1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport LS6 Super Sport LS6
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This LS6 Chevelle’s original build sheet shows us exactly how the car was built by General Motors and decodes as follows:
B80: Roof drip moldings
B96: Wheel well moldings
C24: Recessed windshield wipers
C56: Upper level instrument panel vent
F41: Special performance suspension
GW8: 4:10 gear ratio
G80: Posi-traction rear end
J50: Vacuum power brakes
JL2: Power disc brakes
LS6: 454 cubic inch 4-barrel V8 engine
M22: Heavy duty 4-speed manual transmission
PL4: F70x14 black wall steel belted tires
T60: HD Battery
U14: IP gauges
U27: Glove box light
U35: Electric clock
U63: Push button AM radio
U76: Windshield antenna
ZK8: Tire pressure label
ZP3: Spec paint – 1001HA: Hood, Fenders and entire body – 926-99616 Orange Acrylic Lacquer
Z15: SS 454 package
ZQ9: Performance Axle 4:10 ratio
When you look through the massive amount of documentation that accompanies this gorgeous Chevelle you can see that it’s clear that the first owner, John Peru , knew from the very beginning that he had something extremely special. Peru ordered the powerful LS6 Chevelle from Bradley Chevrolet in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma but made clear he wanted it a bit different. Instead of opting for one of the standard Chevy colors he chose to go with a factory special order color of Hugger Orange and chose to not add the stripe option. Peru was a Navy Submariner who not only kept diligent records of any moment that involved the car. The records, which are included in the sale, show us that Peru soon after he purchased the car, shipped it to Pearl Harbor while he was stationed in Hawaii, and eventually brought it back to San Diego. Peru appears to have traded the car in ’77 for a slant six Dodge Dart. Thankfully in the early 2000’s the car was restored to its former glory and then was featured with its unique story in the January 2002 issue of Muscle Car review.
Absolutely no corners were cut during this awesome Chevelle’s restoration. At the front of the car, a timeless Chevrolet split grille hangs correct “Chevelle” and “SS” emblems between a full chrome bumper and correct stainless trimmed T3 headlights which reflect the sun and light up the night. Above that grille, factory hood pins combine with a hood that is absent of any hood stripes, but still gives the car an aggressive, race-ready appearance. And great looking factory optioned drip rails combine with well-maintained stainless trim to highlight like-new windows. At the sides of the car, a chrome driver’s side mirror looks great above stainless wheel well moldings and chrome GM door handles. And behind the front tires, white “SS” emblems with red “454” inlays let everyone know just how serious this Chevelle is. At the back of the car, a full bumper frames a nice black Super Sport insert which is anchored by a pair of crystal clear tail light lenses. And a fresh “Chevelle by Chevrolet” trunk emblem perfectly complements correct stainless exhaust tips.
Power comes from the cars original, numbers matching 454 cubic inch LS6 V8 which was underrated from the factory at a very impressive 450 horsepower. Fully restored and ready to hit the show field, the Chevy Orange block wears a correct 3963512 casting number, a April(4) 20th (20) of 1970 date code, a correct CRV (454/4-barrel/M22) suffix stamp and a correct partial VIN. At the top of the engine, a correctly decaled air cleaner filters wind into a correct Holley carburetor and a correct Winter intake. At the sides of that intake, mirror-like valve covers loom correct Packard TV R Suppression wires between correct factory decals and fully restored exhaust manifolds. At the back of the engine you’ll find a correct points distributor beside a fresh wiper motor and a like-new brake booster; and at the front of the engine, a correct radiator utilizes reproduction hoses and correct tower clamps to pipe water. Naturally, the cars satin black engine bay is fully detailed and ready for show from its tagged Delco Energizer battery to its factory replacement washer fluid tank. And all belts, hoses and soft parts are in excellent condition and ready to hit the road.
The theme of ‘better than new’ also extends underneath the car where you’ll find fresh floors and a highly detailed chassis. Behind the stout big block, a correct M22 ‘rock crusher’ 4-speed, which wears a 3925661 (1970) casting number and a P0D23C date stamp that decodes as a Muncie (P) M22 ( C ) built on April (D) 23rd (23) of 1970 (0), sends power to a 12 bolt Posi-traction rear end with the highly sought after 4.10 gears. Holding that killer drivetrain off the ground is a completely restored F41 double A-arm front and four link rear suspension that is equipped with a manual steering rack, correct sway bars, correctly tagged coil springs and correct spiral shocks. The power front disc, rear drum brake system has been fully rebuilt from its rotors all the way to its lines; and the cars restored manifolds dump gases into a factory replacement exhaust system which includes mandrel bent pipes and correct rear mounted resonators. The cars frame, free of any major damage, is painted black to match the cars good looking black floor boards and in keeping with the 454 up top, much attention has been paid to making sure everything is clean and ready to go. At the corners, correctly painted Super Sport wheels wear F70-14 Goodyear Polyglas tires that look right at home in this Chevelles big wheel wells.
Take a look inside this Chevelle and you’ll find a like-new black vinyl interior, which feels good and looks great! The front and rear bench seats were rebuilt with fresh foam and new seat covers, show no virtually wear at all, and really stand out above the cars black carpet and fresh rubber floor mats. At the front of the car, a black topped dash hangs rebuilt gauges above a correct Delco AM radio and a chrome Muncie floor shifter. And at the sides of the car, fade-free black door panels center pristine stainless trim and new chrome handles around straight and pliable armrests. At the top of the car a tight black headliner hangs a clear dome light between correct roof mounted shoulder belts. And at the back of the car, a fully restored trunk secures a fresh spare tire and a correct bumper jack between a new decklid decal and a correct mat. Everything in this interior from the correct tilt steering column to the straight rear package tray looks like a million bucks.
As we have already stated the documentation for this car is quite impressive. Included in the sale of this legit LS6 is the original build sheet, protect-o-plate, original owner’s manual, original dealer’s invoice, dealer paperwork, pre delivery check sheet, binder with thorough service records from 1970-1976, and plenty of receipts from the extensive restoration.
Recently we’ve seen a lot of excellent Chevelles come through our RK Motors Charlotte showroom; and while those are super nice cars, the truth is, nothing beats a real deal LS6. This documented 1970 SS 454 is an iconic car which wraps one of the hottest powertrains ever produced in a very rare color. If you’re looking for a nicely finished show car that sounds great and has plenty of power, here’s your chance!
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