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1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle in Dazed and Confused, Movie, 1993 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

DT US

2006-03-21 01:19

It's a 1970 Chevelle SS 454. They showed the engine in the movie.

wrenchhead US

2006-03-21 01:25

Here is the engine - well at least the air cleaner:

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-- Last edit: 2006-03-21 01:26:04

incog CA

2006-04-01 19:53

The engine's an LS5, one of the two 454-ci engines optioned that year, including the infamous LS6 [450-bhp (underrated), and 500-lb/ft]. If this car featured the LS6, It would be the PERFECT stock muscle car :)

deadlineautotheft US

2006-06-18 03:37

4 stars

Firebird86 US

2006-06-18 04:35

incog wrote The engine's an LS5, one of the two 454-ci engines optioned that year, including the infamous LS6 [450-bhp (underrated), and 500-lb/ft]. If this car featured the LS6, It would be the PERFECT stock muscle car :)

It was... I owned one just like it........I wish I still had it too.

antp BE

2006-06-18 15:37

deadlineautotheft wrote 4 stars

Why?

trucker US

2006-06-20 05:34

Firebird86 wrote
It was... I owned one just like it........I wish I still had it too.

What happen to it?

crossroads US

2006-07-26 23:20

"You got a joint man?"
"No."
"It'd be a lot cooler if you did man?"

shabanga69 US

2006-08-29 04:52

"just gotta keep livin' man, L. I. V. I. N!"

coronet440 US

2006-09-10 07:37

"That's what I love about those high school girls, man... I get older...they stay the same age. Yes they do."

coronet440 US

2006-09-10 07:40

Also, the cars movie name was "Melba Toast"

"Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin' right here, alright. We got 411 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper Edelbrock intakes, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We're talkin' some f@$ken muscle." -Wooderson

-- Last edit: 2006-09-10 07:41:38

crossroads US

2006-09-16 21:14

antp wrote
Why?

Because, it's in pretty much every scene from the middle to the end of the movie.

incog CA

2007-05-03 20:19

I always had a hard time making out the colour of this car. Is it dark blue with white stripes, or black with white stripes? I always believed it to be the former, but have been told otherwise.

woodrow US

2007-07-20 15:28

The car is black with white stripes. It is only shown at night except for the end of the movie when they are driving to get tickets to a concert.

Wampa-One US

2008-03-22 03:36

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-- Last edit: 2008-03-22 03:37:22

rjluna2 US

2008-03-23 03:38

incog wrote The engine's an LS5, one of the two 454-ci engines optioned that year, including the infamous LS6 [450-bhp (underrated), and 500-lb/ft]. If this car featured the LS6, It would be the PERFECT stock muscle car :)

Shall we list this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS5? What do you think, Antonie?

-- Last edit: 2008-03-23 03:38:23

antp BE

2008-03-23 22:48

I do not know, I do not know much about these cars... (PS: my name is "Antoine" :D)

rjluna2 US

2008-03-24 01:59

antp wrote I do not know, I do not know much about these cars... (PS: my name is "Antoine" :D)

Sorry :/

Skid US

2009-08-20 01:51

LS5 should be in the additional information, IMO.

UnknownNoah US

2010-04-24 00:00

He named it Melba-toast. the same name of my truck.

portacker US

2010-07-21 05:05

How can you identify an LS5 visually? Air cleaner sticker? Teach me....

portacker US

2010-07-21 05:08

As opposed to the monster LS6?

tonkaTRACKER US

2010-07-21 05:46

portacker wrote How can you identify an LS5 visually? Air cleaner sticker? Teach me....


Air cleaner sticker says '390HP' which is the LS5, if it were the LS6 then it would read '450HP'

cranberry ls5 US

2011-02-03 03:30

The 1970 ls5 had 360 hp and the 1971 ls5 had 365 hp

caprice_96 CA

2013-02-06 04:31

The 1970 LS5 was rated at 390 hp in the Corvette or Fullsize Chevrolet. That sticker is incorrect for the Chevelle, it should be 360hp.

-- Last edit: 2013-02-06 04:32:17

hdj US

2015-09-01 03:22

My favorite car. Can anyone tell if it is a manual or a automatic?

kentercanyon US

2020-12-31 07:26

The scene with Nicky Katt and McConaughey trash-talking about Melba Toast is not in the shooting script, and it wasn't on the call sheet either. Not only was the dialog improvised, the shooting of the scene itself was improvised! Those of us on the camera crew who were longtime collaborators with the director knew he needed and wanted as many character moments like this as he could rack up on an overloaded shooting schedule. The studio was bringing tremendous pressure on what they considered a first-time director to economize and simplify the shot list each day, and the battle was taking its toll by the time the scenes at the Emporium were shot. We were more or less told there would be no improvised or additional scenes allowed to be scheduled, despite the director's hopes that many of the cast members could contribute to the film by coming up with small bits to throw in that helped their characters. Oh, you say we can't make the movie our way? "Okay, so we mutiny," we figured.

There was a 16mm documentary crew filming that day and we grabbed a B camera and bootlegged their sound recorder to capture the dialog. We set up the lights, camera and corralled the actors without informing the first AD or the producer and rehearsed it on the QT while the main unit was busy inside shooting other scenes. The scene was shot during the official union lunch break, off the clock. The technical jargon was all given to Mathew by the DP, Lee Daniel, a gearhead himself and the owner of the '67 ragtop GTO from SLACKER. Matthew quickly made it his own. Knowing the specs were possibly partially bogus was a nod to Warren Oates' brags on his GTO in TWO LANE BLACKTOP. Why let the truth get in the way of a friendly challenge?

Nicky's Trans-Am ("White Lightning," another cheeky Trans-Am reference) was a deliberate nod to Jeff Bridge's stolen TA in THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT and the SS may or may not have had all the attributes listed. We did one take of the exchange before we got busted, but as they say in ZZ Top, "(we) let the machine do the talking." There were screaming matches with the suits over this sort of roughshod behavior but we're not sorry. Better to ask forgiveness than permission when you know the answer in advance.

The film needed some genuine car talk to balance the trash talk about girls, of which there was plenty. The pair's rivalry is revisited in the quick montage of driving to the moontower party with a great tossed-off line about bringing your wood screws, "'cause I'm gonna blow your doors.... completely off."

-- Last edit: 2020-12-31 07:36:50

kentercanyon US

2020-12-31 07:46

incog wrote I always had a hard time making out the colour of this car. Is it dark blue with white stripes, or black with white stripes? I always believed it to be the former, but have been told otherwise.


The Chevelle was black but appears bluish in the first appearance because its shot at dusk to signify the passing of day to night as the burger drive in lights up and opens up for the evening, and the mix of twilight and neon is a part of the atmosphere that promises magic in the night.

Note that Wooderson is so eager to cruise that he's almost first in line for the blessed ritual.

MelbaToast US

2021-01-11 23:33

One of my fav movie cars of all time, although he is describing it as though it were modified but his stats he lists are a modification of an LS5 as it should be 360hp. I'm not sure about his modifications as it would require a dyno to confirm but back then you could get different stickers for your air cleaner as that could have been from a Vette air cleaner. The LS6 is far more rare than people might think. If it was an LS6 agreed with previous post would say 450hp... Still an amazing car!
Final thought I believe the 1971 Chevelle's with the LS6 motor was only 360 - 365 hp.

-- Last edit: 2021-01-11 23:40:51

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