In 1970, the ultimate Chevelle which you could walk into your closest Chevrolet dealer and blow your hard-earned money on was the ‘Super Sport’ LS6, the most powerful version of Chevy’s mid-sizer. Its 454 cubic inch (7.4-liter) Big Block engine was so powerful in fact, that its 450 horsepower output was often rumored to be underrated from the factory, with it actually producing an incredible 500 ponies.
Whether that was true or not, one thing was for certain, the 454 was fast for its day. It may not be the pinnacle of performance anymore, but its still extremely desirable. Only 4,475 LS6 Chevelles were ever produced, one of which is set to cross the auction block at Mecum’s Harrisburg, Pensylvania auction late next month.
The model on offer is painted in Code 14 Cortez Silver, which is nicely accented by a black vinyl top and a black interior. It has undergone a full frame-off restoration and has lived in the south its entire life while in the hands of both of its owners. It’s also nicely equipped for driving enthusiasts, with a 4-speed Muncie M22 transmission and the original CRV 12-bolt 3.31 Positraction rear axle.
Check out the listing for more pictures and information, or if you’re really serious about picking this Chevy up, see it in person at Mecum Harrisburg, starting on July 24.