Ultra Rare, One of Only 26 Known to Exist
The mystery about how many 4-speed LS6 convertibles were produced by Chevrolet is legendary. Everybody has an opinion. Years ago you would see ads for LS6 Chevelle convertibles that claimed there were only 20 or so made. Chevelle researcher Dan Carr has said that he believes there were about 95 Chevelle LS6 4-speed convertibles made. The reason that is believable is because it is in line with the percentage of Malibu convertibles built overall, that about 2.4 percent of all Chevelles built were convertibles.
We tell you this to let you know why one of our recent listings has us a little excited. Carroll Street Auto in Manchester, New Hampshire has listed a Tuxedo black 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 Convertible. They tell us the paperwork and the car’s cowl tag indicates the car was built in the Kansas City assembly plant on the 4th week of Nov. 1969. The paint code is 19-3, Tuxedo black, black convertible top, trim 788, red strato bucket seats. They describe it as a straight black car. According to their description is was restored frame-up in 2000. “This Chevelle LS6 is one of the most carefully rebuilt cars where all the components are date component correct,” they wrote in their ad. “Complete set of cast numbers and date codes are available upon request. This high quality restoration still looks fabulous after 13 years. Special options are: Rare stripe delete, PW, tilt steering, cushion grip 3 spoke steering wheel, strato buckets with console, tinted glass, am/fm stereo radio, M22 Rock Crusher trans, with orig. Muncie shifter and chrome shift knob, F41 suspension, PS, special sport instrumentation, functional cowl induction, 4.10 Posi traction axle ratio. ”
This rare example was one of many collectible rare automobiles that was commissioned to bankruptcy court back in the late 1990s. After the car was sold, the documents were never forwarded to the bank. The car was presented as a totally correct and complete numbers matching original LS6 convertible. Too bad, too. If it came with full documentation and considering these options, this car could bring up to $350,000 at auction. But, as it is, Carroll Street Auto is asking $120,000. Most hardtops go for that. It’s a bargain!
This car has been SOLD.
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