The muscle car era peaked in 1970 and the car responsible was the 1970 LS6 Chevelle.
With a massive 454-cid monster of an engine under the hood and the Z51 SS454 package, the LS6 Chevelle essentially threw the last punch in the muscle car fight. Although small brawls continued throughout the decade, none could come close to Chevy’s ultimate muscle car. Making 450-horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, the 454-cid LS6 engine was equipped with 4-bolt mains, an 11.25:1 compression ratio, a solid-lifter cam, rectangular-port heads and an aluminum intake topped off with a Holley 800 CFM 4-barrel carburetor.
Unfortunately, production numbers of the ultimate muscle car are believed to be less than 5,000 examples and only 20 of which are known to still be in existence today. This makes the king of the streets the king of the auction today. With that title comes a price tag few would feel comfortable with. Another option for those still lusting after the muscle car of all muscle cars is a replica. When properly done, a replica can have just as much prowess as the real deal and to the untrained eye it can be indiscernible from a true LS6, as is the case with this 1970 LS6 Chevelle Replica being offered at Mecum’s upcoming Tulsa auction.
Only 20 miles have gone by since the frame-off restoration that turned this convertible Chevelle into a properly dated LS6 example. The LS6 engine features a 512 block dated December 1969 with rectangular port heads and is backed by a M21 4-speed manual transmission. Finished in paint code 25 Astro Blue over a factory black bench seat interior, this convertible is absolutely stunning and is ready for the street or the show. For more information on this car and how to register to place your bid click here.