The car was thoroughly restored in the past 6000 miles. I added a new battery and starter this year.
Added a nice sound system; hidden amp and speakers.
Went with new Halogens. Wish I had kept the T3s.
Complete new A/C system updated. The car came with factory air. You freeze in this car in the summer.
Considering a Tremec 5 speed, but hate to remove the 4 speed. I do not care about gas mileage, but checked and it's 8.5 MPG. I like to joke with my friend's 66 Vette 427, who gets 7.5 MPG, so I enjoy the added fuel savings with the 93 octane.
Overall the car is outstanding and a blast to own. I have noticed a lot of friends etc own this, and a C5 or newer Corvette as well. I also bought this to take my kids to cruise nights and shows. It has done quite well at shows as well. A real head turner on the road.
I consider this car as a very solid performer, nice investment, and a joy to own and drive!
As far as the year, the 1970 SS is the absolute hottest right now, followed by the 1967. Although a great muscle car, it has an amazingly outstanding ride.
I have air conditioning, and it's nicely optioned, as well as the desirable 4 speed. I have owned 3 Corvettes, all manual trans, and like driving this more. The full frame is great.
These cars are pricey restored, but worth every penny.
I also had a 69 x code 4 speed Camaro unibody, and consider this a far better, more solid car. The ride is far better than the Camaro, but I loved that car as well. It was nicely restored as well. Great performer, sharp styling, even today, especially adding the Camaro RS hidden light option. I had notes under the windshield everywhere I took the 69SS Camaro, asking to buy it. I got weak with one note and sold it for much more than I paid for it.
I also had a 64 Impala SS 4 speed Convertible with power top; another solid full frame car. Get the 409 and you have quite a car.
If you can find and afford a nice Chevelle, you will not be disappointed. I always have had a preference for manual transmissions. If you have to look a bit more, it is worth the wait.
I do not like vinyl roof models. The power steering power front disc brakes are great. I added electric gauges, but kept the stock gauges intact.
I hope to buy a convertible, but love the hardtop. I feel extremely fortunate to own this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th October, 2012