Take a look at this 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. Found this masterpiece on eBay listed for US $127,500.00. Here's the description:
What an incredible way to end a wonderful year! Chevrolet muscle car collectors, wake up! I don’t know about you but I had never seen one of these cars in my life until this jewel arrived at our dealership a few days ago. Please feast your eyes on this perfect, rotisserie restored, numbers matching and fully documented 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6. It seems that only (2) of these incredible vehicles have surfaced in the last decade or so and they were both bench-seat, auto-on-the column cars. To obtain a real 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 with its original factory Muncie M22 4-Speed transmission is truly a Chevrolet collectors dream!
When she was built on the first week of February 1970, she was obviously built for one reason and one reason only, going very fast from point A to point B. The fact that she was ordered with Cowl Induction, Factory Tachometer, Power Front Disc Brakes and the Radio Delete Option states the obvious. Early in life, she was raced and was very well known in the Kitimat BC area (see vintage photos and newspaper clippings). Fast forward to 2011. A no-expense spared, concours nut & bolt restoration was just completed on this LS6 El Camino and she retains her original numbers matching motor, original numbers matching Muncie M22 4-Speed Transmission and the original 4.10 positraction rear axle. Click on Read more and see the many pictures of this muscle car!
The body & frame were walnut blasted to take everything down to bare metal and every nut & bolt was detailed. The sheet metal is laser straight and the body panels are perfectly aligned. Both fenders, both doors, floors, bed and tailgate are all original. New quarter panels and hood were installed during the restoration. All firewall stampings are present including stamping under the heater core and the heater fan motor, which both read 10B146532, Chevrolet 1970 Baltimore plant & last 6 digits of the VIN. The cowl tag & VIN tag have NEVER been off of the car. The correct (Code 10) Classic White paint w/ correct (Code D88) black stripes and (Code B) black vinyl top look absolutely stunning.
The paint is the new water base clear coat in the correct factory color. The chrome bumpers, stainless trim and all bright work is show quality. The paint & bodywork was performed by Travis Brown @ Sharp Touch and his work is second to none. When you slide inside the correct (Code 756) black vinyl bucket seat interior, you will swear that it’s 1970 all over again. The bucket seats, door panels, dash pad and carpet are all flawless. The original gauges, lights, blinkers, etc. work great. The whole interior is absolutely beautiful. It is a wonderful feeling, sitting in the cockpit of this ultra-rare LS6 El Camino w/ the factory Hurst Shifter in your hand. Now, let’s get the heart of this beast!
Pop open the hood and you will notice concours touches everywhere you look w/ correct tags and paint daubs exactly where they should be. Nestled inside the beautifully detailed engine bay resides the original numbers matching 454/450 hp LS6 motor. Engine part numbers & date codes are as follows: Block casting date is J 14 9 for October 14, 1969 and Block casting # 3963512. - Suffix code is T0123CRV - Partial VIN stamping is 188146532. This is one of the many Baltimore built cars that has the 188 stamping instead of the 1OB stamping.
There is a wealth of information on the web regarding this stamping from the Baltimore plant. The square port heads are both 3964291 with casting dates of L 8 9, December 8th 1969, and A 9 70, January 9th 1970 - Valve covers are the originals w/ drippers and were re-chromed - Intake manifold is the original 3963569 - Left exhaust manifold 879, right exhaust manifold 178 - Rebuilt water pump GM3 3969811 TX, date code A 6 70 for January 6th 1970 - AC Delco starter rebuilt type 418 - Correct Holley carburetor 3967477-GG w/ no date code - Water neck is original GM 3877660 - Clutch fan type 772 w/ no date code - Distributor #1111437, date code 9 M 10, December 10th 1969, rebuilt & re-curved - Correct alternator 1100837 37A CZ w/ deep groove pulley & correct fan dated O A 16 for January 16th 1970 - Water pump pulley 3947824 BV deep groove - Crank pulley 3955291 AB deep groove for LS6 - Smog pulley 3932458 DA deep groove - Original smog pump w/ original white fan, smog tube 3942533, diverter valve GH, smog check valves 5361992 – Original re-plated power brake booster master cylinder 5470409 - date coded spark plugs & wires.
The original numbers matching LS6 motor is linked to the original numbers matching Muncie M22 ‘Rock-Crusher’ 4-Speed transmission. Partial VIN stamp 188146532 and date code P0A23C, decodes as Muncie 1970 January 23rd M22. The tail shaft is part number 3978764GM. The main case is part number 3925661. It is the original 621 bell housing. The original 4.10 12-bolt Positraction rear axle is stamped CRW 0203B1 for February 3rd 1970, Buffalo plant shift 1.
The original motor & original transmission were meticulously rebuilt to stock specifications. The original rear end has new gear set, new bearings and new seals. This perfect 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 starts, runs and drives beautifully and to say that it is fast would be a gross understatement. She literally flies! There is a reason these LS6 cars are sought after by collectors and after you drive this one, you will understand. Put her up on a lift and you will see an undercarriage that is as detailed as the topside of the car. Again, all tags and paint daubs are exactly where they should be and everything is absolutely spotless.
This incredible piece of muscle car history is fully documented by a GM of Canada Build Sheet and Chevrolet Micro Fische which shows all paint & trim codes as well as every option that she left the factory with. A complete custom appriasal was recently performed by John J. Carlson and is available to qualified buyers. This 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS 454 LS6 is the ultimate collector car for a Chevrolet muscle car enthusiast and will continue to appreciate in value as the years go by. This is an investment grade vehicle in every sense of the word.
You simply cannot go wrong investing in a classic car of this stature. Enclosed shipping is available anywhere in the world at the buyer’s expense. Photos by Red Hills Rods & Choppers.