Chevelle Offered at Auction
Spring Classic at Indianapolis
Larry Jewett - March 26, 2014 03:37 PM
This 1970 Chevelle could have a new owner in May.Mecum
The arrival of 1970 saw the birth of the Chevelle SS454 LS6, the largest displacement and most powerful Chevrolet muscle car built to that time. One of the handsomest cars of the era, the 1970 Chevelle and the LS6 engine, which the factory underrated at 450 hp and 500 lbs-ft of torque, were a marriage made in muscle car heaven. The LS6 big block engine was packed with all the time-tested horsepower-producing technology, including a forged steel crank in beefy 4-bolt mains, forged steel connecting rods and aluminum pistons, a high lift, high duration solid lifter cam, an 800 CFM Holley 4-barrel on an aluminum dual plane intake manifold and gargantuan intake and exhaust valves in high flow heads.
The authenticity of this 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS6 convertible has been documented by collector Buddy Herin, who had the build sheet subjected to forensic analysis by a document conservator; it has also been verified by Mark Meekins of the National Chevelle Owners Association. Professionally restored by Car Connection in Waco, Texas, it is correctly finished in beautiful Fathom Blue with White SS stripes, Ivory bucket seat interior and a power operated White soft top. The car was built at the Van Nuys assembly plant and equipped with a Muncie M22 “Rock Crusher” 4-speed, 3.31 Positraction differential, power steering and front disc brakes, F41 special performance suspension, a cowl induction hood with hood pins, Soft Ray tinted glass, center console and Super Sport wheels with White letter Goodyear Polyglas tires; a tilt steering column and AM/FM stereo were added during the car’s restoration. Documentation includes high definition photographs of the build sheet and photos taken during the car’s pre-restoration inspection.
The car will be sold as part of Dana Mecum’s 27th annual Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis as Lot S130. The event runs from May 13-18. More information can be found at www.mecum.com