The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle proved to be a massive hit in its time with more than 440,000 produced. However, this 1970 Chevelle is one rare bird.
Foremost, it’s a convertible, which Mecum notes is one of 18 known to exist. If that doesn’t gain it entrance to the exclusivity club, the fact it has the coveted 454 cubic-inch, big-block LS6 V8 engine will. Or maybe the fact it has only 50,356 miles will. Or both.
The factory LS6 option cost buyers $263.30 in 1970, and it made for a potent punch when paired to a four-speed manual transmission. The LS6 was good for a sub 13-second quarter mile time straight off the showroom floor. Someone knew what they were ordering when this car was built.
Needless to say, this will be a main attraction at the Mecum Louisville auction, which runs from September 8 through September 10. The 1970 Chevelle comes with bundles of documentation, too, including its original build sheet.