Today Patrick Nichols brings us a 1970 Chevelle SS396 which has left the factory floor in a color that is pretty rare these days, a code 50 Gobi beige paint, which unfortunately has seen much better days. The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 is a true American classic. This particular example, built in the first week of July 1970 at the Arlington, TX assembly plant, has been sitting since around 1990 and still retains its original features and finishes.
The car was originally sold at Capitol Chevrolet in Nashville, TN and was featured in the code 50 Gobi beige exterior color, with a black vinyl roof and black bucket seat interior. The color scheme was a popular choice in the early 1970s.
”Sitting since about 1990 this 1970 Chevelle SS396 hails from the Arlington, TX assembly plant built the first week of July 1970. Sold new at Capitol Chevrolet in Nashville, TN. Featured in code 50 Gobi beige exterior with a black vinyl roof and black bucket seat interior.”
Under the hood of this Chevelle SS396 is a 396 cubic inch V8 engine, capable of producing 350 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, giving the driver full control over the powerful engine. This combination of power and performance made the 1970 Chevelle SS396 one of the most exciting and exhilarating muscle cars of its time.
The interior of the car is just as impressive as the exterior, featuring black bucket seats with a center console and Hurst shifter. The dashboard is equipped with a tachometer, speedometer, and various other gauges to keep the driver informed of the car’s performance.
But Patrick being the expert doomed this vehicle to be a good donor vehicle, and would not recommend fixing this one for many reasons. Yes, the comment section is full of people saying that they have worked on, or have fixed a car with similar damage or decay, however, the truth is that everything is fixable but to what cost.
The starting fluid spray can under the hood does suggest that some attempt was made to get this car back in business, but this must have happened years ago and by the placement of the can we can be pretty sure that it was not successful.
So check out Patrick’s video and hear what he has to say about the car.