1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 “Motion Performance” up for Auction in Scottsdale

This 1970 Chevelle SS 454 LS6 coupe, a tantalizing find for collectors, will be offered for auction January 18-22, 2012 at Russo and Steele’s 12th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Purchased February 13, 1970 from Curry Chevrolet, it was immediately delivered to Motion Performance for the full treatment, including engine, driveline and suspension modifications. Authenticated on February 15, 2006 by Motion Performance president Joel Rosen, the car was purchased by its present owner from the original buyer in 1999 along with all the original factory parts and equipment removed for the Motion upgrades.

This rare Motion machine has been frame-off restored while retaining all the original sheet metal, driveline and interior. All original nuts, bolts, fasteners brake and fuel line clips were reused; the car retains the original tie rod ends, ball joints, rotors, calipers, wheel cylinders, drums and control arms. Finished in its original Black Cherry with White stripes, it presents exactly a completed by Motion Performance in 1970.

An important touch: the original “DYNO-Proven Motion Performance” and “Mr. Motion Super Chevrolet” decals are still present on the right quarter glass! Documentation includes two factory build sheets, warranty card with attached protect-O-Plate, the original bill of sale and warranty book. Baldwin Motion Performance upgrades: are a 850 Holley Double Pumper Carb, Super Comp Hooker Headers, Bored .30 over with Sealed Power Pistons, Double Power Timing Chain, Hurst Shifter, 4.88 Rear Gear, ZL1 Competition Cam, 581 with 299 Duration on Intake, 622 with 309 Duration on Exhaust, High Volume Mech Fuel Pump, and front and rear adjustable shocks.

Highlight: Vehicle was purchased February 13, 1970 and taken to Motion Performance where it had performance modifications done. The consignor is the second owner and he purchased from the original owner 11 years go with under 13,000 miles. It is Black Cherry with Black interior. It was a frame-off restoration. All original sheet metal, driveline and interior. All paperwork including 2 build sheets (1 stapled under rear seat), warranty card with Protect-O-Plates still attached, original bill of sale from Curry Chevrolet and original owner’s manual. It has Strato bucket seats, F41 special suspension, GW8 and G80 Positraction with 4.10 ratio axle, J50 and JL2 power brakes, power front disc brakes, LS6 454/450 HP 4-barrel engine, M22 HD 4-speed transmission, and Z15 SS 454 converter.


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