Being offered for sale is an absolutely stunning 1970 LT1 Corvette Convertible in the rare and quite distinctive Corvette Bronze, Black Vinyl interior and White Soft Top color combination. There were only 1,287 Corvettes with the LT1 engine option built in 1970 and of these approximately 250 are convertibles. While exterior color quantities are not available from Chevrolet, statistics compiled by the 1970 Corvette Registry, based on a survey of 1660 cars show Corvette Bronze to be 6% of the production. If we extrapolate, we can approximate this 1970 Corvette Bronze LT1 convertible to be 1 of 15 built in this configuration, beyond a doubt an extremely rare Corvette.
Aside from being an extremely rare high performance Corvette, this 1970 LT1 Convertible been closely inspected by the most knowledgeable and respected Corvette judges on numerous occasions and been awarded the most coveted honors in the Corvette hobby including: 8 NCRS Top Flight Awards (National, Regional, Chapter), the NCRS Performance Verification Award, the highly esteemed NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award and the Chevy Vette Fest Gold Spinner Award. Being a Corvette of distinction, the car was invited to be displayed in the NCRS Gallery at the Corvettes at Carlisle Show, with other top quality highly awarded Corvettes.
This 1970 Corvette Bronze LT1 Convertible is being offered by the estate of a long time NCRS member, who purchased the car in March of 1985, from a close friend who had owned the car since 1975. The car has 54,357 original miles, its original interior and received a body-on restoration, with a lacquer repaint, original engine rebuild, and detailing of the chassis and engine compartment to NCRS standards. This is an excellent Corvette, properly sorted, an absolute thrill to enthusiastically drive and thoroughly enjoy. The paint, interior and engine area are in very good condition. The underbody is original, solid, rust and damage free. Never off its original frame, this Corvette drives like only a factory mounted Corvette drives. Real deal documented 1970 LT1 Corvettes, with their original drive train, body panels, Protect -O-Plate, and Window Sticker are few and far between. This LT1 Corvette offers “head snapping” acceleration and precise and nimble cornering. Run through the gears, enjoy the full high performance Corvette driving experience and you’ll clearly understand why the 1970-72 LT1 Corvettes are considered to be among the best road handling sports cars ever produced. The 1970 LT1 Corvette offers big block acceleration without compromising small block balance and handling prowess. With a high winding small block 350ci engine cranking out 370hp and 380ft lbs of torque, a 4.11 rear axle and a 4-Speed manual transmission to run through the gears, the 1970 LT-1 can zoom all the way up to 6,500rpm, with power that will “throw you back in your seat” and take the corners with the best European sports cars.
To achieve it’s legendary performance, the 1970 LT-1 used some of the best internal engine parts GM ever made. A solid lifter motor featuring a forged steel crankshaft, 4-bolt main block, 11:1 compression ratio, impact extruded pistons, high-lift camshaft, low restriction exhaust, aluminum intake manifold, 4-barrel 800 cfm Holley carburetor, and finned aluminum valve covers. Mated with the required Muncie 4-Speed, these mechanical gems produced sounds and a driving experience never to be experienced again in a production car. The ’70 LT-! marked the end of an era. It was the last solid lifter V8 produced by GM. It’s power rating and specific output were not exceeded by a domestic production V8 for another 20 years.
Not only is this 1970 Corvette Bronze LT1 Corvette Convertible great looking and great driving Corvette, it is truly an investment grade collectible automobile: it’s 47 years old; an example of the first year LT1 option, with the highest horsepower rating and smallest production number of the legendary and collectible 3 year production of 1970,1971, and 1972 LT1 Corvettes; it’s of limited production ( only 1,287 LT1 Corvettes were built in 1970 out of a total 1970 Corvette production of 17,316 and approximately 1/3 or 425 were LT1 convertibles); its 370 hp was the optimum for factory production small block carbureted Corvettes from 1953 until the ZR1 Corvette was introduced in 1990.; and its authenticity is documented.
Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a very original 1970 LT1 Corvette convertible whose quality has been established by the numerous coveted awards it has garnered. Only by seeing the car in person and taking it for a test drive can one appreciate the car being offered and see why it truly can be considered a rare find at a very fair market price. Offers in line with the asking price will be considered.
The car is located in Maple Shade, NJ 08052. To schedule an opportunity to see this very special Corvette, please call Mark 609-306-16