Marnie Carpinella – 1970 Chevelle

Marnie Carpinella – 1970 Chevelle

Marnie Carpinella’s 1970 Chevelle – June 2019 Car Of The Month

Marnie has been with her Chevelle since 1994. It was purchased for her by her father after she told him: “I wanted a muscle car.” The car has been her baby for the last 25 years and over the course of those 25-years, Marnie had developed a catchy nickname being one of the only females in the local car scene at the time, she states:

“When I first starting cruising to shows, everyone called me the ‘SS-girl’ and so it stuck.”

This 1970 Chevelle is a real-deal SS, cranberry red, black stripe, and black interior car. It has a 454 LS-7 aluminum head crate motor with manifolds. The Chevelle was moderately complete when it was purchased but needed a fresh paint job. It had served as a drag car throughout most of the 1980s at a local speed shop.

Since 1994, it’s been repainted, the engine was rebuilt, and a TKO 600 transmission was added. Ground Up is a place Marnie has frequently visited to purchase original style replacement parts for her 1970 Chevelle. She has also replaced some of the aftermarket parts to return it back to the stock look it deserves.

Marnie thoroughly enjoys driving her car during the spring and summer, especially on her annual trips to Lake George. She adds:

“It’s not a ‘trailer queen’ but still shows exceptionally well.”

Marnie is very meticulous about cleaning and maintaining her Chevelle and is dead set on not parting with this car, it’s become a part of her identity:

“I swear I am going to be buried in the car, the headstone will read, ‘Here lies SS-girl and her beloved car.’”

If you want to see more of Marnie’s Chevelle, you can follow her on Instagram @ssgirl454

Check out these photos taken by Marnie & the Team at Ground Up!

1970-1972 Chevelle Hood Hinge Kit OEM Style

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Price: $179.99 (Save 10% buying this kit)


1964-1972 Chevelle Control Arm Kit

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1967-1969 Chevelle Master Cylinder, Disc Brake

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1970-1972 Chevelle Fuel Pump with Return AC DELCO 40963

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1970-1972 Chevelle Big Block Power Steering Hose Kit

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1968-1972 Chevelle Windshield Wiper Blade, 16 Inch

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1970 Chevelle Super Sport Dash Clock

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1970-1974 Chevelle 454 Fender Emblems

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