From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: March 1989
Price then: $30,000 ($57,700 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of a new 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 today)
Price now: $61,300 - $172,000
Approximate dollar difference: $114,300 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Annual rate of return: 4.3%
Chevelle: 1970, 454, LS-6, TH400, silver with black stripes and interior, build sheet, Protect-o-plate, original spare, 59,000 miles, needs nothing, offers over $30,000 considered.
Ask anyone what car pops into their head when you mention “Chevy Chevelle” and you’ll most likely get 1970 SS 454 LS6. Why is that? Well, in 1970 Chevrolet decided to play its trump card over the other auto manufacturers by introducing the 454 big-block and squeezing 450 hp out of it, making the LS6 the most powerfully rated car of the muscle car era. Naturally, then, these cars are highly collectible. Even after the market correction of 2007-08, this particular car represents a decent investment today.