1970 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO SS LS6
Category : Classic Cars
Year : 1970
Engine Size : 454 LS6 V8
Mileage (miles / km) : Miles 72639
Colour : Shadow Gray
Interior : Black
LHD
US$ 109,900
Chevrolet El Camino SS LS6
 
Documented Numbers Matching Restored El Camino LS6 454/450 HP TH400 12 Bolt 4.10
 

Original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8
Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
Correct Black interior

Original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
14-inch Super Sport wheels
Fully documented with Build Sheet

Correct 12-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 4.10 gears
Correct Shadow Gray paint
Listed in The LS6 Registry

SUMMARY

Fully documented 4-owner car / 17-year, body-off restoration completed in 2015
Original 454 cubic inch LS6 V8
Original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic transmission
Correct 12-bolt rear axle / Correct posi-traction differential / Correct 4.10 gears
Correct Shadow Gray paint
Correct Black interior
Sale includes: Original build sheet / Full ownership history / Vintage photos & service receipts
Sale includes: Restoration photos / Restoration receipts / LS6 Registry Certificate
Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
14-inch Super Sport wheels

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In today’s increasingly sterile auto industry, talk of “utility” usually centers on ‘cute’ and ‘ergonomic’ crossovers that are essentially glorified minivans. Fortunately, as hardened car guys, we’re smart enough to know a better definition of the word. To us, “utility” means having the room to carry a wide variety of essentials while having the ability to haul a whole lot of… umm… tail. That’s why, roughly 40 years after their introduction, classics like this fully documented, numbers-matching El Camino still mix serious fun with serious desirability. So, if you’re looking to ascertain a correct, muscle-bound Chevy that’s ready to pose, play and tote some big trophies, check out this sublime Super Sport!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Originally sold at Fred Gledhill Chevrolet in Wilmington, California, this unbeholden ute is a 4-owner gem that, according to its current steward, was a multi-year labor of love. Acquired in 1998, the low-mileage weekender benefitted from a body-off restoration that added an immediate transmission rebuild, a 2004 repaint and a 2006 engine rebuild to its 2015 completion date. Naturally, that professionally massaged drivetrain was complemented with an array of correct componentry. As you can see from our high-resolution photos, that correct 2-stage was accented with traditional Super Sport hood stripes. And today, the car presents as a no apologies classic that’s both timeless and cool.

Aesthetically, the El Camino never strayed far from the coupe or sedan it was founded on. At the front of this retro crossover, a familiar Chevelle grille hangs a fresh and prominent “SS” emblem between stainless-seated T3s, clean marker lamps and a thick chrome bumper. Above that bumper, a retrofitted cowl induction hood flows to like-new glass, which is flanked by correct stainless frames and correct stainless drip rails. Beneath those rails, bold fender badging combines with correct wheel trim, traditional door handles and flashy mirrors to add visual detail to the car’s smooth profile. And at the back of that profile, a stainless-trimmed bed leads the eye to a black-trimmed tailgate, which hangs correct badging and clean reverse lamps between vivid taillights and a second chrome bumper.

ENGINE

Although Chevrolet’s ferocious LS6 Turbo Jet V8 was conservatively rated at 450 horsepower, it actually punched the dyno somewhere north of 500. Toss this classic’s hood and you’ll find an original, 454 cubic inch big block that hangs a correct 3963512 casting number between a correct “CRR” assembly stamp and matching partial VIN. At the top of that block, a familiar dual-snorkel air cleaner forces oxygen in to a big Holley carburetor and correct Winters intake. At the back of that intake, a traditional points distributor sequences fire through high quality Packard TV R Suppression cables. Below those cables, correct exhaust manifolds are wired to old school emissions hardware. And at the front of that hardware, GM-branded hoses channel water past a correct fan and rebuilt alternator with the help of a beefy radiator and familiar tower clamps. During the extensive restoration, the big mill was professionally overhauled and decked in glossy Chevy Orange paint. And, from its mirrored valve covers and Delco-topped battery all the way to its fresh brake booster and stainless fluid lines, the monster motor looks right at home in the car’s clean, Satin Black engine bay.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Naturally, this A-Body’s road-ready chassis has been restored to the same high standards as its slick profile and clean engine compartment. A nice coat of Satin Black paint provides a great foundation for correct inspection marks and factory-accurate details. Behind the stout big block, an original Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed hangs a correct “70 CY” assembly tag opposite a matching partial VIN. That tough transmission twists power to a correct “CRW” stamped 12-bolt, which spins a posi-traction differential around meaty, 4.10 gears. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a correct F40 Heavy Duty Suspension, which is equipped with stiff springs, a heavy-duty sway bar and correct manual steering. The car’s rebuilt power front disc and rear drum brakes are present, accounted for and function exceptionally well. The aforementioned exhaust manifolds dump spent gases in to authentic Gardner pipes. Power meets the pavement via stylish Super Sport wheels and G70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires. And, in keeping with its raucous 454, much attention has been paid to making sure everything under this Camino is virtually spotless.

