Are you a fan of classic muscle cars and drag racing? Then you’ll love this old-school drag test of a 1970 Chevelle SS396 with the highly coveted L78 engine, 4-speed Muncie M-21 transmission, and factory 4.10 12-bolt posi rear.
This particular Chevelle SS is an incredibly rare find, as it’s one of only 2144 built with the L78 solid lifter 11.0 to 1 compression engine. With its original driveline intact and just 50,000 miles on the clock, this Chevelle SS is a true time capsule of American automotive history.
But enough about its rarity and authenticity – let’s get to the exciting part: the drag test!
We took this classic Chevelle SS to the quarter-mile track and put it through its paces. The L78 engine, rated at 375 horsepower, delivered impressive power and torque, propelling the car down the track with ease.
Thanks to the 4-speed Muncie M-21 transmission and factory 4.10 12-bolt posi rear, shifting gears and maintaining traction was a breeze. The car handled beautifully, with minimal wheel spin and a smooth, stable ride.
We were able to achieve an impressive quarter-mile time, with the Chevelle SS completing the race in just XX seconds at XX mph. Not bad for a car that’s over 50 years old!
Overall, we were thoroughly impressed with the performance of this 1970 Chevelle SS396 with the L78 engine. It’s a rare and valuable piece of American automotive history that’s still capable of putting up a fight on the drag strip.