Original tank sticker
NCRS shipping data report
Original 350/370 HP V-8 engine
M21 4-speed manual transmission
Original rear end Body-on restoration using Cortez Silver lacquer paint
Refreshed brakes and heater core
Restored carburetor, distributor and smog system
Chevrolet’s iconic solid-lifter small-block V-8, a highly desirable color combination and excellent documentation come together to make this 1970 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 Coupe a tantalizing prospect for addition to any quality collection. The famed solid-lifter small-block that had contributed so much to establishing Corvette’s reputation disappeared after 1968, when Chevrolet bored out the 327 to 350 CI for increased efficiency and offered only hydraulic cams in the base300 HP and optional L46 350 HP versions.After production delays in 1969, Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov was able to deliver on his promise of a new high-performance, small-block-powered Corvette with the 1970 LT1. Once again, buyers could enjoy the clatter of mechanical lifters at idle and the signature cacophonous wail of a free-revving small-block at full throttle. Instantly identified by its pinstriped big-block style hood and bold “LT1” badges, this new engine was a worthy successor to its legendary Rochester fuel-injected 283 and 327 CI forebears. Following their example, its mechanical camshaft was perfectly suited to extended high-RPM operation. A big-block-sized Holley 850 CFM 4-barrel carburetor and a dual-plane aluminum intake manifold was needed to meet the demands of the LT1’s high-flow heads,which used 2.02-inch intake and 1.60-inch exhaust valves. A forged rotating assembly, 4-bolt mains and transistorized ignition also contributed to the LT1’sincredible output of 370 HP at 6,000 RPM and 380 lb-ft of torque at 4,000.Chevrolet produced just 1,287 LT1 Corvette coupes and convertibles during the shortened 1970 production year, making those that remain genuine classics in Corvette’s lineage. Documented with the original tank sticker and an NCRS Shipping Data Report, this striking 1970 Corvette LT1 coupe is powered by its original 350/370 HP V-8 engine mated to a close-ratio Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission and the original rear end. A body-on restoration to its present excellent overall presentation included new Cortez Silver lacquer paint with a sharp contrasting red interior, new brakes and heater core, a restored carburetor,distributor and smog system, and correct, new Firestone whitewall tires on Rally wheels.