Josh S’s 1970 Chevelle convertible was originally purchased off the showroom floor by one of Josh’s relatives in 1970.
The Chevelle was handed down from generation to generation within the family and is now in the hands of Josh, who has become the third generation in his family to own the Chevelle. That’s right, since 1970 this Chevelle has stayed in the possession of a single family!
While the Chevelle remained in the family since 1970 it has certainly changed quite a bit from generation to generation. This time around with Josh being the owner of the Chevelle took more of a resto-modded approach. It took Josh 8 years to complete his frame-off rotisserie restoration, which wrapped up this past year (2019).
This resto-modded 1970 Chevelle convertible is equipped with a 489 big block motor making an impressive 620 horsepower! To handle this serious horsepower Josh coupled the monster 620 horsepower motor to a Turbo-Hydramatic TH400 with 3.73 gearing in the rear.
To keep all this power to the ground Josh equipped the Chevelle with a full front-to-rear UMI Performance Suspension and always swapped out all 4 corners with brand new 4-wheel disc brakes. The convertible top was also updated with a new reproduction canvas top from Haartz and the gauges were updated with brand new Dakota Digital HDX gauges.