BF Auction: 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

Sold for $19,000View Result

  • Seller: Mark M ckenzie
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Mileage: 65000 Shown
  • Chassis #: 194370S405330
  • Title Status: Clean

The seller of this 1970 Corvette found the car when we featured it a year ago. Since purchasing it, they have completed an extensive list of service items to make it a reliable driver. They have enjoyed working on the car but are ready to pass it on to the next owner. This is a nice weekend cruiser that runs and drives well. Sounds like the perfect way to kickstart summer!

This Corvette is completely original, except for an older driver-quality respray (possibly done in the 80s) and a newer Quadrajet carburetor. The seller does not believe that the engine has ever been rebuilt. When they had the oil pan off, the piston skirt numbers showed they were 1970s-era. The 350 V8, TH350 transmission, and frame are all numbers matching. The birdcage is claimed to be solid.

Here’s a list of work completed: new lower ball joints, new lower control arm bushings, new power assist cylinder, new stabilizer bar bushing kit, rebuilt the power assist box, new stabilizer bar end links, brake fluid flush, rebuilt brake calipers, 4-wheel alignment, power steering flush, new transmission cooler lines, refurbished original radiator with new lower hose, new double-roller timing chain/cam/crank sprockets, new timing chain gasket, new 1-piece Fel-Pro oil pan gasket, new transmission speedometer o-rings, new valve cover gaskets, new alternator, newer AGM battery, brake fluid flush, power steering flush, fresh oil change, new headlight vacuum switch.

The Daytona Yellow over green color combo is different, but I like it! Options include air-conditioning, power windows, power steering, and tilt/telescopic steering wheel. The odometer is not working, and the speakers and clock are non-functional. However, sound could be heard from the original radio when a test speaker was hooked up. The original driver seat has some wear/rips, but the passenger seat is in decent condition. The seat belt roller covers behind the seats are cracked.

The steel rims are shod with original P02 wheel covers and Tiger Paw P205/70-15 tires. If the new owner wants a sportier look, a set of rally wheel rings and C2 center caps are included. Check out the video and photo gallery below before placing your bid. Summer is here, so don’t waste precious cruising hours working on a project. This Corvette is ready to cruise!

Bid On This Auction

Sold for: $19,000
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Ended: Jun 2, 2024 11:08am MDT
Winner: ducane (Made Offer)
  • Tom L bid $17,500.00  2024-06-02 11:04:17
  • ABrink56
    ABrink56 bid $17,250.00  2024-06-02 11:03:59
  • Tom L
    bid $17,000.00  2024-06-02 11:01:19
  • ABrink56
    ABrink56 bid $16,250.00  2024-06-02 10:58:24
  • Tom L bid $16,000.00  2024-06-02 10:57:14
  • ABrink56
    ABrink56
    bid $15,250.00  2024-06-02 10:50:58
  • Tom L bid $15,000.00  2024-06-02 10:46:24
  • ABrink56
    ABrink56 bid $14,500.00  2024-06-02 10:33:36
  • ducane
    bid $14,250.00  2024-05-31 10:04:17
  • bobo bid $10,000.00  2024-05-31 08:44:55
  • Steve bid $5,000.00  2024-05-29 11:18:01
  • ABrink56
    ABrink56
    bid $2,000.00  2024-05-28 12:17:54

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Comments

  1. Al camino

    Not crazy over yellow or luggage racks!

    Like 6
    • Jesse JesseStaff

      I don’t typically like yellow cars either, but the color combo makes this Corvette stand out. The luggage rack might be more appreciated when you realize there is no trunk back there!

      Like 6
      • harrydunnSeller

        When I first saw this car on Barn Finds last year I was expecting a black interior but was surprised at the green! I think it embodies that funky era of the late 60’s/early 70’s. I looked up color combos for 1970 and it was indeed offered as yellow/green. I’ve not been able to find a photo of another one with this combo. I’d love to know how many there were.

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  2. Tony Primo

    You could always mount a box to the roof.

