VERY CLEAN LS1 SWAP, ALL ORIGINAL GUAGES WORK, PROFESSIONALLY DONE, CLEAN!
Just another 1970 Corvette you say? Guess again! Under the clean white fiberglass shell lurks the all-aluminum heart of a C5 Corvette. The seamless transformation makes this a car that has the look and feel of a vintage 'Vette but with all the modern conveniences and impressive performance of 21st century tech.
1970 was a great year for the Corvette. Not only was production up but the Stingray body style was an unqualified home run for GM. In code 972 Classic White (this car's original color), it has a chiseled, clean look that's ideal for the split personality this car embodies. Nobody will imagine the performance on tap when they see the unassuming 2-seater, and that's just how we like it. Finish quality is exceptionally good thanks to many hours of tedious hand labor and a deep two-stage urethane finish. You can forget things like "imperfectly perfect" details, this one was intended to be a stunner from the start and even in white, the quality shows through loud and clear. Excellent gaps, doors that fit without a big slam, and even the hood sits flush, all indications of quality work. In 1970 you also got chrome bumpers fore and aft, and the market has shown time and again that this is the preferred look: classic and simple without being over-wrought. That would sum up this Corvette in every way.
The code 411 Blue interior is also this car's original choice and the combination looks wonderful against the white bodywork. Of course, virtually everything is new inside, from the seat covers to the door panels to the carpets, and it's all exactly the way GM made it back in 1970. In fact, a glance inside reveals exactly nothing about the changes that took place under the skin, as everything works perfectly with the modern engine. The factory gauges were restored and monitor the LS1 like it was born there. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission is managed by the original shift lever. And even the factory A/C controls still decide where to put the chill. Details like that are what separate the best resto-mods from the home-built jobs that always need help. The only real deviation from stock is the AM/FM/CD stereo in the dash, but that's a common enough upgrade that it won't raise any eyebrows. All the weather seals are new, too, so the T-tops seal up well and long-distance cruising is a real pleasure.
The LS1 V8 under the hood is a neat fit and keeps this Corvette 100% Corvette. The newer engine puts out just about twice as much power as the original small block might have and pulls down better fuel economy while doing it. It isn't heavily modified aside from the intake tubing and accessory drive, so it is easy to service at any GM dealership and all the aftermarket performance parts will bolt right one. There's a custom radiator up front and specially designed long-tube headers that give it a familiar Corvette exhaust note. The suspension is mostly stock, so it has an old-school feel from behind the wheel, and with things like big disc brakes, you never have to worry about getting in over your head. Even the original Rally wheels were retained and they now wear 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
Incredibly well engineered, this is more than just a simple engine swap. It's the best kind of resto-mod, one that leaves the character and personality of the original car intact while injecting a big helping of modern reliability and performance. Call today!
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- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Fuel Injection
- Power Steering
- Transmission Spec
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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