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1970 Corvette LT1 Stingray History
Vehicle Identification Number: 194370S406842
1 – Chevy
9 – Corvette
4 – V8
37 – Coupe
0 – 1970
S – Built in St. Louis, Mo
406842 – Specific vehicle number indicating a build date of February, 1970
Due to extended 1969 production, 1970 production did not start until January 1970. Total build for 1970 was 17,316, lowest since 1962. Only 1,287 LT1 Corvettes were built in 1970. Source: Corvette Black Book.
Trim 400 – Black vinyl interior
992 – Original paint code for Laguna Gray
974 – Car repainted somewhere during its history to Monza Red
Serial Number 70S406842
CTU: 350ci, 370hp, mt, ig
Chevrolet first introduced the RPO LT-1 motor package in 1970. With 370 gross horsepower at 6,000 RPM, it featured many hi-performance and heavy duty components, including solid lifters, heavy duty starter, forged TRW aluminum pistons, 11:1 compression, four bolt main cap block, Tuftrided crank, special hi-lift cam, high rise aluminum intake, Holley carb, baffled oil pan, and transistor ignition. Also included were larger capacity components not found on the base 350, such as a larger rad, hi volume oil and fuel pumps, and 2 1/2 inch exhaust. Stock 1970 LT-1 Corvettes were reported at the time to be able to achieve 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, and do the quarter mile in 14.2 seconds. Source: www.LT-1.com
This car is not numbers matching. This is the only missing piece to return this car to numbers matching status. If the engine pictured below could be found and rebuilt, it could increase the value of this car. Numbers matching LT1s in this condition are being priced at $40,000 to $50,000. Fully restored condition LT1s are currently listed at $60,000 to $90,000.
Last know location of the original engine; Motor City Parts Connection in Michigan. Email has been sent in August 2013. Here is the old eBay listing:
1970 Chevrolet Corvette 350cid LT1 Small Block
Serial Number 70S406842
Build Code CTU - 370hp Special High Performance V8
Build Code V0227CTU
Casting Code 3970010
Casting Date: B50 (Feb. 5th, 1970)
Become the proud owner of this rare, 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 350cid Small Block! Built in 1970, this high performance V8 engine block cranks out 370 horsepower. For the owners of a 1970 Corvette, this is a MUST HAVE item to really bring out your vehicle's heritage. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to own an original 1970 350cid small block!! Includes block and complete rotating assembly, excluding one rod and one piston. This block has not been checked, but it appears to be usable. There is no scoring of the cylinder walls and no ridge at the top of the cylinders. This 1970 Chevrolet Corvette 350cid Small Block is being sold AS IS with no warranty. You are buying EXACTLY what you see in the photos!
Current Engine: 454ci
Rebuilt in 1998 by Baker Engineering Inc., 17165 Power Drive, Nunica, Michigan 49448, Phone (616) 837-8975, according to previous owner Bob Chambers. The engine was shrunk wrapped on a wooden pallet but previous owner was unable to produce rebuild paperwork. Bob informed me that performance cams were installed. I would love to have had the dyno runs for this engine. Before we installed engine, heads were removed and inspected. Oil pan and intake were also removed for block inspection. It appeared to be a fresh, zero miles motor so in it went. Also installed Edelbrock aluminum intake, new Edelbrock 690 carb , new water pump, new double roller timing chain, new belts, hoses and fuel lines, new fuel filter, new fuel tank, new OEM replacement valve covers, new MSD electronic ignition and new spark plugs and wires. Only around 5,000 miles on the engine since the rebuild.
Hooker headers were sent to Jet Hot for ceramic coating inside and out.
Installed new Corvette correct stainless exhaust system from headers to rear.
Added new Flowmaster stage II mufflers.
Added new 1970 Corvette correct OEM chrome exhaust tips (sugar scoops).
M21 Muncie 4 speed close ratio transmission
Serial Number 70S406842 (car correct)
P0005B (P= Muncie Plant, 0=1970, B= M21)
3857584GM indicates 1966 – 1970
3925661 indicates 1970-1974
1st gear 2.20
2nd gear 1.64
3rd gear 1.28
4th gear 1.00
Rear end: 3.36 rear gear with positraction differential.
Keith Wayne Hamilton (me)
St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Titled in August 2000 to present
Garage kept. Rarely in the rain. Driven approximately 5,000 miles.
Robert William Chambers
September 1994 to August 2000
Robert claimed that that the car had not left his garage since 1996.
Prior owners unknown