This Astro Blue (code 25), numbers matching, Chevy Chevelle SS 454 convertible is a wonderful example of the all-new Chevelle for 1970. A car built at the absolute peak of the muscle car era.
The Chevelle SS is highly collectable and was the best selling muscle car of the 1970 model year. It wasn’t even a close call with 50% more Chevelles being sold than its closest rivals, Plymouth’s Roadrunner and Pontiac’s GTO.
All Super Sport Chevelles came with a “power dome” hood and front power brakes.
Inside, the ‘newly designed interior for 1970’ enjoys Strato-bucket seats (an option even on the SS), center console and SS badging on the doors and steering wheel.
Interiors were available in 6 colors including ivory that you see here.
Just like 1969, the SS package was just an equipment package that could be added to either the Chevelle Malibu 2-door coupe, convertible or El Camino.
The option came two different engine sizes one was the RPO Z15 which offered two versions of the 454; the LS5 outputting 360 horsepower (seen here) and the mighty LS6 that outputs 450 horsepower. The other option was the RPO Z25 that came with a L34 396 V8 Turbo-Jet that produces 350 horsepower.
During the 1970 model year a Chevelle Malibu convertible would have started at $2,919 equipped with the standard 250 cubic inch six cylinder engine. The SS RPO Z15 package with 454 engine would have increased the price by $503.45.
Just 4,298 LS5 454 equipped Chevelles were produced – a relatively low number compared to 62,372 SS 396 that were sold.
This ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS454 is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)