See why a 1970 Chevrolet SS Chevelle is a Special Car
Chevrolet Super Sport Chevelle from 1968 Through 1972
When someone says, Chevrolet muscle car, what model comes to mind first? For me, the answer is a 1970 Chevelle Super Sport with a cowl induction hood. Even better, is a big block car like the SS 396 or the LS6 454 Chevelle. These GM A-body's check a lot of boxes for those seeking to start or add to a muscle car collection.
Here we'll dive into the details of the second-generation Chevrolet Super Sport Chevelle. Chevy only built the car for five years. However, they built it in large numbers. This makes them an ideal choice for startup collectors. With that said, we'll also cover some of the less common models like the SS 454 and the…show more content… They continued to market the engine as 396, even though they punched it out to over 400 cubic inches in 1969. The motor was good for 375 HP, and had a red line of around 6000 RPMs. An interesting point to make about the sixty-eight SS 396 Chevelle is the amount of units produced in that first year. Chevrolet built more than 60,000 cars in SS trim for the 1968 model year. This number grew to more than 85,000 in 1969.
The 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454
The 1970 Chevelle is one of the most identifiable years. It received the revised sheet-metal that GM would use for the next three years. However, it retained the sporty looking horizontal quad headlamp set up from the 1969 model year. In 1971, Chevrolet used two large combination headlights, with dual filaments, responsible for both high and low beam operation. 1970 was the only year you could get both the 396 and the all-new 454 engines.
Also new for the 1970 SS model is the cowl induction hood and [the small block 350 Chevy motor]. The cowl induction hood had a vacuum operated solenoid that opened a hood flap. This allowed cold air in and beautiful induction noise out, under wide-open throttle conditions. Another notable achievement in the engine department is the development of the 454 LS6