1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 83623 Miles Misty Turquoise 461 cubic inch LS5 V8

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevelle
  • SubModel: SS454
  • Type: --
  • Trim: SS454
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 83623
  • VIN: 136370A108962
  • Color: Misty Turquoise
  • Engine size: 461 cubic inch LS5 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: N/A
  • Location: Local pick-up only


The color is called Misty Turquoise, it is code 34, it is this car’s original color, and it’s gorgeous. Wearing a spectacular frame-off restoration, this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 is simply a beautiful car. It’s also brutally fast, extremely well detailed, and available for about half of the restoration cost. Thanks to a crystal clear build sheet, we know this is a real-deal SS originally equipped with an L34 396/350 horsepower engine and that the options like air-conditioning were installed... at the factory. In short, this is a beautiful car that drives as great as it looks and will never disappoint the guy behind the wheel. The 1970 Chevelle SS lives at the top of many enthusiasts’ wish list for a lot of good reasons: one-year-only styling, a wide variety of performance and comfort options, and colors that could suit anyone’s tastes. In 1970, if you couldn’t order a Chevelle that was ideally suited to your needs, you probably shouldn’t be driving. The guy who ordered this awesome SS stepped up to plenty of performance but softened its edges a bit with luxury-oriented options, and that’s what makes it a great car today. Then there’s the color, which is extremely rare. Admittedly Misty Turquoise isn’t for everyone but then again, everyone who has seen this car in our showroom has fallen in love. During the very expensive restoration, this California Chevelle was stripped to bare metal and refinished using modern urethane paints that give it an impossibly deep shine and a bold color that really stands out. This car originally carried a black vinyl top but nobody’s going to miss it once they see how this car looks in the flesh. They also skipped the SS stripes, which were optional, making for a very clean and almost stealthy SS. Just about everything you can see is new, including the emblems, weather seals, and lenses. All the chrome and stainless was refinished, too, and against the turquoise paint, it just looks fantastic. The interior is a correct code 755 black vinyl bucket setup that should be familiar to Chevelle fans. Like the exterior, everything inside is brand new, including seat covers, carpets, door panels, headliner, dash pad, and more. Factory gauges include a tachometer, and they were all restored and remain fully operational. They’re joined by a trio of auxiliary gauges under the dash, plus a digital air/fuel meter that’s quite useful for tuning. You might also note the little green LED between the water temperature gauge and oil pressure gauges, which is the indicator for the electronic fuel cut-off switch, a nice security feature (it is actuated by the emergency brake handle, which also still operates the E-brake itself—cool, right?). Factory A/C is still fully operational, backed by modern hardware working under the hood. The factory AM/8-track radio is still in the dash, augmented by a JVC AM/FM/CD head unit installed down on the transmission tunnel. A removable console between the seats is a nice upgrade and all the seat belts have been restored—as I said, nothing was overlooked on this restoration. The trunk is also correctly detailed with a rubber mat, full-sized spare with jack, and even a fire extinguisher, just in case. The original 396 was already gone when the restoration started, so it’s now packing 468 cubic inches of big block dressed like a factory LS5. It runs as well as any LS5 we’ve ever experienced, with a big whack of torque just off idle and the hydraulic cam gives it very user-friendly street manners. It’s also correctly detailed with Chevy Orange paint (including the valve covers, which is correct for an LS5), the big cowl induction air cleaner, and original exhaust manifolds. Power steering and brakes were standard on the SS, which is probably a good idea, and there’s a massive heavy-duty radiator up front. Again, everything under the hood is brand new, from the wiring harness to the reproduction hoses, and there’s R134a refrigerant in the A/C system so it’s easy to service. The chassis is highly detailed as well, and you can see that the frame-off part of the restoration is no joke. Satin black floors and frame, a new Flowmaster exhaust system with X-pipe, and all-new components in the steering, suspension, and brake systems. The TH400 3-speed automatic transmission features an extra-deep cast aluminum pan and there’s a brand new aluminum driveshaft feeding the factory 12-bolt with 2.73 gears on a Posi inside (replacing the original 3.31s to make it a more comfortable highway car). And just check out the little stuff like the exhaust hangers, the upgraded sway bars, and the exhaust system that was designed to be easy to service. The floors are as clean as any we’ve ever seen, and that extends to the rockers, which still show crisp, clear spot welds that have never been touched. A new gas tank hangs out back and those wheels are trick aluminum 15-inch replicas of the original SS wheels that look awesome and weigh 20% less than the originals. Brand-new 235/70/15 BFGoodrich T/A radials are fitted all around. Chevelles just don’t get much better than this. If this were a matching-numbers car, it would carry a much bigger price, so take this as your opportunity to own a show-winning #1 quality car for a price that would be impossible to duplicate. And with the Misty Turquoise paint, we guarantee you’ll stand out in an ocean of red, black, and blue Chevelles that will suddenly seem very garden-variety indeed. Call today!