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VIN 194370S403778

Car Year: 1970
Car's approximate birthday: February 14, 1970
Owner: Streetside Classic Cars
City: Fort Worth
State: Texas
Country: United States
Purchase date: Undefined
Status: Current Owner
Nickname: 194370S403778
State: Restored
Exterior: 979 Bridgehampton Blue
Interior: 400 Black (Vinyl)
Softtop: Other Color
Wheels: Silver (100.00%)
Delivery Dealer Zone: Unknown
Delivery Dealer Code: Unknown
Options: RPO Option Percentage
Sold [%]
Sales Price
  19437 Base Corvette Sport Coupe (370hp) 61.61% 5,192.00
  A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)   42.15
  LT1 350ci, 370hp Engine 7.43% 447.60
  M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 25.31% 0.00
  N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 33.51% 84.30
  U69 AM-FM Radio 83.91% 172.75
  Total   0.3258%
(57 Cars)
Factory job nr.: Unknown
Export Car: Non Export Car
Car history:

Miles: 52,968 miles
Big blocks are nice and all, but until you've experienced the sound of this real-
deal, matching-numbers 1970 Corvette LT-1 at speed, then you can't really call
yourself a gearhead. Cackling with race-ready hardware, the high-revving LT-1
engine was the weapon of choice for guys who liked going fast when the road
began to twist and turn. Yes, it's a real LT-1 (note the hyphen) and that's the
original code CTU block between the fenders. It doesn't look much different from
a standard 'Vette, but with only 1287 being built in 1970, you'd better believe it's a
rare beast. Finished in its correct code 979 Bridgehampton Blue, this elegant, low-
key Corvette hides one of Chevy's most potent engines under its vented and
pinstriped hood. Befitting a car of this caliber, the restoration was incredibly thorough
and they got the details right. Clearly a lot of time went into the fiberglass prep
work, because the finished product doesn't show any ripples or waves in its
surface and everything fits together quite nicely. Contrasting white pinstripes are
a little flashy, but then again, this was 1970 and this was the nastiest Corvette in
the showroom, so why not show off a bit? Pretty chrome bumpers look fantastic
against the dark blue paint and were restored to show condition along with the
rest of the car. Simple LT-1 badges give it away, but only if you manage to get
close enough to read them, which isn't at all easy to do. The black interior was
also restored to factory specs, with fresh seat covers, correct carpets, and correct
details throughout. Bright gauge faces with vivid orange needles keep an eye on
the snarling small block, and you'll note that the tach redlines at 6500 RPM, a
dizzying number in 1970, particularly for a pushrod V8. The original AM/FM radio is
still in the dash, but that's one of the few available options on the LT-1, as the high-
RPM nature of the engine precluded niceties such as A/C and automatic transmissions.
Instead, you get manual ventilation, a 4-speed Muncie M21 that shifts like a bolt-
action rifle, and precious little else. However, it's important to note that the fiber-
optic light monitors are all functional, which is rather rare all by itself, and T-tops
make this a fantastic cruiser on nice days. Oh, and there's a tilt column so it's
easy enough to get exactly the right driving position for your next track event.
The LT-1 was more race than street, and featured 11:1 compression, mechanical
lifters, forged pistons, four bolt mains, a Tuftrided crank, high-lift cam, and a
baffled oil pan to eliminate windage. With a Holley 4-barrel atop a high-rise intake,
it was rated at 370 horsepower and 380 pounds of torque, figures dangerously
close to the mighty LS5 big block. This one was fully rebuilt less than 50 miles ago
and was treated to a few invisible upgrades that push horsepower over the 400
mark, and was dressed to show with all the original finishes and components in place.
The exhaust manifolds were obviously ceramic-coated for durability, and that 2.5-
inch exhaust system is how they came from the factory. The chassis isn't as detailed,
so you shouldn't think twice about running this one through its paces, and with factory
Rally wheels and 225/70/15 Goodyear radials, it is ready to rock. Rare, fast, and
an absolute blast to drive, this snarling small block will make you a believer in the
old adage that less is more.
For Sale: No

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