|EXTREMELY RARE 1970 CHEVELLE MALIBU, SPECIAL ORDERED WITH SS OPTIONS, INCLUDING SS DASH, MUNCIE FOUR SPEED, AND POSI-TRACTION. THIS BEAUTY WAS EVEN ORDERED WITH SPECIAL PAINT CODE. PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE AD AND VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS OF THE VEHICLE AND DOCUMENTATION. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUE RARITY OF THIS CHEVELLE. IN 35 YEARS, WE AT CLASSIC MUSCLE CARS.COM HAVE SOLD SOME OF THE RAREST CHEVELLES IN THE WORLD. THIS INCLUDES FOUR L78 CONVERTIBLES, NUMEROUS LS6 AND LS5 MODELS, THE SUPER STOCK DRAG CHEVELLE "RED ALERT", ETC. IN THIS SPAN OF ALMOST FOUR DECADES, WE HAVE ONLY SOLD TWO OTHERS OPTIONED SIMILAR TO THIS ONE, AND ONE WAS AN EL CAMINO. THE INHERENT VALUE OF THIS VEHICLE IS TWO FOLD- 1) IT IS A FULLY DOCUMENTED(BUILD SHEET, PROTECTO PLATE, ORIGINAL TITLE, CURRENT TITLE), CUSTOMER ORDERED MALIBU WITH SS OPTIONS. 2) IT IS A ONE OWNER, 65,000 MILE CAR THAT WAS STORED IN BASICALLY ORIGINAL CONDITION FOR DECADES, TAKEN OUT OF STORAGE AND PARTIALLY RESTORED TO PRESENT CONDITION. ORIGINAL DRIVE TRAIN, INTERIOR, GLASS, EVEN ORIGINAL PERIOD CORRECT TIRES! ORIGINAL 350 CU. IN.-300 HP ENGINE, MUNCIE M20 FOUR SPEED, 3.31 POSI-TRACTION DIFFERENTIAL. THIS WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO ANY CHEVELLE COLLECTION, OR A NICE EXAMPLE FOR THE ENTHUSIAST TO TAKE TO SHOWS AND CRUISES. TRULY A CONVERSATION PIECE, BACKED UP BY ROCK SOLID DOCUMENTATION.
Most muscle car enthusiasts agree that one of the most iconic models of the era was the Chevelle. Although relatively short lived, the Chevelle was one of GM's most successful nameplates. Built on the GM A-body platform with a somewhat reserved initial offering in 1964, developed into what most feel is the pinnacle of the muscle car boom, the 1970 Chevelle. The age of muscle cars peaked as the 1970s began -- and the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 helped to herald the ascent, as the king of the road. When GM lifted its displacement ban on midsize cars, Pontiac, Olds, and Buick responded with 455-cid mills with up to 370 bhp. Chevrolet's answer was a 454-cid V-8 that started at 360 bhp and ended at a barbaric 450. This was the muscle car summit. There was no weak power plant offered for this model- Base engine was a 350 horsepower 402 Cu. In. Three optional engines were the 375 horsepower 402, 360 horsepower 454, and the ultimate street beast, the vaunted 450 horsepower 454.
Unfortunately, this era was short lived, and owning one of these ground pounders was complicated by two factors- Fuel shortage and pricing, and astronomical insurance premiums. These two factors drove many potential buyers away from these models. By 1970, insurance carriers even implemented policy penalties and denied coverage for a vehicle that merely carried the high performance badging. Essentially, even a 350 HP Chevelle would be penalized if it carried the SS model badging. Premiums could easily approach 2-3 times the amount for a base model vehicle. Compounding the problem, a poor driving record could result in denial of insurance altogether.
Soon, savvy gear heads and car people began searching for ways to circumvent these policies, and also to deal with the shortage of fuel that plagued our country. The solution was simple. Visit the dealer and special order your dream car using the Malibu as the platform. Check the performance options on the order sheet, including a potent small block, and build a "Baby Super Sport". This would give the customer the best of both worlds. Affordable and available insurance assigned to the Malibu, better fuel mileage with the small block engine, but still an enjoyable, potent street machine.
Any search of dealer and auction archives will reveal that very few of these Chevelles have been offered for public sale. This is a chance to own an excellent example.
