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 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
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.
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.
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.
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
"G" corresponds to
July, and the "10" is the
of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is
July 10, 1970.
"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.
This means the motor was intended for a 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, 414930, 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
F 10 0
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
The intake manifold block has the correct
number, which is correct for a 300hp Corvette and was only
used for Corvettes in 1970.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
F 22 0
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The "I" is
June and the "T" is 1970 so this window is
original, made in June of 1970.
The "L" is
March and the "T" is 1970 so this window is
original, made in March of 1970.
The "G" is
April and the "T" is 1970 so this window is
original, made in April of 1970.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.