1970 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE The year 1970 proved to be the peak of the muscle car era. All manner of machinery roamed the streets, powered by engines displacing as much as 455 CI and serving up unprecedented horsepower and torque. Corvette had long been at the vanguard of production big-cube power, beginning with the 1965 396/425 HP L78 and culminating in 1969 with the last of the 427/435 HP tri-power L71s. In 1970, only 4,473 Corvettes were produced with the RPO LS5 454 CI V-8 engine rated at 390 HP and 500 lb-ft of sheer, pavement-melting torque. In addition to the Corvette’s awesome performance potential with the LS5, Road & Track magazine’s road tester described the LS5 as “… by far the most tractable big-block Corvette unit we’ve tried.” This Current owner of this significant Corvette acquired the vehicle from Chevrolet Leasing on 5/18/1971. It has been owned and maintained in Southern California it's entire life. PRODUCTION NUMBERS FOR THIS CORVETTE 4473 units with Code “CZU” 454/390 HP LS5 V-8 4383 units with Code M21 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission 3191 units with Code Custom Interior Trim Finished in Corvette Marlboro Maroon, a rare paint color for 1970, this original California car is in pristine condition with a repaint in original color. It retains the original, matching-numbers Code “CZU” 454/390 HP LS5 V-8, with the engine-number pad verified. It also retains its original Muncie 4-speed manual transmission and Posi-traction rear end Documents include New Vehicle Warranty and Owner Protection Plan with current owner named on the Protect-O-Plate, original Corvette Owner's Manual, original Chevrolet Motors Division Application for Transfer of Warranty, and original dealers plastic document enclosure envelope. It is thought that the original "Build Sheets" have never been removed and should be in their pristine condition if located. Other original features include black custom interior that included leather seating, wood-grain trim and carpet trim on the door panels, wood-grain console accents and cut-pile carpeting, Soft Ray-tinted glass, power steering, power windows and power brakes, Delco AM/FM radio, and special front and rear springs. In 2019, restoration maintenance and performance upgrades were completed which included; · remove and replace rear main seal · new fuel pump and push rod · new Edelbrock intake and carburetor · new belts and hoses · new front shocks · new brake booster check valve · upper and lower control arm bushings · inner and outer tie rods · new sway bar bushings · new tires and alignment · new battery · new oil pan · all new gaskets with new items · transmission serviced · new spark plugs .It is not often that such a "treasure" is offered for public sale ***If you are viewing this on Facebook Marketplace, be sure to visit our website to view all photos. (www.amclassiccars.com)*** GIVE US A CALL @ 909-596-5700 WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. OUR BUSINESS HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM
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