Now You Can Buy a New 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

With 1,500 hp and manual transmission, the Trans Am Worldwide Chevrolet 70/SS is the real deal. It’s just not the real deal from Chevrolet. Designed around new Camaros, 1970 Chevelle SS styling was fashioned over the Camaro platform. So it has muscle car looks and performance, with the latest ride, handling, and technology. Actually, 1970s muscle cars never came with anything even close to 1,500 hp. 

What is the Chevy 70/SS Chevelle based on?

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Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS | TAW

Trans Am Worldwide is the same company that makes the Bandit Trans Am and 455 Super Duty Trans Am. Those were also built around the GM Alpha convertible Camaro platform. But that was an easier transformation, as the Pontiac Firebird and Camaro were mostly the same through the years. 

However, turning a new Camaro into something akin to a 1970 Chevelle means changing every body panel. And while the drivetrain will surely be a great selling point, it’s the Chevy SS/70 exterior that will drive the sales. That’s why it took seven years to develop the Chevelle SS.

How many Chevy Chevelle 70/SS cars will be made?

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Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS | TAW

“Our engineers and technicians have invested thousands of hours to reimagine this automotive icon on a modern platform,” said T/A Worldwide’s co-founder Tod Warmack. ”We did it in a way that pays the strongest possible tribute to one of the most popular models of the muscle car era.” Initially, there will be 25 Chevy 70/SS Chevelles with this particular engine package.

And that package is either a GM 6.2-liter LT-1 with 450 hp or the LS6/X 454 with 1,500 horsepower to the rear wheels. Later, a 396 performance option will be available as well. All engine options will have either the manual or automatic transmissions. 

How close is the Chevy 70/SS to the original 1970 Chevelle?

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Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS | TAW

The front end does a good job of mimicking the Chevelle starting with round LED headlights. The front bumper gets a bit blocky, and the lower valance is the same, but we can live with that given the effort. The optional chrome bumpers go a long way to mask the hard-edge pieces. 

Of course, a cowl induction hood is there. The hard break in the side sheet metal, a Chevy styling cue found on many of its cars in this period, is there. Also worked into the fenders is the Chevelle’s soft bubble form over the wheel openings. Though the 1970 Chevelle was a refresh of the 1968 model, this was a distinctive feature starting in 1970.

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Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS | TAW

The lower sills tuck in hard as was a signature GM feature of the era. In the rear, the taillights and rear styling do a good job of aping the Chevelle. It too could use just a bit of softening, but especially from a distance, it looks very good. With the high H-point of the Camaro, it lends itself to the chunky Chevelle design. 

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Trans Am Worldwide 70/SS | TAW

Inside, the cabin stays pretty close to how Camaros come. A few touches and accents tie in the Chevelle theme. And a Hurst shifter, Corvette steering wheel, and leather seats add more features. Both original colors from 1970, as well as modern three-stage paint, will be offered. 

Prices for the Chevy SS/70 Chevelle start at $150,000. Options will see that number increase. T/A Worldwide is taking orders now. 

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