The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle belongs to the 1964 to 1977 Chevelle lineup of mid-size cars. All Chevelles rode on 14-inch steel wheels, with a front and rear tread of 59 inches.
FeaturesAmong the criterion features on the 1970 models were rubber floor mats, locking glove box, heater and defroster and cigarette lighter. Optional features were diverse: air conditioning, positraction rear axle, Baggage stand for the station wagon, heavy-duty battery, endowment brakes, four-way gift front seat, bumper guards, power steering, power tailgate window for the estate car, electric clock, power convertible top, heavy-duty radiator, rear seat speakers, vinyl roof and Strato-Bucket seats.
Chevrolet engine offerings for the 1970 Chevelle were varied. The customary powerplant was a modest 155-horsepower 250-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine matched with a three-speed instruction or GM's Turbo 350 Hydra-Matic or Powerglide automatic transmissions. Optional V-8s were the 200-horsepower 307 and the 250- or 300-horsepower 350. The big-block V-8s commence on the Chevelle Super Sport models were the 350- or 375-horsepower 396 (really 402 cubic inches), along with the 360-horsepower LS5 454 and the 450-horsepower LS6 454. By far, the 450-horsepower 454 was the brawniest of the quantity, with an 800-cfm four-barrel Holley carburettor, 11.25:1 compression ratio and aluminium manifold. The 454 besides featured solid lifters, Shod steel Eccentric person and Shod aluminium pistons. These features resulted in the highest works horsepower classifying of any American-made car engine. The LS6 clocked insignificancy to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13.7 seconds at 103 mph. Transmissions for the V-8s were a heavy-duty four-speed publication or the Turbo Hydra-Matic.
Brakes and Suspension
The average 1970 Chevelle featured drum brakes on the front and rear, which if insufficient stopping potency for V-8-equipped models. Extra efficient front CD brakes were an possibility. The front suspension consisted of an independent strut manner, with the rear equipped with a breathing axle and frond springs.
The Chevelle came as a two-door coupe, four-door sedan, the four-door Roamer estate car and the convertible. The two-door coupes stood on a 112-inch wheelbase and measured 76-inches Broad and 197.2-inches enlarged. The four-door models and station wagons were slightly longer, with a 116-inch wheelbase. The four-door sedan measured 201.2-inches long, while the estate car was 206-inches continued. Although the 1960s Chevelles were always sprite, nimble cars, the 1970 Chevelle remains a watershed mannequin in automotive muscle machine chronicle. The imitation year 1970 was the inceptive year Typical Motors lifted its ban on V-8 engines larger than 400 cubic inches. Chevrolet responded with a Chevelle that had a hulking 450-horsepower 454 V-8, the most capable engine on the mart.
Under the Hood
Other options included "Super-Lift" rear shock absorbers, cruise control and sport-style steering wheel.
Chevrolet produced 442,046 Chevelles for the 1970 model year. An estimated 37,400 were equipped with six-cylinder engines and nearly 403,000 with V-8s. Six-cylinder station wagons numbered 5,600, with V-8-powered wagons estimated at 35,000. About 7,500 Chevelle convertibles also were sold.