This iconic 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 is a beautiful example of most popular muscle car Detroit had to offer. It is equipped with the most powerful 396ci V8 available, boasting 375 horse power. Yes, it is the original, numbers matching engine and is coupled to a 4 speed Muncie manual gearbox. Power steering, power brakes, AM radio, full instruments, center console and bucket seats are just some of the options provided on this car. The car has benefitted from a comprehensive restoration that resulted in beautiful paint and chrome. The body panels are straight and show no signs of issues. This interior is fantastic with a combination of restored and original components. New, correct seat covers in the original color combination completes a wonderful appearance to the interior cabin.
Driving the car, you feel as if you were transported back in time. The car feels tight and well planted. The engine has a great, throaty sound and delivers lots of tire roasting torque. The transmission shifts effortlessly through the gears and grabs positively in every position. The brakes grab straight and true and the suspension feels solid and proper. The original cowl tag provides confirmation that the colors and trim are correct. Further decoding of the numbers continue the affirmation that it is a real “SS” and of the original engine/drivetrain present.
Overall, this Chevelle is a wonderfully presented and sorted example of one of Chevrolets top performers. It provides the unique opportunity to recapture the days of cruising the boulevard in an ominous, muscle car.