1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

This Green Mist, numbers matching, 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 has done just 32,236 miles in its life. It’s just received a cosmetic restoration sympathetically maintaining the original look of the car.

The Chevelle SS396 was the best selling muscle car of the 1970 model year.

All SS Chevelles came with a “power dome” hood and, just like the original owner of this car did, could be ordered with cowl induction.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
Rear view

Inside, the interior enjoys bucket seats, center console and SS badging on the doors and steering wheel. The dark green you see here was only available in the sport coupes.

1970 Chevy Chevelle SS interior
SS interior

Just like 1969, the SS package was just an equipment package that could be added to either the Chevelle Malibu 2-door coupe, convertible or El Camino.

The option came two different engine sizes one was the RPO Z15 which offered two versions of the 454; the LS5 outputting 360 horsepower and the mighty LS6 that outputs 450 horsepower. The other option, that you see here was the RPO Z25 that came with an L34 396 V8 Turbo-Jet that produces 350 horsepower.

396 cubic inch Turbo-Jet

Interestingly enough, these engines were now being bored out by Chevrolet to 402 cubic inches despite the air cleaner decals and other badging displaying “396”. It would have been counterproductive for them to change the name as “SS396” was too well known by now.

This particular car is nicely optioned with power steering, power front disc brakes (part of the Z25 package), functional cowl induction hood with sport stripes kit and the SS only F41 performance suspension package.

During the 1970 model year a Chevelle Malibu 2-door hardtop would have started at $2,719 equipped with the standard 250 cubic inch six cylinder engine. The SS package with 396 engine would have brought the price up to $3,439.

This ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS396 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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