Highly documented big block 4-speed 396/L34 1970 SS Nova
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Nova
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: SS
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 35,694
- VIN: 114270W264163
- Color: Tan
- Engine size: 396
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
- Drive type: 4-Speed
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Chevrolet Nova SS
Highly documented big block 4-speed 396/L34 1970 SS Nova.
- Numbers matching
- Original Protect-O-Plate
- Broadcast Sheet
- Original Window Sticker
- Pre-Delivery Inspection Sheet
- Past Registrations
- Original Sales Invoice from Keefer Chevrolet in Columbus, OH where the car was sold new on July 16, 1970
- Complete binder of other documentation
If you have been looking for a documented true BB 4-speed SS Nova THIS IS THE ONE! - Car comes with a complete binder of documentation since new. The first owner documented just about everything about this car from purchase until he sold it in the early 90’s (with ~34K miles on it. The last repair receipt from original owner is dated 8/27/93 and the car had 34123 miles at that time). Since then a number of collectors including myself have owned it. Car now has ~36K on it and was sold to me as actual miles from a reputable high end dealer in Oregon. I believe that to be true, but some investigation would have to be verified with the owners since the original. There is documentation that comes with the car with the subsequent owners’ information.
Car was originally purchased for $3897.30 from Keefer Chevrolet in Columbus Ohio (see window sticker). Original battery warranty paperwork, original set of second keys, documented oil changes from the 70’s, repair invoices, registrations – lots and lots of receipts (see pictures I’ve included a couple – there’s many more). See the sheet of numbers pulled from the engine bay. All completely correct. Even the alternator and voltage regulator are correctly date coded.
Car was repainted in its original Desert Sand paint probably sometime in the late 90’s early 2000’s. This car was originally a very rare 2-tone SS. Desert sand body with white painted top. The white has since been replaced with a vinyl black (looks fantastic). The interior sandalwood vinyl was also upgraded to a black vinyl to match the black vinyl roof.
She runs great with a recent carburetor rebuild by one of the best engine builders on the east coast. 4 speed manual trans is a real treat and the car acts exactly as you'd expect. The car has the standard suspension still and does seem to have that aged stance but handles great and really takes you back in time!
Vehicle Features and options:
- Original Numbers Matching 396-350HP L34
- Original M20 4 Speed Trans
- Original 12 bolt 3.31 PosiTraction
- Power front Disc Brakes
- Power Steering
- Factory Tach
- Strato-Bucket Front Seats
- Console W/Gauges
- Low Fuel Lamp
- Delco AM Push Button Radio
- Exterior Decor Package
- Nova SS Equipment
- Original 14x7 Rally Wheels
- Correct Goodyear PolyGlas Tires
So what does it need?
In the spirit of full disclosure and that I want no surprises for the buyer, I will list what I see as those areas that need to be addressed;
Paint looks good but this car deserves a newer and better paint job. Being realistic saying this is a number 3 car. I truly think it’s much better than a number 3 with its condition and documentation (you be the judge).
Beyond the paint, the trunk lid could use better alignment.
The rear suspension although ok could benefit from leafs being re-tensioned.
The belt-line black trim will need a little work – whoever originally put it on when it was repainted was a little aggressive and there are spots you can see that it was pushed on a little hard. I had a PDR guy look at it and with a little finesse said this was easily fixed.
The clock runs but does not keep the correct time.
The reverse lock-out rods are MIA and will need to be replaced if you want your reverse lights to light when in reverse. (Lots of people removed them b/c you had to put the car in reverse to take the key out of the ignition – kind of a pain – but that was the security of the 70’s).
The purist will probably want to redo the paint back to the 2-tone (and go back to the sandlewood color interior vinyl). That is what I was planning to do. If you want to see what this car looked like in its original exterior and interior colors (and I’ve only ever seen one other that is very similar to it) – it’s in the GM Heritage Collection (www.gmheritagecenter.com).
Very solid car – I’ve had multiple experts look this car over and have had it appraised. All have said it’s very solid. Everything works (minus the clock). Although I have no access to a lift, the undercarriage is clean, dry and rust free. Appear to be original floors. No patchwork or other funny business. Somewhere along the line the gas tank was replaced.
If you bid please be serious about buying the car as I am about selling it. Non-refundable deposit – if buyer doesn’t follow through. Please have your financing in place. No-returns / Buyer responsible for shipping. If you have poor or zero feedback please contact me first BEFORE bidding else I will unfortunately have to cancel your bid.
Whoever buys this car - it's a special car that deserves to be brought to number 1 condition.