Corvette enthusiasts have a certain reputation of being sticklers for details to the nth degree. Because of the latter, there aren’t too many classic Corvettes that have been modified, as the cultural norm is for original and stock. So when we stumble upon something that doesn’t quite follow the status quo, like this 1970 Corvette with 24,000 miles on eBay, we have to linger.
Per the seller:
I bought this car in 1984 and it was stock when I bought it. I just drove it for the first six months or so, then the fun started: I turned it into an indoor show car. The car was entered in many International Show Car Association shows and has always placed first or second in its class. The car has also been featured in Chevy High Performance and Super Chevy magazines. After a few years of indoor events I really missed driving the Corvette so I started entering it in street machine shows and other outdoor car events. That gave me the opportunity to drive and have fun with the car. Over the last 10 years I got the most enjoyment out of the car by going to the local cruise night/car shows and taking it out for rides by the beach and cruising around town… If you’re looking for something that is fun to drive, has plenty of power for the street, and turns heads wherever it goes, then this is the car for you!
The seller claims the 355ci motor is an LT1 small block with twin 650cfm Holley Double-Pumper carburetors custom-built by Blower Driver Service and a 6-71 Weiand supercharger. The power is harnessed by the original Turbo 400 automatic gearbox with a 10-inch 3500-rpm stall converter and a B&M shift kit. Fumes are routed through 2½-inch stainless steel exhaust with three-chamber mufflers from Flowmaster. The front and rear suspension is stock but the car rolls on Shelby 15×8.5 Mini Europas, and the interior has received some custom attention as well, featuring billet aluminum inserts from ididit. The exterior is adorned in 1970 Chevelle Cranberry Red.
As it sits, this C3 Corvette just sold for $29,500. Do you dig it? Talk to us in the comments.