Brief history of most desired and powerful Chevelle from Car & Driver

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    • Randy Savage
      Randy Savage

      What a time

      about 25 days ago
    • Jeffery g Foster
      Jeffery g Foster

      i love the 1970 chevy chevelle 454 ss LS6

      about 1 month ago
    • Lewis Shepard
      Lewis Shepard

      That was one bad boy. And Beautiful. Whether you're a ford man,Chevy or Chrysler. 70 Chevelle is hard to beat.

      about 1 month ago
    • KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!!!!
      KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!!!!

      GREAT VIDEO FOR A HOT CAR!!!! FORD FAN 1ST!!!!! BUT YOU GOTTA ADMIT THE SS 454 LS6 IS ALL THAT!!!!!!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie

      This is one one my favorite muscle cars of all time.
      Yes, many things came together at one time to kill the muscle car era. I had a 71 Chevelle 396/402. Nice car but it was a dog compared to the earlier years. 8.5:1 CR and more robbed it of much of it's power.

      about 6 months ago
    • The Boss
      The Boss

      The best car gm ever made. Just my opinion. Glad I own a 70. Chevelle. Still needs an engine and trans, but watching all these type of videos makes me wanna sell on of my kidneys and get it done!!! Lol

      about 7 months ago
    • Jeremy  Thompson
      Jeremy Thompson

      If I could choose any muscle car built by Chevy, it would be a 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454/4 speed, a 67 or 68 Camaro Z28 302/4 speed, a 68-70 Nova SS L78 396/ 4 speed, OR a 65-66 Biscayne or Bel Air L72 427/4 speed because I love the sleepers more than any other muscle cars of that era

      about 9 months ago
    • Brent Nagy
      Brent Nagy

      1970 Olds 442 w30 was a much better car. Same with 1970 Buick GSX. period.

      about 10 months ago
    • Donalddump
      Donalddump

      The best Chevy muscle car in the best color scheme. God what a machine

      about 1 year ago
    • Quentin 33
      Quentin 33

      In Jack Reacher Tom Cruise has a nice car chase through Pittsburgh in a 70 Chevelle SS . I think it's the 454 .... might be the 396 but pretty sure it's the 454. Great scene . Great car !

      about 1 year ago
    • eric heine
      eric heine

      Iron American Dream on YouTube

      about 1 year ago
    • matrox
      matrox

      13.8 1/4mi times is slow. But most seeing those time don't have a clue that those equate to feathering the throttle or else just spinning your tires all through first gear on street tires. Even slicks back then didn't have the grip we have now on todays full tread performance tires. Add a modern 6 speed manual trans and modern tires and this car would be running low 12s stock.

      about 1 year ago
    • Audie Conrad
      Audie Conrad In reply to matrox

      Ya know...everyone gets so freakin hung up on times coming out of the hole, these cars were damn near impossible with tires of the day...how's about one of these bad-boys on a 40 or 50 mph role??! Soooo much fun when some poser hooks up on you at speed and then u decide to drop down a cog or two and open up the venturi's...yup...good times.

      about 8 months ago
    • Nathan Wood
      Nathan Wood In reply to matrox

      Idk where you got your numbers bud but my uncle has a triple black 70 ls6, all original with the 4 sp, bone stock Un-modified it went 12.2 in bowling green ky and the weekend he ran it without me there it went 11.9. 13.8 is far off my friend, the car is however on modern replicas of the original tires and I’m sure that helps some

      about 10 months ago
    • STILLthePILLAR ][+
      STILLthePILLAR ][+ In reply to matrox

      And your point is what exactly? Just like today there were people who brought these cars into the 11's back then with minor work and into the 10's with head porting.
      And you do realize that the slicks back then were good enough even to plant nitro dragsters?
      Sure things have advanced and gotten better in some areas but your comment isnt 100% accurate.

      about 11 months ago
    • Tibb91
      Tibb91

      The torque king was still the Buick GS 455 with 510 lb-ft at 2800rpm :D

      about 2 years ago
    • Noah Garay
      Noah Garay In reply to Tibb91

      Jeremy Thompson Olds 455! High high zinc content

      about 5 months ago
    • Jeremy  Thompson
      Jeremy Thompson In reply to Tibb91

