THE FIRST 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE LS6 EVER PRODUCED IS OFFERED AT RUSSO AND STEELE AUCTION This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 is the first of 4,475 RPO LS6 cars ever produced, is the earliest known and documented LS6 Chevelle and is offered at Russo and Steele Monterey auction August 2011.
News-Antique.com - Jun 09,2011 - The LS6 Chevelle was at the pinnacle of GM performance, and stood alone as the only vehicle to take top horse power rating over the Corvette in history. With a factory advertised 450 HP at 5600 RPMs and 500 lb-ft of torque at 3600 RPMs, it was the highest horsepower Chevelle offered from Chevrolet.
Known as the 'Pilot Car," this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 is the first of 4,475 RPO LS6 cars ever produced and is the earliest known and documented LS6 Chevelle. A GM executive ordered an LS6 coupe as his zone demonstrator in October and was told by the Baltimore plant manager Earl Prentice that he was to receive the first one built at that plant. Built on December 9th, 1969 it was labeled the 'Pilot car.' This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 has "Pilot job" and "if it had wings it would fly" hand written on the build sheet.
This highly optioned 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 is well known in the collecting community, it retains its complete born in driveline, and is heavily documented with two build sheets, POP, and owner history. In 2010 it received a concours level restoration to its correct assembly line condition by MCR and design; one of the top Chevelle specific restoration shops in the United States. Since its restoration this automobile has been driven one mile.
Russo and Steele’s 11th Annual Sports and Muscle at the Marriott auction event August 18-20, 2011 continues to offer the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles suitable to satisfy any automotive desires. Concurrent with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and Monterey Historic Race weekend Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. The three evening event will auction over 250 automobiles in its highly interactive, visceral ground level auction arena that provides cars with no separation from the buyers; known as the auction-in-the-round format and only found at Russo and Steele auction events.
For those unable to attend the event in person, absentee and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at www.russoandsteele.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.
About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.