Overview[ edit ] The Chevelle received an all-new distinctly sculpted body with tapered front fenders and a rounded beltline. Tread width grew an inch front and rear.
Hardtop coupes featured a semi-fastback, flowing roofline with a long hood and short deck, mimicking the Camaro which itself was an answer to the Ford Mustang. Lesser Chevelles would get that change later. Chevrolet 1970 chevelle convertible for sale by owner 60, SS sport coupes, 2, convertibles, and 5, El Caminos; was the only year the El Camino body style would get its own SS series designation Black-accented Super Sports had F70x14 red-stripe tires and a standard horsepower cubic-inch Turbo-Jet V8 engine with the special twin-domed hood; and horsepower engines were optional.
All-vinyl bucket seats and a console were optional. Three luxury Concours options became available in March for the 4-door sedan, the 4-door sport sedan and the hardtop coupe and consisted of special sound insulation, and a deep-padded instrument panel with simulated woodgrain accents and all-vinyl color-keyed interiors. Interiors were sourced and shared with select Buick, Oldsmobile, or Pontiac A body patterns - during the middle of the model year, some Chevrolet A-bodies including the El Camino ended up with interior door panels shared with the Buick or Oldsmobile A bodies Special, Skylark where supply and demand issues forced a substitution, and during the April production month in the wake of the assassination of Reverend Dr.
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A ribbed stainless steel panel was bolted to the rear taillight panel and a 'Concours By Chevrolet' emblem on the rear decklid. Other options included power windows and door locks. With the hardtop a rare option is a horseshoe floor shifter with integrated console with bucket seats - sourced from the SS.
Also new for was the elimination of the term "sedan" for the 2-door pillar body style. This was now called a coupe or pillar coupe while the 2-door hardtop remained a sport coupe.
The Concours Estate Wagon was one of four distinct Chevelle wagon models. A one-year NomadNomad Custom was offered. New Federal safety-mandated equipment included side marker lights, as well as shoulder belts for outboard front seat occupants on cars built after December 1, A single chrome bar connected quad headlights which became a familiar Chevrolet trademark with a revised front grille, now cast in ABS 1970 chevelle convertible for sale by owner, and a slotted bumper held the parking lights.
Taillight lenses were larger and more vertical, flowing into the quarter panels. Smaller side marker lighting bezels were phased in shared with the Camaro and using the lens assembly as the previous year. Front vent windows hardtop and convertibles only began to fade away now that Astro Ventilation first introduced on the Buick Riviera which was used a year earlier on the Camaro and Caprice was sending outside air into several Chevelle models.
That meant not just a convertible, sport coupe, or pickup, but even the pillared coupe and sport coupe in the lower-rent Deluxe series except the base Deluxe El Camino pickup. Fewer SSoptioned Deluxe coupes and sport coupes were built than their Malibu counterparts and they are solid gold for collectors.
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The Super Sport option included a horsepower cubic-inch V8 beneath a double-domed hood, along with a black-out grille displaying an SS emblem and a black rear panel. During the model year a police package RPO B07 was available on the Chevelle Deluxe 4-door sedan where some were optioned with the RPO L35 motor along with a boxed frame also shared with fleet orders e.
The Deluxe squads was not a sales success since the market was dominated by rival manufacturer Chrysler Corporation where its B platform and its full sized sedans outsold its competitors. Chevelle station wagons came in three levels: Concours, Nomad, and Greenbrier—the last a badge formerly used on the Corvair van.
A new dual-action tailgate operated either in the traditional manner or as a panel-type door. New round instrument pods replaced the former linear layout. Chevelle options included headlight washers, power windows and locks, and a rear defroster. Chevy's midsize production rose this year.
About seven percent of all Malibus had a six-cylinder engine, while about 86, came with the SS option.
All Chevelles had a new locking steering column one year ahead of the Federal requirement,  and headrests required for all cars sold in the U. The Bresler was based on the Doble steam engine.
They are also the only two muscle cars to share the same roofline. The base model was now simply called Chevelle in lieu of the former base Deluxe, and was only available as a Sport Coupe or four-door sedan.
In Canada, the base series retained its Deluxe name, with appropriate badging on each front fender just behind the front wheel well. The Deluxe 2-door sedan was cancelled and replaced by the base Chevelle Sport Coupe, a 2 door pillarless hardtop. The hardtop, convertible, and sedan received the upgraded sheetmetal but the station wagons and El Camino retained the previous year sheetmetal panels which went on for the next 2 model years.
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New options included power door locks and a stalk-mounted wiper control. Production was expanded to the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Arlington, Texas where the Chevelle was assembled with its corporate siblings in this case the Oldsmobile Cutlass. The LS6.
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