In terms of performance, some of these cars had 450 horsepower courtesy of an optional LS6 V8, while the base 454 ci LS5 V8 was rated at 360 hp. There was definitely plenty of power to go around.
Meanwhile, in terms of desirability, the Chevelle SS reigned supreme, which is why people still fit ‘SS’ badges on their Chevelles today, even though their cars started life in another specification.
Case in point, this black 1970 Chevelle convertible, which was originally Fathom Blue, but somebody had the inspiration to convert it toward the dark side, while also adding white stripes.
Other impressive visuals include the aftermarket quad headlights, chrome bumpers and trim, hood pins, dual side mirrors, polished exhaust outlets and the 15-inch Super Sport wheels with 235/60 front and 295/50 BFGoodrich Radial T/A white-letter tires. Seriously now, this car is on a different level visually.
We also need to mention the QA1 Handling Level 2 suspension kit, which adds an adjustable coilover system, upper and lower control arms, front and rear sway bars, and upper/lower trailing arms. Braking meanwhile is handled by a set of front discs with cross-drilled and slotted rotors, plus a HydraStop power brake booster.
The interior is where you’ll find white vinyl bucket seats and a rear bench, to go with the matching door panels. As for amenities, you’ve got the Vintage Air climate control system, power windows, SS-branded floor mats, a Holley Sniper control unit in the center console, a three-spoke steering wheel, and a Classic Sound radio with custom speakers.
The power is channeled to the rear wheels through a 200-4R four-speed automatic transmission with a Positraction rear differential.
As for how much grunt is being put down, according to a dyno sheet provided by the seller, we’re dealing with approximately 634 crank horsepower and 595 lb-ft of torque. In other words, there’s no way this car could be deemed as being slow, which is why we’re not surprised by how much money it would take to make it your own.