1970 Chevy Monte Carlo SS 454

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Brand/Make:
Model:
Monte Carlo
Model Code:
Designer:
Made in:
United States
Produced:
From: 1969 To: 1970 (Approximately)
# Produced:
3,823 (Estimated)
Class:
Luxury
Body Style:
Coupe
Construction Type:
Body on Frame
Material:
# of Doors:
2
# of Wheels:
4
# of Engines:
1
Engine Type & Configuration:
Piston Engine, Piston Engine -> V-Engine
Engine Mounting:
Longitudinal
Layout:
Front Engine -> RWD
Engine Capacity:
454.0 cid
Cooling Method:
Air Cooled
# of Cylinders:
8
Induction Method:
Natural
# of Turbos or Superchargers:
Transmission:
Manual, Manual -> 4-Speed
Fuel Type:
Petrol
Maximum Speed:
137 MPH
Horsepower:
390
0-60 Time:
6.8 seconds
Fuel Economy:
9.3 MPG
Wheelbase:
116.0 in
Length:
206.5 in
Width:
76.0 in
Height:
52.9 in
Curb Weight:
3,845.0 lb
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Option Differences

  • 70-71 SS454 Option was Offered
  • 72-454 was Offered but not SS.  The "Custom" package was offered this year but did not include engine upgrades.  The "Custom" package was a group of convenience and appearance options, and could be ordered with any engine from the standard 350 all the way to 454.

Interior Differences

  • 70-Door panels do not feature upholstery buttons and are completely different from 71-72
  • 71-72 Door panels feature buttons are are completely different from 70
  • Glove Box doors interior for 70 is different from 71-72
  • 70-Standard Steering wheel featured 2 small horn buttons.  The center was woodgrain and the Monte Carlo script was in the center.  (no vinyl)
  • 71-72 Standard Steering wheel did not have small buttons and had a vinyl center with a small wood grain strip and Monte Carlo script on one side
  • 70-Interior Control Knobs and Lighter are black with chrome plating around the outside edges.
  • 71-72 Interior Control Knobs and Lighter are vinyl with respective logo (volume/tuner/headlamp) in the center.
  • 70-Interior Gauges, Radio, A/C or Heater Controls, light up Green
  • 71-72 Interior Gauges, Radio, A/C or heater Controls, light up White

Mechanical Differences

  • 70-Door locks work off of a vacuum system
  • 71-72 Door locks work off of electrical system

Other Differences

  • 70-71 All engines had Engine Displacement and HP rating decal on air cleaner
  • 72 Only the 454 engine had an Engine Displacement and HP rating decal on air cleaner

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