The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS has been dubbed “The King of the Muscle Cars” because it had the biggest, most powerful engine in 1970. Unfortunately, until some of the current innovative technology brought these fire-breathing cars back to life, ’70 was the pinnacle of the classic muscle car era.
Q: What engine did the Chevy Chevelle SS have?
That would ultimately depend upon the year and what the first owner chose to have because every engine that Chevy made was available in the SS. This includes every engine that Chevy produced during the years of production, but the most famous was the 450 horsepower 454 big block V8.
Q: Why was the 454 not used in the Chevelle before 1970?
Up until 1970, GM had a ban on large displacement engines being placed in any cars except for the large models. Since the Chevelle was mid-sized, the large big block could not be placed under the hood until 1970, when the ban was lifted.
Q: Was the cowl-injection hood functional on the Chevelle SS?
The cowl injection hood on the Chevy Chevelle SS was functional, feeding the engine more air when needed to produce excessive power. An engine cannot run at optimal performance levels if the air-to-fuel mixture is not correct, so when the big 454 was slid under the hood, more air had to be supplied.
Q: How much is a 1970 Chevelle SS worth today?
One must look through some of the most current auction sales to find the most accurate valuation of any classic car.
In this case, Bring a Trailer recently sold a 1970 Chevelle for $71k, which gives you a reasonable estimate of how much one is worth on the market today.
Part of the General Motors (GM) A-body platform, the Chevelle was one of Chevrolet’s most successful nameplates.
Body styles included coupes, sedans, convertibles, and station wagons.
Is a Chevelle bigger than a Camaro?
Classic Chevy Cars – Camarovs Vs Chevellevs Vs Nova “The four-link-type suspension is designed to accept that power.” Another selling point is that the Chevelle is just plain larger than the other two, with an interior that’s comfortable for four people. Genty also notes that big-block Chevelles outnumbered similarly equipped Camaros or Novas.