$22,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Convertible
M20 4-Speed Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U79 AM-FM Radio, Stereo

 
exterior color code
984 Daytona Yellow
interior color code
400 Black


Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed
Odometer:   88,730
Engine:   350 ci #'s Matching
VIN:   194670S409437
about our 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 I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes.  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.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I 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 numbers matching 1970 Corvette Convertible that is in absolutely beautiful condition and priced to sell.  The car looks awesome, runs great, and is a blast to drive.  This is 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 with minimal work and effort.  The car is finished in the very rare and desirable color combination of Daytona Yellow (984) over Black (400).  This is the original and correct color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below.  It gets a ton of attention going down the road, especially with the rare and striking color.  I cannot even count the number of compliments I have received while driving this Corvette.  The low original mileage is supported not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title pictured below showing the mileage as "Actual."  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of how original and nice this Corvette really is.

1970 was the last year for high compression, truly full output, 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. 

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their cars 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.

 

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 194670S409437 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "94" is the series, Corvette.  The "67" is the body style, 2-door 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 9,437th Corvette made for 1970, which places this Corvette's build date in May of 1970.
Engine VIN Stamping 409437 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 409437, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Body Build Date E16 "E" Corresponds to May, and the 16 is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of May 16, 1970.
Engine Code V0324 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "03" is the third month of year and the "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on March 24, 1970.
Suffix Code CTD This means the motor was intended for an 300 hp application with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date C 20 0 "C" is March, The "20" is the twentieth day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 20, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3865577 The intake manifold has the correct 3865577 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date C 23 0 "C" is March, The "23" is the twenty-third day of the month, and the "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on March 23, 1970.
Expansion Tank 3016340 The Harrison expansion tank has the correct 3016340 stamping
Expansion Tank Date Code 70C "70" is the year, 1970, and "C" is the third month of the year so this expansion tank is from March of 1970, which is correct for this car.
Starter 1108338 The starter has the correct stamping, 1108338, for a 1970 Corvette with a 350 and a manual transmission.
Starter Date Code 0 D 23 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "D" denotes April, and "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the starter was made on April 23, 1970. 
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Side Cover Casting # 3952648 The side cover of the transmission has the correct 3952648 casting number.
Transmission Extension Housing Casting # 3857584 The extension housing of the transmission has the correct 3857584 casting number.
Transmission Date Code P 0 E 07 A "P" indicates that it is a Muncie transmission. "0" signifies the model year, 1970. "E" means May and 07 is the seventh day of the month. "A" means this is a wide ratio M20.  The transmission date is May 7, 1970.
Driver's Window NT "N" is January and "T" is 1970 so this window was made in January of 1970.
Passenger  Window LT "L" is March and "T" is 1970 so this window was made in March of 1970. 

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Daytona Yellow exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish.  The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the car look great and show well overall with no major pitting or rust.  The convertible top is in excellent condition with no rips, holes, or excessive wear.  The rear window is clear and not yellowed or foggy at all.  There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  There are some light scratches and other imperfections that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away.  The wheels are in great condition with a nice bright finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings.  The tires are almost brand new and appear to have about 90% tread left.  This Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues.  I have included photos of the underside of the car with specific shots of the areas most prone to rust.  The frame is totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield.

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

 

Interior

 

The black interior of the Corvette looks splendid.  The seats look literally brand new with no rips, splits seams, or signs of any wear.  They are not worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet throughout the car is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  The original jack and jack handle are still with the car in the rear storage compartment.  The original stereo radio works well and actually gets decent reception.  This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well, especially convertibles, and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life. 

 

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


Mechanical

This car seems to be in good mechanical condition.  It is an exceptional driver that is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The car always fires up quickly, idles well, and runs well.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  The brakes were just serviced with a new master cylinder and 4 new calipers.  Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos.  The transmission shifts well and the clutch feels good.  There is no notable smoke when driving the car, just a puff when it is first started.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The horn works as do the headlights, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), interior and exterior lights, wipers, vent controls, and blower for the heater.  There is a noise from the engine area, only audible during light acceleration.  It is almost like a ting or clapping sound.  The car also makes some header related noises so I am not sure if this is more of that.  The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works well including both override switches.  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.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1970 Corvette is in great driver condition.  It is a great value and we have priced it to sell.  This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  In my opinion and based on our experience the "Chrome Bumper" cars from 1968-1972 are the most collectible in the entire Corvette market right now, and the 1970 model year is the most rare.  The value of these cars has gone up exponentially in recent years.  The "Chrome Bumper" years have not had the detrimental over inflation that the mid year Corvettes have suffered from.  They are all solid investments for a collector.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  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 email or call with any questions.

 

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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