1970 Chevrolet Corvette for Sale | ClassicCars.com | CC-1265354

For Sale: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1970 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic driver condition and only 88,845 original miles. This Corvette looks absolutely amazing with a stunning Monza Red paintjob. The iconic Monza Red (974) over Saddle Leather (424) color combination is highly desirable, truly striking, and looks great on this Stingray body style. It is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad. Besides the matching paint and trim codes, this Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 "chrome bumper" Corvettes from 1968 to 1972 is absolutely red hot right now and on the rise. This is especially true for the 1970 model year as it is by far the most rare year with the fewest number of units produced. The 1970 model year Corvette was only produced for six months. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title pictured in this ad showing the mileage as "Actual" Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

The 1970 was the last year for high compression, truly full output, and all out performance engines in Corvettes. The model years to follow were more at the mercy of insurance companies, fuel prices, and emission concerns. The 1970 Corvette saw the shortest production time and lowest production numbers for any year of "chrome bumper" Corvettes. Total production in 1970 was only 17,316, which was the lowest since 1962. A strike at GM caused the 1969 model year to run for an extra 4 months so production on the 1970 models did not start until January of 1970. The body shape in 1970 was improved with fender flares to reduce the damage from wheel thrown debris. Many enthusiasts prefer the more pronounced fender flare and wheel opening introduced this year. 1970 also introduced the iconic "egg-crate" grills on the side of the car, which were only used on Corvettes for 3 years and have become a symbol of the "chrome bumper" Corvettes. The interior saw subtle improvements including a redesigned seat for better headroom and better access to the storage area. As in investment, the 1970 model year be particularly great due to the rarity and the fact that this was the last year Corvettes and muscle cars as a whole were purpose built for speed and performance without the limitations from environmental and emission concerns.

Exterior

The Monza Red exterior is in spectacular driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The chrome and other bright look great with and a brilliant finish and no pitting. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. Please note that this Corvette has the correct and original "4-clip" style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have plenty of tread left. There are a few very tiny blemishes around car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside this car is very clean underneath and has NO RUST ISSUES at all. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage" area, which are the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out rear window, are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of June 16, 1970 (F16). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Saddle Leather interior of the Corvette is in excellent original condition. The seats look just in person as they do in the photos with no excessive wear for the mileage; please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is in also in great condition with no stains, holes, or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The dash is in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in good condition overall. The jack and jack handle are stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another verification of the low original mileage.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.
The radio works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, interior lights, horn, wipers, and indicators. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. Even the key buzzer and the "head lamp" warning light on the dash work. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1265354
  • Price:$26,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Monza Red (974)
  • Interior Color:Saddle Leather (424)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:88845
  • Stock Number:412463
  • VIN:194370S412463

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