$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
C60 Air Conditioning
L46 350ci 350hp High Performance Engine
M20 Muncie 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   95,727
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   194370S401504
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 L46 350ci 350hp Corvette Coupe in excellent condition. The car has been completely restored and is exceptionally clean. This Corvette looks great, runs awesome, and is a spectacular driver that feels great out on the road. It is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Mulsanne Blue over Black Vinyl. We have it 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

This 1970 Stingray rolled off the assembly line during the first month of production in January of 1970. The transmission is correct and original with the last six digits of the VIN, 401504, stamped on the main case and pictured below as well as the date code, P0S21A, which is November 21, 1969. The previous owner stated that this is the original L46 350hp engine in the car and he personally saw the last six digits of the VIN and the suffix code stamped on the engine block. As is common practice, when the engine was rebuilt during the restoration the engine block was "decked" and as a result of that process the original stampings were machined off. There is some evidence on the car to support this claim and that the car is an original L46. First, the car has a 6,000 rpm redline tachometer, which was only used on the 350hp L46 models. The L46 was only available with a 4-Speed transmission, which this car has. The engine has a 3790010 casting number, which was used on 1970 L46 Corvettes. It also has a "D 14 9" casting date, which with the GM strike in 1969 would be possible for an early 1970 Corvette. We removed the valve covers to see the cylinder head casting numbers. Both cylinder heads have a 3927186 casting number, which was used on L46 Corvettes. Both cylinder heads also have a 1969 casting date that could be correct for an early 1970 model. Both exhaust manifolds also have correct casting numbers for a 1970 L46 Corvette and the right manifold has a 3932465 casting number, which is particular to the 1970 model year. Since this car does not have a trim tag the build month is easily determined by the production sequence of the VIN. As once can see in list and breakdown of the numbers below, this Corvette has many other correct and original drivetrain components. The car also still has the 350hp data plate on the center console for an L46 model.

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 194370S401504 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.  The "94" is the series, Stingray V8 Corvette.  The "37" is the body style, 2-door sport coupe. 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 1,504th Corvette made for 1970.
Build Sequence 1504 Based on the VIN this is the 1,504th Corvette made for the 1970 model year, which places the car's build date in January of 1970.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date D 15 9 "D" is April, "15" is the fifteenth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on April 15, 1969.  Which
Left Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The left cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date J 14 9 "J" is October, "14" is the fourteenth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on October 14, 1969.
Right Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The right cylinder head has the correct 3927486 casting number.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date J 8 9 "J" is October, "8" is the eighth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on October 8, 1969.
Exhaust Manifold LH 3846559 The left exhaust manifold has a 3846559 casting number, which is correct for a 1970 L46 Corvette.
Exhaust Manifold RH 3932465 The right exhaust manifold has a 3932465 casting number, which is correct for a 1970 L46 Corvette and was only used for the 1970 model year.
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 POS21A The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "0" indicates the model year, 1970. The "S" is the eleventh month of the year and the "21" is the twenty-first day of the month. The "A" is a suffix letter that indicates the gear ratio. So this is a Muncie Wide Ratio 4-Speed transmission that was assembled on November 21, 1969.
Transmission VIN Stamping 401504 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401504, 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 CAM 11 17 W The "CAM" indicates a 3.36:1 gear ratio with positraction. The "11" is the eleventh month of the year and the "17" is the seventeenth day of the month. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. So the rear end was made on November 17, 1969 in Warren, MI.
Driver's 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.
Passenger 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.
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 beautiful condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fantastic gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. Please take a moment to look at all the underside photos of the car. It is nearly as clean and well detailed underneath as it is on top. The wheels and center caps are in spectacular condition with no curb rash and a great finish. The tires are virtually brand new and correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other bright work on the car looks great overall with no rust or pitting. There is a small cloudy spot on the front bumper and specific photos of the area below. The underside of the car is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage." These are the most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many photos of the underside to show how great it looks.

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 pop out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 1970. Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in fantastic condition. The seats look virtually brand new with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is also new and in great condition with no tears, holes, or stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash is in excellent shape with no fading, cracks, or sun damage. The door panels are in wonderful condition with no cracks. The radio in the car is a Corvette specific unit made to fit this car so most importantly the original dash was never cut or modified for the installation. It also have an auxiliary source for your phone to connect. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes at all.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. According to the previous owner the engine was rebuilt when the restoration was done. The bushings, tie rods ends, ball joints, and basically the whole front end suspension is also new and was redone during the restoration. 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 it drives smooth and the car performs quite well overall. It runs cool and does not overheat. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The brakes are responsive. The shifter is tight, the transmission does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos. The engine also features a very expensive Quick Fuel carburetor and a GM 3932472 Aluminum Intake manifold. The intake alone sells for about $500 on eBay. According to the previous owner the engine was rebuilt with an LT1 spec camshaft and solid lifters.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, exterior lights, and interior 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. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock and the speedo does not work. Some of the fiber optics work. The blower is not working. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with T-Tops out 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 very clean condition. 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 restoration, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. This is an original a/c car, but there is no compressor mounted as one can see in the photos. 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 fourteen 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/39iERIrYkEg .
 

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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