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Old 04-19-2020, 01:49 AM
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Default 1970 LS6 Chevelle Survivor?

Wanted to share with everyone a find I just stumbled across. I managed to get connected with the owner of this incredible car. After meeting and inspecting the car I was the lucky one to pull the back seat and find the build sheet authenticating the originality of the car. Please look through the additional pictures at the attached link. Im wondering what everyone thinks in regards to the fact does this car fall into survivor category? I know one thing If i bought it, I would not restored it.

Im doing a write up for the car as I plan to have it listed on ebay to make sure the owner can get the most out of it. The poor guy has some health problems and has been sitting on this car since the 80s.


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The current owner of the car purchased the car back in the 80s from a gentleman in Chillicothe IL. Car appears to have originated from the Chicago land area and according to the build sheet was sold at Brigance Chevrolet. The car has been off the road since the 80s in an insulated building. The original motor was hurt at some point in the cars life and is no longer with the car. According to the original owner the original transmission came with the car but as I have helped dig out and clean up the car we have yet to find it.

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The car was repainted prior to the 1980s. The engine bay, interior, trunk and underside are basically original and untouched with the exception of the air shocks in the rear. Rust seen in the pictures of the cars underside are mainly light scale. No heavy rot. Im rather amazed how good the quarter panels, trunk returns and general wheel well areas are. From what I can so no rot. Trunk is amazing with spatter paint still remaining. Absolutely NO rust. Interior is very good shape and with detailing could be made to look almost new. There is a tear in the front lower bench seat upholstery. The back seats and door panels are in really nice condition. Like many LS6 cars this one also includes factory MALIBU door panels. In taking the back seat out we did find the build sheet in very nice condition hog ringed to the seat frame. I was impressed to see seat springs with NO rust. They look as nice as the day they left the factory. Floor under the backseat is equally impressive with red overspray paint. The engine bay is very original. From the brake booster and master cylinder to the horns, voltage regulator, 4 core radiator, radiator top plate, core support, wiper motor and inner fenders all appear untouched and original.


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Old 04-19-2020, 02:04 AM
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Very Nice Car ! Cant wait to see more of the restoration. Hey they are still out there!
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Old 04-19-2020, 02:38 AM
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Certainly not even close to a survivor, but still a rare and valuable car in nice shape. Awesome the buildsheet was located as that is certainly a game changer to have since the engine is gone. Lack of gauges, buckets, and cowl hood will turn off some buyers, but others will like the plain jane look.

Hope the owner does well on the sale.
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Old 04-19-2020, 03:01 AM
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Very cool..Glad to see it's still holding its 4.10.
Looks like the coil,exhaust & alternator were replaced.
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Old 04-20-2020, 12:33 AM
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Very cool car! You’ll likely find another build sheet in the back of drivers seat. ����
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I thought about digging into the front bench seat, but that will be the job of the next owner. The owner has been asking me about what I think its worth. I want to ask everyone on the forum, what do you guys think?
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The owner has been asking me about what I think its worth. I want to ask everyone on the forum, what do you guys think?
Right now it looks like NOM motor and no trans, and probably has original 12-bolt. I'll guess maybe $30K-$40K, but restoration costs would be quite extensive. Bench seat, no gauges, and no cowl induction hurt as most want those items. Color, 4 speed, and 4.10 as well as buildsheet are all positives. Best of luck.

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Old 04-20-2020, 01:20 PM
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Right now it looks like NOM motor and no trans, and probably has original 12-bolt. I'll guess maybe $30K-$40K, but restoration costs would be quite extensive. Bench seat, no gauges, and no cowl induction hurt as most want those items. Color, 4 speed, and 4.10 as well as buildsheet are all positives. Best of luck.
Boy, how times have changed. I purchased a LS5 with no motor and trans back in 1976 for $600.00 and a L34 car complete needing a little TLC for $200 in 1978. I'd say COPO is pretty close to the value. It will all depend on who's buying if it's someone that can do the work or someone that has to pay for the work to be done. Nice car to start with. I'd build a drivetrain, buff it then take it to the streets. Dave.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:28 PM
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Not a great time to sell even the best of cars given the Covid-19 situation. Economic uncertainty and all that goes with it. Given that, current condition., along with it being in need of a lot of work in my opinion to just be drivable .....

I’d say you are looking at a $28,000 to $30,000 quick sale. Maybe less. Again.... the current economic situation isn’t particularly bright for what I’d call a Non Necessity Purchase

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I agree $28-30k is realistic in this market. Neat car with good colors, maybe $35-37k once the economy rebounds.
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