When a discussion about muscle cars takes place, you can be sure the Chevelle will be right there at the heart of that verbal exchange. Restorers, racers, and restomod aficionados alike are drawn to the classic. That’s why, when the folks at Dream Giveaway Garage told us they were offering a 454-powered 1970 model for one of their sweepstakes prize, my interest was definitely piqued. You can check out the original article and driving experience by clicking here.
What you are looking at, is what some feel is the best Chevelle the sweepstakes company has ever offered. As I said in the initial article, I’m not sure how many LS6 Chevelles were offered in this combination, but I feel confident saying it’s a low number.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching LS6 engine delivering 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. In true muscle-car design, an M22 four-speed transmission adds a visceral feel to any drive. Behind that is a 4.10-geared 12-bolt rear. Your eyes are drawn to the Desert Sand exterior paint and extremely rare original, never-restored interior. According to Dream Giveaway, “this low-mile, Concours-restored Chevrolet Chevelle SS454 is a tire-smoking time machine ready to roll off of a new-car showroom, circa 1970.”
I actually had the opportunity to drive this car, and it was an unbelievable experience. As I eased onto St. Petersburg, Florida’s 49th Avenue, I got the Chevelle pointed straight, pressed down on the throttle, and rowed through the gears — it was a smooth and seamless task. With the 4.10 gears, each gear change came-on quickly. As I took a right at the first traffic light, the temperature gauge started to settle in, and I decided to help the car stretch its legs. I didn’t drive “grandma’s” car like a well-insured rental, but I did run the tach up to 5,000 rpm in each gear. The car never missed a beat, and nary a strange noise or rattle was heard. There was no denying the Chevelle had a lot more to offer. But again, it wasn’t my car and I wasn’t going to have too much fun and break something.
But all good things must come to an end. The sweepstakes will end on April 30, 2020, and that means you have less than a month to enter. The winner will be announced on or about June 14, 2020. Once a winner is randomly selected and announced, the Chevelle will be presented to that person in Clearwater, Florida.
Although the sweepstake’s end is near, it’s not over yet. Now is the time to get your tickets and hopefully win this muscle car icon. By the way, not only will the winner get the car, but a cool $20,000 to put toward the taxes. Now that’s a great deal!
Since you’re reading this, you can even get bonus tickets — with a minimum donation of $25 or more — courtesy of us here at Chevy Hardcore. When you enter to win, simply click here to open the Chevelle-sweepstake tab, and use promo code HARDCORE. Not only could you win the car, but you will be contributing to several worthy causes. All I can say is get your tickets now.