$28,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
J50 Power Brakes
L46 350ci 350hp High Performance Engine
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   M21 4-Speed Close Ratio (#'s Match)
Odometer:   62,280 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194370S403247
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 number matching 1970 L46 350ci 350hp Corvette Coupe in excellent driver condition with very low original mileage. 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 Blue over Black Vinyl. 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. 1970 was also the last year in Chevrolet before the emission requirements started that limited horsepower. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

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."

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning that the engine that is in the car now is the same one that was installed in the car new at the factory. There is a photo below of the engine pad with a "403247" stamping showing the last six digits of the car's VIN. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

The features of an original L46 are still present on this Stingray. First, the car has a 6,000 rpm redline tachometer, which was used on the 350hp L46 models. The L46 was only available with a 4-Speed transmission, which this car has and the transmission is original. The engine has a 3790010 casting number, which was used on 1970 L46 Corvettes. Both cylinder heads have a 3927186 casting number, which was used on L46 Corvettes. Both cylinder heads also have a 1969 casting date that would be correct for an early 1970 model. As one 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 194370S403247 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 3,247th Corvette made for 1970.
Body Build Date B10 "B" corresponds to February, and the "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is January 10, 1970.
Engine Assembly Date V0129 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "01" is the first month of year and the "29" is the twenty-ninth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on January 29, 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, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block VIN Stamp 403247 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 403247, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below 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 A 27 0 "A" is January, "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on January 27, 1970.  This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3965577 The intake manifold has the correct 3965577 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date A 28 0 "A" is January, "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on January 28, 1970.  This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
Alternator Number 1100900 The intake manifold has the correct 3965577 casting number.
Alternator Date 0 A 5 The "0" is the last digit of the calendar year. The "A" is the first month of the year and the "5" is the fifth day of the month so the alternator was made on January 5, 1970.
Left Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The left cylinder head has the correct 3927186 casting number.
Left Cylinder Head Casting Date L 16 9 "L" is December, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on December 16, 1969. This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
Right Cylinder Head Casting # 3927186 The right cylinder head has the correct 3927486 casting number.
Right Cylinder Head Casting Date L 18 9 "L" is December, "18" is the eighteenth day of the month, and "9" is the last digit of the calendar year so the cylinder head was cast on December 16, 1969. This is correct as it predates the assemble date of the engine.
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 POA22B The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The "0" indicates the model year, 1970. The "A" is the first month of the year and the "22" is the twenty-second 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 January 22, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 403247 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 403247, 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 CAO 11 14 70 W The "CAO" indicates a 3.70:1 gear ratio with positraction. The "11" is the eleventh month of the year and the "14" is the fourteenth day of the month. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. So the rear end was made on November 14, 1969 in Warren, MI with a 3.70:1 gear ratio and positraction.
Driver's 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.
Passenger Window AV The "A" is September and the "V" is 1969 so this window is original, made in September of 1969.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear 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 Blue exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has fine gloss and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in good condition with a great finish. Please note that it has the correct and original 4 clip beauty rings, not the cheap foreign made replacements. The tires are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other bright work on the car shows well overall. There are a few small imperfections around the car that are visible in the photos and some that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. There is an spot behind the front bumper that does not line up perfectly 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 February 10, 1970 (B10). 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 excellent condition and appear to be completely original. The seats are in great shape for original and look just in person as they do in the photos with a very small amount of wear in the typical area and the common dry foam. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and vinyl skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet is also in great original condition with no major stains. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. There are a few spots worn through in the front foot well that are shown in the photos below. The dash is in fantastic condition with no cracks or sun damage. The door panels are in terrific shape with no spits or cracks in the usual spot where the driver's elbow sits. The door pulls are solid and intact. The original radio works, but does not get good reception. Most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with car and stored correctly in the storage compartment behind the passenger seat. There is a photo below showing the jack and the original decals on the compartment door lid. The original T-tops bags are also included with the car and pictured below. 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 original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care 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 good mechanical condition. The car is a awesome driver that feels nice the road and at highway speeds. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great. 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 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 and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the indicators, wipers, exterior lights, and power windows. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The headlights come up fine, but take a long time to come back down. 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 added power from the L46, the 4-Speed transmission, and the 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 excellent driver condition. Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing and as one can see, this car is quite correct. 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 very low original mileage, and the great extent to which the numbers match 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 twelve 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/9JxEBtV7lOs .
 

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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