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Old 05-17-2022, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Corvette bug finally got me

For the past several years Iíve always had the urge to get a 70ís model corvette. Finally came across one that I felt was a good investment. Ended up finding a 1970 matching numbers 454 with a 4 speed. There are a few things that could be fixed up on it, but overall I feel it is a very clean car for being 52 years old. Runs and drives great. Story is the original owner went to Vietnam and never made it back home, then sat in storage for over 30 years till the past 3-4 years when it was pulled out and put back into road worthy running order.










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Old 05-17-2022, 02:29 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:40 PM   #3
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Very cool car congratulations

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Old 05-17-2022, 02:42 PM   #4
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very clean ride .... the t-tops storage rack was not a factory option back then, as it would have been installed by the dealer through their Chevrolet Parts Dept. Those rims looks like 17" Torq Thrusters. that is definitely NICE !
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:43 PM   #5
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Beautiful car. Congrats.

That story sounds very familiar....

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Old 05-17-2022, 02:44 PM   #6
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Back when Corvettes were really cool.
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:44 PM   #7
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That is sweet fo sho
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:52 PM   #8
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Incredible. C3 Corvette is my dream car


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Old 05-17-2022, 02:55 PM   #9
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Like Chew - did you find a letter from Private Andrew Malone in the glove box?

Very sweet ride!
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:55 PM   #10
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good thing it ain't yeller!


That's a nice ride sir!
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:59 PM   #11
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very clean ride .... the t-tops storage rack was not a factory option back then, as it would have been installed by the dealer through their Chevrolet Parts Dept. Those rims looks like 17" Torq Thrusters. that is definitely NICE !
Thanks! I do have the original rims that came with the car...they just need to be reworked some to bring them back to life.
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:01 PM   #12
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Nice. Congrats!
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:01 PM   #13
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Beautiful car. Congrats.

That story sounds very familiar....

David Ball-Ridding with Private Malone lyrics - YouTube
Never knew about this song until my dad told me to listen to it...gave me the goosebumps when I played it!
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:02 PM   #14
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Like Chew - did you find a letter from Private Andrew Malone in the glove box?

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No letter!
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:06 PM   #15
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That ride is sharper'n a tack. Takes me back in time to the good ol' days.
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:09 PM   #16
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Thats a bad azz ride my friend. Heck of a find !!!
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:11 PM   #17
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Nice car. I had a blue 1968 427 three deuce. Ticket getter, for sure.
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:29 PM   #18
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Classic
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:50 PM   #19
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Ummm... yeah, did the guy have 2 by chance?
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:51 PM   #20
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That's a really nice one.
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:01 PM   #21
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Oh man that thing is sweet!
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:15 PM   #22
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Nice find, congrats.
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:23 PM   #23
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Beautiful car! Did you buy it in Fayetteville?
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:30 PM   #24
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Great car
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:42 PM   #25
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It happens, my second favorite generation. Drive it and don’t let it just sit.
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:43 PM   #26
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Those old Stingrays were the coolest . Congrats.
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:45 PM   #27
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Awesome car! Congrats!
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:46 PM   #28
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Beautiful car!
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:49 PM   #29
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What a fortunate find for you ! Congrats
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Old 05-17-2022, 04:58 PM   #30
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https://www.corvsport.com/1970-c3-corvette/
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:09 PM   #31
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Congrats on the score! That is one of the best looking ‘Bette’s ever made, and the red color tops it off!

The purchaser must have been an unlucky dude if he bought it presumably in 1970, went to Vietnam, and didn’t make it home since the peace accord was signed in Jan. 1973. Nevertheless, you have a jewel right there!
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:09 PM   #32
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Where did you find it?
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:12 PM   #33
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Beautiful car. Congrats.

That story sounds very familiar....

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Exactly what I was going to post. Beautiful ride, congratulations.

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Old 05-17-2022, 05:27 PM   #34
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Yes sir! And, demz da rimz! Nice ride!
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:40 PM   #35
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That's pretty dang nice. One of the few GM products I would like to own. Would be a 1968 or 69 427 Corvette, or a 1970 LS6 454 Corvette, the 70, with the LS6 would be my top choice. The only transmission choice for any of those three, would be the Muncie 4 speed.
Then the other car I would like to have would be a 72-74, black Trans AM, with a 455 and a Muncie 4 speed.

I love the looks of the 63 Vettes with the split window, but unfortunately they only had 327s at that point in time.

Finding a low mileage LS6 4 speed 70 Vette, you did pretty dang good. I would probably pull the engine and transmission, pack them up in sealed crates. Then build a new engine, with modern aluminum heads, good intake, EFI, at least a 502, maybe a blower, like a Vortech YSI or something, to give it a little extra kick, then a TR 6060 transmission. Then drive the hell out of that thing.

You got a very cool ride, of Corvettes that has to be near the top.

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Old 05-17-2022, 06:15 PM   #36
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What memories this brings back. I had a '71 with the 454 4-speed. Had to sell it to afford college. Nice ride you got there.
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:18 PM   #37
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Beautiful!

Had a 67 convertible with a 350 4 speed. Maroon with a white soft top!
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:58 PM   #38
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My wife is looking at them now. Looks we will own a C3 soon. Nice ride.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:04 PM   #39
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Man that’s bad ***!!! I see that pic was from Fayetteville. I’m about 8 minutes away so roll that dog by my casa for a cold one so I can see it in person!
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:45 PM   #40
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Congratulations, a beauty for sure.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:50 PM   #41
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Sweet! My Dad had a 74 when I was in high school. I used to sneak it out every once in a while and I’m convinced I’m still alive because he sold it shortly after I got my license.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:00 PM   #42
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The right bug bit you for sure! Great looking car!
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:08 PM   #43
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I was thinking private Malone also.

mighty fine vette you got
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:08 PM   #44
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Man thatís bad ***!!! I see that pic was from Fayetteville. Iím about 8 minutes away so roll that dog by my casa for a cold one so I can see it in person!
I thought that looked like Fayetteville.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:18 PM   #45
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Where did you find it?
I found this car up in Minnesota. A 63 year old gentleman had it and kept it stored in a climate controlled storage unit. Ran it occasionally on the weekends.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:20 PM   #46
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Man thatís bad ***!!! I see that pic was from Fayetteville. Iím about 8 minutes away so roll that dog by my casa for a cold one so I can see it in person!
Iím about 5 minutes away...I live between Fayetteville and Ellinger. Cold beer does sound good, just let me know when!
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:23 PM   #47
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Awesome find Kaleb!
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:25 PM   #48
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That's pretty dang nice. One of the few GM products I would like to own. Would be a 1968 or 69 427 Corvette, or a 1970 LS6 454 Corvette, the 70, with the LS6 would be my top choice. The only transmission choice for any of those three, would be the Muncie 4 speed.
Then the other car I would like to have would be a 72-74, black Trans AM, with a 455 and a Muncie 4 speed.

I love the looks of the 63 Vettes with the split window, but unfortunately they only had 327s at that point in time.

Finding a low mileage LS6 4 speed 70 Vette, you did pretty dang good. I would probably pull the engine and transmission, pack them up in sealed crates. Then build a new engine, with modern aluminum heads, good intake, EFI, at least a 502, maybe a blower, like a Vortech YSI or something, to give it a little extra kick, then a TR 6060 transmission. Then drive the hell out of that thing.

You got a very cool ride, of Corvettes that has to be near the top.

Not sure why you would remove the factory engine / trans but if you did there are much better options than a BBC in that car
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:30 PM   #49
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You did good. Be sure to keep plenty of grease in that rear end.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:34 PM   #50
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