– 1970 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) Convertible
– 350 cui (5.7 liter) V8 engine with 221 kW (300 hp) and manual gearbox
– only 63,200 miles on the odometer
– finished in Classic White (972) with a red vinyl (407) interior and renewed black soft top
– polished stainless steel rear luggage rack
– air conditioning, power steering with tilt steering wheel
– original radio on board
– rear springs, brake lines, clutch, starter and battery are all said to have been recently replaced
– a gorgeous C3 convertible that won’t fail to catch people’s eyes
The first generation Corvette, as presented in 1953, was Chevrolet’s reply to Porsche and Jaguar: A compact roadster which was lightweight – owing to its fiberglass body on a steel frame – and, with the introduction of a V8 in 1956, also sporty. In 1963, the second generation, marketed as Corvette Sting Ray, was released. It had a significantly improved chassis with independent rear wheel suspension and disc brakes. But above all, it featured a strikingly new and exciting design. Retractable headlamps were introduced – and became a Corvette hallmark until the 6th generation made its debut in 2005. With closed “eyes”, the Corvette had a sharp-edged front to contrast its elegant, flowing lines: stingray-like, indeed. In 1968, the third generation was introduced, which had a much more muscular appearance while retaining most of the engine and chassis components from the C2. This didn’t stop it from becoming the Corvette model with the longest production run, no less than 14 years!
In terms of motorization, there were essentially two groups of engines based on either the “small block” (around 5 litres) or “big block” (up to 7.4 litres, discontinued 1975), with various transmissions and axle ratios.