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1970 Chevrolet Corvette LS5 454 RED!

For sale: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

Technical specifications

Certified pre-owned
Item location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Base Coupe 2-Door
Engine size:
7.4L 7441CC 454Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Interior color:
Sunroof, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title:
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This is a 1970 Corvette Stingray Coupe, S5 454 c.i.. / 390 h.p. 4-speed manual transmission with air conditioning and power steering as factory options. The tank sticker is still on the car. It has about 81,000 original miles (will call tomorrow to check exact miles, ut not much more than that). The car is an original, urvivor series Corvette. It has been in climate controlled storage in Louisville, Y since 2008 when I returned to the Army. It is started / moved occasionally to keep the lubricants distributed.
History: I have owned this Corvette for the past 25 years. I purchased the car in Nashville, N in 1990 from Van Hughes, wner of Nashville Truck Company. I was told I was the third owner. The original owner was a doctor in Alabama who wanted a red Corvette, ut couldn't find one (presumably because of the low production year in 1970 due to the strike). He purchased this car, hich was originally Cortez silver, nd had it painted red. When I bought the car it needed a paint job, nd soon after purchase in 1990 I had it painted by the Mercedes dealership in Nashville. At the time, was 27 years old and a red Corvette appealed to me more than a silver one, o I had them paint it red again. They bead-blasted the car and used Dupont Glasurit paint. Stripping the old paint revealed that the car had never been wrecked. This is still the case.
Please note, xcept for the paint, arburetor, attery and radio, his is an original car. It still has the original spare tire. The windshield and T-top gaskets, uspension bushings, tc. are 45 years old. This is not a frame off restoration. In the interest of full disclosure and no surprises, ere's what I know to be wrong with the car:
1. The windshield (still original) cracked in 1992 when I sprayed cold water on it while washing the car.
2. There's a small chip in the fiberglass on the front edge of the driver's side door where the door slung open when I was going around a corner. The problem turned out to be the door latch, hich was replaced.
3. There's a small stress crack on the passenger side rear windshield rail. It had this crack when I bought it. The Mercedes dealership repaired it during painting, ut it cracked again a few years later. I was told this was fairly common with the 1970 Corvettes.
4. The clock doesn't work.
5. The radio is not original. It was replaced with an after-market and when doing so, hey cut the original radio's wiring harness. I still have the original radio which was provided by the second owner.
6. The chrome on the bumpers is a little pitted from age. They have never been re-chromed.
7. The Rochester Quadra-jet carburetor is not the original.
8. The brake reservoir cover is rusty.
Apart from these minor issues, he car is original and unmolested. It has had tunes ups and oil changes. The stainless braided spark plug wires have been replaced a few times. The car did not smoke prior to placing it in storage.

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