1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 Restomod Convertible

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The Chevrolet Chevelle is a mid-sized automobile which was produced by Chevrolet in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years. Part of the General Motors (GM) A-Body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates. Documented as one of the greatest Chevelle’s ever produced, the 1970 Chevelle was the highest powered Chevelle manufactured in the model’s lifetime, which ran from 1964 through 1977, and was the only GM car at the time to have ever topped the horsepower rating of the Corvette with its LS6 Model.

In the hierarchy of the street, circa 1970, there were the Big Dogs and then there was everyone else. Having 400 cubic inches under the hood didn’t cut it anymore at the Stoplight Grand Prix. The name of the game was horsepower and the more grunt the better, and more grunt meant more cubic inches and more horsepower. The old standard “there’s no replacement for displacement” was never truer in 1970, and sitting atop the muscle car food chain was Chevrolet’s SS Chevelle.

 

 

The team at No Reserve Classics is very happy to offer a triple Black 1970 Chevelle SS 396 boasting a powered drop top! A true American muscle car built in Kansas City, Missouri carrying a Fuel Injected 396ci Big Block engine. It is a classic car with plenty of modern features and upgrades to get you cruising to car shows or down the shore with the top dropped! There is plenty to be said about this car as it has underwent a massive drivetrain, suspension, and electrical restoration to get this one of a kind ’70 Chevelle driving like a modern day cruiser.

Included with the sale of the car is a massive 3″ Binder full of Documents, Receipts, and Installation Manuals of many of the products that were used during the build!

 

 

Overall this triple black, drop-top Chevelle is the what the 70’s Muscle Car Era was all about. Now is your chance to take home this iconic automotive piece of history today. With all of that being said, please note although this car was re-conditioned, and upgraded, it was never restored to concours standards. It retains just about all of the nostalgic major components, along with updated modern conveniences that allows this car to be a true turn key, drop the top and enjoy every day type of vehicle.

 

Under the hood of this beautiful drop top is where all of the magic happens to make this a truly enjoyable daily driver.

 

 

Engine & Transmission

  • 396ci BBC with 700R4 Overdrive Automatic Transmission
  • Engine, Transmission correctly painted in high temperature paints for long lasting fresh looks!
  • Fresh Engine Oil, Filter, and Drain Plug Replaced with ZDDP Enhanced Hot Rod Oil
    • This ZDDP Oil (Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates) is specifically designed to work with classic cars that use older style valve-train that your regular oil purchased at your local auto parts store  does not have!
    • New Air Filter Element, Chrome Air Filter Cover with correct L78 Decals  - 396ci, 375hp
    • Edelbrock High Performance Aluminum Dual Plane Intake Manifold
    • Factory Style Chrome Valve Covers with Correct Tonawanda Assembly Plant Sticker
    • Chrome Engine Oil Dipstick
    • Chrome Thermostat Housing Assembly
    • All Engine Sensors Electronic, no dangerous fluids inside of the vehicle's interior!

 

 

Fuel System

  • FI-Tech EFI 600 Self-Tuning Fuel Injection System!
    • Allows for absolute turn key starts, no more pumping throttle pedal!
    • FI-Tech allows the user to make adjustments as they see fit to adjust performance settings, calibrations, fuel mileage through the handheld control module - YES!! On the fly!
      • Edelbrock Polished High Flow Mechanical Fuel Pump with In-Line Filter
      • Fuel Command Module with High Pressure In-Line Fuel filter
      • New Custom Fuel Lines, with Custom Installation for FI-Tech System
  • Included and working in collaboration  with the FI-Tech Fuel Injection is the Timing Self Adjustment

 

 

Ignition System

  • Upgraded ignition system to light off those missed ponies from the era!
  • MSD Blaster 2 Ignition Coil
  • MSD Street-Fire CDI Ignition Control Module
    • Allows for multiple sparks during engine running to maximize power and fuel economy
  • MSD 8.5mm Spark Super Conductor Plug Wires
    • Help to deliver maximum power to the spark plugs
  • MSD Pro-Billet Aluminum High Performance Low Profile Distributor
    • Mechanical and Vacuum Advance Lock Out already completed for the FI-Tech Fuel Injection System

 

 

Exhaust

  • Factory GM Exhaust Manifolds
  • Magnaflow 2.5" Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust System with X-Pipe Crossover  - increased exhaust flow, performance, and sound!

