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1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 454

Classics  /   /  By Neil J. Helfgot

eBay Listing: 1970 Corvette Stingray Convertible

What was so magical about Detroit muscle in the year 1970? Was it the excess of unburdened horsepower or was it the styling? Looking back it was a simpler time before emissions controls choked engines and before OPEC started the gas shortage. This was a time when horsepower reigned supreme and when the muscle car was king in its original purest incarnation.

And the one of the top American-made sports car in 1970 was undoubtedly the Corvette. The C3 with its Coke-bottle styling derived from the Mako Shark II concept car looks fast just standing still. For many years the Corvette had the best of everything. It was and still is the breeding ground for innovation in American sports car design.

Today’s featured car is a 1970 Corvette Stingray equipped with a 454 C.I. engine, which originally had 390 horsepower. It’s a factory convertible 454 4 speed, with a numbers matching driveline, and documenting paperwork. The bright red color just pops to the eye. And with black interior, black convertible roof style, and the factory specifications, there is just a lot that is right with this vehicle. If you’re longing for a simpler time and a sweet ride, this Corvette Stingray could be it.

Click the link to view the eBay listing description and full complement of photos: 1970 Corvette Stingray

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10 Comments
 
  1. Matt May 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Kicks ass.

  2. donnie hood May 8, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply

    small block LT1 350 370 HP was the preferred eng. even the 350 350 short block was selected ver the 454 the quick out of the gate choice vwas the 350/350. The bog blocks were geared higher top end speed machines not drag cars. The big block weight made the car handle poorly most were over optioned with power equipment to me less is more and more is better. LT1 1970 was the second best vette ever made only giving ground to the 67″s 427. just my opinion been in vettes since 61 the new 2014 is a great retrun to the sting ray but the camro lights just suck who was so dumb at GM to do that i guarantee it will be changed in 2015

    • Percival July 1, 2013 at 6:46 am Reply

      Donnie, “small block LT1 350 370 HP was the preferred eng.” That statement is a generalization and is the opinion of you and those who think like you, but it’s risky to speak for others. It might be fun for you to find a bud who has a 454 ’70 BB 4-sp and go for a ride. Let him dump the clutch at the rpm he has the nuggets for and experience the sensation of your stomach bouncing off your spine. You did label as your opinion the LT1/67 427 comparison and that’s the right thing to do. You probably would not like a the T-shirt I saw at a recent GM cruise-in, “if it’s not a big block, leave it at home.”
      Yours in the Corvette Appreciation Society
      Percival DuMonde

  3. Neil Helfgot May 9, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply

    Dear Donnie Hood, I appreciate your input thanks for keeping the conversation going.

  4. eBay Motors May 9, 2013 at 11:40 am Reply

    We’re happy to see such meticulous records being kept of this incredible classic!

  5. john May 10, 2013 at 9:33 am Reply

    Donnie Hood: Fully agree, but if you’re looking to impress the little kiddies those big displacement numbers of the Rat never fail.
    As for the 2014 I was all “what the hell is this Camaro doing in the Corvette article?”. There are certain images you do not toy with. A very busy design but they will get away with it because as usual it walks the walk.

  6. Gerald May 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    This is the most beautiful car ever made.

    • Neil Helfgot May 13, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply

      Dear Gerald, while I don’t totally disagree, but I’d revise that statement to say “It’s one of the most beautiful cars ever made.” I too love the styling so I see where you are coming from. Thanks for your comment!

  7. Nancy Pettus May 16, 2014 at 10:46 am Reply

    I love this car. It reminds me of the day I saw one.

  8. Joshua Reyes May 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Absolutely Gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to own one of these.

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