“Only about 26 exist today”
Here is a diamond in the rough if there ever was one. You know this 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454/450 Convertible is rare as hens teeth. Chevrolet only made seventeen of them in 1970. Dan Carr, a controversial Chevelle historian and known expert, has reported that he believes only about 26 real cars still exist today. Yet, this 1970 Chevelle SS LS6 454/450 Convertible represents one of the hottest deals available in today’s collector car market. Vintage Vettes in Kansas City, Missouri is offering it for sale for just $99,995, a deep discount to the going price for such a rare muscle car. It is among the most sought after of Chevy muscle cars.
Sadly, it does not have the documentation that would bring it to the highest price range. According to the Hagerty Insurance Value Tool, an LS6 convertible in No. 3 condition is worth up to $170,000. And LS6 convertible in No. 2 (show quality) condition would be valued up to $235,000. This car is reported to have been restored about nine years ago. You probably would have to have it appraised to find out what condition class the car is in at this time.
Now, in 2007, before the U.S. recession, the value of this car was in the $500,000 range. (Click here to view a valuation chart by Hagerty.) We may never see those kinds of valuations again, but look at the potential with this car. Vintage Vettes states, “There is no factory paperwork for this car.” That would explain why they don’t have a top dollar price on this one. They say a body-off restoration took place on it approximately nine years ago, and that it has been driven sparingly since that time. What a great find!
Because of how rare it is, this is one to check on if you are a collector who wants to drive the car.
Remember, they say the car has no paperwork so it hampers resale value. But what a great opportunity to get a very nice LS6 convertible for way under the going prices for such a car today. It still has great investor value at this price. Don’t wait too long on this one.
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