Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Lots of horsepower and lots of eyeball appeal, this 1970 Chevrolet Corvette absolutely delivers. Packing a strong-running 350 V8 small block and a quick-shifting 4-speed, this is a Stingray that neatly balances style, performance, and desirability. Forget trailer queens, this is a muscle car you won't be able to resist on the road.
Painted in prestigious Code 972 Classic White, there's just nothing like a light-colored Stingray to attract attention. I don't care who you are or where you go, there's just no way you'll be missed in this car. The bodywork is quite straight, the paint is very good thanks to a faithful respray, and it has that look of a Corvette that has been lightly enjoyed, but never abused. The way the light plays over those voluptuous fenders in an unbroken curve is proof that someone invested a good amount of time getting everything straight, so it really is in top driver-quality form. The headlights line up and the rear deck fits well, and the T-tops clamp down tightly without any evidence of leakage problems. Bright chrome bumpers fore and aft add some jewelry, along with the new-for-1970 egg crate grills up front, and big, rectangular exhaust tips strongly suggest that there's some serious blasting powder under the hood. Sophisticated yet aggressive, this is C3 is an absolute looker.
Correct Code 418 Saddle vinyl bucket seat covers look very elegant inside the cabin, and combined with 1970's newly contoured buckets that offered improved lateral support, they hold you in place better than every Corvette prior. The seats remain in great overall condition, with only minor wear concentrated around the driver's seat, giving the interior a welcoming, casual look that says, "Let's go for a ride!" Slide behind the wheel and your hand falls naturally to the 4-speed's big, chrome shifter, and as your eyes roam over the interior, you notice details like the AM/FM/Cassette radio, fiber-optic lamp monitoring system, and the spec plaque right there on the console. The gauges are in great, crystal-clear condition, with the tach showing a correct RPM redline, and all the auxiliary gauges work like they should in the center stack. And maybe most importantly, the A/C system is indeed working, although it does need a service to kick the fan speed up a bit. Overhead you can switch between the partially open sky of the removed T-tops, or the slick top with them on, a decision made easily depending on how much extra attention you may seek.
Power comes from a 350 cubic inch V8 under the hood, neatly finished with chrome Bowtie valve covers, an open-element air cleaner with a chrome lid and original decal, and correct components throughout. There's a Holley 4-barrel carburetor to help build power, plus a more recent modern alternator, original A/C compressor, and loads of fresh-looking tune-up parts. Underneath, you'll find a quick-shifting 4-speed manual gearbox spinning the original rear end, as well as a set of long-tube headers feeding a freshened dual exhaust system that sounds suitably forceful to be appropriate on a Corvette. It's quite tidy underneath, and while Corvette floors and bodies don't rust, the frames can, and this car shows off a lifetime someplace warm and dry. BFGoodrich T/A white-letter radials on the original 15-inch Rally wheels look great and really fill the wheel wells properly.
For a Corvette that's built to drive, this slick white C3 hits a lot of high notes and offers a ton of fun for the money. Isn't it time you stopped watching from the sidelines and got into the hobby? Call today!
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