This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 was acquired by the current owner in 2008 and underwent a body off restoration in 2009-2010. The 350 HP 396 engine was rebuilt at the same time. It has only traveled 375 miles since the restoration was completed.
It was built in Atlanta the fourth week of January 1970 and was originally Cranberry Red with a black interior, same as it is now. This Chevelle came complete with all the correct SS additions like the 12 bolt rear end, fully, round gauges, hood pins, and cowl induction. It was recently featured on the online web series “The Runner” produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon.
The exterior has held up very well since the restoration. The body is clean and straight and the paint quality is very good. There is no rust whatsoever. There are the typical small scratches from being in a garage. Panel fit is very good for a Chevelle. Underneath, the original floors are in excellent restored condition and finished in flat back. During the restoration, the frame was restored, the suspension refreshed, and the body mounts replaced. All work was done by Fort Pitt Classic Cars in Pittsburgh, PA.
The interior was reupholstered during the restoration and looks to be in very good condition. The front seats are buckets with the big horseshoe shifter in the middle. The radio is a modern digital radio made to look like the original unit. Additional speakers are hidden in the kick panels. This Chevelle has the correct SS dash with round gauge pods.
The engine is a rebuilt L-34 396 mated to a TH-400 automatic and 12 bolt rear end. The engine is believed to be original. This Chevelle also has power steering and power front disk brakes. It starts easily, runs, drives, and stops extremely well. The engine has plenty of power and it will chirp second and third gear easily. The loud exhaust compliments the car well.