Even if the oversized wheels aren''t your thing (although they do look pretty good), this 1970 Chevelle SS Tribute has a lot to recommend it. Great Marina Blue paint, a thundering 454 with dual quads, a 5-speed gearbox, and brutal street presence. The good stuff is already in there, my friend. Let''s start with the obvious: there aren''t many better-looking muscle cars than the 1970 Chevelle SS. It''s the epitome of the era: big, bad, and brash, and with stripes and a cowl-induction hood, it''s definitely looking for a fight. The paint is a brighter version of popular Marina Blue and the light gray stripes are a modest twist on the SS look that gives this car a bit of an edge. You''ll also note hood pins, a correct SS grille, and unique taillight inserts that give this car a look that generates a lot of double-takes. But realistically, the bodywork is quite straight and while the paint isn''t done to show standards, it also means that hitting the road is a no-brainer. Recently refreshened,all the original stainless trim remains, even around the wheel wells that frame those 22-inch wheels. The interior sticks to the original formula, too, with correct black buckets, a T-handle shifter, and a clean look overall. The seat covers, door panels, and carpets are recent additions to the car and still look great, with the additions of a woodgrained steering wheel and some auxiliary gauges under the dash to give it a slightly customized feel. That Hurst shifter is a traditional tool, but the hardware underneath-a 5-speed manual gearbox-is totally modern and simply transforms the big Chevelle out on the open highway. A vintage AM/FM radio still lives in the dash, contrary to what you''d expect, but it seems that the guy who built this car has his priorities right and added the performance enhancers first. And you''ll be pleased to note that the trunk is clean and solid with none of the usual issues that plague lesser Chevelles. This car''s big claim to fame is under the hood, where you''ll find a built 454 topped with a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrels and tuned to deliver a serious wallop whenever you stomp on the loud pedal. It looks decent, too, with chrome valve covers, Chevy Orange engine enamel, and more focus on the performance side of the equation. I personally like cars like this because they don''t beat around the bush about what they are-this one is a cruise missile for the street, not a show car, not a trailer queen, but a street-legal weapon. And in that regard it''s hugely successful. As I mentioned, there''s a 5-speed gearbox behind the big block and a 10-bolt rear out back, as well as a Flowmaster exhaust system that puts the thunder under your right foot. And yes, those 22-inch Incubus alloys and 255/30/22 front and 295/25/22 Goodyears make a statement, but even if it''s not your thing, remember that they''re only held on by five bolts. Someone spent their money in all the right places on this Chevelle, and it delivers on the promises its awesome appearance makes. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.