Corvette prices jumped dramatically from the mid $4000 price range in 1969 to over $5000 in 1970. The base coupe (without extra options) now retailed for $5,192. The convertible on the other hand, while still somewhat less expensive, sold for $4,849. While the sudden price increase doubtless had some impact on some customers’ willingness to purchase a new Corvette, it was really the late production start as the result of the UAW strike which most adversely impacted the total sales numbers on the 1970 Corvette. A total of only 17,316 cars were made for model year 1970 as a result (which was the lowest sales number for Corvette since 1962).
1970 Production Volumes by Model Variant
The coupe sold just 10,668 units (62% of all cars produced), whereas the convertible sold only 6,648 units (38% of all cars produced).
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1970 Production Volumes by RPO Codes & Colors
Below, we have broken out the 1970 Corvette production builds by RPO codes and options so you can see how popular or rare certain options were.