Chevelle SS 454
NUMBERS MATCHING LS5 454 V8, AUTO, NUT-AND-BOLT RESTO, FACTORY A/C, PS, PB, PW!
This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 is the muscle car that does it all. Pedigree? It's a real-deal SS with its numbers-matching LS5. Options? Loaded, including A/C and power windows. Restoration? Expertly done to a very high standard. You want the ultimate A-body? I think we just found it.
Code 75 Cranberry Red is this car's original color, and if you were ordering the ultimate Chevelle in 1970, well, wouldn't that have been your choice? The car was beautifully restored not too long ago and we believe that the 2700 miles shown on the odometer are since the restoration was completed. Paint and bodywork are excellent, with a deep shine to the two-stage urethane paint and great fit to all the panels. Proper black SS stripes were added, since no Chevelle should go without, and there's a functional cowl-induction hood with locking pins for the performance look. The black vinyl top is a nice addition, working well with the black stripes to give the car a grown-up look, and it, too, is brand new. Shiny chrome bumpers, a lot of freshly polished stainless trim, and correct badges throughout make this Chevelle look right from any angle.
Interestingly, this one originally came with a Saddle Tan interior, although during the restoration it was completely switched to basic black, which is always a great choice in a red Chevelle. As a color change, you know that everything inside is brand new, including the seat covers, carpets, headliner, and dash pad, and it all has a very crisp look. The console and gauge bezels might be original, so they show a little age, but things like the steering wheel and horseshoe shifter are in great shape. The gauges are bright and crisp, including the factory tachometer, and you'll note that this car includes such luxurious options as factory A/C, power windows and locks, and a tilt steering column. The floor mats are so new that they're still wrapped in plastic and the A/C is now powered by environmentally-friendly R134a refrigerant that makes it easy to service in the future. The trunk is detailed with the right spatter finish paint, along with what might be the original mat and a vintage bias-ply Goodyear spare tire with jack.
Pop that cowl-induction hood and you'll find the original, numbers-matching LS5 454 cubic inch V8. With a hydraulic cam, the LS5 was a bit more street-friendly than the mighty LS6, but the torque curve was nice and fat and you could get goodies like A/C and power steering, making it a lot easier to drive every day. It's fully rebuilt to stock specs and runs beautifully, inhaling through a factory Rochester 4-barrel carburetor and exhaling through cast iron exhaust manifolds. Chrome valve covers were standard equipment on the performance-oriented big blocks and the stain black inner fenders make the Chevy Orange block really pop. The TH400 3-speed automatic was built for big block applications just like this and the 12-bolt rear end just shrugs off the torque. The chassis is neatly detailed with satin black floors, a stock-style dual exhaust system, and a new gas tank hanging out back, and it doesn't appear to have ever been rusty or wrecked. Correct SS wheels look great and are wrapped with 215/70/14 BFGoodrich T/A radials at all four corners.
This is how you want to buy a Chevelle. It's beautifully done, yes, but it's also just right for driving to the local cruise night. And once you're there, everyone will admire the matching-numbers pedigree and long list of options. This is a great one. Call today!
- Numbers Matching
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Transmission Spec
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