1970 Corvette Stingray Overview
The 1970 Corvette, from Chevrolet, was a legend before its
time. With classic styling, big flared fenders, vent gills and the
fiberglass body, the ?Vette was unmistakable. Start it up and drive down
the street and the throbbing hum from its big block engine couldn’t
escape notice. Below you will find information on some of the finer
points of the 1970 Corvette Stingray.
As stated above, the 1970 ?Vette came equipped mostly with big block
engines. The engines available for this model year were as follows:
1) Small block 350 cubic inch displacement-This was the first year for the Small Block Chevy LT engine. This engine put out an advertised 370 horsepower.
2) Big Block 454 cubic inch displacement-This was the new big block for 1970, following 1969’s wildly successful big block 427 cubic inch displacement engine. This monster engine was capable of producing a mammoth 460 horsepower, being one of the first American engines to break the one horsepower per cubic inch barrier.
This was a Corvette, so it’s to be noted that the performance of the 1970 Corvette as factory equipped was extremely impressive. Some of these performance numbers are as follows:
1) Acceleration: This was an incredible for the time 5.7 seconds from zero to 60.
2) Quarter mile acceleration: This was an equally impressive 14.17 seconds.
For 1970, Chevrolet took away some of the ?gills? that we came to
know and love. The ?egg crate grill? was replaced by what has since been
called the ?ice cube tray? grill. Chevrolet introduced a number of new
colors for the 1970 Corvette Stingray, including Donnybrooke Green. The
fiberglass body was the main reason that no Corvette ever broke the
5,000 pound mark. This light weight to high horsepower was and still is
the reason the Corvette gives ?push you back in your seat acceleration.
As for transmission choices for the 1970 Corvette Stingray, you had 2
choices. You could drive off the lot with a 350 or 400 automatic.
However, most buyers preferred the Muncie-supplied 4 or 5 speed
transmissions. The manual transmission gave drivers more control over
acceleration and deceleration. The manual and mechanical clutch linkage
with the high performance clutch assembly was a workout for your left
leg in traffic, though. But, through that manual in gear and hit the
open road, drop the top and off you went.
Above you have been given some information regarding the 1970
Corvette Stingray, from Chevrolet. This information included information
about power plants available and available transmissions, as well as
some points about the exterior styling.