievably deep and clear and the carbon-look SS stripes make it truly stand out. All the stainless trim was removed and professionally polished, the bumpers were re-chromed, and the weather-stripping and body mounts were replaced, making this car feel like new as it hammers down the highway. No big mods beyond the cool button-style hood pins and a few shaved emblems, but wow, when your car looks like this, you don't need to get too radical to get noticed.
The interior was completely removed for the build and fresh high-tech buckets were installed, complete with black leather and suede inserts. New carpets and tons of sound-deadening material keep it especially hushed inside, and aside from the custom EFI badges on the dash, it looks quite OEM with a factory tach and auxiliary dials. The center console has a vintage-looking Hurst shifter but it now manages a 5-speed gearbox and the 3-spoke steering wheel looks like it was just installed yesterday. Vintage Air A/C blows ice cold and uses factory-style controls to stay out of sight, and yes, that's the original AM radio in the dash, which could easily be upgraded if you so choose. And you get an OEM-style trunk that's finished with correct spatter paint and a reproduction mat.
The engine is a thumping 468 cubic inch big block, which is essentially a punched-out 454. During the build it was heavily fortified with aluminum heads, a custom cam, and cool induction system that neatly tucks under the cowl induction hood. It wears Chevy Orange paint, but you can tell at a glance it isn't stock anymore, especially with those beautiful valve covers and all the braided stainless lines throughout the engine bay. There's a giant radiator up front and a serpentine belt drive system for the accessories, and you'd better believe this thing likes to rip through the gears. It's tied to a Tremec 5-speed manual gearbox feeding a 10-bolt rear end that doesn't seem to mind the abuse. Ceramic-coated headers, Flowmasters, electric cut-outs and turn-downs sound spectacular and the suspension is totally custom, with tubular A-arms up front and a trick control arm setup in back. There are also disc brakes at all four corners with vented and cross-drilled rotors, and they live behind gorgeous 18-inch American Racing wheels and staggered 245/40/18 front and 295/35/18 rear Nitto performance radials.
If you like your cars fast, polished, and ready-to-rock, few can do it better than this nasty orange Chevelle. Call today!