 

Ancillaries

  • Chrome Thermostat Housing
  • Brand New Chrome, High Output Alternator and Bracket
  • Vehicle has has the complete wiring system upgraded for better reliability, no more strange electrical gremlins to worry about!
  • Engine has upgraded High Flow Aluminum Water Pump to keep this Big Block Chevy running cool on those hot summer days!
  • Polished Engine Crankshaft Pulley

 

 

Accessories

  • Lokar Adjustable Throttle Cable Mounting Brackets
  • Lokar Adjustable  Braided Stainless Steel Throttle Cable Assembly
  • Lokar Adjustable Braided Stainless Steel Transmission Throttle Valve Cable
  • New Lokar Throttle Return Springs
    • Ensures easy adjustment and no second guesses about transmission shifts and overall reliability!
  • Chrome Power Steering Reservoir Cap
  • Intake Manifold Polished Stainless Steel ARP 12-Point Fasteners

 

 

Engine Bay

  • Dual Electric Fans, thermostatically controlled by the FI-Tech Unit
    • With all of the additional power being generated by this 396 big block - additional cooling is NOT A CONCERN!
    • Multi-Core Radiator - Along with the Aluminum Water Pump, this engine runs at the right temperature!
    • Improved/Upgraded Aluminum dual cooling fan radiator shroud with air bypass vents
    • Recently replaced upper and lower radiator hoses
  • Engine bay fully detailed
  • Old Air Products Complete Heating and Air Conditioning System! –
    • A true All Season Capable HVAC System - Plenty of heat on those cold winter days, yet able to blow ice cubes out of the dash in heat of the summer!
  • All NEW Power Steering Hoses, fluid and rag joint replaced
  • Power Disc Brakes that stops this heavy Chevy on a dime!
  • Correct Cadmium Plated Brake Booster and Master Cylinder Cap
  • Electric Line Lock - Shifter Mounted Engagement Switch to keep the front wheels locked during smokey burnouts without burning the rear brakes up!
  • NEW Optima Red Top Battery keeps this 396 Cranking Over without Hesitation
  • NEW Battery Cables
  • Hood Hinges painted to factory correct color
  • All NEW Electrical Wiring in Engine Bay - by American Auto Wire
  • NEW Windshield Wiper Motor, Washer Pump, and Hoses
  • NEW Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
  • Undercover Innovations Custom Fit CNC Machined Radiator Core Support Filler Closeout Panel - Anodized Black
  • Factory Correct Engine Timing Decal on Radiator Support
  • NEW Engine Grounding Strap
  • Locking Transmission Dipstick
  • All Hose Clamps Upgraded to Stainless Steel
  • ALL New Stainless Steel Brake Lines Front to Rear
  • All Hoses Recently Replaced - Cooling System, A/C System, Power Steering System, Heater Hoses, and All A/C Hard Lines/Fittings

 

As you approach this car, it is easy to see the amount of work, and not even the quantity BUT the QUALITY of the work that was put into this vehicle:

 

 

Body/Paint

  • Fully Detailed Body
  • Full Wax, Polish, Wet Sand
  • Tuxedo Black with PAINTED White Stripes - no cheesy stickers! The paint shines like glass!

 

Convertible Top

  • Power Convertible Top Fabric has been replaced with NEW Haartz Premium Black Fabric and High Quality Rear GLASS Window!
    • The rear glass window is superior to the plastic windows that are found on cheap replacement tops. They fade, crack, and degrade over time and practically scratch by breathing on it! Not the case with this Glass Equipped '70 Chevelle.
  • NEW Black Vinyl Convertible Top Cover
    • Most Cars Lack A Clean, Finished Look With The Top Down - THIS Car DOES NOT With The New Convertible Top Cover, Dressing The Retracted Convertible Top
  • NEW Power Convertible Top Pump and Motor
  • All Rubber Weatherstripping Replaced
    • No need to be concerned about 50 year weather stripping peeling and falling off every time you open and close the convertible top!
  • Front Windshield has Tinted Visor Banner
  • Correct Polished Stainless Steel Window and Roof Trim
  • Polished Stainless Steel Convertible Top Pinch Weld Moldings
  • NEW Quarter Window Moldings

 

 

Wheels

  • NEW Custom  Magnum 500 Wheels :18" Front, 20" Rear, Staggered Wheels WITH Factory Style SS  Center Caps
  • NEW Polyglas Tire Stickers  that feature a custom factory font and appearance but still utilize the actual tire dimensions of the aftermarket wheels! For example, original Polyglas tires would've had something like F 7  0 - 1 4. The white letter tires on this Chevelle read F 4 5 - 1 8 and F 3 5 - 20!
  • All Wheels And Tires  - High Speed Balancing and Road Force Matched for Optimized Performance
  • Correct Stainless Steel Wheel Well Arch Trims

