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600 miles on Resto, Numbers Matching, Investment Quality, Ready for NCRS Judging

Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: Stingray LS5 454
Year: 1970
Mileage: 600
VIN: 194370S415534
Color: Blue
Engine: LS5 454 cid, 390 hp
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Wildomar, California, United States

1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LS5 454 Additional Info:





For sale by owner:

My name is C. Van Tune. I am the former editor-in-chief of Motor Trend Magazine, and have also written for dozens of other car magazines.

I have owned many vintage Corvettes over the years.This car is impeccably restored.

Frame-Off Nut & Bolt Restoration Completed in 2017 by NCRS Master Judge, Mike Zamora

Mostly Original and NOS parts

Correct Mulsanne Blue (RPO 976) with Bright Blue Interior (RPO 411)

Numbers-matching LS5 454 (Factory rated at 390 hp and 500 lb/ft torque. That’s more torque than any factory Corvette 427.)

Correct Quadra-Jet Carb 7040204FF

Turbo 400 Automatic and 3.08 Posi rear axle

Air Conditioning (Works properly. Blows Cold.)

AM/FM radio

Power Windows

Power Brakes

Power Steering

Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel

Tinted Glass

Shoulder Belts

Audio Alarm System

P02 Wheel Covers

Two sets of 15x8 Corvette rally wheels & new tires: One set of wheels is date-correct with new Goodyear Speedway F70-15 bias-ply whitewall tires, for car shows. The other set is not-date-correct and has Firestone Wide Oval redline radials that look like bias-ply, for street use.

No-Hit Body. Excellent Panel Fit.

Excellent Frame & Birdcage.

Drives Great. 3.08 gears = 70 mph at 2700 rpm.

Runs Cool, Even with A/C On. (Close-up photo of gauges is at 50 mph on 88 degree day with A/C on.)

Comes with Restoration Receipts and Photos.

Reproduction Window Sticker and Tank Sticker.

NCRS paperwork denoting original selling dealer (Burt Chevrolet of Englewood, Colorado)

Dry Western States car. Lived in Colorado, New Mexico, California.

Currently registered in CA with correct vintage Year Of Manufacture “Blue & Yellow" Plates.

Watch videos of this car on YouTube. Copy and paste these links:





Why Buy a 1970 Corvette instead of a '69?Many collector car experts believe that 1970 big-block Corvettes are primed to be the next big mover in “muscle car era” Vettes. A GM strike delayed production of the 1970s for many months, and resulted in the lowest model-year production numbers for any Corvette since 1962.

There were over twice as many 1969 Corvettes built (38,762) as there were 1970s.

Total 1970 Corvettes Built = 17,316 (Coupes = 10,668 Convertibles = 6,648)

1970 was the only year for the high compression (10.25:1) LS5 454 in the Corvette.

4,473 Corvettes were ordered with the 454 in 1970 (Coupe & Convertible)

Factor in this car’s highly desirable Mulsanne blue paint, long list of factory options and meticulous NCRS-level restoration, and it is perfect for the serious collector and concours auto show participant, or for the person simply desiring the absolute best in a gorgeous weekend cruiser.

Contact the seller (C. Van Tune) through eBay email and leave your phone number. I am happy to answer any questions, and send you more photos of anything you want to see.

I have been an eBay seller since 2002 and have a 100% perfect feedback score on 781 total transactions.

I am NOT a dealer or a car flipper. I collect vintage cars and automotive memorabilia.

Any bidder with less than 10 eBay reviews must contact me before bidding, or their bid will be cancelled.

Payment: The winning buyer must send (via bank wire or PayPal) a $2000.00 non-refundable deposit to seller within 48 hours of the close of this auction, or the sale is void.

The balance of the purchase price must be wired to seller's bank within seven (7) days after the close of this auction, or the sale is void and the entire $2000.00 deposit retained by seller. The funds must be received in total by seller before the vehicle will be released.

Terms:The vehicle is sold as-is, and located in Wildomar, CA. (Near San Diego.)

There is no warranty expressed or implied.

The sale is final when all due monies are received by the seller. Only then will the Bill of Sale and Title transfer be made to the buyer.

Shipping:All shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer. Seller will be willing to assist (at discretion of seller) in the logistics of getting the vehicle loaded onto buyer's (or buyer's agent's) domestic transport.