1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS396
ENGINE: 402.2-cu-in/6590cc OHV V-8 1x4-bbl Rochester Carburetor
POWER AND TORQUE: (SAE gross) 350 hp @ 5200 rpm, 415 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
DRIVETRAIN: 3-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
SUSPENSION FRONT/REAR: control arms, coil springs/ live axle, coil springs
DIMENSIONS: L: 206.8 in, W: 75.4 in, H: 54.4 in, Weight 3300 lb
PERFORMANCE: 0-60 MPH: 7.6 sec
QUARTER MILE: 15.4 sec @ 92.0 mph
60-0 MPH: 139 ft (MT, January 1969 -- Chevelle SS396 coupe running same powertrain)
Price when new $5624 (MTC est)
KNOWLEDGE: Plenty of accurate restoration information is available, as is good supply of GM restoration and aftermarket parts.
BEWARE: Non-authentic high-priced "clones" not really born as SS models or big-blocks.
EXPECT TO PAY: Concours-ready: $27,000; solid driver: $14,000; tired runner: $8000
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