1970 Chevelle SS 396 TV Commercial





 

A TV Commercial of the 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396.

Posted By MaccaIsntDead

 

 

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John King David
Expect to draw a crowd if you have one today.

knightingalesaid
Great car! I had the 1970 and 72 SS chevelle 396. I wish I had it back now.

robchallenger
imagine this at your Chevy dealer sports department

galiffrey1
Michael J. Fox Dad from teen wolf actor James Hampton. Doesn’t look that much older in teen wolf.

Impracticaljokersfan01
They sure don’t make cars like that at chevy any more

COMBAT DOC
ONE FINE RIDE NEW PRICE IN 1970 $4000.00 GREEN STAMPS

Desoxyn Man
Not to much more you can ask out of a car from that era? A real beauty with balls to boot. My 1st car was a used 1971 Chevelle SS with a 350 that had over 100,000 miles that was still a screamer-I can’t imagine the 396 engine. That thing must have flew!

reignman2112
that’s also caretaker from the longest yard…the original, not the lame sandler remake..

 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

In 1970, sheetmetal revisions gave the bodies a more squared-up stance following the coke bottle styling, and interiors were also redesigned. The 1970 Chevelle came in sport coupe, sport sedan, convertible, four-door sedan, a couple of wagons, and coupé utility (the El Camino) body styles. Only three of these (Malibu sport coupe, Malibu convertible and El Camino pickup) were available with a choice of one of 2 SS options; RPO Z25 with the SS 396 (402 cid) engine and RPO Z15 with the new 454 cid engine. The hardtop, convertible, and sedan received the upgraded sheetmetal but the station wagons and El Camino retained the previous year sheetmetal panels (which went on for the next 2 model years). Station wagons were the entry level Nomad, the Chevelle level Greenbrier, the Malibu level Concours and an upscale Concours Estate. New options included power door locks and a stalk-mounted wiper control.
Engine choices ranged from the standard 155 horsepower (116 kW) six-cylinder and 200-horsepower 307-cubic-inch V8, to a pair of 350 V8s and a pair of 402 engines. RPO Z25 SS equipment option included one of these 402 cid engines but was still marketed as a 396. The second 402 cid engine was available under RPO, rated at 330 hp with single exhaust, and was available in any V8 series except an SS optioned Malibu or El Camino. 1970 also saw the introduction of the 454 cid engine and was only available with the RPO Z15 SS Equipment option. The base 454 cid engine was rated at 360 hp (which was also available with cowl induction) and the optional LS6 version at 450 hp. There were 4,475 LS6 Chevelles produced.

The SS 396 Chevelle included a 350 horsepower (260 kW) Turbo-Jet 396 V8, special suspension, “power dome” hood, black-accented grille, resilient rear-bumper insert, and wide-oval tires on sport wheels. Though a 375 horsepower (280 kW) cowl induction version was available, few were sold in favor of the newly introduced 454 engine during late-1969 timeframe. The LS5 454-cubic-inch V8 produced 360 horsepower (270 kW) in standard form and a cowl induction version was also available. The LS6 produced a claimed 450 gross HP in solid-lifter, high-compression guise.
“You can make our tough one even tougher,” the brochure explained, by adding Cowl Induction to either the SS 396 or the SS 454. Step on the gas, and a scoop opened “to shoot an extra breath of cool air into the engine air intake….like second wind to a distance runner.” Neither functional hood lock pins nor hood and deck stripes were standard with either SS option, but were part of the optional ZL2 cowl induction hood option. The 454 cu in (7.4 L) LS5 V8 was rated at 360 hp (270 kW).

 



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