Chevelle SS 454
454 CI, 4-SPEED, RARE PARCHMENT INTERIOR, 3:73 POSI, PS, PB, A/C, COWL INDUCTION
Admit it, you've been looking enviously at cars just like this at all the cruise nights this summer, haven't you? Somehow big block Chevelles speak to almost everyone, with their ideal combination of brute power, comfort, and stylish good looks. This cool 1970 SS454 tribute is exactly the kind of car that populates those local shows and that you hear hammering down the road late at night. Isn't it time you started joining in on the fun?
Everybody loves Cranberry Red on these cars, and it looks like I'm not alone. Especially when paired with the black SS stripes, it gives the brutal big block Chevelle a high-performance look, but you had better forget about keeping a low profile when you're out on the road. The paint on this one is quite good, with great panel alignment, excellent gaps, and attention to detail that says it was more than just a quickie job. The black SS stripes are mandatory on a car like this, and they've been blended in under the clear for a seamless look that will last forever. A cowl induction hood with hood pins gives it that aggressive look that you've always admired, while a correct SS grille, reproduction badges, and a proper insert on the rear bumper ensure it won't be mistaken for anything else.
The gorgeous parchment bucket seat interior has been recently refreshed, including new seat covers and carpets, which make it an inviting, comfortable place to do the serious business of driving. Black carpets and dash help keep it masculine and functional, but there's just something special about the iridescent glow of the parchment upholstery. There's no center console, just a Hurst cue ball shifter sticking out of the transmission tunnel shouting high performance in every way. The gauges appear to be original, which strongly suggests that this is a real SS, and it carries an optional tachometer to the right of the speedometer and auxiliary gauges under the dash. There's also a new digital AM/FM stereo radio in the dash and a fresh mat and spare tire cover in the trunk.
The engine is a built 454 cubic inch big block doing its best impersonation of an LS6. Sure, with A/C and power steering you know it's not a real one, but it isn't priced like one, either. It does, however, offer aluminum heads, an Edelbrock intake, and a Holley carb, as well as the requisite HEI ignition system. The cowl induction air cleaner is correct, and there are quite a few new items under the hood, including the chrome alternator, power brake booster, and master cylinder. Long-tube headers add a few extra ponies and definitely bolster the big block's robust torque curve, and this is one great-running car. Twist the key and it settles almost instantly into an easy idle, and throttle response is right now quick. The chassis is extremely clean with a fresh exhaust system, proper markings on the suspension, and 3.73 gears on a Posi out back. 15-inch SS wheels wear a set of 235/60/15 BFGoodrich radials that are just the right size.
If you're tired of going to the ball park without a glove, here's your chance to get into the game in a big way. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- AM/FM Radio
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