1970 Chevelle Convertible LS3

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1970 Chevelle Convertible LS3

This beautiful black 1970 Chevelle was built to cruise! 430hp LS3, automatic, and custom leather interior with all the modern comforts: Who could ask for more?

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance G-Machine chassis system
  • Power steering rack
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Racing style splined sway bars
  • Baer 14" Pro+ brake kit front & rear


  • GM LS3 430hp crate engine
  • Chevy Performance wiring harness & ECU
  • March Performance billet serpentine drive
  • Custom air intake by Schwartz Performance


  • Chevy Performance 4L65E transmission
  • US-Shift electronic trans controller
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser 9” full floater, 31 spline axles
  • 9” third member with TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gears

Wheels & Tires

  • Boyd Coddington / American Republic "Nitro" wheels, fully polished
  • 18x9" front, wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
  • 18x10" rear, wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires

Paint & Body

  • New quarter panels & metal fab by Schwartz Performance
  • Bodywork by Schwartz Performance
  • Black paint & custom pearl stripes by Steve Nick's Customs, Woodstock, IL

Other Features

  • Custom BeCool aluminum radiator w/electric fan
  • Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum a/c system
  • Dakota Digital VHX gauges
  • Optima YellowTop battery
  • Procar Rally seats w/no headrest
  • Custom door panels, carpet install, seat covers, trunk upholstery, and convertible top by Cassin Customizing

Chassis & fitting gallery

Sheet metal fabrication gallery

Assembly before paint gallery

Interior gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Final assembly gallery

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