Corvette Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
1970 Chevrolet Corvette

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 about Corvettes, according to the owners, is the workmanship – or the lack of it.

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.  The coupe sold just 10,668 units, whereas the convertible sold an abysmal 6,648 1970 saw the sale of only 17,316 Corvettes, which was the lowest sales number for Corvette since 1962.

Corvette Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
1970 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette Of The Day: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette
1970 Chevrolet Corvette