4610 Pet Lane
Tampa , Florida
This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette is original in the right places, like the L46 block and four-speed manual. But as you dig deeper, you'll also see this has been given the right subtle upgrades to bring out the best in an iconic classic like the Stingray.
This car was born a red Corvette, but the Marlboro Maroon was traded in later in life for Monza Red. And this switchover makes sense considering a bright red Corvette is how we all imagine this icon. Plus, both colors were available from the factory in 1970, and when done at a professional level like this, no one will ever think this was once maroon. Best of all, when the paint was upgraded, they also added color-matched competition-style wheels. So this cherry-red coupe has even more eye-catching appeal. These early C3s were for loves of brightwork, and so you get a two-piece rear bumper, luggage rack, and a great front end that give emphasis to the pointed shark-like nose. And the addition of side pipes not only adds to the shine, but also the ferocious appearance of this classic muscle machine.
A black interior always looks great against the red. This has a highly original presentation, right down to the AM/FM stereo. And there were some high use areas (like the door panels) more recently replaced. You have T-tops, power windows, and a removable rear window, so this coupe can also transform into a convertible-like experience with the wind flowing through the car. There are even provisions for factory air conditioning. Best of all, when you're open to the world, you really get to hear those side pipes give their hypnotic growl.
Under the hood is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. This is the optional higher-compression L46 block, and it really shows off its originality with pride. You even have a proper Rochester four-barrel carburetor on top and the original Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. This gives you complete control to enjoy the V8 power and its soundtrack to the fullest. And a Stingray like this is all about driving pleasure. After all, it's one of the few classics that gives you desirable features like a fully-independent sports suspension, power steering, and four-wheel disc brakes.
The sale comes compete with the original warranty card, owner's manual, and maintenance records. It's the ideal mix of originality and upgrades for those who love to drive their classics. So don't miss this speedy red icon, call today!