LMC is proud to offer for sale this 1970 Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible.
The Chevrolet Chevelle is a midsize muscle car which was produced in three generations for the 1964 through 1977 model years with the second generation from ’68 to ‘72 being the most popular. In 1970, sheet metal revisions gave the bodies a more squared-up stance that certainly portrayed the very important high performance muscle car image. New for 1970 also saw the introduction of the wildly popular 454 cid engine and was only available with the RPO Z15 SS Equipment option. The LS5 454 cid engine, 7.4L in today’s term, was rated at 360 HP which was also available with the very desirable and functional Cowl Induction Hood which when on the gas, and a scoop opened "to shoot an extra breath of cool air into the engine air intake....like second wind to a distance runner.” Also the LS5 was the only 454ci engine available with air conditioning from the factory.
This 1970 Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible offered here for sale was built at the Baltimore MD assembly line on January 21st of 1970. The original owner walked into Sausman Chevrolet in Lemoyne PA and placed an order for a Fathom Blue Chevelle SS Convertible with the newly introduced 454 LS5 engine and an M22 “Rockcrusher” 4-speed manual transmission. Ordered with a Medium Blue bucket seat interior and a nicely fitting Black convertible power soft top. Making the car even more unique were the other options: center console, power steering, power brakes, power convertible top, sport stripes, AM radio with 8 track tape, special instrumentation including factory Tach, front bumper guards and the most special of all the air conditioning. The comfort of the 4-Season AC system has to be one of the most desirable and extremely rare options to find on any muscle car of the era. All these special and desirable options make it one of just a handful ever produced by the factory.
The first owner would enjoy the car and keep it until 1983 before changing hands for the first time. Over the years, the subsequent owners have been in touch with the original owner through handwritten letters documenting its ownership history and authenticity. Additionally this Chevelle is also accompanied by; Protect-O-Plate, copies of dealer invoice, pre-order sheet, owner's manual, three hand written letters from the original owner, complete ownership history back to day one, restoration pictures and old photos dating back to when the car was only a few months old.
Recognizing what a special car this was, it was treated to a complete frame off restoration with a great attention to detail, the undercarriage shows beautifully, as well as the engine bay. The Fathom Blue paint that has been wet sanded and polished to a mirror like finish. Open the Cowl Induction Hood and see the beautifully detailed numbers matching LS5 454/360hp engine connected to the numbers matching M22 4-Speed Manual Transmission.
This very special Chevelle convertible has led a comfortable life clearly, having been well taken care of by everyone privileged enough to be the owner. With only so few LS5 Chevelle convertibles ever built, this example has one of only a handful optioned this way making it one of the rarest variants to ever roll off the assembly line.