drag-slide thumbnails for quick selection
Survivor cars are desirable for a couple of reasons. They are the
way they are because they have earned their patina along the way.
This '70 model is among the last of the Vettes with chrome bumpers
at both ends and the side pipes on this one are an extra treat.
Check it out.
The paint on this car is most likely the original coat from 1970
with the weathered look of the Marlboro Man to it, which is fitting
because it is paint code 975 Marlboro Maroon. Up front a pencil
thin chrome bumper sits over and eggcrate grill also trimmed in
chrome. The fenders were flared a bit more this year adding to the
muscular look and the air vents in the front fenders echo the
pattern of the grill. The rocker panel is trimmed in chrome in more
ways than one. First with the body trim and then with the side
pipes. Removable T-roof panels offer the option of open-air
motoring for the nice summer days coming up. The sail panels extend
back from the roof flowing smoothly together with the rear fenders
and back to the integrated spoiler at the rear. The split chrome
rear bumper looks great and Corvette is lettered between the four
Open the door and you will find a Black survivor interior. Like the
rest of the car, it is good solid base to work from if you wanted
to spruce it up, or just jump in and drive it like it is. It's
whatever your urges and desires are. If your urge is to just jump
in and drive it, there is a beefy three-spoke steering wheel that
feels good in your hands with a white shift ball for the 4-speed
manual transmission just a flick of the wrist away. There is a 160
MPH speedo because the feds hadn't mandated the ridiculous ones
that only went to 85 yet, and a tach that redlines at 6,000 RPM. At
the top of the center console are the engine gauges and below it an
FM/Cassette stereo. In the console just behind the shifter is a
plaque with the bragging rights of the engine. So, settle down in
those well-worn seats and get ready to see what those numbers feel
like through the seat of your pants.
Under the hood you will find that engine which is a numbers
matching unit. It is right in character with the rest of the car as
far as appearance, however, this motor did receive some nice
maintenance with all new seals recently installed throughout. A
chrome air filter assembly sits on top of a Rochester Quadrajet
carburetor and feeds the stock intake and cylinder heads. Finned
aluminum valve covers look great and help a bit with oil cooling.
Hooker headers get the spent gasses out to those awesome side
pipes, so this engine might actually make more power than the 350HP
and 380 lbs-ft of torque advertised on that plaque inside. Power
flows back through a new clutch and pressure plate installed while
they were doing the seals, then through that 4-speed trans to the
rear end which was a posi unit as standard equipment starting in
1970. The rubber meets the road through 225/70R15 BFGoodrich Radial
T/As at all four corners mounted on steel wheels with trim rings
and center caps.
This is a nice, solid, numbers matching Vette with fresh seals and
a new clutch. Come on down and check it out.
Exterior Color:Marlboro Maroon
- Interior Color:Black
- Stock Number:1291-NSH