$33,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop
L46 350ci 350hp High Performance Engine
M21 Muncie Close Ratio 4-Speed Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
976 Mulsanne Blue
interior color code
411 Blue Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M21 4-Speed Close Ratio (#'s Match)
Odometer:   70,725 (Actual)
Engine:   L46 350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194670S409088
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this absolutely spectacular 1970 L46 350ci 350hp Corvette Convertible in stunning condition with the Muncie M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed and both hard and soft tops. The Stingray has very low original mileage, is completely numbers matching, and exceptionally clean. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a magnificent driver that feels great out on the road. It is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Mulsanne Blue over Blue Vinyl. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag. We have put over 40 miles on the car and in that time it ran great, was a pleasure to drive, and was completely reliable.

We have the 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. The 1970 model year Corvette was only made for 6 months and is the most rare of the "chrome bumper" years. There is no way someone could buy a similar Corvette and restore it to this level of quality for anything near our asking price. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title that is pictured below showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, 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

 

 

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.

 

numbers

 


Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 194670S409088 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette.  The "67" is the body style, convertible. The sixth digit, "0," indicates the model year, 1970.  The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis.  The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 9,088th Corvette made for 1970.
Body Build Date E13 "E" corresponds to May, and the 13 is the thirteenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is May 13, 1970.
Engine Code V0326 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "26 is the twenty-sixth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 26, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CTH This means the motor was intended for an L46 350ci 350hp Corvette with a manual transmission and no a/c, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 409088 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 409088, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date C 24 0 "C" is March, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 24, 1970.
Left Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The left cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date C 11 0 "C" is March, "11" is the eleventh day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on March 11, 1970.
Right Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The right cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date C 10 0 "C" is March, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on March 10, 1970.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3846559 The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number, which is correct for a 1970 L46 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3989036 The right exhaust manifold has a 3989036 casting number, which is actually a 1971 Corvette number, but could have been used on this car as it is a late build 1970.
Distributor 1112021 The band on the distributor has the correct 1112021 number for a 1970 L46 Corvette.
Distributor Date Code 0B23 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "B" denotes February, and "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the distributor was made on February 23, 1970.
Carburetor 7040207 The carburetor has the correct number for a 1970 L46 350hp Corvette with a manual transmission and non-California specs .The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "0," is the model year, 1970. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "7," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car.
Carburetor Date Code 0080 The first three digits "008" indicate the eighth day of the year. The last digit "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so this carb was stamped on January 8, 1970.
Transmission Main Cast Casting Number 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number 3857584 The tail housing of the transmission has the correct 3857584 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting Number 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Date Code POD03B The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "0" indicates the model year, 1970. The "D" is the fourth month of the year and the "03" is the third day of the month. The "B" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio, 2.20:1 Close Ratio. So this is a Muncie Close Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on April 3, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 409088 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 409088, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Bell Housing Casting Number 3899621 The bell housing has the correct 3899621 casting number.
Rear Differential 4 4 70 W The first "4" is the fourth month of the year, the second "4" is the fourth day of the month, and "70 is 1970. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. So the rear end was made on April 4, 1970 in Warren, MI.
Alternator 1100900 The Alternator has the correct 1100900 number for a 1970 L46 350hp Corvette.
Alternator Date Code 0E11 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "E" denotes May, and "11" is the eleventh day of the month meaning the alternotor was made on May 11, 1970.
Driver's Window XT The "X" is February and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in February of 1970.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window YV The "Y" is October and the "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in October of 1969.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Hardtop Rear Window CV The "C" is November and the "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in November of 1969.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 *Most information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Mulsanne Blue exterior is in brilliant condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a dazzling gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. The body is straight and both doors open and shut nicely. The chrome bumpers show very well overall. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish. Please note that these are the correct and original style 4-clip beauty rings, not the cheaper aftermarket replacements. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires are correctly sized 225/70R15. The soft-top is in nice shape and the rear window is not yellowed or foggy. The top itself operates well and opens and closes easily, and needs a latch. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are a couple very small nicks that have been touched up around the car that were too tiny to show up in photos and on spot near the antenna, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside, this Corvette is very clean underneath and totally solid with absolutely no rust issues. There is no rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of the rear tires and no evidence of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage," the most common areas for rust on C3 Corvettes. We have included many photos of the underside to show how great it looks.

Please note that this Stingray also come with the body colored hardtop. This adds value and is a great benefit to any Corvette convertible.

This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Stingray, both of the the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and even the hardtop rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of May 13, 1970 (E13). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Blue Vinyl interior in this Corvette is in outstanding original condition. The seats are in excellent condition with no split seams or excessive wear. They are not worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. They do have the typical dry foam and there is one spot on the left side of the right seat, but as one can see in the photos it is not very noticeable. The carpet is also in fantastic condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The door panels are in wonderful shape with no splits or cracks. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The radio in the car get great reception and is a Corvette specific unit made to fit this car so most importantly the original dash was never cut or modified for the installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly behind the passenger seat, and pictured below showing the original decals on the compartment lid. The spare is still with the car as well. 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 mostly original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the low original mileage.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. The car is a awesome driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. As stated above, we have put over 40 miles on the car with no issues at all. 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 it drives smooth and the car performs quite well overall. It runs cool and does not overheat. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, and exterior lights. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works correctly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The dash lights work as one can see in the video. One can also see that the "Seat-Belt," "Door Ajar," and even the "Head Lamps" lights on the dash all work correctly. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. Some of the fiber optics work. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-Speed, the extra power fro the L46, and the top down on a beautiful day.

A note on the fiber optic light monitoring system. We consistently receive many questions about the purpose of this system; exactly what it is and what it does. The sole and main idea behind the fiber optic light monitoring system is to simply confirm that all of the exterior lights, headlights, indicators, tail lights, etc., are working and to make the driver aware of a a burned out bulb. Each lamp on the outside of the car has an actual fiber optic cable the runs to an indicator on the center console. There are nine small indicators on the console and each has its own finer optic cable. When the bulb goes on the light travels through the fiber optic cable and illuminates the corresponding indicator on the console. If someone does not remember to plug the cable end into the lamp housing, does any work to the center console, or if there is a break in a connection or anywhere along the cable, that indicator no longer works. As one can image, over time this is very common.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1970 Corvette is in exceptional driver condition and truly and investment grade car. The higher horsepower models like the L46 always draw a great premium over the standard base 350ci. In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible and hottest in the entire Corvette market right now and 1970 is particularly desirable due to its rarity. The excellent condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

   

 

vehicle video

 


For a thirteen minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/t2CW53IXmVc .
 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 



 




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