Rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 Headed To Auction28
Bowing for the 1964 model year, the Chevy Chevelle reached its performance and desirability acme with the 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS LS6. The LS6 option featured the King Kong of muscle car engines, the high-compression 454 cube Big Block producing 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Available with either a three-speed automatic or a four-speed manual transmission, the one-year-only LS6 proved to the be the swan song for Chevelle high performance, as federal emissions standards and insurance companies combined to choke the life from the muscle car era.
Our feature 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6 comes from the Jeff Mauk Collection, and is one of ten Chevelle LS6s in his impressive batch of vintage Chevrolets. This example has been given a professional rotisserie restoration. As part of the restoration, it has been resprayed in its original Fathom Blue with white stripes. The chrome bumpers have been re-plated, and the stainless trim is polished to a high standard. The cowl-induction hood features white SS stripes and hood pins. The Chevelle rolls on SS wheels shod in Firestone Wide Oval raised white-letter bias-ply tires.
Inside the Chevelle SS LS6 is a bucket seat Parchment interior. The center console houses a chrome Hurst shifter that rows the gears of the Muncie four-speed manual transmission. The dash is home to the factory AM/FM radio. Gauges are clear and crisp. Power steering and power brakes with front discs make piloting the Chevelle a bit easier.
Under the hood is the star of the show, the beastly LS6 454. With 11.5:1 compression, a big four-barrel carb, Winters aluminum intake, dual exhaust, the matching-numbers 450 horsepower Big Block is all business. The Muncie four-speed moves power to the twelve-bolt rear end. The engine compartment has been well detailed, with correct finishes throughout.
The Chevelle SS LS6 is accompanied by a build sheet, Protect-O-Plate, warranty card, original Georgia restoration, and document binder. It will cross the auction block at the Mecum Auctions Kissimmee, Florida sale January 6th-16th.
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It’s time to raid the kids college fund
How about you get a better job thief. You need better ambitions in life so broke you are willing to steal from your own kid how pathetic.
Well you said you trust the DEA so I wouldn’t doubt a person who says something like that to raid the college fund of there own kid.
right, do it Budlar… because :
1. all info is bad or good written in Wikipedia… by masters
2. who needs a College now, if you see 4 years of Creative High School in Detroit bring Designers, who…
2.1. draws what you see as the worst
2.2 Professors are those who must tolerate any kind of Strangers kids
3. this car will be an odd experience for you, your family, wife happiness and kids moments in Life
My fathers friend had a 1970 Chevelle 350,4 on the floor. We were kids at the time and when he came to our house we all ran outside to get a ride in the car. That car screamed, good looking and fast.
Rare car, and if all-original/numbers-matching, will bring BIG $$$ at auction.
This is real machine a few around in my day always remember one cruising by in the old neighborhood when I was 11 years old and let me tell you it look mean and sound very mean ready for any kind buisiness who ever dared to pull beside this monster
This is a beautiful car.
What’s a ” rotisserie restoration”?
A rotisserie restoration is a complete reconditioning of a disassembled car body or frame. After it is mounted on a rotating rotisserie machine, the car’s core structure can be precisely rotated and angled to remove rust, damage, or decay.
Just another pollution machine, can’t wait till we’re talking collector electric performance cars
You will probably get exactly what you want – Insults thrown your way, so you can somehow justify your hateful existence.
Try to better live your life and find things that allow you to genuinely smile.
Not with hate.
How can you call him a troll when that’s exactly what you just did troll him. You must need to put others down to feel better about yourself huh Dave?
Thanks for the free psychoanalysis.
Wasn’t nothing free about it. It’s a question how can you call someone a troll then turn around and troll them? Did you take your psyche meds this morning? You seem confused.
You sound like a real sissy
truth, but better trusting in what in past worked, then batteries exploding
Sure to bring a gaggle of six-figure bids – I wonder if they will meet the reserve.
The issue I find with these “investment” cars is that they cannot (or will not) be driven – Worth too much.
Which is why I am ever greatful that my dads (original-owner) Chevelle is not an SS and we were able to do whatever we wanted when resto-modding it – AND drive it as much as desired.
It’s not “worth” what an LS6 is, but I wouldn’t ever trade it for one.
Where’s the LS swap!?
Sad that this thing will be bought and locked away…..again. Give me a resto mod that I can drive it like I stole it versus a trophy car.
Sarcasm if you couldn’t see that…
The LS6 454/450hp was originally intended for the 1970 Corvette; Hence the GM PN 3963569 Low Profile Aluminum Intake Manifold needed for Hood Clearance on the Vette. This Manifold according to various Dyno Testing lost 12-15hp from the Previous HP Highrise intake PN 3933163 used on HP 396/375hp-427/425hp applications.The Chevelle has never had any Hood Clearance Issues with any Engine; infact when you ordered the Cowel-Induction Option,A Cylindrical Spacer had to be used on top of the Holley 4 bbl Carb in order for it to reach the inner hood ceiling Rubber Gasket used as part of the Cowl-Induction Option.Tonawanda Engine Plant didn’t have any LS6 Engines avaliable until March 1970. Zora Duntov by that time had dropped the Option for the Vette and was promoting the new 350/370hp LT1 SB but still offering the Lower Performance BB LS5 Option.GM Brass voted to offer the LS6 Option in the Chevelle strictly from it’s Popularity and previous Sales Volume. Because GM had ordered so many 3963569 Low Profile Manifolds from Winters Foundry(Canton,Ohio) it was decided to used them on the LS6 Engine as well as the 1970 L78 396/402/375hp Engine Option. GM/Chevrolet willing to Sacrifice Engine Performance verses $$$ on Manifolds that would have gone to Dealers Inventory and probably never sold after reports of the 12-15hp Loss reached the Public. If 1970 LS6 and L78 owners wanted to achieve a considerable HP Gain and still retain a GM PN, They should replace the Dog 569 Manifold with the Previously used 3933163 and gain them selves instant Happiness…
Good information here, Steve!
The LS6 engine went into production in November-December of 1969
… at least there is still a ONE car someday in summer to see in this tone of green on road among the blackies & grays
No air… No thanks! A sweatbox on wheels
Guys that bought the LS6 were not worried about AC and not about gas mileage. To them it was smiles per gallon
I’d rather have a 1970 Buick Gran Sport Stage 1 with ac. (Was quicker too with 510 ft lbs of torque)
Well my opinion of the Chevy Chevelle‘s is there was nothing that can be more beautiful I would love to have a 69-70 Chevelle again and I would paint that thing black my license plates would say bacnblk anyway they are the number one car they just are they’re beautiful nothing says classy like a Chevy Chevelle. If only we did know now we didn’t know then we would’ve treated our muscle cars a lot better..