1970 Chevelle station wagon SS 454 fake

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Katy, Texas, United States
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Chevelle
  • Type: Wagon
  • Trim: Estate / wagon
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 156,000
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 454 w/ nitrous
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: automatic transmission
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Chevrolet Chevelle 1970 Description

New: My wife informed me I can't sell a car that's sat for a year without a bath. Also she makes me take a bath every Saturday night whether I need it or not. She also asked me why I'd sell a car with an A/C unit that isn't working and I don't know why, and brakes that offer a soft petal. The answer is because she won't help me for 5 minutes strung together, but I said instead that she's right. So I still get to sleep in the comfy bed, and whereas I clicked of 75 pics earlier today and they show mildew all over the paint, chrome, headliner, everyting (try living in a 77 zip code), she said wouldn't it be so much better to clean the car? I looked at the first pic and didn't think it showed poorly. You judge for yourself, pic 1 is the car at 10 feet away, pic 2 shows the mildew that's accumulated under the lip of the hood where the rain doesn't wash it away. We're both right. And I haven't started it or tried to start it in over a year, and although the battery is nearly new, it's dead and the car needs me to get in, start it up, and make sure it runs like it should. I` suppose I'll have to leave the neighborhood to do so. I will later cancel this auction and realist it. Likely next week, but I don't know about my weekend plans. Often we travel for volleyball. --------------------This is going to sit still for a few days. I am going to sell my 70 Chevelle station wagon. First let me explain why. I bought the car about 10 years ago. My kids were of the perfect age to fight over the rear gunner seat. Step in the opened window, sit, look for people to gun down. Especially 2 boys. The car came from Los Angeles, it had a cheap coat of paint and a ding or two, but it especially had nice chrome, glass, and a HP 454 with a rebuilt and super stout 400 transmission, and a 12 bolt posi with 3.31 gears (2.73 when I got it). How fun is that. So I bought the car. I lived in Midland TX at the time. If you live in Midland, about the funnest thing you can do is watch the grass grow taller or watch your dog run away for 3 days. I took the car to the local drag strip a few times and got tired of a 5.0 'stang winning by an inch. So I added a 200 HP nitrous kit. Wet kit, with a switch and a super cool blue light. This is a very heavy car. It'll scratch rubber at 56 MPH when it hit 3rd gear.
So I bought the car 10 years ago. I lived in Midland for 3 years of its life. Now I live in Houston and the car dies one painful day after another outdoors. No car lives well in Houston.
The car has a solid frame, a power train that came from Summit/Jegs in mid 1980's as a LS5/LS6 crate setup, note the block clearly shows the HP designation right at the oil filter, the glass is good, the chrome is good, the wings above the rear seat were rechromed 3 or 4 years ago and the guy did a crappy job. The previous owner added the Crager rims and the extended SS hood scoop. Believe me, the car looked to kill 10 years ago, but my interest especially after moving to Houston has suffered.
The dash board has a crack right in the middle and I see a second one on the pass side. It's not in rough shape but it probably should be replaced. The steering wheel has the SS logo and the horn works. The car has power locks on the front seat doors. And the dash displays a red light from the security system. I removed the irritating siren from the security system, but the system still does work. Also the clock doesn't work and I think the cigarette lighter does work. The high beam for the lights is on the floor, it works fine. I added a CD player, it's blue LEDs and looks nice.
The car has a MDS ignition system, you can choose your RPM limit. It's currently set at I think 5600, and the transmission weights have been shaved and it shifts at about 5300 RPM under hard load instead of the factory 4800 to 5000 shift. The car has never left me on the side of the road, except it will throw the V-belt on the power steering/water pump if you hit 5600 RPM. I recommend either you not do this or you switch it out to a serpentine setup. Also the A/C used to work but it doesn't cool. I need to check to see if there's power to the compressor or not. Assume it doesn't work but I might fix it. And the one failure the car had was the master cylinder and the brakes need to be bled. It's easy to do and I have no help to do so.
The interior will wipe clean, it's basically all original, and except from a small poke-hole in the rear seat is all pretty nice. Seat belts have been added. A rear 3rd light has been added.
You may note from the pics that the drivers rear sits lower than it should. The spring has been collapsed some due to abuse at the drag strip. This is to say the car hooks up pretty well and I've been told the front passenger tire has left the ground a few times.
I paid $16,xxx for the car 10 years ago. I have all the receipts. I flew to Las Vegas where I met a friend, we flew to Orange County, I signed the paperwork, we drove to Las Vegas the first night, Albuquerque the second night, then drove to Midland. I hammered the car for 95 MPH for an hour straight. Fine. Fun too, noting this is rural New Mexico and don't drive like this in a city please.
I have driven the car for 5,000 miles in the last 10 years. It would go for a ride to go get ice cream or go in a parade prior to Houston weather. Or to take the kids to school. It's fun to watch them jump out of the back window frame. Note: the window is electric, it works fine last I checked, and the tail gate opens either up/down or side to side. I understand this is somewhat of a rare item to have in working order.
I clicked off several pics of the underside of the car. There's surface rust / scale, there's an absence of cancer. None. And it's pretty darned clean even without having been cleaned. The exhaust has a cross X in the middle, I don't know if it shows. Also the headers have a ceramic coating, but it's cracked and some areas are no longer coated. Live in Midland and see what happens when you get 5 inches of rain in 15 minutes. Roads are a foot deep with rain.
The cars body has suffered from Houston weather and is quite solid but it needs help. The window trims are solid around the windshield, but the rear panels have rusted. The drivers side has 2 holes both smaller than a quarter, they need repair, it's not cancerous. The pass side has a hole about 3/4" long x 1/4" right on the corner. The metal around it seems quite solid.
I don't care to drive the car any more, it sits too low and I have to swivel my knees to get in. I will get a '50's pickup next and set it up with...let's see I've had a 55 nomad with all glass and it came alive at about 4000 RPM, I had a GTX 440 with supercharger, and now I'm getting rid of my 454 wagon with nitrous... I have a Dart 588 cube short block BBC I haven't built yet... maybe it needs a twin turbo. Maybe in a pickup. I do like to do the work, I don't like my work space at my current home and it's depressing. I have a 3/4 built AC cobra and I don't even want to go out and work on it, it's either to hot, too wet, both, but in any case I don't have the space to work, but I do enjoy working on them when I'm comfortable. Here, not so much.
You are welcome to come see the car. I will take pictures of both the good and the bad. I want you to be clear as to what you are buying. I would not intend to misrepresent any part of this.

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