      Yeah but the Stage 1 Buick engines were notorious for cracked blocks under high RPM abuse because they used only 2 bolt mains and very thinwall casting. They couldn't take a beating like the LS6 454, the Chrysler 426 Hemi, the Ford BOSS and Super Cobra Jet 429, or the Pontiac 400 Ram Air IV. But those Buick GSXs we're a nice, comfortable car to drive and really fast too.

      about 9 months ago
    • Jorge Gomez
      Jorge Gomez

      the best muscle car ever like no others

      about 2 years ago
    • Them
      Them

      Badass

      about 2 years ago
    • MrLeroythecat
      MrLeroythecat

      The car looks good in red.

      about 2 years ago
    • Tim Klein
      Tim Klein

      This is nothing short of COOL; and I'm not a big Chevy fan; but this is AWESOME in styling and performance !!!!

      about 2 years ago
    • Blind Irony
      Blind Irony

      now u can get a LS 7.0 L small block n get the H.P but not that low end awesome torque!!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • Blind Irony
      Blind Irony

      want one really bad....but the one I want is really rare....first of all gotta b a LS6 ..Muncie M22 rock crusher n a 4:10 gear....red with black stripes....very rare!!!! 70 one of a kind.. 69 is different n 71 is different....the LS6 was kinda overrated. I like its predesecor the 427 better....witch is the same block!!! pretty much

      about 3 years ago
    • STILLthePILLAR ][+
      STILLthePILLAR ][+ In reply to Blind Irony

      Same car but Cortez silver with black stripes and black vinyl top...

      about 11 months ago
    • Shane Lawson
      Shane Lawson In reply to Blind Irony

      Nice

      about 1 year ago
    • Evan Anderson
      Evan Anderson In reply to Blind Irony

      michelle grone my perfect chevelle is the 70 ss 454 ls6, 4 speed, cowl induction hood, with the 410 rear axle.

      about 2 years ago
    • COMBAT DOC
      COMBAT DOC

      A SUPER BAD ASS RIDE. BACK IN THE DAY .....WE LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL !!!!

      about 3 years ago
    • COMBAT DOC
      COMBAT DOC In reply to COMBAT DOC

      phxxr650r The Triple Jugs on the Kawasaki got some attention. ....and then came the NINJA.....I THINK..

      about 2 years ago
    • phxxr650r
      phxxr650r In reply to COMBAT DOC

      That was Kawasaki. But your right passing the Datona chargers and shelby mustangs on my way to school is a cherished memory.

      about 2 years ago
    • rvsrsr1 Bad
      rvsrsr1 Bad

      I will take 1970 ply mount duster valiant with a 340 mag full cam dull points headers L60 ON THE REAR AND 70 ON  front with 4 speed in the floor 4 barrel Holley carb , you will blow your motors up trying to catch that car with the right driver,

      about 3 years ago
    • rvsrsr1 Bad
      rvsrsr1 Bad In reply to rvsrsr1 Bad

      LOL

      about 2 years ago
    • 1967 Chevelle LM7
      1967 Chevelle LM7 In reply to rvsrsr1 Bad

      rvsrsr1 Bad Not in your wettest dreams kiddo

      about 2 years ago
    • 5.7L Hemi
      5.7L Hemi

      my favorite muscle car off all time.

      about 3 years ago
    • Tom Anthony
      Tom Anthony

      I Loved this Show!!!!! I Sure Miss Great T.V.

      about 3 years ago
    • Patrick Langan
      Patrick Langan In reply to Tom Anthony

      +Tom Anthony I agree. I'm glad I taped most of these shows between 1996 and 2002 and still have 'em.

      about 3 years ago
    • Scott Reynolds
      Scott Reynolds

      I like the 69 Chevelles best. But all Chevrolet guys know that 70 was the best year for Chevelles.

