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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

Hi All,

What are your thoughts on this 70 SS 396 Car.

https://www.sierraclassics.com/1970-...0/Details.aspx

It’s about 2 hours from me and I was thinking about taking a ride
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 12:51 PM
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

This guy is very high on prices. I wouldn't go over $30k for this one and that's pushing it.

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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 1:05 PM
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

They donít put much effort into their description. Iíd assume itís a clone, unless proven otherwise.

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I agree I think they are priced high and description is vague.

I have seen restored 70 396 cars in the 50’s that have been restored
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

It appears to have some original trim parts. The black out of parts in the engine room is a lazy approach to cover things up. The harmonic balancer bolt tells me the engine originality needs to be confirmed. If it is an original SS itís close to $40K but mid to high $30K would be better.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 1:30 PM
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For anything close to $50,000 Iíd want it to be matching numbers or at least have bullet proof documentation. Itís for your protection in case you ever decide to sell. The market is currently strong, but it fluctuates, documented cars will hold their value better and be easier to sell. Even if you are planning on keeping a certain car forever, circumstances can change.

At that price level it should check pretty much every box on your wish list, if not Iíd keep looking.

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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

I agree with the others, Its a KLONE unless paper work and engine & driveline says its " NOT ". I did notice the odd crank bolt and the whatever year??? master Cyl. it has on it!
Way to high for a " So Called " SS with " NO " paperwork......
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 3:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can you tell me what to look for in terms of driveline, what am I looking for to co firm it’s correct ?
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 4:13 PM
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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.

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 6:38 PM
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Piece of advice from someone who just went through this
Get on Chevellestuff.net
Check out the website thouroly
If the car does have the correct engine/transmission/rear end be sure and check the car out very well before purchasing
Take someone knowledgeable on these e cars you can even get a correct numbers matching,documented as car and still spend a fortune getting all the small parts (brake master cylinder) etc to get the car truly correct
Not to mention issues with the body that may need taken care of

Good luck
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 19, 7:31 PM
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

If no supporting documentation it's a clone period. 35K max if no issues with body or frame rust. Ad is WAAAY too vague.

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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

For $50k, keep looking. Prob a good car but without paperwork, you are paying for a pedigree that isn't t here.
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

Nobody's mentioned the position of the SS emblems on the door panels.
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

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Nobody's mentioned the position of the SS emblems on the door panels.
lol I was just going to mention that, but I figured I'd read all the comments first to see if someone had already done so.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old Oct 14th, 19, 10:17 AM
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Re: Thoughts 70 SS 396 4 speed

Well here lies the problem with dealers. The dealer either has this car on consignment of they acquired the car at a much closer to reality price. By the time a dealer adds their costs and profit this is how they get to their unreasonable selling price.
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