INTERIOR

Decked in correct Black vinyl, this pickup’s fully restored interior features a host of fresh components. Its firm bench seat displays correct weave patterns that were designed to keep passengers’ backs cool. In front of those seats, a correct Super Sport dash hangs deluxe telemetry and a correct electric clock above Delco pushbutton audio. At the sides of that dash, pliable, “SS” branded door panels bridge the gap between fresh carpet and a factory-spec headliner. And in front of the driver, a thin Super Sport steering wheel keeps everybody pointed in the right direction.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

In addition to requisite body tags, this Chevy’s sale includes an original build sheet and replacement Protect-O-Plate. Here’s a detailed look at the car’s VIN, Cowl Tag and pertinent standard and optional equipment:

VIN: 136800LXXXXXX

— 1: Chevrolet Motor Division
— 36: Malibu that’s equipped with a V8
— 80: 2-door sedan pickup
— 0: 1970 model year
— L: Manufactured in Van Nuys, California
— XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number

COWL TAG:

70: 1970 model year
13680: Chevrolet (1) Malibu (36) 2-door sedan pickup (80)
BL: Manufactured in Van Nuys, California
04709: Fisher Body number
755: Black, coated fabric interior
17: Shadow Gray lower body paint
17: Shadow Gray upper body paint
05A: Assembled during the first week (A) of May (05), 1970
683864: Van Nuys Data Processing Number (Consistent with the car’s build sheet)
050539: Van Nuys Data Processing Number (Consistent with the car’s build sheet)

BUILD SHEET:

MODEL – 13680: Chevrolet Malibu 2-door sedan pickup
ENGINE – RR: 454 cubic inch LS6 V8 that’s backed by a Turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed
TRANSMISSION – CY: High performance TH400 3-speed that’s equipped with high shift points
AXLE – RW: Heavy-duty, LS6-specific 12-bolt rear axle that’s fitted with 4.10 gears
TRIM – 755: Black, coated fabric interior
COLOR – 17: Shadow Gray exterior paint

AS1: Standard shoulder harnesses
A01: Tinted glass
A02: Tinted windshield
B80: Roof drip rail moldings
B90: Window moldings
B94: SS external ornamentation
B96: Rear wheel opening moldings
C24: Special windshield wipers
C56: Instrument panel vent
F40: Heavy Duty Suspension
GW8: 4.10 gears
G80: Posi-traction differential
J50: Power brakes
JL2: Power front disc brakes
LS6: 454 cubic inch, 4-barrel V8
M43: 3-speed automatic transmission
NA9: Evaporative Emission Control
N10: Dual exhaust
PL4: F70x14 white letter tires
T60: Heavy-duty battery
U14: Instrument panel gauges
U27: Glove compartment lamp
U35: Electric clock
U63: Pushbutton radio
U76: Windshield antenna
Z15: SS454 Package

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

An original build sheet
Vintage factory tags
An original owner’s manual
A replacement Protect-O-Plate
Vintage photos of the car
Service receipts dating back to 1972
A full ownership history
Restoration photos
Restoration receipts
A reproduction window sticker
The car’s Certificate of Registration for The LS6 Registry
A vintage California Black Plate
A pair of floor mats
Two sets of keys

Overall, this fully documented, numbers-matching ute is the total package. With an original, king-of-the-mountain LS6, an original Turbo-Hydramatic 3-speed and all-American bluster that enjoys a dedicated following, it’s an exclusive peak in an exclusive niche. Looking for a versatile classic that’s one part fun and two parts pedigree? Don’t miss the chance to experience this killer El Camino Super Sport!

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