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Corvette Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray LT1 Convertible

1970 Corvette - The Ultimate Guide

The 1970 Corvette actually made its formal debut in late February and introduced the world to a number of small, but improved design styling touches. These design changes, which had been introduced on a show car known simply as the Aero Coupe, had included many elements which suggested that the designers were looking to move away from Corvette’s current role as a pure sports car (the ZL-1 notwithstanding) and more towards the blended role of becoming a Luxury Sports car.

1970 Corvette Special Editions

Corvettes don't get any rarer.

Only Bill Mitchell could get away with this. Bill always managed to have a hot daily ride. Engineering prototypes that weren't street-legal stayed behind the fence, but many of the show car Corvettes managed to go home with Bill. His usual statement on his "design study" cars was, "This thing runs like a bear!" For the Mulsanne Bill added, "This is the best Stingray ever."
1969 Baldwin Motion Corvette
Various upgrade packages were offered by Motion Industries, for the Chevrolet models included within the Baldwin Corvette partnership. The most prominent of these packages included the SS (425 HP) and Phase III (500+ HP) offerings. These cars not only came with a performance promise, but a guarantee to back it up. All Phase III cars came with a personal guarantee.
The Chevrolet Aerovette (originally designated Experimental Project XP-882) was developed in the late 1960's under the watchful eyes and mind of Zora Arkus-Duntov.  Unlike the XP-819, which ultimately proved to have too much rear weight bias, Duntov focused on developing the Aerovette as a mid-engine platform.
Did you know that the earliest ZR1 Corvettes came into existence long before any of these later iterations?  If not, then take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with one the rarest small-block production Corvettes of all time - the 1970-1972 Corvette ZR1. From 1970 to 1972, Chevrolet offered the ZR1 Special Engine Package, which featured a small-block LT1 engine.

1970 Corvette Engines

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1970 Corvette Market & Sales Data

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Corvette Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
Interestingly, the 1970 Corvette’s arrival would come at a time when, despite the Corvette’s incredible popularity, it was simultaneously falling under increasing scrutiny for its general lack of overall production value and build quality. In 1970, Road & Track Magazine surveyed 177 Corvette owners and found most agreed that “the worst thing...
1969 Corvette L88 Engine
The Vette’s performance dropped significantly during the early to mid-1970s, at the hands of newly implemented federal emissions standards, yet it remained relevant. At a point in which many iconic American performance cars fell by the wayside, the Corvette soldiered on. This served as a true testament to many of the memorable Corvette powerplants that were developed during the C3 era.
1970 Corvette Sales Brochures
Download this 1970 Corvette Dealers Sales Brochure for a quick look at the features of the car. People have the idea you can tell what cars of the future will be like by looking at Chevrolet's Corvette. They're right. When you buy a Corvette, you buy a lot more than a car...

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