How is that possible, a little over five decades after it left the assembly line? Quite simple, actually, as it underwent full frame-off restoration. During the work, no stone was left unturned, or so it appears anyway, as literally everything, from the shiny red paint finish, which has the correct OEM code, and black stripes, to the chrome trim, lighting units at both ends, and logos, looks just as good as it did 52 years ago.
The black top is also new, and so is the red and black cabin, with leather wrapped around the seats, center armrest, door cards, and the interior of the rear quarter panels. Bedecking the two-spoke steering wheel is the ‘SS’ logo, and behind it, it has the factory gauges, next to the original AM/FM radio. The gear shifter has a white knob, and there are a few chrome accents providing further contrast to the cockpit. The very basic trunk holds the spare wheel and not much else.
Popping the hood open reveals the original engine, with matching numbers. Here, everything has either been restored or replaced altogether, and the picture shared in the image gallery above speaks for its condition. The mill is hooked up to a four-speed manual transmission, the vendor claims, because if you haven’t figured it out yet, this old-timer Chevelle is looking for a new home, accompanied by a book of photos from the restoration process and several other documents.
Listed by Mecum for their Orlando 2022 sale, which will be hosted between July 6 and 9, the classic muscle car is one of the stars of the event, next to many other exciting vehicles. Now, the auction house isn’t really known for providing estimated selling prices on the cars that they are advertising, and the same goes for this 1970 Chevelle Convertible.
Nonetheless, a nice example normally sells for well over $50,000 in today’s market, with the best of them scratching the six-digit territory every now and then, and often falling into it. Thus, if you have to ask how much it costs, you probably cannot afford it. But still, how much do you think it will go for? We wouldn't be surprised if it will be close to $100,000.