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Get an in-depth study of the 1970 Chevelle SS 454 with a look at design, concepts, marketing, promotion and present day value. The Chevrolet Chevelle undoubtedly has one of the largest followings of any of Detroit's muscle cars. It was a chassis for Everyman, offered in Malibu and Chevelle form, with four-door sedans, station wagons, two-door SS performance models, and even truck-style beds available. It was the mid-size Chevy chassis for all purposes. For many years, until 1970, it existed among mid-size offerings as a fairly capable machine.After the General Motors displacement ban ended for the 1970 model year, Chevrolet put new skin on the Chevelle and a new powerplant under the hood: the vaunted LS6 454 with 450 hp. Today, the 1970 Chevelle SS 454 is viewed as one of the most iconic automobiles ever produced on American soil. SS 396 and 454 Chevelles command a premium at auction and are one of the most coveted muscle cars ever produced.Each volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers. • The Chevelle SS 454 with the LS6 is often cited as the “King of the Muscle Cars” • LS6-equipped Chevelle convertibles number in the handful and trade in the million-dollar range • Two of Chevrolet’s most prized engines, the 396 and 454, resided between Chevelle SS fenders in 1970 About the Author Dale McIntosh became a Chevelle enthusiast when he purchased his first black/black 1967 SS396 in the fall of 1967. In the 1990s, Dale started a website, Team67. com, which morphed into ChevelleStuff.net; it is a resource for Chevelle information. Dale is a leading expert in the Chevelle community on cars ranging from 1964 through 1972. He has numerous Chevelle “Registry” websites as well.
Author: DALE MCINTOSH