This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Was Once Found in a Barn, and Look How Awesome It Is Today

The 1970 model year witnessed a significant refresh for the Chevelle family, including restyling updates that brought the car closer to the famous Coke bottle design.
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Chevrolet updated the sheet metal on the best-selling versions, including the hardtop, the convertible, and the sedan, whereas the station wagon featured no upgrades and continued to use the same setup as in 1969.

The Chevelle continued to be available with a wide variety of engines, including six-cylinder units and V8s. The strategy has always worked correctly for Chevrolet, allowing the carmaker to target a wider audience and, therefore, avoid limiting the reach of a certain model to just a specific market sector.

The base unit was a six-cylinder mill developing 155 horsepower, serving its purpose just right if the buyer only wanted to use the Chevelle for picking up groceries. However, the Chevelle could also be fitted with more powerful engines, including the famous LS6 rated at 450 horsepower.

The Chevelle posted on eBay by seller oldanddeadfashion comes with the laziest mill, but its main selling point is the overall condition. The car flexes the original turquoise paint and white hard top, with the seller explaining that the previous owner discovered the Chevelle in a barn. We're not being told if the vehicle has also been restored, but considering it still wears the original paint and comes with the original engine, the chances are it's still a survivor. Make sure you ask additional questions in this regard, as an unmolested and unrestored Chevelle is way different from a model that has already been overhauled.

The vehicle received the typical maintenance checks, so it now comes with a new distributor and plugs, a new radiator, new brakes, and tires. It also sells with a new carpet in the box.

The trunk is locked, and the seller says they can't open it, but the car comes with a spare.

The six-cylinder engine starts and runs correctly, but the carburetor should be rebuilt – it's another sign the Chevelle has never been restored, so the vehicle could eventually be a rare gem that needs additional polishing to become a tip-top survivor worth a small fortune.

It exhibits only minor signs of rust, and compared to other Chevelles that have been sitting for decades under the clear sky, this one is a fantastic discovery. You can fix the rust spots and still retain the original paint.

The digital fight for this Chevelle starts at $7,000, and the owner did not configure a reserve, meaning that whoever sends the highest bid can take the car home. It's parked in Jasper, Missouri, and you should theoretically be able to drive it home, considering the working engine and the car's overall condition.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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