$25,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1970

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

exterior color code
974 Monza Red
interior color code
400 Black Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Odometer:   44,120 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   194370S414930
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 numbers matching 1970 Corvette Stingray in excellent condition with only 44,120 original miles. This Stingray looks stunning, runs great, and drives awesome. It is finished in the highly desirable and most iconic color combination of Monza Red (974) over Black Vinyl (400). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag. This Corvette is completely "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The very low mileage is verified as original not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, also pictured below, that shows the mileage as "Actual."

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very rare and desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. It is exceptionally hard to find a Corvette from this era with low mileage. One could easily buy this Stingray now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on "chrome bumper" C3 Corvettes from 1968-1972 is absolutely red hot right now. The 1970 model year Corvette was only made for 6 months and is the most rare of the all "chrome bumper" years.  Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of this Corvette.

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 on any Corvette 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.

 
item number description*
VIN 194370S414930 The first digit, "1," indicates the Chevrolet division of GM. The "94" is the series, V8 Corvette. The "37" is the body style, 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 14,930th Corvette made for 1970.
Body Build Date G10 "G" corresponds to July, and the "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is July 10, 1970.
Engine Code V0702 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "02" is the second day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 2, 1970.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CTG This means the motor was intended for a 350ci 300hp Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamp 414930 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 414930, 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 F 10 0 "F" is June, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on June 10, 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3965577 The intake manifold block has the correct 3965577 casting number, which is correct for a 300hp Corvette and was only used for Corvettes in 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Date F 22 0 "F" is June, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and "0" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on June 22, 1970.
Carburetor 7040507 The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from 1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "0," is the model year, 1970. The fifth digit, "5," indicates that it is a 4BBL Quadrajet carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "7," means it was intended for use in a manual transmission car. The carburetor has a 7040507 number, which is a correct Rochester Quadrajet carburetor for a 1970 Corvette, but the carburetor is dated later than this car.
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 350ci Corvette, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 541 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 "541" is the 541st day starting with January 1, 1969, which indicates the transmission is dated June 25, 1970.
Transmission VIN Stamping 414930 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 414930, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Driver's Window IT The "I" is June and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in June of 1970.
Passenger Window LT The "L" is March and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in March of 1970.
Rear Window GT The "G" is April and the "T" is 1970 so this window is original, made in April of 1970.

 *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 excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash at all. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 tires are virtually brand new with less than 20 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. There are a few very small imperfections around the car that are too tiny to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the photos of the underside, this Corvette is very clean underneath. The car has ABSOLUTLEY 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 on the "A" pillars, which are the most common areas for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included many photos of the underside to show how nice it looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and even the pop-out rear window, is date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 10, 1970 (G10). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

The Black vinyl in this Corvette is in nice condition. The seats are in good shape with no split seams or excessive wear, just a small amount of wear in the usual area where the driver gets in and out. They do have the typical dry foam that is often found in original interiors from Stringrays of this era. The carpet is also in great condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no sun fading, there is a small hairline crack on the left side of the dash that is visible in the photos. The original radio is still with the car and gets good reception. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Stingray 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.


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. The car is an 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 great and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos with the original air cleaner and valve covers.

The horn works as do the indicators, wipers, exterior lights, and interior lights. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. 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. There is a bit of play in the steering. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with 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. 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 the most rare. The very low miles, the beautiful condition, the great extent to which the numbers match, and the beautiful color combination make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate. The title shows the mileage as actual, but we have no other documentation to verify the mileage as original. 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/TPQ12oPYe14 .
 

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.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 



 




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