LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible
Chevrolet first introduced the intermediate-size Chevelle in 1964, and it became an immediate sales success. The popular car was just what America wanted, as Chevrolet sold over 440,000 of them in 1970. Ads told us that the Chevelle’s “performance starts as soon as you’re seated.”
The Chevelle in SS 454 guise was known as the corporate A-body at General Motors. It was the bow-tie brand’s muscle car variant, and with the LS6 Turbo-Jet 454 V-8 option that is featured on this car, they weren’t kidding! The big block motor produced an advertised 450 brake horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 500 foot-pounds of torque at 3,600 rpm, which were the highest performance numbers of the muscle car era. Keep in mind this was a factory option that anybody could walk in and order from your friendly Chevrolet dealer for just an extra $263.30 on the window sticker. Some 4,475 buyers made that choice and were rewarded with higher insurance premiums to go along with the high performance. The number of LS6-equipped Chevelle convertibles known to exist today is often said to be less than 20, which could be true, but no one knows how many were actually produced, since Chevrolet has never shared detailed production breakdowns.
This original 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible was sold new at Sinclair Motors Ltd. This LS6 Chevelle was factory ordered in Desert Sand Metallic exterior complemented with Black Stripes and a Black vinyl interior. It is powered by a numbers matching LS6 engine and a numbers matching M22 4 speed transmission. The factory options listed on the bulletproof GM of Canada documentation and on the Original Build Sheet make it quite special indeed, some of which include: LS6 454/450hp engine, M22 4 speed transmission, G80 Posi rear axle, 3.31 Ratio Gears, Power Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Power Top, Cowl Induction Hood, Am Radio, Tinted Glass and of course the F41 suspension to keep this factory built LS6 in line. This very rare Chevelle has been nut and bolt, frame off restored to better than new. Its factory Desert Sand Metallic paint has been wet sanded and polished to a show quality finish. The undercarriage and engine bay have been detailed to OEM specifications with correct chalk markings and tags.
The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 was one of the greatest muscle cars of the period and this is one of only a handful that were factory ordered as convertible. This is one of the rarest muscle cars ever produced and is comparable to cars like the Hemi Cuda Convertible, RAIV GTO Judge Convertible, and Shelby GT500 SCJ Convertible. This one in particular is an investment grade collectible; it has benefited from frame off restoration, as well being fully documented with original build sheet and GM Canada documentation. Due to its full and complete documentation, ultra rarity and outstanding condition, this LS6 Chevelle Convertible would be a prerequisite addition to any major muscle car collection.