Price: US $29,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 13,218
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 350 V8
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

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  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 13218
  • Primary color: Yellow
  • Transmission type: 4 Speed Manual
  • Engine: 350 V8

We need to be up front with you on this 1970 Chevrolet Corvette convertible: it needs a paint job. That's the bad news. The good news is that it's an awesome matching-numbers survivor with a 4-speed that runs and drives great. So enjoy it for a while, find a guy who knows how to work with fiberglass, and build yourself a cool Corvette ragtop just the way you've always wanted it.
We're going to vote that you keep the Daytona Yellow because it just works on the Corvette. It wasn't super popular in 1970 (for reasons we can't understand) so seeing one today is always a treat. The Corvette was designed to be a high-visibility car anyway, so you may as well go with an eyeball-grabbing color. The nose, the headlights, the hood, and the doors are all in great shape, so no work needed there, and the rear quarters fit neatly to the deck, so there's not much work needed at all. There's some evidence of a little tweaking around the rear bumpers, but there's a fresh bumper included to get it dialed-in. And to be honest, when you're cruising along at speed, nobody's going to notice anything but a bright yellow Corvette convertible, so don't think too hard about it. Heck, the devil-may-care look works really well on cars like this, so perhaps you should just leave it as-is and drive the doors off it!
The interior appears to be mostly original and in good condition. Black is really the only wise choice with the Daytona Yellow and the C3's cockpit is still a great place to spend your time. Like all Corvettes, there's a full array of gauges, with these showing big, easy-to-read markings and clear lenses and auxiliary gauges in the center stack that all appear to be working except the clock. A factory AM/FM radio was still an unusual find in 1970 and the three-spoke steering wheel looks almost new. There's also a 4-speed manual gearbox to provide plenty of entertainment and it racks through the gears with ease, working better and better the harder you drive. This car has a black vinyl convertible top that's in very good shape, and that's the one you'll be using in emergencies, but there's also a color-matched removable hardtop that's a very desirable option.
That's the original, numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8 engine under the forward-tilting hood and it runs superbly. There's a chrome air cleaner up top and some fresh Chevy Orange paint, so the engine bay looks tidy and well-kept, and a few recent parts mean that it's ready to enjoy. It has not been modified, either, so there's a Quadra-Jet carburetor and factory intake manifold up top and the cam inside means that this 'Vette idles almost as smoothly as a Cadillac. Talk about Jekyll and Hyde! Clutch take-up is light and the car pulls with plenty of torque, so it's easy to drive around town and out on the open road it's just a joy to row it through the gears. There's a correct dual exhaust system that was installed not too long ago, and the sound is just about right: not too loud but aggressive enough to suit a Corvette. The frame and underbody are original and in good order and the sucker really does drive well. Bright chrome Rally wheels look great and have been fitted with fat 225/70/15 Goodyear radials that are just about the right fit for the fenders.
This is a car that would make a smart investment and you could take it to the next level, or just leave it as-is and enjoy without a single worry. Either way, you're getting an exciting Corvette that definitely attracts attention. Call today!

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  • 5400 Sandshell Dr, Suite 100,
    Fort Worth, TX, 76137, US
  • (817) 764-8000
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