 

 

Hood/Front Fascia

  • 2" Cowl Induction Hood with fully functional flapper valve assembly!
  • Polished Hood Emblems
  • Custom Billet Hood Pins And Mounts
    • Another small detail that makes this car stand out from the rest of the average, run of the mill muscle cars!
  • SS 396 Trim and Emblems On Hood Cowl
  • Polished Grill Moldings
  • Chrome Head Lamp Bezels
  • Polished Stainless Steel Cowl Induction Hood Emblems
  • Custom Headlamp Assemblies with LED Lighting
    • The factory sealed beam halogen headlights were notorious for extremely poor visibility,constantly burning out, and high operating temperatures. We upgraded both the low beams and the high beams with a brand new set of chrome reflector housings and high visibility and high power LED Light Bulbs for those nighttime cruises!
  • Correct Front Spoiler/Lower Valence for the 1970 Chevelle
  • NEW Hood and Upper Fender Trim
  • Correct Anco Style Wipers and Arms - 1970 Chevelle and Period Correct!!

 

 

Doors

  • NEW Chrome Door Mirrors
  • NEW Chrome Exterior Door Handles
  • NEW Polished Stainless Steel Lock Cylinders
    • Another small item usually overlooked, 50 year old door lock cylinders! No better way to ruin your day, when your lock cylinder jams or breaks your key, leaving you locked out of your car and stranded!
  • Side Windows Tinted
  • NEW window felt sweepers and trim - high quality reproductions!
  • Polished Stainless Steel Door Window Belt Moldings
  • All Doors, Trunk, and Hood Open and Close exactly like they should: EASILY -  with the heavy, quality feel that can not be replicated by cheap reproduction doors on the market today!

 

 

Bumpers

  • NEW Chrome Front and Rear Bumpers
  • NEW Correct Polished Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts on Front and Rear Bumpers
  • Correct Clear SS Parking Lamp Lenses
  • New Rear SS Bumper Pad 

Lighting

  • All exterior lights fully operational!!
    • Headlights (High and Low Beam) - Fully Working!
    • Turn Signals on all four corners - Fully Working!
    • Reverse Lights - Fully Working! (Yes, the Neutral Safety Switch is in full control of the reverse light signal as well as the starter safety signal so the car cannot be started in anything BUT Park!)
    • Sidemarker Lights - Fully Working!
    • Brake Lights - Fully Working!
    • Front and Rear Parking Lights - Fully Working!
    • Hazard Lights - Fully Working!
      • How many classic cars can you find with as many working components as this particular one? Not many at all!!!
  • Brand New Tail Light Lenses, Bulbs, and Gaskets!

 

  • As you open the doors, you will note the quality of the work is evident everywhere!
  • Both Driver and Passenger Door Panels Present – Boasting The Correct Trim and Decor - AGAIN, everything down to the smallest detail has been gone through!
  • Both Doors Have Had New Window Cranks, Arm Rests, And Lock Knobs
  • All Glass Present, And In Great shape
  • MOST IMPORTANT, Is the CORRECT Alignment  And FITMENT Of The Glass And Convertible Top
  • Correct Door Jamb Decals (GM Mark of Excellence)

 

 

  • All New Black Vinyl Interior through out
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • New Foam, Covers For Seats, Head Rests
  • New Medallions Installed Through Out The Interior
  • The smallest details are what set this vehicle apart from the imitations!
  • Adjustable Headrests
  • Retractable Front Seat Belts – Correct Factory GM Seat Belts In The Front And Rear
  • All Interior Floors Have Been Upgraded For Increased Noise And Heat Insulation! An area usually overlooked!!
  • Correct 80/20 Black Loop Carpeting From Front To Rear Bulk Heads
  • Polished Aluminum Carpet Sill Plates

 

 

  • As you sit the in seats, you will immediately notice all of the upgrades this vehicle has to offer!
  • New Rear View Mirror
  • All Sun-visors present and in great shape
  • Comfort Grip Factory Reproduction Polished Steering Wheel
  • Steering Column repainted – all components working
  • Custom Dakota Digital VHX Series Gauges/Cluster With LED Back lighting 
    • ALL ELECTRIC Sensors -  No DANGEROUS Fluids INSIDE of the vehicle.

