Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 at Mecum - $ 115k

The age of muscle cars peaked as the 1970s began, and nothing peaked more than the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. The 454 V-8 started at 360 bhp and ended at a barbaric 450. The LS6 was the monster 454, with a 800-cfm Holley four-barrel on an aluminum manifold, 11.25:1 compression, solid lifters, four-bolt mains, forged steel crank and connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, and deep-groove accessory pullies. No production engine ever had a higher factory horsepower rating.
Legislation of emissions, coupled with ascending insurance rates and unleaded gasoline meant the evolution of pure muscle had come to an end. Even with up to a reported 4,475 LS6 models said to have left the factory for the 1970 model year, LS6 Chevelles remain highly sought-after collectors items.
This example had a frame-off restoration and refreshed in original code 14 Cortez Silver. The car made $115k.