Breathtaking! That single word defines the 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS6. In 1990 the owner of an original LS6 gave me a ride. With a self-confessed “need for speed” – his Chicagoland daily driver was a 1987 Buick GNX – he held nothing back on this holeshot. Even on factory tires the LS6 launched as hard as any muscle car I’ve experienced, accompanied by the thunder only a 450hp 454 Big-Block can produce. This is elite performance from the muscle car era!
At the Barrett-Jackson Houston 2022 auction this beautifully restored LS6 coupe sold for $225,500, including buyer’s premium. While not record-setting, this was a high book sale. In general prices and sales of most vehicles have softened from the frenzy of the spring and summer of 2022. For more on this auction analysis, please see the March 2023 issue of Sports Car Market magazine: www.sportscarmarket.com⎘