​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?

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  • Published on Dec 23, 2016
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    Our Muscle Car Of The Week from the Brothers Collection is a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, built with the SS performance and styling package. The Chevelle was the midsize Chevrolet family car, and the SS option added a long list of performance upgrades in the driveline and suspension departments. Ours was also built with the Regular Production Option code LS-6, the high-compression big-dog 454 cubic inch V8. Could this be the very last 1970 Chevelle SS LS-6 454 ever built?
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Comments • 29

  • spanky mcnugget
    spanky mcnugget Month ago

    it's funny cause a new 5.0 mustang gt puts out more hp now a days

  • Mr. Reality
    Mr. Reality Month ago

    Last LS6? Cool, yet very very very very very sad. Chevelle line went 👎🏼 ever since, until it did itself a favor and 💀 👻!!

  • matrox
    matrox Month ago

    Advance the timing, rejet the carb add slicks and this mid 13sec car is running in the 12s easy. Remember to set your timing back to stock after the race on the drive back home or it will run like crap for street use. To bad they didn't have computerized variable timing back then.

  • matrox
    matrox Month ago +1

    That one purdy...that one real purdy.

  • Bryan Wayne
    Bryan Wayne Month ago

    70 Chevelles were the best looking muscle cars ever built. They ruined the 71-72 with those round in-bumper tailights and the single headlights looked very odd fir some reason on the front end.

  • Drew Larsson
    Drew Larsson 6 months ago +1

    Yeah I love those LS6 cars there's just something about them and what you quoted was from the factory as far as horsepower goes but everyone knows it actually made more than that you know I I think it's really cool if that is the last one of course there's no way to really know but I would say it's 99.9% positive that is the last LS6 ever made you know over the years I can't help but to wonder why didn't Chevrolet put aluminum heads on that sucker and shove one into a Camaro SS or Monte Carlo SS why was it so limited to the Chevelle not that that's a bad thing and I know there's been rumors of one Monte Carlo coming with LS6 but it's never been found so.

  • Old Ben Canna
    Old Ben Canna Year ago +1

    One of the coolest Chevelles I ever saw was a ‘70 LS-6 in black cherry with a black vinyl top and black stripes, bench seats and an automatic transmission (on the steering column no less) that car sat and never moved the whole time I was in high school. Then it disappeared, flash 3 years later and it shows up at the house I was staying at fully restored. Turns out it was a one owner car, owner complained to Chevy in ‘70 that the engine had a “bad noise” since purchased, Chevy said take it to a good shop have it checked, had a rod issue evidently, since it was still within warranty Chevy had it balanced and blueprinted (paperwork to prove it)to fix the problem! Reason it sat was a transmission issue. My friend basically cleaned it very nicely did the usual repairs and had the transmission completely rebuilt and there it was! Btw he bought it from the original owners wife in 1979 for $850...true story

  • John Rosales lll
    John Rosales lll Year ago +1

    I used to have one a 1969 Chevelle El Camino

  • Cow Town Customs
    Cow Town Customs Year ago +1

    I had one just like that in 1976. Good memories and a lot of fun. Thanks for the video. By the way I sold my 71 Hurst Grand Prix to buy my Chevelle.

  • matrox
    matrox Year ago +1

    The only cool looking daily driver cars they make now are the Camaro and Dodge Challenger and further behind is the Mustang because its not as good looking any more. The latest Camaros and Challengers has cool styling that are right up there with the original 1st gens. The Mustang styling is nowhere near as good looking as the 1st gen Mustang. The mustangs bulbuos nose is just too round and ugly.

  • gerald 413
    gerald 413 2 years ago +1

    My friend and his dad were GM guys 68 and 69 chebelle SS 396. Grey and black i liked mopars and fords. But man that is a Beautiful SS. My cousin was a vette guy. 454 nice growl.

  • Steve Stifler
    Steve Stifler 2 years ago +1

    Mono leaf suspension? Fair amount of wheel hop

    • V8TV
      V8TV  2 years ago +2

      Triangulated 4-link with coil springs. Rubber bushings and age contribute to the wheel hop.

  • Mike Pinder
    Mike Pinder 2 years ago +2

    headers and slicks and the ls6 could get into the 12,s.

  • audiogurulyndon
    audiogurulyndon 2 years ago +2

    Jack Reacher will be jealous! Lol!

  • Tim Mitzlaff
    Tim Mitzlaff 2 years ago +2

    A friend of mine purchased one of these in 1994 or 95 white with black stripes and black interior. I was able to drive it and the clutch was a bear!

  • John Milner
    John Milner 2 years ago +2

    I'll take one plus a L78 SS396/375hp.

  • Ticky66MN
    Ticky66MN 2 years ago +4

    Wow...my dream car! Beautiful!

  • XXTROB
    XXTROB 2 years ago +2

    Awesome car! Chevelles will always be my favorite model. Just got my 69 chevelle running actually, thanks to my buddy Sean and mobile tech lucky.

  • Morgan and Colleen Brady
    Morgan and Colleen Brady 2 years ago +1

    Beautiful 70 LS6 car. It's sad that some of GMs best designs lasted only a year or so. In retrospect it is clear it was a mistake to have only one year with the high HP LS6. I think if you were building these cars in 70, andstill working for GM in 74-75 building chevelles, you would have been super disappointed and blaming top brass and dull engineers. Probably made some assembly line workers into alcoholics in the mis 70s lol.

    • charger master
      charger master 2 years ago +1

      Dave Helmboldt and the upcoming gas crisis of the 1970s made gas gussling muscle cars less appealing.

    • Dave Helmboldt
      Dave Helmboldt 2 years ago +2

      Morgan and Colleen Brady from what I understand, the demise of muscle cars had as much to do with new emission standards as well as higher insurance rates for high powered automobiles...aka the LS6 Chevelle.

  • MakeFix
    MakeFix 2 years ago +5

    very sweet color. I think a black Chevelle playing "Who are you" was what bewitched me on my first trip to Houston in 1995... Now I've just traded my rusty 1966 Mustang for a 1971 Buick Riviera with a growling 455-4 and fat tires. Big blocks rule !
    Keep on trucking (from France) !

  • Rusty Stuff
    Rusty Stuff 2 years ago +2

    I like it I never had one who is a good engine package I had one with a 307 kind of boring

  • BADD400 CB700 drums
    BADD400 CB700 drums 2 years ago +4

    Sweet LS6

  • Ed Cain
    Ed Cain 2 years ago +2

    One of Top 3 Paints For Chevelles , Along With Fathom Blue & Silver.Add Headers Along W/ That 4:10 & It Gives A Buick GS STAGE 1 A Run For Tops @ the Strips!!!

  • dff090
    dff090 2 years ago +3

    Very nice an over used word but it is a "Classic" automobile. Thanks Cheers

  • Chalres Kirkland
    Chalres Kirkland 2 years ago +9

    The quintessential muscle car. One of the best in history. Love the black cherry paint and white stripes.