1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454/450 H.P. (LS6) from North America

Year of manufacture1970
Engine and transmission 454/450 H.P. (LS6)
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Destroyed transmission (4 speed), and rear axle. Both due to hot rodding.

General Comments:

Car has 70,000 original miles, still has original engine. Disc/drum brakes, not power assisted. This car is BRUTALLY fast! It is capable of spinning the tires at highway speed by shifting gears at full throttle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

29th Jul 2002, 01:19

The 454-LS6 Chevelles are THE king of all muscle cars; (I know from personal experience) Of course, Chrysler guys will never admit to it (i.e. 426 Hemi owners)

Eat my tire smoke Dodge!

(Owner of '70 Chevelle with non-numbers-matching

454-LS6/THM400).

24th May 2003, 21:10

I own one of the few 1970 Chevelle 454/465 LS7 prototypes that never went into production. I couldn't agree with you guys more.

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle 350-V8 4-bbl. from North America

Year of manufacture1970
Engine and transmission 350-V8 4-bbl.
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Transmission rebuilt @ 110k miles.

General Comments:

Standard with 4 wheel drum brakes & 14" wheels. Easy to find aftermarket parts for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th December, 1998

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 V8 (360hp) from North America

Year of manufacture1970
Engine and transmission 454 V8 (360hp)
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Automatic transmission went out at 70k miles (too much hot-rodding). Timing chain slipped at 120k miles & had to rebuild.

General Comments:

I built this engine up a bit (410hp now - very mean) & has some overheating problems. Has drum brakes all the way around & does not stop on a dime. Handles better since I added anti-sway bars on front & back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

7th Feb 2001, 03:15

I've had two 1970 Chevelles. Only a non-SS comes with drums all the way around (as my non-SS did). The SS came with front disks (as my SS did).

They are mean, heavy Chevys. The 454 SS I had was fun, but I enjoyed the non-SS better because I bought it without an engine and built it up with a 1971 Chevelle 350, 750 Holley, Wiand single-plane, Crane Fireball 480 cam, 62cc power-pack heads off a '68 283, 3.73 posi gears, adjustable vacuum and mechanical advance, accel distributor & coil, 4-core BB radiator, BB front springs, offset control arms, poly sway-bar bushings, etc. etc.

The car ripped, and that's exactly what happened. The ignition key was very worn, and could be turned with anything and the car got ripped off *sigh*.

6th Oct 2009, 19:28

Yeah, the Chevelle is my favorite muscle car. I have a model of a 1967 and a calender picture of a 1970. The 67 model has the 396ci and the specs for the calender picture is also a 396ci. I have always heard that the Chevelles are fast.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 5 reviews