Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tastes Like Chicken: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Clone

I didn't know this until recently, but if you go to Subway and ask for a chicken sandwich, you get something that looks like chicken, but isn't really if you examine the DNA.  What is it?  Who knows.  But it reminds me of what you find around the car shows across America, cars that aren't quite what they look like. Find this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Clone here on eBay bidding for $12,100 in West Creek, NJ via craigslist.

 It might look, smell, and taste like duck, but if it clucks instead of quacks, it might be chicken.  This feature Chevelle might look like an SS, but a quick look reveals that it is a standard Chevelle with some stripes and SS badges to make it look like the big mean SS machine.  However, this isn't a problem because the seller is upfront and honest about the car.

See another piece of burnt chicken?


  1. So first of all, kudos to the seller of this one, for being straight up about things. Buyers go in with their eye open. It looks really nice, and if you like the look, buy it.

    But when it comes to mass-produced cars, I kind of struggle with the whole "It's just a clone" thing. Now I am talking about true clones, where the builder has gone out and found all the real bits, and assembled them on a shell that was born of more modest means. To me, if the bits are all correct, there is no difference between a restored-from-rusty-hulk car that was born a Hemi 'Cuda convertible and a built-from-bits-on-a-clean-shell Hemi 'Cuda convertible "clone".

    Of course I am open to hearing arguments on either side. I shall go and put on my flame-proof suit now.....

  2. So I had a 1970 SS 396 with a rock crusher and 411s when I was a youngster.
    The big giveaway on this car is the dash. The sweep needle speedo. The real cars had circular gauges.
    I don't really fuss about recreations, basically the same car with a few different options.
    The funny thing is there is no way to detect a SS from non withthe vin # thay are all 13637

  3. Looks legit, bro...

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  4. The SS badges don't bother me as much as the 396 badges. Really though, I think the car would look just as good, and maybe even better, without the fake badges.

  5. Also, you guys should have done a special write up called 'Clone Wars' that had the Chevelle face off against the 'GTO' from yesterday!

  6. Whats the point? A fake is a fake whether you admit it or not. Seems pointless

  7. Some clones look more interesting than others...

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    -Stan (who is going back to work on his Frankenwagen Not really. I just wanted to say "Frankenwagen")

  8. If the finished product is in every way identical to the original, but with new parts, made from new materials in new tools...I'll still take the original, thank you. Not because I have anything against clones as passion pursuits but because I would never get its clone-ness out of my head. But that's a DSM-quality disorder for me that I'm seeing a very cheap therapist for so I'll get better soon.


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