Freshly restored in 2019, this numbers matching SS396 convertible comes equipped with factory bucket seats, console 4-speed manual, power steering, power front disc brakes, F41 Special Performance suspension, 3.31 Posi-Traction, and full dash instrumentation! Documented with two build sheets! What a buy!
A benchmark year for any Chevelle enthusiast has to be 1970. The Chevelle SS396 was only offered the first part of the year before making way for the larger 454ci V8. The styling of .....
the 1970 edition included stronger body accents, an optional cowl induction domed hood with lock down pins & dual racing stripes over the hood and trunk lid, painted headlight surrounds and blacked out grill accents, wheel well lip moldings, smaller square taillights located within the chrome bumper along with a black insert panel, 14” 5-spoke chrome wheels, and SS emblems front & rear. This bold and very aggressive Chevelle provoked fear in the hearts of potential race candidates at every stoplight!
This restored, Kansas City, MO built 1970 Chevelle SS396 Convertible comes finished in factory code correct 14- Cortez Silver with Black hood & deck lid stripes over 756- Black vinyl bucket seat interior with matching Black convertible top. Factory options include full numbers matching L34 396ci/350 horsepower Turbo-Jet V8 & M20 4-speed manual transmission, Super Sport package equipment, F41 special performance suspension, JL2 vacuum power disc brakes, power steering, Rally gauges with dash tachometer & electric clock, original 3.31 Posi-Traction 12-bolt rear end (CCF), SS rally wheels with Firestone Wide Oval Super Sport F70-14, center console, courtesy lights & glove box light, wheel house moldings, power folding top, and cushion rim sport steering wheel. The only update from stock is a newer Custom Autosound AM/FM/AUX radio using the original windshield antenna. The factory AM radio is included with the sale.
The 100% number's matching engine, transmission, and rear end are nicely detailed from top to bottom! It runs superbly! It tracks perfectly straight, runs cool, brakes confidently, and all features are in strong working order with exception to the original dash clock! The body & chassis remain solid after a complete cosmetic restoration completed September 2019 by Walnut Park Auto Body. Any rust in the body was properly removed before new paint was expertly applied in a base coat/clear coat fashion so the hood & deck stripes are buried nicely and feel super smooth to the touch! A new black vinyl top was fitted to a restored top frame along with all new weather stripping. Inside, it was treated to a new dash pad, radio speakers, door panels, seating upholstery, and fresh carpet underneath it all!
Engine Cast Number: 3969854
Engine Cast Date: H 27 9 (August 27th, 1969)
Engine Date/Suffix Stamp: T1030CTX (October 30th, 1969- L34 350hp/Manual)
Engine VIN Stamp: 10K127054
Cylinder Head Cast Number: 3964290
Build Date: 11A- 1st week of November
Transmission Stamp: P0P11A
Transmission VIN Stamp: 10K127054
The chrome, SS badging, & bright work have all been either polished or replaced to appear as-new throughout! The engine bay has been detailed and showcases the original Rochester Quadrajet 4-bbl carburetor (7040205) with original TCS solenoid and date code of 279th day of 1969, along with correct hoses & tower style clamps for the radiator, chrome valve covers with new gaskets, new drive belts, new starter, new wiper motor with washer pump assembly, power steering pump with new hoses, and factory correct presentation stickers. With a new chambered 2.5” aluminized exhaust system from Ground Up Inc with chrome tips, a new gas tank, newer shocks & tires, complete front end bushing & ball joints, Delco-Moraine brake booster, master cylinder & hoses, it will not disappoint the next lucky owner who enjoys driving their big block investment!!
Well-equipped, true Super Sport Convertible examples are becoming harder and harder to find these days, making this a wonderful opportunity for a collector looking for a genuine, number's matching original! This example comes fully documented with two factory build sheets discovered during the restoration. Don't let this one slip away, especially at this price! Please call with any questions, and thanks for looking!