 

 

  • Aftermarket Radio – AM/FM/Bluetooth/Auxiliary
    • Modern Convenience with that Classic Look!!
  • Old Air Products Complete Heating and Air Conditioning System! –
    • A true All Season Capable HVAC System - Plenty of heat on those cold winter days, yet able to blow ice cubes out of the dash in heat of the summer!
    • This System has been designed to fit beautifully under and behind the dash panel without  having the atrocious heater boxes of this era, and yet ADDING A/C!!!
    • All Dash Vents 100% operational
  • New Cigarette Lighter Knob
  • Black Dash Vinyl Pad in Great condition
  • Upgraded Glove box Insert
    • Designed To Work In Conjunction With The Old Air Systems HVAC System - No sacrificing storage space for Upgraded Heat and A/C!
  • All Dash, interior and Courtesy Lights 100% Functional!!
    • Another small detail which is usually over looked, random interior lights not working - NOT The Case With This Vehicle - Everything Works As It Was Designed To!

 

 

  • Upgraded American Auto Wire Company Electrical Harness with Modern Fuse Box and Fuses
    • Electrical Wiring Has Been Replaced And Upgraded To Modern Standards - NO  MORE worries about 50 year old wiring going on the fritz!!
  • Fully Functional Parking Brake
  • Throttle And Brake Pedals – Have the Correct Pads And Trim
    • Throttle Pedal Adjusted with FI-Tech System To Provide The True Mechanical Feeling, Yet While Eliminating The Vague Pedal Feel Of Yesteryear's!
  • Fully Working Trunk Light!
  • Trunk was painted with the factory correct spatter paint and looks great!

 

 

  • Center Console Option With Correct, Highly desirable Staple Shifter
  • 4-Speed Overdrive Shifter Indicator and Shifter Assembly by Shiftworks
    • Made to work direct fit for the 700R4 Overdrive Transmission
  • Electronic Line Lock Allows Driver To Activate and lock front brakes for allowing big smokey burn outs with out damaging the rear brakes!
    • Engagement Switch Shifter Mounted for ease of use 

 

 

  • FI-Tech Handheld Controller Custom Installed in Center Console
    • Discreet Installation Allows For Easy Tuning on the fly, Yet Retaining The "Sleeper" Effect

 

 

  • 12 Bolt Limited Slip (Positraction) Rear
    • This rear end is arguably the strongest GM has ever produced and is super desirable to have in any classic muscle car of this era!
    • Can withstand much more horsepower, torque, and road conditions when compared to the inferior 10 Bolt Rear End!
    • Lays both tires down just like a Big Block Muscle Car should! No one-legged burnouts to be found here!!
  • Rear Axle Differential Carrier Cover Reseal, and Rear Axle Fluid Change
  • Driveshaft Serviced with new universal joints with greasable fittings for ease of maintenance and reliable drivetrain performance.
  • F41 Suspension Arms with Rear Sway Bar and Boxed-Out Trailing Arms that increases rear suspension and handling/performance unlike your typical Malibu with weak and flexible suspension that makes the ride feel unsafe and uncomfortable.
    • This Chevelle rides super smooth and composed yet still handles like a modern day car with all of these suspension upgrades.
  • BMR Lowering Springs Front and Rear that were manufactured with a high corrosion resistant Red Powdercoating for that show ready finish!
  • Energy Suspension Bushings Through-out Chassis
    • All bushings from the motor mounts to the control arm bushings and sway bar end links are all constructed of a high performance and long lasting Polyurethane! No need to worry about rotted crumbling rubber bushings anymore that are 50 years old. This car handles like a dream!
  • All-Star Front Lower Control Arms with New Upper and Lower Ball Joints

 

 

  • Upgraded Front Sway Bar with a Larger Diameter and Higher Spring Rate for better Handling and Performance!
  • New Power Steering Components – all new hoses, tie rod ends, fluids, steering coupler (aka Rag Joint) – no more vague steering and guessing where the car is going!!
  • Increased Capacity, Chrome Transmission Fluid Pan
    • Keeps constant transmission fluid circulating throughout the internals!

 

 

  • New Transmission Output Shaft Seal
  • New Transmission Throttle Valve Cable Assembly from Lokar
  • New Transmission Cooler Lines and Transmission Coolant Line Adapters
  • All New Shift Linkage that includes all new hardware, cable, and bushings for firm, reliable, and positive engaging shifts!
  • Chrome Torque Converter Cover Plate
  • Magnaflow 2.5" Polished Stainless Steel Exhaust System with X-Pipe Crossover  - increased exhaust flow, performance, and sound!
  • ALL NEW BRAKE LINES FRONT AND REAR
    • New Brake Hard Lines Front and Rear – STAINLESS STEEL – NO MORE Dangerous Rotted Brake Lines
    • New Stainless Steel Braided High Pressure FLEX Brake Lines – Best Pedal Feel, increased safety!

 

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