i have a 1970 chevelle vin#136370K206435 want to know if it’s an ss does anyone know how to tell for sure?thinking about selling it how do i figure out what it’s worth?
According to a web site:
"1970 was the first year that the Super Sport became an option within the Malibu line, and also in a limited number of 300 Deluxe coupes, instead of a stand alone model. Therefore, it is impossible to document a 1970 Super Sport by the VIN number. You still can obtain some valuable information from it. In 1970, the VIN. number is located on a bracket riveted to the underside of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield on the driver’s side. Examine other Chevrolets and become familiar with the multi-sided “rose” rivets that fasten the bracket to the car. These rivets are not reproduced legally, so you need to look to make sure the original rivets still hold the VIN plate.There are 13 positions on the VIN plate. 1) Will always be 1 signifying Chevrolet division of GM. 2&3) Series code- 36 denotes Malibu eight cylinder, however there were a handful of 34 code base Chevelles also built with the SS option( without proven documentation, be wary of these.) 4&5) Body style- 37 is 2 dr. sport coupe; 67 is 2 dr. convertible. These are the only two style codes for a Super Sport.6) Model year-will always be 0 for 1970. 7) Assembly plant-'70 Chevelles were built in Atlanta(A), Baltimore(B), Flint(F), Kansas City(K), Los Angeles(L), and Arlington®in the U.S. You are fortunate if a 1 appears in position 7, because this is an Oshawa Canada built car, and you can obtain a history on the car by contacting GM of Canada. 8-13) The last six are the sequential number, or the order in which the car was built. These numbers can be valuable in cross checking with the pad on the engine for a match, signifying original motor.
The trim tag or data plate holds some very important information. The trim tag is riveted to the top of the cowl on the driver’s side. We will read it from top to bottom, left to right, just like reading a book. The first line of the plate begins with ST or style- first two numbers will be 70 for the year-the next five should be either 13637 or 13667 for hardtop or convert- this is followed by assembly plant letter code, and finally sequential number of the body- this is not the same as the sequential number of the whole car in the VIN, so dont get nervous if they don’t match. The second line begins with TR which is trim- this gives you a numeric trim combination and are as follows- 753,black cloth bench;755,black vinyl bench;756, black vinyl buckets;762,blue cloth bench;764,blue vinyl bench;765 blue vinyl buckets;770, saddle vinyl bench;771, saddle vinyl buckets;782 green cloth bench;795, green vinyl bench;796, green vinyl buckets;776, gold cloth bench;777, gold vinyl buckets;779, turquoise cloth bench;790, ivory vinyl bench; 791, ivory vinyl buckets;787, red vinyl bench; 788, red vinyl buckets."
Hers’s the web site: http://www.nofearmotorsports.com/index.cfm?action=get_page&id=42
13637 = Malibu V8 2 door hard top
0 = 1970 build
K = Kansas City plant
REMAINING LAST SIX DIGITS: Indicates production sequence number starting with 100,000.
What is it REALLY worth?? List it on e-Bay and find out…The high bid will be what it’s REALLY worth. No “reserve price”, open bidding at $1 and let it rip…If you are disappointed, have a shill pull your cookies out of the fire…But remember, the REAL auction starts when there is one minute left…
thanks for the answers
In recent e-Bay auctions, 1970 Chevelles SOLD for $1375 (project car) to $38,100 (Restored 454 LS-5, numbers matching show car.) Lots of drivable cars in the $3000 to $8000 range. Of the cars offered, about 15% of them actually sold. The rest did not meet the sellers reserve price…