1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 and #12 with the National LS6 Registry!
This is the real deal! This is the Holy Grail of muscle cars representing American Ingenuity. The original build sheet and matching engine number only confirms the rarity of this car. It is NOT a tribute car, NOT a replica , NOT a recreation nor is it modified. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL.
My research has taught me that this is one of the rarest and most sought after muscle cars ever built. Back in the day when you needed high octane leaded fuel and didn't matter that it only cost $0.35 a gallon because at 8 mpg it just sucked it down. This monster is a coupe and has no sunroof. But it does have this really cool Cowl Induction flap that gulps in the air. The oil has to be at operating temperature before you can get an accurate oil pressure reading on the optional oil pressure gauge. Here are the details..
Hot Rod magazine May 1970 THE EARTH MOVER
The Chevelle muscle car is epitome of parts- gathering from existing bins for adapt-ability to something that can and will perform. The last in the line of supercar products by Chevrolet may well be this one: a 454- cubic- inch, 460- horsepower, V8 driven SS Malibu. It could be the last because, even though buyers might still be available after 1971, strict legislation concerning emissions outputs, coupled with climbing insurance rates, will render this car or this type of car- worthless. We savored every moment of this car, for the memory may have to last a long time. I hope this experience can be related well enough for all of us to enjoy.
This particular Malibu is a hard one to trace through normal specification sheets and pricing literature. In a sense, it doesn't exist. Chevrolet doesn't emphasize that an LS6 454- cubic- inch V8 option is available in anything other than a Corvette.
But Chevelles can have it too, along with a cowl induction hood. $147.75,4.10:1 rear axle $25.30,
SS Package$503., LS6 $263.
1970 Chevelle 454 Vin #136370A154765
VEHICLE... Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe SS 454
PRICE NEW Base, $ 2809.oo; as tested,$ 4852.30
ENGINE- 454- cubic- inch OHC V8, 4.251 inch bore x 4.00 inch stroke, 450 horsepower at 5600 rpms (but this is only a rumor to keep it street relevant its actually
closer to 500hp I've even been told as high as 600hp!!!)
Engine Cast B3 70 Engine Pad T0319CRR 10A154765 512 Block
500 pounds foot torque at 3600 rpms,11.25:1 compression ratio. Bore spacing,4.84 in.
CARBURETION..Single Holley 4-bbl, 1.689 inch primary and secondary bores
VALVE TRAIN..Solid lifters .020 inch clearance intake and exhaust. 1.70:1 rocker ratio, Intake valve diameter, 2.190 inch; exhaust,1.880 inch, Intake opens 62 degrees BTC closes 105 degrees ABC, 347 degrees duration. Exhaust opens 106 degrees BBC, closes 73 degrees ATC, 359 degrees duration. Overlap: 135 degrees. Alloy steel valves, aluminized face & head-Distributor # 1111437
DRIVE TRAIN/ TRANSMISSION-.Turbo Hydra-Matic M40 Shifter on the Column
4.10 Performance Rear-Axle Ratio Positraction 12-Bolt.
BRAKES...Front floating caliper disc / rear drum with integral vacuum assist. 11.0 inch diameter disc, 9.5 inch diameter drum, 106.1 square inch effective lining area
WHEELS AND TIRES..14 inch by 7 inch wheels. F70-14 Firestone fiberglass bias-
SUSPENSION.... Front: Independent, short- long arm type with coil spring and spherically jointed steering knuckle for each wheel. Double- acting tube shocks, 1.00 inch piston diameter. Link- type stabilizer. .812- inch diameter. Rear: Salisbury axle
with location by upper and lower control arms. Coil springs and 1.00 inch piston
diameter tube shots
STEERING..Power-assisted variable-ratio Ray Joint- Banjo Pump. Semi- reversible, recirculating ball nut. Gear ratio:16.1- 12.4:1;overall ratio 18.7-12.4:1. 2.9 turns lock
to lock,16.25x15.50 inch wheel. 42.5 foot curb-to-curb turning diameter
PERFORMANCE- Quarter- mile (best): 13.44 seconds, 108.17 miles per hour
DIMENSIONS-.Wheelbase: 112 inches; front track: 60 inches; rear track: 59.8 inches; overall height: 52.6 ins; overall width: 75.4 ins; overall length: 197.2 inches; shipping weight: 3759 pounds; body / frame construction: separate perimeter frame; fuel tank capacity 20 gal.
Super Show Down results First Place- 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6
Muscle Car in March 1968 apologetically compared the Chevelle Malibu to an Alfa Romeo in the ride and handling department. In 1970 race driver Sam Posey laps the twisty Limerock course in a 1970 Chevelle only one second slower than his 289 Cobra, quite a feat considering the Chevelle. almost a full ton of extra weight, much of it concentrated under the hood for a marked front weight bias. If things were somewhat tamed in the handling department horsepower ratings were getting truly barbaric. The Tyrannosaurus Rex of muscle cars, violent, powerful, hungry for fresh meat, and short-lived road test of the era pulled 0 to 60 miles per hour times of 5.4-6.0 seconds and quarter mile times around 13.8 seconds. The LS6 454 Chevelle could eat anything on the street, washing it down with the big drink of gasoline at a hot rod reported average
of 8.4 miles per gallon. Only 3,733 LS5 and LS6 454 equipped Chevelles were sold in 1970. The LS6 was only made one year, the year of 1970.
Muscle cars April 1989 1970 LS 6 Chevelle
Of all of the muscle cars in the past 25 years this is the one of the most potent. Powered by an extremely healthy 454 big block, these all most common looking beast provided a thrilling ride for all who draw them. Outwardly they resembled most other Chevelle's except for the Cowl Induction hood and SS 454 markings on the front quarter panels, but that is where the similarities ended. These 450 hp bowties really left their mark on the asphalt with quarter mile results of 13.12 seconds at 107 miles per hour. The LS6 Chevelles were picked by Car Craft as the hottest muscle car in 1987, due in part to
their impressive power to weight ratio.
CAR COLLECTOR- The Essential Journal for Collectors
The Top 10 Greatest Muscle Cars of all Time by Mike Mueller April 2004
Number one 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6
This mean machine had it all with an unprecedented 450 horses, Chevy super
cool super sport image, GM's roomie, comfortable body platform, and a cutting-edge chassis that held the road with Detroit's best big block bullies and featured
reasonably state-of-the-art standard front disc brakes. An LS6 SS454 could run
as fast as any factory fast car on the road, and it could also haul the kids to school, making them the envy of all their classmates.
It's here, its back and this is a monster of a machine! You may think asking a start of $95,000 is alot for a car that needs a good paint job and put back to its original color- Dark Blue. The original build sheet has the rear seat spring markings permanently embedded in it. There is a rust hole in the bottom cowl of the passenger side door but easily replaced with a Malibu door.
Per Hagerty Values- In 2007-this car was selling for $332,000 to $417,000. Dropped to a low of $49,000 to $99,000 in 2008. Currently steadily rising and selling between $61,000 and $190,000. Don't be kicking yourself in a few years from now that you should have,you could have and I told you so! $99,500 includes shipping in the continental United States! We welcome certain trades. Please Contact Suzanne 610-444-2222 www.bavarianmotorsport.com