Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
It's a great example of the Corvette's inspired third generation design, with sweeping curves and a futuristic appearance coming by way of the pivotal Mako Shark II concept car that debuted a half decade before its release. This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 454 harbors a strong big block under its cowl hood and stands ready to provide a true classic driving experience for its next lucky owner that's truly hard to come by.
Not too many automotive designs withstand the test of time so well that they remain virtually unchanged over the course of 15 years, but Chevy knew they had a winner on their hands with their third generation Corvette due to the glowing reaction on the car show circuit when it was revealed in the mid '60s. As the years went by, they wisely chose to leave far more than good enough alone and make only subtle changes year over year. The long hood, flowing curvature and gill-like side vents are still what many aficionados picture as design elements of the quintessential 'Vette. While the striking red paint is a bit older and shows some age and signs of being driven it is still very respectable for a car that's meant to be driven and the side pipes and side grills have been freshly powder coated and provide a great contrasting color. The curb appeal is undeniable! Its body alignment is on point, with doors and hood that fit flush and open and shut smoothly. Two of the defining features of its generation are at their best here: the hideaway headlights raise and lower on cue - aided by a newly added vacuum canisters - and the removable T-tops that allow you to enjoy open air motoring whenever you choose seal well and look great.
Inside the doors, the black leather interior shows all the style Corvettes of this era were known for and is in strong condition. You won't find any tearing on the covers of the high-backed bucket seats, and the center console sitting between them, as well as the door panels to each side, also present well. The factory issue steering wheel sits on a tilting column and while its leather cover could stand to be replaced, if you check out the dash area in front of it you'll see that the factory gauges in the instrument cluster, as well as the assortment of displays just to the right, are still easily readable. The working factory AM/FM Cassette still resides in the center console and while this was originally an A/C car, those parts have been removed and are now boxed up to go along with the car.
As the cowl hood would indicate, a serious powerplant sits inside the engine compartment in the form of a 454 cubic inch V8 that was Chevy's "go-to" big block for quite some time, and it's finely dressed with its chrome air cleaner and valve covers. It sounds just as good as it looks as it exhales into the long tube headers leading to those newly finished side pipes and, considering its substantial displacement teams with a Holley 4-barrel carb, Mallory distributor and MSD ignition, it's got the bite to back up its bark. With a smooth shifting 4-speed manual transmission as well as both power steering and power disc brakes on board, this 'Vette offers a great "hands on" motoring experience, navigates easily and comes to dependable, fade free stops on its 15" stock Corvette wheels outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials. A look below reveals a strong-looking undercarriage, with solid floor pans and straight suspension components.
This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 454 offers a chance to own one of the most beloved cars ever to roll off an American assembly line. Call today!
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