When buying a classic muscle car, there are plenty of things to consider: what your plans are for the vehicle, what you’re looking for in a car, what your list of “must haves” entails, choosing between original and modified, etc. But one thing remains true- if you’re looking for a collectors item, the rarer and more original the car is, the better. That’s why Chevelle and classic muscle car collectors will luck out this coming weekend at the Mecum Dallas, Texas Auction. On Saturday, an ultra rare ‘70 LS6 Chevelle will cross the auction block with a factory color only allotted to six total vehicles. Talk about a collector’s dream come true.
The 1970 Chevelle SS crossing the Mecum auction block on September 8th is equipped with its original numbers-matching “LS6” 454ci engine, which made it the most potent Chevelle on the market at the time with a factory rating of 450hp. Backed by it’s factory Muncie M22 Rockcrusher 4-speed transmission, this fully Concours restored (by Harbor Auto Restorations) muscle car is a significant find for any enthusiast. But what makes this car so special is not only its original drivetrain and potent engine option, but its factory Daytona Yellow paint color.
As it turns out, only six ‘70 LS6 Chevelles were ever painted in this color, making this particular car extremely rare.
Adding to it’s appeal, the Chevelle features all original or factory correct, date-coded components, including its 12-bolt Positraction rearend with 4.10 gears. The car also comes with a black interior with bucket seats and full console and full gauge package. The car is topped off with a cowl induction hood and 14×7-inch SS wheels with F70 Goodyear Polyglas tires.
In it’s rare and fully restored form, the Chevelle has won many awards, including ones from the Chevelle Nationals, Amelia Island show, Antique Automobile Club of America Grand Nationals and Super Chevy.
The car has also been featured in Chevy High Performance magazine.
Whether you’re an avid collector or a simple muscle car enthusiast, this rare Chevelle is a find of a lifetime.
If you’d like to bid on the car for your own collection, it will cross the block at 2:20 Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Convention Center.