      about 3 years ago
    • TheCrashman
      TheCrashman

      production was not halted on the chevelle after 1972, it continued until 1977, with the big block not being an option after 75

      about 3 years ago
    • rogermurph101
      rogermurph101 In reply to TheCrashman

      TheCrashman yeah, I don't know what he was talking about there. The SS option was available at least in '73, because we had one. It was mostly just a sticker package though.

      about 2 years ago
    • mark marshall
      mark marshall

      5.4 sec to 60, in 1970, damn

      about 4 years ago
    • Moon Pie
      Moon Pie In reply to mark marshall

      And this car weighed 3800+ pounds.

      about 6 months ago
    • STILLthePILLAR ][+
      STILLthePILLAR ][+ In reply to mark marshall

      @heymisterderp
      Thats exactly what racers did back then and it did exactly what you said and even better. Some even brought these cars into the 11's with minimal work.

      about 11 months ago
    • shawn andrew
      shawn andrew In reply to mark marshall

      mark marshall Im 41 years old and I said the same thing.Damn.

      about 2 years ago
    • heymisterderp
      heymisterderp In reply to mark marshall

      I'm thinking enough sticky rear tire to have traction (9-10" wide or so?) and we're into the 4's 0-60 and the 12s in the 1/4. Someone could have put modified wheels and tires on this thing and won every drag race they competed in on better traction alone.
      5.3 sec to 60 in 1968 from the Hurst Olds. And that's half-spinning the tires all the way to 30mph at least.

      about 3 years ago
    • Joshua Newton
      Joshua Newton In reply to mark marshall

      +mark marshall just imagine it with better rubber...under 5 sec 0-60??

      about 3 years ago
    • journeyquest1
      journeyquest1

      I think Pontiac 455 put out the most torque when they compared the GM big blocks of that size. Of course you can get lots of torque from a Cadillac 500 ci.

      about 4 years ago
    • Fstblack 12
      Fstblack 12 In reply to journeyquest1

      Buick Regal GS 455 ,street killer.

      about 3 years ago
    • Dust Devil
      Dust Devil

      Biggest problem with watching show-clips like this on the old muscle is the problem of being old enough to have been there the first time, and knowing what the TRUTH was, versus what the shows tell you.  It wasn't unleaded fuel that killed the LS6, it was congressional limits on power and musclecar designs. In 1971, the threat was the insurance industry (many top end cars were absolutely uninsurable for most people), and we were entering the 1st OPEC embargo (gas went WAY up in price). In '69, I saw a gas price war on the block near our house of $0.25 per gallon for 101 octane fuel. In 1971, fuel had gone to $0.42 a gallon, more in some places.  A lot of things killed the super muscle cars, but unleaded was a Jimmy Carter deal, not a 1971 deal.

      about 4 years ago
    • Noah Garay
      Noah Garay In reply to Dust Devil

      Hendrickson Runner Amen to that man. People bitch and moan about MPG. At 19 years old, the smallest engine I’ve ever had is the 350 rocket 4bbl in my 72 Cutlass Supreme. My daily driver is an 88 F350 with a 460. Having the 5 speed stick with overdrive makes it the first vehicle with overdrive I’ve owned. Since I’ve never had a vehicle that got over 11 mpg, I just Budget for it and consider it normal.

      about 5 months ago
    • Hendrickson Runner
      Hendrickson Runner In reply to Dust Devil

      Well actually it was Nixon trying to gang some favor with the first wave of environmentalists and gave us the EPA, after that cars had to have average MPG stated on the window stickers. People knew before that that a wagon with a big block would not get the same gas mileage as a base V6. Just dumb consumers, who had to be told by the government. In the 90's I didn't own anything under 400 cid that was my '69 Judge, the other car my daily driver was a 455 cid in my '79 Cutlass, I never cared about gas mileage or fuel cost, still don't and never will.

      about 6 months ago
    • Clint Hibbs
      Clint Hibbs

      Nice

      about 5 years ago
    • Clint Hibbs
      Clint Hibbs

      Nice

      about 5 years ago