|2) A fully restored 1970 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 with the numbers-matching big block, original close-ratio four-speed, and terrific color combo is an absolutely beautiful thing.
Covered in a gorgeous coat of its correct factory code-975 Marlboro Maroon, this Stingray attracts attention wherever it goes. That's because while the car already has low total mileage, it actually has traveled less than 250 miles since its restoration. This was a $45k full rotisserie procedure that really got into a nut & bolt level of detail. While that was completed a few years back, it has only been kept in dry/heated/careful storage since then. So the way the light rolls over those crisp fenders in an unbroken curve is proof that someone invested a good amount of time getting everything tidy before adding the smooth, shiny finish. In fact, we know the way it looks under our showroom light already has you hooked. With the level of luster in the maroon, only the best bright work will do. You see it in the main places like the form-hugging bumpers and egg crate grille. But the shiny details are right, too, like around the Rally wheels and outlining the openings of the big block hood.
Inside, the correct saddle tan interior has a sophisticated presentation against the maroon paint. The way the bucket seats, door panels, carpeting, dash, and center console look demonstrate more of the solid investment in this classic machine. Corvettes have always been a great personal sports car in providing performance features with plenty of creature comforts to make it a great long-distance cruiser. As the driver, you get a three-spoke steering wheel. Just ahead of that is the large dual pod gauges for the speedo and tach, and just to the side are a full set of auxiliary readouts. You can take off the T-tops and even remove the rear window to listen to the roar of the engine. But if that soundtrack is not sufficient, there's an AM/FM radio in the dash.
There was plenty left in the restoration budget for the engine bay, too. And you can tell by the mirror-like shine of the valve covers, distributor shield, and air topper. But more than just look great, you love this because it's the mighty 454 cubic-inch LS5 V8. You'll love to know that this is the car's original numbers-matching engine, and it even has a proper Rochester four-barrel carburetor on top. This feeds the original Muncie M21-close-ratio four-speed manual transmission to keep you in total control of the powerband. The rear end is even correctly date coded for this '70 Stingray, and it has 3.70 gears and Positraction for a great all-around driving experience. Don't forget about all the best parts of classic C3 Corvette ownership the growling dual exhaust, the grippy four-wheel disc brakes, and the superior handling of a fully independent sports suspension.
This sale comes with title documentation and receipts documenting the superior restoration. So you may want to hurry up and call us now because you're far from the only one who desires this speedy and well-sorted icon. 61,357 miles. BiN $52,995 (Ended) on February 25, 2018.
1) 1970 Corvette LS 5 Big block 454 390hp Numbers Matching, Close ratio Muncie 4 speed, full frame off correct restoration, over $ 50000 in the restoration receipts alone, 250miles since restoration, looks runs and drives beautiful a real nice solid collector car investment. $27,000 (Ended) on October 20, 2017.