For Sale: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette in Lavergne, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette has all the best pieces you really want. That means you have a numbers-matching big block and four-speed. The interior has a nice look that will make you love taking the T-tops out. And we bet you instantly noticed the full custom color theme. It's worth really reading all the details on this one because rarely does such a unique and powerful machine come up for grabs. In fact, this one has been under the same owner for over 40 years!

This Stingray has the clean look of a well-respected car. In fact, the consignor purchased it in 1979. While long-term ownership explains how you get a good-looking coupe with clean body lines, it's the paint upgrade in 1983 that really makes it stand out. We're told the full custom artwork theme was by Jim Remmick. He's known for painting PPG Pace Cars and even some amazing custom Corvettes. So this one is part of a little club of truly unique machines. The Candy Black Cherry paint looks almost black in some lights, especially against the extra bright red/orange arrow strobe stripe package. These color-fade streaks are quite impressive as they run over the T-tops on the roof and incorporate 1970s new cube tray vents on the side. 1983 was just as Star Wars had finished its first movie trilogy, and so you know exactly why there is a space fighter airbrushed on the big block hood. And because it has been under the same care ever since the full artwork, it remains quite complete. The odometer is believed to reflect the full mileage, and so you will see some signs of age and use. But with its retro-cool style, this matured style lets people know it's a true original. So the only way your garage could feel more authentic is if you had an original Galaga arcade game in there, too.

The exterior is so vibrant and distinct that it's nice to see a clean and stock interior. After all, a good Corvette is a great driver, and so you don't want a classic that overdoes it. Instead, you get a comfy high-back bucket seat, a grippy sports steering wheel, power steering, full gauges, and a smooth wood topper to attract your right hand to the shifter. There are a few custom details, like the emergency brake cover, but overall, you'll just be impressed with a presently stock style that gets the details right - light the working dome light. And details like the Delco AM/FM radio and air conditioning are still present. They will need servicing for function, but we like that it makes for the right classic atmosphere and you can elect to restore them down the road.

Under the hood is the numbers-matching big block. 1970 is an important year because it introduced the 454 cubic-inch V8. So it's nice to see it so tidy and bright under the hood. So the motor is quite show-ready. But proper long-term care also means a well-maintained car. It fires up eagerly as it inhales deeply from the four-barrel carburetor, and the dual exhaust has a terrific tune. You're in full control of it all thanks to the numbers-matching Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. And while this is a show car, a Stingray is always going to be driving pleasure at its core. After all, it's one of the few classics that gives you desirable features like a fully-independent sports suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. Plus, those wide Firehawk tires are mounted on desirable 1976 first series aluminum wheels.

This is a long-term care car that showcases an awesome style. In the last four decades, it has been a magazine cover car and earned approximately 80 awards. And because it remains so authentic today, there are going to be plenty of people who are going to appreciate what is now a retro-cool theme (ever heard of Radwood?) So when you're looking for a big block Stingray that impresses for far more than its growl, you know this is the ultimate find. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1632937
  • Price: $53,995
  • Location:Lavergne, Tennessee
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Candy Black Cherry
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:91030
  • Stock Number:3468-NSH
  • VIN:194370S408028
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Lavergne, TN 37086

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