If you like tastefully upgraded muscle cars, this video is for you. What we have here is a silver 1970 Chevelle SS, which started life as an original Super Sport, but now sits transformed thanks to a two-year build to become a street-fighting cruiser ready to burn rubber at a moment’s notice.
Under the hood, we find a 454 that was upgraded with a new cam, 1.7 roller rockers, and old-school headers, plus digital MSD ignition control for two-step rev control out of the hole. There’s also a good amount of laughing gas onboard, courtesy of Nitrous Express.
“It can do a 250-shot, but I only have it tuned to a 100-shot, just to be conservative,” says the owner. Without nitrous, this Chevelle SS makes just under 400 ponies and 500 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, while the 100-shot helps to keep it cooking for extra top-end power.
To keep the muscle in line, this Chevelle SS runs QA1 coilover suspension at all four corners, plus adjustable UMI upper and lower control arms. There’s also Wilwood disc brakes in front and drums in the rear, although the owner says he’s eager to upgrade the rear brakes to discs as well.
Outside, the classic good looks are complemented by new wheels, specifically forged units from Weld that lend it a modified, yet tasteful aesthetic. The wheels are staggered in terms of diameter, with 20-inchers in front and 17-inchers in the rear, plus M&H Race Master rubber to put the power to the pavement.
Inside, the owner kept his Chevelle SS looking classic, with black upholstery and nothing fancy or out of place beyond a modern stereo head unit in the center stack and a massive subwoofer in the trunk. The horseshoe shifter in the center console also looks great.
It’s a nice build, and it sounds pretty good too, plus it’s got the goods to shred some rubber, as seen in the 10-minute, 37-second video below: