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Old 06-22-2008, 09:24 AM
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1970 chevelle

hello there!
i am considering purchasing a 1970 chevelle sport coupe with a 307 turbo fire engine. can anyone tell me a little more about these cars? it's difficult to find much information about the genero 1970s, plenty on super sports and maliblus, but just not too much on the regular sport coupes. guy is asking $5,000 and it's in decent shape.

any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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With almost 70 thousand members ... there are a lot of 70 Chevelle owners here. I have owned a few myself. Mine were Super Sports ... and a 70 El Camino Super Sport. The regular Chevelle 2 doors are very good cars overall. They drive, stop and handle well for their era. Lots of ad on and dress up items are available. The main down side to the standard Chevelles is that most have 4 wheel drum brakes ... and do not stop like most drivers have now gotten used to. Front disc brakes can be retro-fitted fairly easily. Most any Chevrolet V8 engine can be bolted in and the same goes for most later model Chevrolet automatics.They came with a 10 bolt series rear end but a 12 bolt is a bolt in deal. Most mechanical parts from a 68 to 72 Chevelle interchange and some of the other GM intermediates also share some of the same parts.



I like them and think they are good looking cars ...

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thanks alot deuce!
it was good to hear that some parts are interchangeable. i am looking forward to making an offer on this chevelle and we'll see if i can't just become a TRUE member.
thanks for the info
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Google ...Chevelle owners club....you'll get a lot of web sites for the info you're after. And remember, if you want just a cruiser that little 307 though not a hot rod will do just fine. Given the rising price of gas I would spend my money on a 700R4 o/d conversion....good luck.
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Non SS advantages

I like a non-SS cars because I don't feel guilty or feel like I'm committing a mortal sin, and won't catch heck, for modifying a factory SS car.

Most Yenko's and other performance cars such as COPOS were NOT SS cars. So you can do MANY things to this car to make it as YOU want it!

I took a Malibu and made it more like an SS, but left off the SS badging and most of the Malibu emblems as well. But I also painted it as I wanted it, and made tons of modifications and upgrades.

This was a factory 307 car, auto on the column, bench seat, with not very many options. But it's NOT that way now

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