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  3. 370zpp 370zppMember

    Those t-tops attach to the luggage rack. Very practical and it looks good.

    Like 2
    • harrydunnSeller

      That’s correct and the window bag is still in the car with straps behind the seats to store the rear window when you pop it out.

      Like 1
  4. Mike J

    Automatic hurts

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    • harrydunnSeller

      All of my prior Corvettes have been manuals. This was my first automatic. I have to say I have grown to enjoy it and the TH400 shifts very crisply.

      Like 4
  5. ACZ

    Appears to be a well cared for, original car. Good luck finding it a new home with someone that will give as good care.

    Like 1
    • harrydunnSeller

      Thanks! I appreciate the comment. I’ve had a great time tinkering with it in my garage. Good way to pass the cold Missouri winters!

      Like 2
  6. Billy

    i like this car !

    it is worth as much as someone is willing to pay.

    period.

    Like 3
    • harrydunnSeller

      I like it too! Thanks for the comment.

      Like 0
  7. Marley121

    Does the Vette have Cold A/C. Was the timing belt changed. Thank you

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    • Billy

      Huh?
      May want to take a moment and read the excellent write-up on the car. Just sayin.

      Like 2
    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

      No such thing as a timing belt in a car of this age.

      Like 5
      • Kevin Stanchek

        You are correct , but as you can see from the owners photo the vette had a timing chain not a belt. I’ve owned so my vettes since my first in 1964 I’ve lost track

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    • harrydunnSeller

      Hello. Yes, I replaced the timing chain with a double-roller and obviously new crank and cam gears. Had the original timing gear on it from ’70! AC works but needs a charge. I have literally never used it more than to turn it on once. I drive it with the t-tops off!

      Like 1
      • Kevin Stanchek

        Thanks for the prompt reply

        Like 1
  8. PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

    This is one fine ’70.

    Very odd color combination from the factory, but you could mix and match to suit your taste.

    I’ve always liked these wheel covers. They came on only 20% of Corvettes in ’70 and I’ll bet a lot less of them survived as owners would pull them and add either rallyes, Cragars, etc.

    Like 1
    • harrydunnSeller

      You are correct on the P02 “deluxe wheels covers.” They are honestly what drew me into this car last year when I bought it in Wichita. I’m a huge Apollo-era NASA fan and many astronauts, when they ordered their $1 Corvettes from the Chevy dealer at the Cape, orderd the deluxe wheels covers. Apollo’s 12 and 15, specifically. Love the look. I also have a full set of trim rings and C2 (not C3) center caps that go with the car for a sportier look if that is what somebody prefers. You could obviously slap the C3 center caps on it as well. I will post those photos down below. –Mark

      Like 2
  9. Greg G

    What’s the bin? Just curious.

    Like 0
    • Jesse JesseStaff

      This is an auction so no bin.

      Like 1
      • Billy

        Yeah Jesse, you can pretty much bet that there is a reserve though, right?

        Like 0
      • Jesse JesseStaff

        That’s correct. It says right in the bid box if there’s a reserve and if it’s been met.

        Like 0
  10. Bob P

    When I first started seriously looking for a Vette (late 60’s, early 70’s), I couldn’t afford it. Towards the end of the 70’s, I could afford the car, but not the insurance. Another decade or two later and I found myself with too much family and not enough seats. Y2K rolls into view with the kids all grown, the bills all paid, a wife that says “if that’s what you want…” and I can’t get in the damn thing! Unless the top’s removed, and I can just “sit DOWN” in the car, I’m SOL. Unless it’s topless, I’m not interested. But that sure is pretty.

    I sound like I’m 20 again.

    Like 2
    • Billy

      Sorry Bob,
      I think that the greater majority of men (ladies please don’t take offense) are within the age of 45-80 that frequently enjoy this site.
      We are all having mobility issues. However, my friend, I will never have issues crawling in, strapping down and pushing down with the right foot in a favorite ride.
      Get in, hang on and learn something!
      To your vigilance my friend.