Built at the Leeds Plant in Kansas City, Mo. Shipped to Holz Motors Inc. Hales Corners, WI. This dealership is still doing business at this same address today. Sold to a man in Milwaukee, WI. In the '70's, he had clutch problems and parked the car. Last Wisconsin inspection sticker is 1972. Later on, it was moved to storage, where it remained until 2011. In 2011, it was removed from storage and brought back to life. Just completed- complete mechanical maintenance. New clutch, pressure plate, fork, etc. Clean and treat fuel lines and fuel tank. Complete exterior refinish. Complete detail.
Complete build sheet. Also, the build sheet from a Super Sport down the line was also in the car. Complete Protecto- Plate. Original title. Replacement title, still from original owner, from 1984.
Paint code on both the build sheet and cowl tag is special paint, or --. The original owner ordered the car in 1970 Buick GS Burnished Saddle Iridescent. This is the paint that was still present on the car in 2011. Body was stripped and refinished in Code 19 Tuxedo Black. Paint was recently completed. Base coat/ clear coat buffed to a mirror gloss. Panel fit and gaps are per factory specifications. New front and rear bumpers. New wheelhouse moldings. New rocker panel moldings. New mirror, emblems, and door handles. Remaining stainless and trim is original. All original glass is in excellent shape. Restored original ZJ7 slotted Rally Wheels with trim rings and derby caps. Original style Firestone Sports 500 tires. Not reproductions. NOTE- These are the decades old, period correct tires that were present on the car when it was removed from storage. They provide an eye catching accessory if you are displaying the vehicle, and preserve the original integrity of the vehicle. However, if you intend to do extensive cruising with this beauty, you will have to install a new set of tires. These vintage tires will not be safe for cruising. Cowl hood has been added. Malibu side trim has been removed. Mounting holes have been welded in professionally, no dimples or bumps.
The interior resembles a time capsule from 1970. All original and in very good condition. Color code 771 Saddle Vinyl Strato Bucket interior, A51. Seats are in very good condition. Vinyl is still pliable, no discoloration, rips, or tears. D55 console in very good shape. Door panels also very good. Headliner in good condition, 2 small holes. Package shelf in decent condition. Carpet in good condition. All these components are original to the vehicle. U14 Super Sport IP Gauges. U35 electric clock. U63 AM radio with U80 rear speaker. U27 glove box lamp. There is a vintage AM/FM radio in the glove box. Original pedal pads and gas pedal. Original Muncie shifter, with incorrect wooden ball. The door weatherstripping is new. All other vertical seals, jam seals, window fuzzies, etc. are original. The original blue GM sticker is still affixed to the door jam.
We will try not to over use the word original in this ad, but it is proving to be difficult. Engine and engine bay have been completely detailed. The factory original L48 350 Cu. In., 300 HP engine is still present. Engine code, CNJ, build date, and vin number are stamped on the pad. Due to low mileage, engine did not require a rebuild, and retains the original internal components. However, a thorough mechanical maintenance program was initiated. Fuel tank and lines were properly attended to, all filters, fluids, faulty seals or gaskets were replaced, complete tune up, etc. Original external components include- Rochester Quadra-Jet four barrel carburetor, cast iron intake, heads, exhaust manifolds, distributor, radiator, radiator hoses and tower clamps, air cleaner, power brake booster, alternator.
New plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor, etc. New dual exhaust with cow bells. Manual steering. All new power drum brakes, from wheel cylinders to shoes. All new bell housing, pressure plate, clutch, clutch fork and spring, etc. Original Muncie M20 four speed transmission. Original twelve bolt differential with G80 Posi-Traction and G94 3.31:1 gear.
Undercarriage has been cleaned and finished in 30* gloss frame paint. Gas tank and straps also refinished.
Trunk has been cleaned and detailed. Original jack is mounted in the proper place. A period correct, vintage Uniroyal Tiger Paw spare tire also mounted in the trunk.
The classic car hobby has been flourishing for decades. Quite honestly, the days of barn find original, documented vehicles is long past. There are only a small percentage of classics left that are undiscovered. Finding a vehicle like this 1970 Chevelle is a rare occurrence. Finding one with primarily original parts, and complete original documentation is almost impossible. This investment quality Chevelle would be a welcome addition to any enthusiast.
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