454ci LS6 V8
Fresh Tuxedo Black paint
Power front disc and rear drum brakes
Muncie M22 Rock-crusher 4-speed manual transmission
Red vinyl interior
14-inch SS wheels
12-bolt posi-traction rear axle with 3.31 gears
Undocumented, non numbers-matching LS6
1970 was the pinnacle of the American muscle car movement. Too much performance just wasn’t enough, and user friendliness was exchanged for a healthy combination of style, attitude and danger. Just take a look at this Chevelle Super Sport, a car that wraps butch styling around serious big block horsepower and the kind of hardware that’s become the stuff of legend. With its ample and inexpensive parts supply, ease of ownership and classic, all-American appeal, THIS is the top dog muscle car that every octane-fueled gearhead wants to park in their garage. And now, thanks to your like-minded friends at RK Motors Charlotte, you can drive one home in better-than-new condition! And unlike a documented, numbers matching version, this one won’t cost you $500,000.00! So, if you want to be admired by your neighbors, envied by your car club, and loathed by the kid at the local stoplight, pick up the phone and pick up your new Chevelle!
But before we get too far, let’s first take a close look at the VIN and Fendertag:
• 1: Chevrolet
• 3: Chevelle
• 6: 8-cylinder
• 67: 2-door convertible
• 0: 1970
• B: Baltimore
• ******: Six digit production number
• ST70 13667: 1970 Chevelle 2-door convertible
• B: Baltimore assembly plant
• 300812: Body production sequence
• PNT 19 B: Tuxedo black paint with black soft-top
• Trim 788: Strato bucket seats with custom red vinyl interior
• 06D: Assembled the fourth week of June
As with any high caliber classic, this Chevy’s paint and bodywork is first-rate throughout. Its original Tuxedo Black finish was accurately duplicated, including white stripes that have been buried under glossy clear for killer, show car looks. That paint highlights a roster of steel which, when combined with its clean frame, documents a history of no rust or damage. That steel’s reboot is extremely well done, featuring finish work that’s befitting an ultra-rare show queen. And naturally, everything was carefully color-sanded and buffed to a mirror-like shine.
Many enthusiasts believe the ’70 Chevelle introduced a host of excellent refinements which transformed the ‘good’ design of Chevrolet’s ’69 model into something ‘great’. At the front of this black rocket you’ll find a familiar crossbar grille which hangs a fresh and prominent “SS” emblem between a small “CHEVELLE” script, four stainless-trimmed T3s and a fresh chrome bumper. Above that bumper, a functional cowl induction hood anchors traditional lanyards and rebuilt hide-a-way wipers at the base of like-new glass that’s framed by pristine stainless trim and a correct black top. At the base of that trim, subtle red and white inlayed “SS454” badges combine with straight stainless wheel frames, traditional chrome door handles and flashy chrome mirrors to add visual detail to the car’s liquid smooth profile. And at the back of that profile, a second chrome bumper hangs a black Super Sport inlay between clear brake lights, a fresh “Chevelle by Chevrolet” trunk emblem and spotless chrome exhaust tips.
Although the 1970 Chevelle Super Sport’s ferocious LS6 Turbo Jet V8 was conservatively rated at 450 horsepower, it likely punched the dyno somewhere north of 500. And naturally, as a well done tribute, this coupe’s era-correct big block wears a correct 3963512 casting number, looks good enough to fool all but the most enlightened classic car fans, and performs well enough to scare the hell out of anyone brave enough to bury its gas pedal. Give the lanyards a solid pull and you’ll find a fully functional cowl induction system that’s cleanly integrated into a completely finished, satin black hood. At the center of that cowl induction system a correctly decaled, single snorkel air cleaner forces oxygen into a coated Holley carburetor which rides on a correct Winter intake. At the sides of the Packard TVR wires, an attractive pair of stock exhaust manifolds swirl spent gases into a great sounding true dual exhaust system. And at the front of that exhaust system, reproduction GM hoses channel water to and from the radiator with the help of old school tower clamps. Aesthetically, from its fresh reproduction Delco Energizer battery and new brake booster to its clean stainless lines and highly accurate decals, this Chevelle’s engine bay is nicer than anything that left GM’s factories.
The theme of ‘road ready’ also extends under this fully restored Super Sport where you’ll find super clean floors and a rebuilt, factory-accurate chassis. Behind the stout engine, a rugged Muncie 4-speed rockcrusher M22, that wears a correct 661 case, sends power to a 12-bolt, Posi-traction rear end that’s equipped with correct 3.31 posi-gears. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a correct option F41 double A-arm front and 4-link rear suspension that’s equipped with factory power steering, heavy duty sway bars and stiffer springs. The car’s rebuilt power front disc and rear drum brake system is present, accounted for and functions exceptionally well. The aforementioned exhaust manifolds dump spent gases into high performance, true-dual pipes that mix chamberer mufflers with traditional, rear-mounted resonators. And power flows to the pavement via stylish Super Sport wheels and correct F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas Wide Tread tires. The car’s frame, free of any major damage, is painted black to match its solid red floors. And, in keeping with its raucous 454, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Chevelle is clean, mean and ready to go!
Featuring a host of new components, and decked in classic red vinyl, this coupe’s correctly restored interior is both comfortable and inviting. Its slick front bucket and rear bench seats, which feature embossed weave patterns that were designed to keep passenger’s backs cool, show hardly any signs of wear. In front of those seats, a straight and crack-free dash hangs a deluxe Chevelle gauge cluster above correct climate controls and a snazzy 8-track stereo. Below that dash, fresh red carpet, which is protected by rugged rubber floor mats, centers a chrome Muncie shifter inside an attractive, stainless-trimmed console. At the sides of that carpet, clean door panels hang spotless stainless trim, prerequisite SS emblems and pliable armrests. In front of the driver, a red-rimmed Rally wheel keeps everybody pointed in the right direction. And behind the passengers, a fully restored trunk centers a full-size spare tire and correct jack assembly between a fresh mat and correct decklid decals.
Overall, this glossy black Chevy is the total package. With a king-of-the-mountain big block and legendary Muncie 4-speed, it was and still remains an excellent example of ‘bragging rights’ muscle. If you’re ready for some first class firepower in your automotive arsenal, don’t miss the chance to take home this spectacular Chevelle Super Sport!