$27,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
C60 Air Conditioning
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
974 Monza Red
interior color code
424 Saddle Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   89,980 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194670S408303
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 beautiful 1970 Corvette Stingray Convertible in stunning condition. The Stingray has low original mileage, a numbers matching engine and transmission, and is 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 Monza Red (974) over Saddle Leather (424). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag.

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. 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 194670S408303 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 8,303rd Corvette made for 1970.
Body Build Date D02 "D" corresponds to April, and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 2, 1970.
Engine Code V0303 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The first "03" is the third month of year and the second "03 is the third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 3, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CTG This means the motor was intended for an 350ci 300hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 408303 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 408303, 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 B 28 0 "B" is February, "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on February 28, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3965577 The intake manifold has the correct 3965577 casting number for a 1970 Corvette with the 350ci 300hp engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Date B 25 0 "B" is February, "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on March 10, 1970.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3846559 The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number, which is correct for a small block 1970 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3932465 The right exhaust manifold has a 3932465 casting number, which is correct for a small block 1970 Corvette. Please note that this casting number was only used during the 1970 model year.
Transmission 70-CK The "70" is the model year, 1970. The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K" means is was intended for a Corvette with a 350ci engine, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 441 The assembly date code for the 1970 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1969 and continues through the calendar year in 1970. This means "441" is the 441st day starting with January 1, 1969, which indicates the transmission was assembled on March 17, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 408303 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 408303, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Rear Differential CAV 3 16 70 W The "CAV" is a code that indicates a 3.08 axle ratio. The "3" is the third month of the year, the "16" is the sixteenth 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 March 16, 1970 in Warren, MI.
Starter 1108427 The starter has a 1108427 number, which is actually a 1969 part number, but with the build date of the car and date code of the starter this unit is most likely original.
Starter Date Code 0C25 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "C" denotes March, and "25" is the twenty-fifth day of the month meaning the starter was made on March 25, 1970.
Windshield LT The "L" is March and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in March of 1970.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
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 VV The first "V" is December and the second "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in December 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 Monza Red exterior is in great driver 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 wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The Cooper tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The soft-top is in exceptional shape and the rear window is not yellowed or foggy. The top itself operates well and opens and closes easily. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are some small blemishes and cracks that were too tiny to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. We have included many pictures of the underside and the car looks just in person as it does in photos.

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

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Stingray, both of the the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and even the windshield, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of April 2, 1970 (D02). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Saddle interior in this Corvette is in fantastic 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. 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 dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio is still in the car and still works. Most importantly the original dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket 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 interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

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. 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. It runs cool and does not overheat. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the powerband. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do the indicators, wipers, interior lights, 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. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. 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 but high. The a/c does not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with 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. 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. While it is not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold car, it is an excellent driver quality Corvette that is very correct in one of the best model years and color combinations. 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 ten 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/PzS9XT5ocHk .
 

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.

 



 




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