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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 19, 5:21 PM Thread Starter
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No Documentation, says it has a rebuilt m21, rebuilt 3:30 posi, zz 427, front disc. Supposedly body off restore. I grade paint as 7, good polish job brings it to 9. Interior black is 9.
Gas gauge not working, cowl not working but parts seem to be there, radio (aftermarket) not working, AC not working.

Owner says he has had car for 5-6 years but really doesn't know much. Is it possible this car is worth $35,000?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 19, 5:29 PM
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I probably do 30 or walk.
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35 is kind of high. Maybe if everything was functional down to the cigarette lighter.


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Re: 1970 ss

Don't think it's an SS. Vin# 136370L203135
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Don't think it's an SS. Vin# 136370L203135
You can't go by the VIN on a 70 to determine SS status.
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Re: 1970 ss

motor alone is about 11000. I bet if the seller held out, they would get the 35. or drop a junkyard 454 in it and take 30. jim

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Does owner have receipts for any of the rebuilt items? If the answer is no then those claims are just another undocumented tale. Could be true but who knows. If someone advertises or by word of mouth makes certain claims they should be prepared to support those claims.
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Hard to tell. If the car is done nicely, then you can just go by that its a nice car and you like it. Otherwise as far as collectability, you can't prove any of it. So if its what you like and its what you can afford then go for it. On the other side, I am pretty tired of every owner now selling a car that they either know nothing about or they are selling it for someone else and they know nothing about it. If they claim ignorance, they can claim they didn't know it was a 307 Malibu that somebody painted over all the rot.
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So there is no way to find out what the car originally had without paperwork?
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Read this.

https://www.chevellestuff.net/1970/70ss.htm
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So there is no way to find out what the car originally had without paperwork?
There are certain parts that the car SHOULD have, but in todays world of restoration, a majority of these parts are reproduced and easily installed. Also, not ALL cars from the factory had the "required" parts. The big block steering shaft is one that some people claim their "dealer bought" car didn't have it from day one. My car for example is a Canadian built SS396, the trim tag states Z25/M40 but it has a 5000 tach for the small block. It has all the other required parts per the lists.
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$35K for a 1970 Chevelle SS,even as a clone with a ZZ427, M21 and a/c is NOT a bad price. The engine alone is $11K
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If the paint, interior and mechanicals are as described, that car would check a lot of boxes for me, colors, stick, buckets, C. I., P.S., Posi, AC working or not. I've seen a lot less desirable 70s' for sale asking in the 35K range. I would buy that car in a minute for 35K clone or not.

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$35K for a 1970 Chevelle SS,even as a clone with a ZZ427, M21 and a/c is NOT a bad price. The engine alone is $11K
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This is all true. Can't dispute that. However it wasn't all that long ago that one needed a pretty nice car to fetch $35K. Now the cut above cars are $55K-$60K.
Don't know about any of you but to me $35K is a lot to pay for a car. One can buy a pretty nice brand new car for $35K.
I would want to make sure the car is everything it is supposed to be. We saw some pics of a shiny car. A personal inspection is mandatory. If a buyer is not familiar enough with a particular vehicle to determine if sellers claims are accurate then they should get assistance from someone that is.
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$35K for a 1970 Chevelle SS,even as a clone with a ZZ427, M21 and a/c is NOT a bad price. The engine alone is $11K
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I don't know why anyone would pay $11k for one of those engines, they are junk. I would pass on that car because of the engine.
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