NUMBERS MATCHING L78 396/375HP, 4-SPEED, TONS OF DOCS, GREAT PAINT, EXCELLENT!
Red on black SS stripes, red interior, numbers-matching L78 396 big block under the hood... do you really need to read any further? Some combinations are so iconic that you can picture them in your sleep, and this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is the muscle car of your dreams.
This coupe was resprayed from its original Cortez Silver into the desirable factory shade of Cranberry Red, and the paint was so well done that Chevelle World magazine was happy to feature this car. The legendary shape of the 1970 Chevelle looks like it was tailor-made for the black SS stripe package. It has an aggressive look that the pristine chrome accents can't even outshine. The cowl induction hood is a must-have on a Chevelle, and this one looks great with hood pins at the corners. The blacked out grille and SS badge up front are pure intimidation in any other car's rear view mirror. The final piece to this mega muscle package is the set of correct sport wheels with SS badging and period-correct Goodyear Polyglas reproduction tires.
Step inside, and the festival of red continues. The original 787-code vinyl has been expertly maintained and restored in this Chevelle's 45 years. This six-passenger rapid express has all of great Malibu textures, plus the correct SS badging on the door and steering wheel. You can use the reproduction window sticker to check off all the original features are still in place - from the AM radio to the manual transmission. You should especially like the optional U14 instrumental package that not only added an integrated tachometer next to the speedo, but it also replaced the idiot lights for real gauges to monitor the vitals of the monster motor.
Yes, that is the original numbers-matching big-block V8 you see in the pictures. While the car was called the 396 SS, the motor actually displaced 402 cubic-inches. If that wasn't enough, this coupe was optioned with the rare and desirable L78 option package. This V8 was advertised at a dominating 375 hp, and every bit of is makes one heck of a rumble from the dual exhaust. Whoever ordered this Super Sport really knew what they were doing, because they mated the motor to Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. All of this power hits the streets via 12-bolt Positraction rear end running a 4.10 ratio to be quick off the line. But there's more to this Chevelle than just pure street-eating power. It's a manual steering car with power brakes and discs up front. That means this super Chevy can cruise all night before you head to the dragstrip.
There has been a lot of care that went into keeping this desirably-optioned 396 SS looking factory fresh. We could show you the included maintenance records, owner's manual, restoration receipts, and two factory buildsheets, but you just need to stick your head underneath and see the immaculate undercarriage to understand the superior level of care. This Chevelle SS is a show-stopper and a show-winner.
- Numbers Matching
- Bias Ply Tires
- Vinyl Interior
- Build Receipts
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Reproduction Window Sticker
- Maintenance Records
- Owner's Manual
- Factory Buildsheet
- Engine Type
- Body Style
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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