Chevelle Super Sport
Frame Up Built Chevelle SS LS6 454 V8 4 Speed
What happens when you take one of the best 500 horsepower, 4-speed drivetrains ever created, bolt it into a first-rate restoration and top it with one of the most sinister color combinations to ever hit the streets? You get this strikingly brutal 1970 Chevelle LS6 Super Sport tribute! With a real deal LS6 454, a close ratio 'rock crusher' transmission and GMs highly desirable black on red color combination, this incredible Chevelle provides you with the exclusive opportunity to own a car that looks, drives and draws a crowd just as well as any numbers matching LS6 Super Sport for about HALF the price. And with a fresh frame off restoration, it's ready to tear up the roads and dominate the show circuit as soon as you turn the key.
Looking mean and sounding positively evil, this killer black and red Chevelle rolled off GM's Atlanta, Georgia assembly line during the first week of February, 1970 and began life as a simple V8 Malibu sport coupe. For years it soldiered on with a not-so-appealing shade of gold exterior paint and a tepid saddle interior until we decided to spice things up a bit. This Chevelle then received a top notch build as an LS6 tribute to better than new condition, and it looks like a million bucks from every angle! A slick coat of GM code 19 Tuxedo Black paint was applied along with GM code 75 Cranberry Red SS stripes and buffed to a mirror-like shine. Upon completion, the reborn Chevelle SS was shipped directly to our RK Motors showroom where the stares haven't stopped and the jaws continue to drop.
Arguably the most popular year for Chevelles, 1970 featured dual headlights, curvaceous quarters, and a tidy greenhouse that almost gives the car a fastback appearance. Up front you'll find perfect new T3 headlights in new chrome housings, and a stainless trimmed grille which features a prominent new “SS” emblem above a showroom fresh front bumper. A little further back, a functional and correct cowl induction hood is secured with new hood pins and features correct stainless trim behind new “Cowl Induction” badging. At the back of the hood, all new glass is surrounded by new stainless trim and bordered by correct option B90 chrome drip rails. At the sides of the car new “SS454” badges with white and red inlays add a nice visual pop to the stealth body while new stainless wheel well trim compliments new chrome GM door handles and a correct chrome driver's side mirror. At the back of the car, new brake lights sit inside a new body width chrome bumper that features a great looking black Super Sport inlay. Above the bumper, a new chrome “Chevelle by Chevrolet” emblem sits on the passenger's side of the trunk, and below the bumper, traditional stainless tips make sure the car is both seen and heard.
In 1970 the LS6 Turbo Fire 454 in the Chevelle Super Sport was conservatively rated at 450 horsepower but likely produced well over 500. In addition to this cars freshly rebuilt real deal LS6 replacement block and heads, the engine bay has been detailed to a very high level and would fool all but the most enlightened Chevelle fans at any show. Slide the hood pins out and you'll find a correctly functioning cowl induction system attached to a completely finished hood. Below the correctly decaled satin black air cleaner, a Holley four barrel carburetor sits on a correct Winter aluminum intake. At the back of the intake, a correct points distributor sends spark through new AC Delco wires across a new set of factory correct chrome valve covers and correct reproduction exhaust manifolds. Inside the freshly painted Chevrolet Orange engine block, KB hypereutectic pistons, a Comp Nostalgia Plus cam and Clevite bearings ensure that the spark leads to big compression. New GM hoses with appropriate tower clamps connect the engine to the radiator, and new V-belts complement a slew of correct accessories which include a Delco branded brake booster, a correct radiator with the appropriate warning decal on its upper support, a correct coolant overflow tank and a reproduction Delco battery. From its new wiring harness to its extensive correct decals, this engine bay is as well done as anything that left the factory 40 years ago, and I'm willing to bet it would take the average muscle car connoisseur quite a bit of time to realize that this motor wasn't bolted in by the factory.
Underneath the car, you'll find a factory fresh chassis and floorpans that, like the cars exterior panels and LS6 engine, have been restored to the absolute highest standards. A top notch M22 Muncie 'rock crusher' 4-speed transmission sends power to an era correct 12 bolt Posi-Traction rear end with pavement pounding 4.10 gears. Bolted to that chassis is a factory correct suspension that was fully rebuilt during the restoration and houses correct front power disc and rear drum brakes. Inside that suspension, a like-new driveshaft spins a correctly tagged differential, and exhaust is handled by a mandrel bent aluminized system which runs from the cars correct gray manifolds to great sounding Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers. Fresh fuel lines send fuel from a new stainless tank to the Holley carburetor, and new brake lines run from the Delco brake booster to all four corners of the car. Connecting this awesome Chevelle to the pavement is four new 235/60 Cooper Cobra radials that are mounted around 14 inch Super Sport rally wheels, pristine stainless trim rings and authentic SS center caps.
Check out the new interior! The worn out saddle cockpit panels were completely replaced with a new red vinyl and the solid floors were covered with new black carpets and “Chevelle” stitched floor mats. The new red seats provide an excellent contrast against the black exterior paint and, along with new red door panels feature show worthy stainless trim and factory fresh chrome handles. Overhead, factory correct seat belts are tucked into their clips below a tight-fitting red headliner, and beside the seats, a pristine red console houses a traditional chrome Hurst shifter inside of excellent finned trim. In front of the driver, a straight, red dash houses a new black instrument panel with crystal clear gauges above a factory correct AM radio and chrome trimmed vents for the cars heater/defroster. In front of that dash, a tilt steering column holds an excellent looking reproduction GM rally wheel above great looking chrome trimmed foot pedals, and behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk features correct spatter paint, a new houndstooth mat and a correct jack and spare tire combination.
Documentation included with this sale is a detailed spec sheet from the fresh engine build and a reproduction 1970 Chevelle owner's manual.
Documented, numbers matching Chevelle Super Sport LS6s are excellent collector cars. But why pay upwards of $125K for 'man cave' decoration when you can own the road in this fire-breathing LS6 tribute for half the price? It looks just as good, features the same first rate restoration, and with its real deal LS6 block, has the same killer street credentials as any original top dog 454 car. Over the past five years, RK Motors Charlotte has retailed more 1970 big block Chevelles than any company in the world; and when we say run, don't walk to pick up the phone on this one, we say it with good authority. If you're in the market for a spectacular Chevelle SS to throw your weight around with on the street and at the shows, this is your car! Call today!