Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed
It would be wise to familiarize yourself with engine codes for the year Chevelle you are looking for. The part number and date code cast into the back of the block as well as those in the cylinder head are important too. That is just the beginning. The 1970 SS is very desirable and easy to fake since the VIN and data plate do not prove a car is an SS, unlike some of other model years. Do a search of this forum, itís been brought up many times, itís worth the effort.
Any dealer asking $50,000 will have spent five the minutes it takes to look up the engine code online and included itís picture in the ad or they would have it available to email you upon request. Their business is selling cars, they would not overlook a crucial detail like that accidentally. Pay attention to the way an ad is written, sellers with documented cars and matching numbers will be upfront, they will be specific since it makes the car more valuable and easier to sell. Watch out for ads with too many undefined terms such as ďdate correctĒ.
Last edited by Steve R; Oct 13th, 19 at 4:22 PM.