Produced from 1964 to 1977 this great Chevy muscle car is one of the most sought after and highly collected cars of all the muscle car designs. The Super Sport version was the most popular, with race car enthusiasts making it one of the best sellers. The vehicle went through several designs and changes, but the later versions seem to have made the most impact on the buying public.
Performance and Technology Designs
The vehicle featured a number of great performance and technology designs including the 454 CID V-8 engine that could produce an impressive 325 horsepower, achieving speeds of 0-60 in 6.1 seconds, as well as a beefed-up F41 suspension system, power dome hood, four-barrel carburetor and power front disc brakes. It also included hydraulic lifters, aluminum manifolds and either GM’s three-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission or a Turbo 400 automatic transmission. The technology on this vehicle made it perfect for racing, and it was often found on race tracks or drag strips.
The Chevy also included heavy duty axles, Edelbrock high performance shocks, a 12-bolt Positraction system and heavy duty chrome sway bars as well as an Overhead Valve (OVH) system. One big advancement in automotive technology for the vehicle was the moving of the ignition switch from the dashboard onto the steering column.
Exterior and Interior Features
The Chevy muscle car was designed with a very stylish exterior to make it look even stronger, with features such as a chrome front bumper with chrome quad headlights, blacked-out grill with SS emblem, double-domed hood, black rear panel and sport coupe styling.
The interior of the Chevy including many great features that provided for a more comfortable ride and convenience controls, such as air conditioning, front bucket seats with black interior trim, power door locks, automatic wiper controls, am/fm radio, remote trunk control, tilt-wheel power steering, power windows and carpeted lower door panels as well as easy-to-read round gauges on the dashboard and wood grain trim on the doors and dashboard.
Security and Safety
The vehicles of the late 60′s and early 70′s were limited in safety features, but the Chevy included such features as seat belts in the front and rear seats and front safety headrests. More safety features would come along in later years as vehicle design went through rigorous safety engineering tests.
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle originally sold for a base price of $3,800, but today it goes for many thousands more as one of the most sought after muscle cars in American automotive history.