this '70 LS6 Chevelle was stored around 1980
A close look under the headlights shows it was originally equipped with the early production under-headlight trim that was later deemed unnecessary. This trim was eliminated by most assembly plants somewhere around or before March 1970.
Arlington, Texas 1970 Chevelles were also notorious for lacking their assembly line buildsheets, dipping the bodies in red oxide primer, and it seems like the did some really lousy QA because the many mistakes they made weren't caught
A close look at the white stripes on the cowl induction hood indicate the assembly line masking procedure where the stencil and freehand tape edges met. The stripes were applied using a stencil that ended a couple inches from the front edge of the hood and then an assembly line worker applied the last couple inches and curved the outer edges by freehand.
The Arlington assembly plant was also known to assemble some 1970 Chevelles equipped with the RPO D88 Hood and Deck Stripes option with stripes that were squared on both the outer and inner edges.
and they installed the SS upside down
The Malibu inside door panel emblems are correct for 1970 Chevelles equipped with RPO Z15 SS454 option.
The RPO B22 Door Emblem SS option was mistakenly left out of the list of options coded to be included with Z15 SS454 package.
Therefore, the assembly plant workers assembled the cars equipped with the Z15 SS454 package with inside door panels carrying the standard Malibu emblem.