While for most people, a vehicle simply takes you from point A to point B; however, auto enthusiasts out there know there is so much more to cars. And not only do they have their favorites when it comes to makes and models, others fantasize about having legendary and iconic cars that sit in their backyard.
Well, that became reality for one Alabama man, who apparently had a 1970 Chevelle SS454 (literally) sitting in his backyard. According to the owner, the vehicle had been parked in his backyard some years back, when its engine was missing and there is stayed. The car’s original engine was said to be destroyed and removed from the vehicle’s early years during some street racing.
According to Hotrod magazine, the Chevelle’s original components that are still intact are the blue and pink paint stripe driveshaft (coded), with yokes that are heavy duty, ‘BB’ coded master cylinder, the M22 ‘Rock Crusher’ transmission, heavy-duty Positraction axle (3.31 ratio), the two-piece disc brake rotors, ‘9391’ power brake booster, backing plates, rear brake drums, and correct disc-brake calipers, the heavy-duty steering shaft, as well as RPO F41 suspension elements, SS-style dash (with idiot-light cluster), and manual transmission steering. The yard car also still has its original body panels, which includes front fenders, deck lid, both quarter panels, doors, and the hood. In fact, the Chevelle still looks intact for the most part; however, will still require sheet-metal body repair that barn-find cars generally need.
As per the build sheet and data plate, the Chevelle was built in late February 1970, at the Atlanta, Georgia Lakewood plant. It was created with the raised white-letter tires options, as well as the cowl-induced hood. The car’s original color was Cranberry Red, with black deck stripes, hood, and vinyl interior.
The good news is that word is the Chevelle will no longer be sitting in a backyard and will soon be sold to someone looking to restore it completely, so it can hit the open road.