1970 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Zora Arkus-Duntov (December 25, 1909 - April 21, 1996) was a
Belgian-born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette
earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette." He is sometimes
erroneously referred to as the inventor of the Corvette, whereas
that title belongs to Harley Earl. He was also a successful racing
driver, taking class victories in 1954 and 1955 24 Heures du
For consignment, a fully restored 1970 Stingray "Sugar Scoop"
version of the classic Corvette. Almost showroom looking, a blue
over blue vinyl version with 84K original miles. Very nice and
straight immaculate fiberglass and chrome, better than when it left
the assembly line. Couple in a meticulous binder of photos of part
numbers, the original tank sticker, multiple show wins and part of
the Blue Display at Carlisle. We have a winner that will never
leave you feeling blue.
Redone in the original Mulsanne Blue in near perfect condition, a
very nicely done respray covers the exterior. A few minor faults,
but it will truly take a keen eye to spot them, chrome bumpers, and
all britework are like new. The sides of the front quarters are
curved air venting with a Stingray badge. A sugar scooped LT-1 hood
is on and gives the right performance look to the undulating body.
Egg-crate grills and squared front directional lamps are noted and
correct for this year working in tandem with the hidden headlights.
A nice removable T top set in matching Mulsanne Blue sits within a
chromed framework with supple rubber seals. On back are the quad of
round taillights and the split rear accenting bumper in chrome.
Just below are the chrome tipped exhaust pipes that fit perfectly
within the cutouts in the rear valance. 15 inch deep dish rally
wheels are on all 4 corners, and are wrapped by raised white letter
BF Goodrich T/A radials.
Two showroom condition Bright Blue vinyl buckets sit within a sea
of blue carpeting, which has two "Corvette" crossed flag logo vinyl
floor mats. The center console and ascending panel which works its
way to the dash houses several gauges, the shift lever, and an OE
looking digital radio. Some wood applique, and plenty of gauges all
are extremely clean. An armrest which is located just aft of the
parking brake handle fits snugly between the buckets. The dash is
showroom, and a note to attention to detail on the restoration the
vent levers which flank the shifter have near perfect lettering on
them. A large blue storage area backing the seats is presenting
very clean and carpeting is in very good condition here.
A CTJ code for this engine denotes it is a 350ci 350hp engine with
a Quadrajet single 4-barrel carburetor atop. AC is bolted on and
most important of all is that it is numbers matching. Our consignor
even went so far as to photo document part numbers and casting
dates for the cylinder heads, intake manifold, carburetor, starter,
and water pump. Attached to the rear of this is a numbers matching
Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission. The rear axle weighs in
with 3.55 gears and Positraction. Noted is the total absence of any
corrosion on cast aluminum parts, and the pristine condition of the
engine itself as is the fully restored engine bay. A few points to
note: the radiator has been recored, the alternator was rebuilt,
and a Mallory electronic ignition distributor was added but the
original distributor is included.
The frame, floor pans, and suspension with only the untreated
pieces having just the beginnings of surface rust, all else is
painted and detailed nicely. A dry underside with virtually no
drips or faults can be viewed with the car on a lift. No problems
to report here! Disc brakes are on all 4 corners and rear C3 Vette
suspension is on. As per our consignor the rear trailing arms were
redone by Van Steel.
This writer just adores these early 70's Corvettes and I had to
take this one out. It fired right up, and the test track proved to
be a great drive with fast acceleration, great handling and bias
free panic stopping. All functions were working well with the
exception of the A/C, which our consignor says needs some work, the
odometer didn't click off miles, and the volt gauge flutters. It is
a comfortable cruiser too!
If you are just bursting for blue, you should be inclined to take a
look at our Mulsanne Blue, well documented restored 70 'Vette. Very
rarely do we see a car from this year in this condition. All
numbers matching drivetrain, and interior is mostly blemish free,
and appears showroom new. Visit us at Classic Auto Mall and have a
sit in this classic, you will not be disappointed. In fact if you
don't visit, you may end up in a blue funk.
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
411760-Sequential Unit Number
F09-June 9th Build
TRIM 411-Bright Blue Vinyl
PAINT 976-Mulsanne Blue
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.