Wednesday, April 11, 2012

San Francisco Street Sighting - 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle wagon

Of all the cars that ever wore the Chevelle nameplate, the 1970 model is my favorite. To me, it just looks right from every angle. The SS 454 coupes are what everyone cares about, and the exceedingly rare LS-6 convertibles. Of course, because everyone loves (and pays top dollar for) the SS cars, most of them that you see are fakes. Some people are into building "phantom" variants of muscle cars such as the SS-badged wagon you see here. It has the blacked-out grille with SS emblem, and a cowl induction hood with hood pins and Rally wheels. I'm guessing it was a very budget build, judging by the rust eating away at the rear hatch and above the rain gutters. And someone has unfortunately run into the front end, damaging the grille.

I can't tell what trim level this Chevelle is, since it lacks badging specifying a Nomad, Greenbrier or Concours. Beefy tires and a trailer hitch suggest it can haul ass or anything else you care to throw in it or tow behind it. I kind of appreciate that the owner hasn't jumped on the bandwagon of putting SS stripes on his car, since it looks just fine in plain red. I do really like these with Magnum 500 wheels though, perhaps more so than the relatively plain Chevy Rallies.

1 comment:

  1. I'd just like to say that of all the pictures of these '70 Chevelle wagons, these ones you've made are the best. Good find!