However, diehard fans know very well there is one Chevy Chevelle that would reign supreme, and it bore the short “SS” moniker. Super Sport was not just a package, it was Chevrolet’s entry point into the raging muscle car battle of the era and the company naturally upgraded the series as it went along.
Back in 1970, the second-generation Chevelle SS needed some additional big-block Chevy V8 oomph to go along with the SS 396 version. Thus, the company made way for the mighty SS 454ci (7.4-liter) engine that would churn out up to 450 horsepower when ordered with the optional LS6 version that brought a single 4-barrel 800 CFM Holley carburetor at the muscle car party.
However, there is a big catch with this feisty, expensive, and great-looking 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. The Cranberry Red (with black stripes and black vinyl top) over black bucket seat interior example is a cowl induction-equipped base LS5 version. That means it can “only” promise a total of 360 horsepower, which is just ten ponies over the same model year SS 396 Turbo-Jet V8.
Alas, because it is looking all pristine and proud in the inventory of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Garage Kept Motors, that might not matter that much to core enthusiasts of the series. This is because of the numbers-matching promises made in the short description, and there is a trio of them for the 454ci, M22 four-speed manual transmission, as well as the 12-bolt Posi rear end.
Now, there is just one other major caveat with this 16,175-mile (26,031 km) unit. That would be the dealership’s high asking price of exactly $119,500!