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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 19, 8:18 PM Thread Starter
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Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

Good evening every one.



I have 1970 Chevelle SS, number matching, that has been sitting in a garage for over 30 years, no rust. It did run when I moved it but needed new head gaskets. I started the project and have the engine back together but not fully assembled and just don't have the time, that was 5 years ago.



My questions are should I sell it as is or have it towed to someone who can complete it? If I do list it, any suggestions on where or what site to list it?



Thanks for your feedback.



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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

You would be much better selling it with it running.

Try listing it here first
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

When it comes to 1969 & 1970 Chevelles in particular, being able to prove the vehicle's true SS pedigree with documentation such as a build/broadcast sheet, an original dealer invoice, warranty Protect-o-plate etc. will help establish value as many here will probably agree with. I am not an authority on 70's but have seen many heated discussions here whether a vehicle is an SS or not and it usually comes down to some sort of official GM documentation. Good luck and get that car running!

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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

May be expensive to have it put back together but would be well worth it. Cars in parts don't have too much value.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 19, 10:32 PM
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

I’d get it running. You will take a big hit since nobody can tell the condition of the other components such as transmission, rear end, brakes, electrical, cooling, and suspension. Any buyer will want to protect themselves against the possibility that there will be other expensive problems that need to be addressed.

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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

You could post some photos of it before disassembly and current condition. Show all the parts any documentation. Someone may be able to give you a value. Where in Ohio is it?
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 19, 12:42 AM
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

Where in Ohio? If close enough, I will gladly fix it or possibly take it off your hands.
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

You might get an assist though a Northern Ohio Chevelle Club member. But yes, running is best, for resale.

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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

Going rate for a regular shop to work on your car is about $100.00 per hour. So you might be better off to get someone on the side or do yourself. Some pics of the condition will help to determine the value. What kind of shape is the body in. How about the mechanicals such as suspension etc.You may want to weigh the cost of getting it running and driving against the hit you will take for a non running project. Documentation is great but if it is numbers matching it can be proof to being an SS.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 19, 8:56 AM
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

I agree for a 1970 having some kind of Documentation proof helps.I honestly think there may be more clone cars around than surviving real SS cars.Most real ones are long gone to the junk yard years ago could be the case.
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

U must have documentation to prove pedigree of your car. Personally, if U do not have the time to restore, sell it and let the car see the world.

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Post some pictures here!!!
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

Thanks for all the replies.

I appreciated the input, I have been out of the game for several years, in my youth I restored/parted/sold Chevelles, so I know enough to be dangerous but memories fade.

Attached are some pics, I haven't gone through the obvious places looking for the build sheet.

The car has literally been parked in the garage since '85 or '86, I started it and moved it about 7 years ago, and the coolant was pressurized, so I replaced the head gaskets and also had the heads cleaned and milled.

Thanks again,

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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

If the numbers match and the pad looks legit it's all you need to prove SS. Anyone that tells you different tell them to pound sand. Having a matching numbers trans is icing on the cake.

Don't destroy the pad by using sand paper or a metal instrument to remove grease or paint. Clean it up get a picture of it and post it here or pm me and we or I will look at it and give you an experienced opinion on your numbers.

You're probably looking at 15 grand not running. 20 running. 25 shined up cleaned and running and 30 if she's sweet. The more you put in the more you'll get out of it. Clean the interior shoot it up with armor all, replace the carpet and the interior should look decent from the pictures. Have it detailed and a little bit of cleaning under the hood with a little spray bomb action. She needs a little exhaust shop help too.

Where was the car built? Trim tag and/or vin code will tell us. Certain plants stashed their build sheets in certain areas. Maybe we can point the way.

By the looks of it, I could probably have it running in an afternoon.

Malibu door emblems? There's only one plant that did that. Your build sheet is probably glued to the back of the drivers' door panel, tucked into the rear sear springs or on top or the fuel tank. When you yank the carpet you might find one stuck to the underside of the jute. So approach it like a treasure hunter.
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Re: Garaged 70 SS, numbers match

[QUOTE=DUTCH MAX HEADWORK; Clean the interior shoot it up with armor all, replace the carpet and the interior should look decent from the pictures. Have it detailed and a little bit of cleaning under the hood with a little spray bomb action. She needs a little exhaust shop help too.

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