Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Chevrolet Chevelle SS
  • Car model: Chevrolet
  • Producing country: USA
  • Year of issue: 1964 – 1977
  • Body Type: Coupe

What kind of Chevrolet Camaro car is known to almost all motorists on the planet, however, what kind of car Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1970 – which was much stronger than the muscle car from Chevrolet, in our countries, almost no one knows. This is a middle class car produced by General Motors between 1964 and 1977. It was undoubtedly the most successful and powerful Chevrolet car. It was produced in the body of a coupe, sedan, convertible and wagon.

Modification of SS (Super Sport) was published in 1973. This car could be noticed in the movie “Fast-forward 4”, which stood in the garage of Dominic Toretto (Wine Diesel) and later was blown up in Mexico. Also the car was present in many games of NFS series. In general, this car can be seen live very rarely. The whole model range is Chevrolet.


Despite the body of the frame, the large engine and the size of the wheels caused by the wheelbase of 2,900mm, Chevrolet Chevel weighs only 1,482kg. The 70’s production is possible on the universal radiator grille and a little “square” nose part of the carbage muscles. The updated sports wheels and a new hood “power dome” have found their place.

The SS LS-6 model is equipped with specialized hooded doors, which can be opened while the driver presses the accelerator pedal, after which the engine acquires an additional dose of air. One year after its launch, in 1971, Chevel received a redesigned look that included Power-Beam headlamps, a new radiator grille and a bumper with recessed taillights and reversing lights.

Chevrolet Chevelle SS Photography


The standard equipment of the SS included: heating of the rear window, radio and cassette player, which could be played back thanks to two rear speakers. Chevrolet Chevrolet’s steering column was actually corrected for the angle of inclination, but the adjustment for the departure, as in other cars of the American assembly is not pre-installed.

Looking into the saloon of the American coupe with a manual gearbox, it is possible to notice that there was not a pair of armchairs, but a solid sofa, however, the handle of switching the gearbox had its place on the transmission tunnel. Cars with an automatic transmission were going with a couple of separate seats. On the dashboard, the speed mode is indicated up to 120 miles per hour, but the car with such a powerful engine could easily overcome this mark.

Chevrolet Chevelle SS interior


The Chevrolet Chevelle SS 1970 coupe was supplied with a 454th gasoline V8 engine, which had an overall capacity of 7.5 liters. It was capable of squeezing 360 horsepower, but the power of the SS LS-6 model, equipped with the same type and volume engine, but with an improved compression ratio, produced 450 horses, and the torque of 680 N.M. is sometimes even nowadays insufficient for many supercars. Even an engine with a turbine is rare, and with an atmospheric and fantastic. Restyling model is equipped with a new special suspension.

Chevrolet Chevelle SS engine

Prices and equipment

You can buy a 1970 Chevrolet SS Chevrolet in the United States for about $30,000. The price will vary from year of manufacture (the more years, the more expensive), engine, configuration and overall condition of the car.

Chevrolet Chevelle SS front view

Summing up

Chevel 1970 Schwrolet SS Coupé was the final car, such as Muscle Cars, which was very popular all over the world. This was due to a series of laws passed in 1971 that limited emissions in the wake of the fuel crisis. With this in mind, manufacturers had no choice but to reduce the power of their engines. The Chevrolet company was also affected by a number of changes when the next car with only 245 hp engine was released.

After such changes, the enthusiasm for a special model of the car began to decline, which was a consequence of the completion of production of Chevrolet SS Chevelle in 1977. But this car is still in demand among those involved in drag racing. It is not for nothing that the main character of the film “Fast Racing” traveled in this very car, which was the embodiment of unrivaled speed and capacity. Among its advantages, it is a strong engine, good controllability, unique appearance and unsurpassed exhaust sound.

Chevrolet Chevelle SS side view

We advise you to read the article: History of Chevrolet

Chevrolet Chevelle SS photo

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