The Chevrolet Chevelle undoubtedly has one of the largest followings
of any of Detroit's muscle cars. It was a chassis for Everyman, offered
in Malibu and Chevelle form, with four-door sedans, station wagons,
two-door SS performance models, and even truck-style beds available. It
was the mid-size Chevy chassis for all purposes. For many years, until
1970, it existed among mid-size offerings as a fairly capable machine.
the General Motors displacement ban ended for the 1970 model year,
Chevrolet put new skin on the Chevelle and a new powerplant under the
hood: the vaunted LS6 454 with 450 hp. Today, the 1970 Chevelle SS 454
is viewed as one of the most iconic automobiles ever produced on
American soil. SS 396 and 454 Chevelles command a premium at auction and
are one of the most coveted muscle cars ever produced.
volume in the In Detail Series provides an introduction and historical
overview, an explanation of the design and concepts involved in creating
the car, a look at marketing and promotion, and an in-depth study of
all hardware and available options, as well as an examination of where
the car is on the market today. Also included are paint and option
codes, VIN and build tag decoders, as well as production numbers.