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.
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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.
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
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.
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
Body Build Date
"D" corresponds to April, and the "02" is the
of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
April 2, 1970.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The
"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.
This means the motor was intended for an 350ci 300hp Corvette with an
automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 408303, are stamped on
the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
B 28 0
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
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
The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number,
which is correct for a small block 1970 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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
This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in
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
and never sustained significant damage.
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
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.
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, 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.
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:
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.