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General Information

Year
1970
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Chevelle
Color
Cranberry Red
History
This car was built at the Chevrolet assembly plant in Atlanta in June 1970 and was sold by Bill Heard Chevrolet in Columbus, Georgia on August 22, 1970 to a man named Cornell Strickland who had just returned from a tour in Vietnam with the US Army. He drove it for a few years and then parked it and it was eventually sold to a guy in northern Indiana in 2013 who did a complete frame-off restoration which was completed in 2017. He tried to make the car as original as possible including painting it the original color of Cranberry Red with a black vinyl top and a black bucket seat interior. He had the original 396 cu. in. engine professionally rebuilt as well as the Turbo 400 automatic transmission and 3:31 rear differential which are also original to this car.
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle (Cranberry Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
All stock and original except a little hotter cam was used when it was rebuilt....
Interior
Original column shifter was changed to floor shift with console. Everything else was restored to original specs...
Exterior
Restored to original...
Audio
AM radio still looks the same but now gets FM stations too...
Suspension
Restored to original including shocks and mufflers....
Wheel and Tire
Replaced the Firestone bias ply tires with Goodrich Radial TA ones so it will drive a lot better on the freeway...

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