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1970 Chevrolet Corvette

Coupe
Mecum Kissimmee 2021 rakes in a record $111.8M
Thursday, 7 January - Saturday, 16 January 2021
$71,500
Sale Price
$55,000 - $75,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
14 January 2021
Sold Date
T191
Lot Number
#2
Older restoration
Mecum Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 194370S402744. Laguna Gray over Bright Blue vinyl. 350/370hp LT1, 4-speed, gold line tires, factory AM/FM radio, power windows. Comes with original bill of sale, warrant book, tank sticker and Protect-O-Plate.

Evaluation: From the Jack Wright collection. Represented as matching numbers and as the only non-ZR1 with J56 heavy-duty brakes, F41 suspension and heavy-duty clutch. Restored in 2010. Clean body, engine bay and interior that show little age despite the restoration being a decade old.

Bottom Line: The solid lifter small-block LT1 Corvette offers a great balance in that it has gobs of power but does so without carrying the extra weight and the higher price of a big-block car. 1970 was also the first and best year for the LT1, (output trailed off for its other two years in ’71 and ’72), and this one’s extra options sweeten the deal. It was a $65,000 no-sale at Mecum Indy in 2014 but we haven’t seen it again until now. At $71,500 including commission it brought a very strong number, but not an excessive one.

by Andrew Newton
22 January 2021
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Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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