Mark J’s 1970 Chevelle SS396

Built From The Ground Up

Mark J’s 1970 Chevelle SS396

Back in the late 1970s, Mark J had a Fathom Blue 1969 Chevelle SS convertible that he had recently restored. It was a legitimate 396/375hp L78 4-speed car that was Mark’s pride and joy at the time. With less than 500 miles on the restoration, one of his friends totaled the car while borrowing it for a date. The experience had put Mark off of muscle cars for good, or so he thought.

Fast forward to October of 2017, when Mark was on a trip to Floyd Garret’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, TN. Something triggered inside him, and he knew that the fever was back. He had to have another Chevelle.

After months of searching, he finally found this 1970 Chevelle SS at Motor City Classic Cars in Vero Beach, FL. He is now the third owner of this numbers matching Oshawa, Canada built SS396 / 350hp example. Luckily being a Canadian built car, the GM Heritage package build sheets are available to authenticate the car’s pedigree.

This car had received a frame-off restoration approximately 5 years ago and has only tacked on a few thousand miles since it was completed. Mark has been freshening up bits and pieces as necessary (and as funds allow) over the past year or so of his ownership.

“The 1970 has a one year styling and was the last of the high horse power classics. Everyone seems to remember growing up with someone who had one or owned one themselves. This car gets lots of thumbs up when I take her out for a spin.”

– Mark J

Ground Up Parts Featured In This Build

1968-1972 Chevelle Clutch Linkage Auto to Manual Conversion Kit

Part #: FMCK-68


You Save: 15%

1964-1973 Chevelle 621 Bellhousing

Part #: FBH-621


You Save: 15%

1964-1977 Chevelle Th350 Or 4 Speed Manual Transmission Mount

Part #: NTR-235


Best Price Available

1964-1977 Chevelle Pilot Bushing



Best Price Available

Shop our huge selection of Chevelle Parts!

1964-1977 Chevelle & Malibu Parts

We want to see your Built From The Ground Up Ride!

Submit your car to be featured here!

Share this car with your friends!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

More Articles From Ground Up

rob cs 1969 chevelle

Rob C’s 1969 Chevelle

Back in 1985 when Rob C was in high school, he had plans to restore a classic 1970 Chevelle Malibu. That car had a 350 small block, 4-speed transmission, and

Read More »

Rick A’s 1966 Chevelle

Swapping 396’s. Rick purchased this 1966 Chevelle in September of 2016 and it needed an extensive frame-off restoration, which was completed in May 2019. All the sheet metal had to

Read More »
1967 Chevelle


This Bolero Red 1967 Chevelle is a “one family” owned car. Glen’s father purchased this ’67 new back in March of 1967 in Sacramento, California, and later passed it down

Read More »

COVID-19 Shipping Delays

See what brands are experiencing delays


See what we're doing at Ground Up

Parts Catalog

Chevelle & El Camino, Camaro, & Nova

Follow Us On Social