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    • harrydunnSeller

      I’m 6′-5″ Bob, and fall into this car easily with the t-tops off! :-)

      Like 1
  11. JYC

    Hi,
    If the buyer doesn’t like the wheel covers, please get in contact with me !
    Will suit well my 68 !

    Like 1
    • harrydunnSeller

      I have found the original P02 deluxe wheel covers bring a pretty good price for those that like them. I love them personally. Everybody was running and still is running rally’s on the C3’s.

      Like 0
  12. harrydunnSeller

    I wanted to post a couple of photos of the car with trim rings and C2 center caps. I prefer the slimmer look of C2 center caps but the new owner could obviously slap some C3 center caps on it.

    Like 2
  13. harrydunnSeller

    I wanted to post a couple of photos of the car with trim rings and C2 center caps. I prefer the slimmer look of C2 center caps but the new owner could obviously slap some C3 center caps on it.

    Like 2
    • Jesse JesseStaff

      Love it!

      Like 0
  14. harrydunnSeller

    Here is the new double-roller timing chain with new cam and crank gears I installed and you can see the 1-piece Fel-Pro oil pan gasket as well. I really like those gaskets. The gasket holder “studs” supplied with the kit make it very easy.

    Like 3
  15. harrydunnSeller

    Here’s a great example photo of how different the car (or any c3) can look depending on what wheels covers you select that day! ;-)

    Like 5
  16. 370zpp 370zppMember

    ✔️✔️✔️

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  17. Frank Sumatra

    @harrydunn- Great job on presenting your car and responding to the questions. Best of luck to you on the sale.

    Like 3
    • harrydunnSeller

      Thank you, Frank!

      Like 3
  18. boboMember

    what gauges work and what dont, does the ac work ? is there any rust on the frame hard to see in the pictures, does the wiper door work and wipers?

    Like 2
    • harrydunnSeller

      Hello, Bobo. Frame is very clean. It was undercoated by the dealer so no rust. The bird cage is very clean as well. When I was looking to buy it, I removed the sill plates and kick panels to look at the lower A-pillar bird cage area. I can get more pics of the frame if you would like them. The AC does work but needs charged. I do not use it but the previous owner liked to use it. The wipers work as they should on Low and High. The wiper door does get stuck occasionally. I was told it’s a $40 wiper vaccum switch. I have a video below of the wipers working and a photo of the switch from Top Flight. I do not drive the car in rain so was not a concern to me. All of the gauges work except the clock and odometer. Thank you for your questions!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLHuaWfanIA

      Like 2
      • PRA4SNW PRA4SNWMember

        This is just one of the parts that I replaced when diagnosing my wiper door issue. Mine turned out to be a lack of vacuum and I eventually cured it. it can be a true rabbit hole.

        Bottom line is that you have to think about how often you are going to be operating that door. It isn’t going to be that often, because you just don’t drive a car like this in the rain very much.

        If you can get the door to open with a little bit of manual manipulation, then that is all that is needed. Unless you are going for NCRS certification where they “might” test to see if is functional.

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  19. harrydunnSeller

    Wanted to mention that I am happy to help coordinate shipping with the winning bidder.

    Like 2
  20. Billy

    Harry, what a gorgeous well kept specimen of a 70’s era Corvette.

    I am very surprised that it is only bid to the price it is at. Really do wish that my funds were arranged differently. I would be shaking your hand if it were so.

    Very much appreciated the way you have been available and punctual with your answers and photos, as I’m sure everyone else is. You are a great example of how to communicate.

    Best of luck with all you do.

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    • harrydunnSeller

      I appreciate your nice comments. Thanks!

      Like 1
      • Kevin Stanchek

        Easy to make nice comments , you have an super nice vette

        Like 1
  21. harrydunnSeller

    We are going to run this auction through one more time. It was close!

    Like 1
  22. harrydunnSeller

    Thank you, Kevin Stanchek!

    Like 0

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