28th Jul 2016, 13:45
Taking that comment a bit further. A 70 SS 4 speed is simply the one car that you never sell. I have bought other cars, really nice around it since, but this one stays. Mid size is perfect. Three cars have a great tight ride. Compared to Camaros it rides better. I have had first and second gen Camaro SS. The full frame far better ride than the unibody. Performance is the highlight, one of the top 6 muscle cars of all time in 1970. It falls in either the number one or 2 spots on reviews from that great era. The other was the Cuda Hemi vs the 454 LS6 Chevelle SS. I suspect the Chevelle has a better ride on this as well. This is a nice car to take a few passengers to shows etc. Although not cheap to buy, it affords tremendous satisfaction to drive and own. These cars are relatively very simple to own and maintain. No smog or pollution devices. No sensors or cats. Go to electronic ignition. They have disc brakes. Power steering and power brakes are a must. Reliable classic. I take off the car cover, unhook the battery maintainer and turn the key and go. It doesn't take long to get to a given destination. Overall very nice cars. Mine is also a great investment.
28th Jul 2016, 21:06
The 64 GTO would be on a top ten collector list as an early muscle car. Not 65-67. Remember top ten even though the latter years are muscle cars as well. The 70 Chevelle SS LS6 and 71 Hemi Cuda lead the list.
20th Oct 2016, 18:43
It's interesting looking at many CL ads lately. Although there are sellers of many various brand well executed-street rods, muscle cars, pro street, even motorcycles, they often want to trade right to a Chevelle or cash. The 66-67 and 70 SS are very popular if well restored. And doing very well. My picks in order would be Cuda Hemi, 70 SS Chevelle, 4-4-2, GTO. Everybody has their favorite. To even own one of these is a great experience. I keep turning down offers on mine. It's such a great car to own and drive that there's more to it than just money. But keeping it mint has seen its value rise more.
28th Dec 2019, 15:29
10 year update from original owner. Highly recommend this car. I’ve only done upgrades on this car other than routine maintenance. Oil changes include ZDPP. Run 93 octane Shell. Extremely reliable, drives nice, no rattles. Has never left me stranded and has been to hundreds of shows and cruise nights. The most fun was having a car (not a 2 seater only) that my children could go with me. And even my mom who passed away recently. That was one of the biggest reasons that I bought it for family fun. Then that it was a 4 speed car with air. It’s consistently been a trophy winner every year. And having family with me on those weekends was priceless.
I have put 3 batteries in it. The previous were still good. Just that they are so cheap, why not change it during busy show season. The car has been to 15 states. Built in Van Nuys Ca and spent most of its life there. Hope to hit more when it turns 50 next year. It’s gone up in value, and now someday when I sell it, it will return every dollar in it, plus some. And a lot of nice family memories to keep.
18th Feb 2020, 22:08
Had a break in the temperature today, so took it out. Pulls strong as ever, and the smile factor is still there. Once set up there’s minimal annual care. Now 50 years old and looks and runs new. If it were an automatic however, I would not still have it. And having air conditioning on warm cruise nights or show destinations coming up makes it a keeper. Highly recommended. They are getting a bit pricey; some quite a bit. All Super Sports are highly collectible in restored condition. A mid size frame 2 car muscle car with nice ride. Worth the investment; can’t miss!