1996 Ford Thunderbird LX Sport
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
Head to Head
•V8 270-280 Horsepower / 320-330 Torque
•Rear Wheel Drive
•Four Wheel Independent Suspension
•Four Wheel Disc Brakes (non-abs)
•Purchased from the original owner in 1999, completely stock
I've always wanted a 70 SS Chevelle convertible. My wife Theresa knew exactly which car I wanted to buy ever since we started dating back in 1980. 5 years ago I got the itch for either a Harley or a Chevelle. Couldn't figure out how to get a Chevelle into the garage so I settled on a new Harley. Fast forward 2 years, I still wanted a Chevelle. So I broke down found this one in AZ and had it shipped to Chicago. A year later I sold the Harley so I wouldn't have to park my regular car in the snow. Now I am just a car guy.
Specs for “Tigerstar”
•4.6L SOHC V-8
Romeo shortblock with
'00 Windsor P.I. cylinder heads
•270-280 Horsepower / 320-330 Torque
Increase of 70 HP/45 TQ over stock numbers
Length: 200.3 in.
Width: 72.7 in.
Height: 52.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3536 lbs
Front Head Room: 38.1 in.
Front Shoulder Room: 59.1 in.
Front Hip Room: 55.6 in.
Front Leg Room: 42.5 in.
Rear Head Room: 37.5 in.
Rear Shoulder Room: 58.9 in.
Rear Hip Room: 56.6 in.
Rear Leg Room: 35.8 in.
Maximum Seating: 5
Luggage Capacity: 15.1 cu. ft
Specs for “umterps84”
The car was built at the Leeds, MO plant on the 3rd week of August, 1969. This means that the car was built on the 2nd or 3rd day of production and has a number of 1st design features.
Engine: 396/450 L78, 10.25:1 compression
1st design AC brackets
round lower control arm bushings
no AIR system or charcoal canister
1st design tail light lenses (flat reverse lenses)
1st design power steering pump
Factory Options for “Tigerstar”
•4.6L Single Overhead Camshaft V8
•Multi-point injection fuel system
•Sport Option - cast aluminum wheels, upgraded stabilizer bars, spring rates, bushings and shock absorbers, sport-tuned suspension
•Luxury/Lighting Group - auto on/off headlamp control w/delay, automatic climate control, RH footwell light, engine compartment light, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors and power antenna.
•Keyless entry system
•Variable assist power steering
•Leather Wrapped Tilt Steering Wheel
•6-Way Power Driver Seat
•Variable intermittent front windshield wipers
•Dual power remote mirrors
•Power Door Lock
•Illuminated Entry System
•Rear Window Defroster
•Color-keyed lower body cladding & door handles
•Rear Spoiler with integrated LED brake lights
Factory Options for “umterps84”
Engine: 396/450 L78, 10.25:1 compression
Power brakes, front disc, rear drums
4 speed M21 Transmission
12 bolt posi 3:55 rear
Factory SS rally wheels
Cranberry Red with Black Stripes
Strato bucket seats
side post battery
Mods for “Tigerstar”
•Windsor P.I. cylinder heads, cam shafts,
valves & springs. *(note oil filler on passenger side)*
•P.I. intake manifold
with aluminum water cross-over.
•FRPP Hi-Flow 24lb. fuel injectors.
•FRPP Hi-Flow 70mm throttle body.
•FRPP 9mm spark plug wires.
•Steeda underdrive pullies.
•180 degree thermostat.
•2002 Mustang GT 85mm MAF.
•Walbro 190lph fuel pump.
•K&N 9" cone air filter in the fender well.
•Mark VIII torque converter.
•MN-12 Performance solid rubber
•B&M SuperCooler 28,000 GVW stacked plate
11"x 8"x1-1/2" transmission cooler.
•FRPP Aluminum Center Section
with 3.73 gears & Trac-Loc.
•Dynotech Metal Matrix
composite aluminum balanced drive shaft.
•Bilstein re-valved shocks.
•Kenny Brown Performance
heavy duty front shock tower brace.
•Rear shock tower brace.
•Addco 1.25" rear anti-sway bar
with polyutherane bushings.
•Bear 13" Track Brake System
X-drilled & slotted.
•Goodridge G-Stop braided
stainless steel brake lines.
•Carbotech Engineering cryo-treated
Super Street F compound brake pads.
•Superchips Custom Tuning (SCT)
dyno tune EEC flashed.
•Xenon body kit.
•Polo T776 18" wheels.
•Nitto NT-555 tires -
front: 245/45 ZR18, rear: 255/45 ZR18
•'97 Thunderbird center console
with cup holders, ashtray
•'93 Thunderbird black back seat,
black back seat belts, black headliner,
black dome light, black carpet, black kick
•Mark VIII black door sills
•Lincoln tri-coat paint code WK
White Opalescent or Opal Metallic.
•Ractive oval slanted stainless steel exhaust tips.
Mods for “umterps84”
deleted TSC wiring
added HEI distributor
added XM satellite radio
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