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Interesting Finds: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

Documenting Bow Ties is a cinch when they’re Canadian


If you’re a Chevy fan and a purist, life can be difficult. It’s not that Bow Ties are difficult to find, of course, but documenting the pedigree of one is important if you’re going to spend a lot of money — take this 1970 Chevelle Super Sport we caught at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2023 auction as an example.

In 1970, the Super Sport was a package for the Chevelle Malibu hardtop and convertible, as well as the El Camino. As such, the VIN will not determine that a particular vehicle is a Super Sport. You probably are also aware that the VIN will not tell you which engine was originally installed in a particular vehicle either. This means that these cars require paperwork to get the big bucks because General Motors does not have original invoices to prove or disprove a car’s pedigree.

That is, but for one exception: If a particular car was built in Canada or sold new in Canada, then you’re in luck because an invoice does exist. All you have to do is send your money to Vintage Vehicle Services and get your GM of Canada document. It’s that easy!

Thanks to Vintage Vehicle Services, we know the Chevelle in the above video is a real Chevelle SS 454 convertible with the LS5 360-horsepower engine. Check out the below video to learn something else about this car’s pedigree that Vintage Vehicle Services cannot determine.

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Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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