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 1970 Chevrolet Corvette

 
The Tears Of A Clown
by Smokie Robinson

The body design for 1970 was updated with fender swells to reduce debris damage and new fender louvers replaced the four vertical slots of the 1968 and 1969 models. Seats were redesigned for increased head room. The new solid lifter 454 CI big block LT1 Engine made it's debut. Chevrolet unveiled the experimental mid-engine XP-895 Corvette at the New York Auto Show. The car is the restyled XP-882.

Other things happening in 1970

Smokie Robinson and the Miracles went #1 with The Tears of a Clown in December of 1970. Tragedy was happening at Kent State. Students were protesting against the US invasion of Cambodia. The protest ended with the death of four students.The Movie Love Story had America crying, Apollo 13 returned safely to Earth and The Who tours with their rock opera Tommy.

1970 Options:

Wheelbase: 98"

Height: 47.8" Coupe

Width: 69"

Tire Size: F70x15"

Track: 58.7" Front / 59.4" Rear

Length: 182.5"

Curb Weight: 3,285 lbs.

Plant: St. Louis

 

Code

Description

Quantity

19437

Base Corvette Sport Coupe

10,668

19467

Base Corvette Convertible

6,648

Custom Interior Trim

3,191

A31

Power Windows

4,813

A85

Custom Shoulder Belts

475

C07

Auxiliary Hardtop (Convertible)

2,556

C08

Vinyl Covering For Aux. Hardtop

832

C50

Rear Window Defroster

1,281

C60

Air Conditioning

6,659

G81

Optional Rear Axle Ratio

2,862

J50

Power Brakes

8,984

L46

350ci 300hp Engine

4,910

LS5

454ci 390hp Engine

4,473

LT1

350ci 370hp Engine

1,287

M21

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio

4,383

M22

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio Heavy Duty

25

M40

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

5,102

NA9

California Emissions

1,758

N37

Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

5,803

N40

Power Steering

11,907

PO2

Deluxe Wheel Cover

3,467

PT7

White Stripe Tires F70x15

6,589

PU9

White Letter Tires F70x15

7,985

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

165

UA6

Alarm System

6,727

U69

AM/FM Radio

14,579

U79

AM/FM Radio Stereo

2,462

ZR1

Special Purpose Engine Package

25

Serial Numbers: 194370S400001 through 194370S417316

For Convertibles, the fourth digit is a "6"

Suffix:

CGW: 454ci, 390hp AT CTM: 350ci, 300hp AT
CRJ: 454ci, 390hp AT, IG CTN: 350ci, 350hp MT
CRI: 454ci, 390hp MT, IG CTO: 350ci, 350hp MT, AC
CTD: 350ci, 300hp MT CTP: 350ci, 350hp MT, IG
CTG: 350ci, 300hp AT CTQ: 350ci, 350hp MT, AC, IG
CTH: 350ci, 350hp MT CTR: 350ci, 370hp MT, IG
CTJ: 350ci, 350hp, MT, AC CTU: 350ci, 370hp MT, IG
CTK: 350ci, 370hp MT, IG CTV: 350ci, 370hp (ZR1) MT
CTL: 350ci, 300hp MT CZU: 454ci, 390hp MT

MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, PS=Power Steering, AC=Air Conditioning, SD=Second Design, IG=Transistor Ignition, EC=Evaporative Emission Control, EP=Early Production

The ZR1 included the LT1 Engine, M22 Transmission, heavy-duty power brakes, transistor ignition, special aluminum radiator, and special springs, shocks, and front and rear stabilizer bars. ZR1's also had metal fan shrouds.

Base Engine: 350ci V8 300hp

Code
Exterior
Soft Top
Wheels
Interiors
972 Classic White Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-Bb-G-Gu-R-S
974 Monza Red Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-Br-R-S
975 Marlboro Maroon Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-R-S
976 Mulsannes Blue Bk-W-Bg Silver B-Bk
979 Bridgehamton Blue Bk-W-Bg Silver B-Bk
982 Doonybrooke Green Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-Br-G-S
984 Daytona Yellow Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-G
986 Cortez Silver Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-Bb-G-Gu-R-S
991 Ontario Orange Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-S
992 Laguna Gray Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk-Bb-G-Gu-R-S
993 Corvette Bronze Bk-W-Bg Silver Bk

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