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1970 VIN/Options
THE C3 CORVETTE - VIN/OPTIONS
1970 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
19437
19467
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A31
A85
C07
C08
C50
C60
G81
J50
L46
LS5
LT1
M21
M22
M40
NA9
N37
N40
P02
PT7
PU9
T60
UA6
U69
U70
ZR1
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Custom Interior Trim
Power Windows
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop)
Rear Window Defroster
Air Conditioning
Optional rear Axle Ratio
Power Brakes
350ci 350hp Engine
454ci 390hp Engine
350ci 370hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close-Ratio
4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio Heavy Duty
Turbo-Hydro-matic Automatic Transmission
California Emissions
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
Power Steering
Deluxe Wheel Cover
White Stripe Tires, F70x15, Nylon
White Letter Tires, F70x15, Nylon
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS5)
Alarm System
AM-FM Radio
AM-FM Radio, stereo
Special Purpose Engine Package
QUANTITY:
10,668
6,648
3,191
4,813
475
2,556
832
1,281
6,659
2,862
8,984
4,910
4,473
1,287
4,383
25
5,102
1,758
5,803
11,907
3,467
6,589
7,985
165
6,727
14,529
2,462
25
RETAIL PRICE:
$5,192.00
$4,849.00
$158.00
$63.20
$42.15
$273.85
$63.20
$36.90
$447.65
$12.65
$47.40
$158.00
$289.65
$447.60
$0.00
$95.00
$0.00
$36.90
$84.30
$105.35
$57.95
$31.30
$33.15
$15.80
$31.60
$172.75
$278.10
$968.95
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Link to 1969 Corvette VIN / Options
Link to 1971 Corvette VIN / Options
1970 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
194370S400001 - 194370S417316 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
9 (Second Digit) - Model series.  9 - Corvette
4 (Third Digit) - Engine type.  4 - V8 Engine (all types)
37 (Fourth and Fifth Digits).  37- Corvette Coupe / 67 - Corvette Convertible
0 (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  0 - 1970
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Seventh thru Twelfth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

VIN PLATE
1970 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location: On the driver's side upper left-hand door hinge pillar.

Example:








A01 - Body build date code.
A - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Jan., 1970B - Feb., 1970C - Mar., 1970D - Apr., 1970E - May, 1970F - Jun., 1970
G - Jul., 1970
01 - Designates the Day of the Month.
400 - Interior Trim code. 400 - Black (Vinyl)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1970 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
972 - Exterior Color Code. 972 - Classic White
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1970 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
1970 Corvette Body Trim and Point Plate
1970 CORVETTE ENGINE IDENTIFICATION AND ENGINE NUMBER
Location:  All engines are stamped on the top front of the right-hand bank of cylinder and case.

Engine Identification Example:  V0127CTJ

V - Engine build location.
T - Tonawanda, NY. (All big block engines.)
V - Flint, MI. (All small block engines.)
0127 - Date Code. Month and Day. 0127 - January 27.
CTJ - Type Designation. CTJ - 350ci 350hp, 3 or 4 speed manual transmission.
         (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1970 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)

Engine Number Example:  70S400001

7 - Model. 7 - Corvette
0 - Model year. 0 - 1970
S - Assembly Plant Designation. S - St. Louis
400001 - VIN Sequential Serial Number
1970 CORVETTE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION AND TRANSMISSION NUMBER
Location(s):  3 & 4-Speed Manual (Saginaw) - Stamped on right-hand side of case in the upper forward corner.

Transmission Identification Example:  POE13A

P - Type Designation.
P - Muncie
0 - Year. 0 - 1970
E13A - Production Month and Date.
E - Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
A - Jan.B - Feb.C - Mar.D - Apr.E - MayF - JuneG - July
13 - Designates Day of the month.
A - M20, or B - M21

Transmission Number Example:  70S400001

7 - Model. 7 - Corvette
0 - Model year. 0 - 1970
S - Assembly Plant Designation. S - St. Louis
400001 - VIN Sequential Serial Number
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (19437) -  The base price of the 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Base Corvette Convertible (19467) - The base price of the 1970 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.

Custom Interior Trim ( --- ) - Optional interior trim upgrade that included a number of custom modifications to the base interior.

Power Windows (A31) - Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Custom Shoulder Belts (A85) - An addition to the standard lap safety belt that crosses over the shoulder for added safety.

Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07) - An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the convertible top.

Vinyl Covering (for Auxiliary Hardtop) (C08) - This option provided an external vinyl liner application to the auxiliary hardtop.

Rear Window Defroster (C50) - Optional rear window defroster unit.

Air Conditioning (C60) - Factory installed air-conditioning.

Positraction Rear Axle Ratio (G81) - The factory optioned rear axles available for the 1970 Corvette.

Power Brakes (J50) - Vacuum power assisted brakes; includes dual circuit master cylinder.

350ci, 350hp Engine (L46) -  Alternate small-block engine with improved 350 horsepower output.

454ci, 390hp Engine (LS5) -  Alternate big-block engine rated at 390 horsepower and 500 lb/ft of torque.

350ci, 370hp Engine (LT1) -  Alternate high performance small-block 350 cubic inch engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21) - A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.

4-Speed Manual Trans, Close Ratio, Heavy Duty (M22) - A heavy-duty version of the Close Ratio Manual Transmission.

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

California Emissions (NA9) - Emissions system designed to meet the more stringent demands of California's EPA requirements.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37) - An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.

Power Steering (N40) - Hydraulically assisted power steering.

Deluxe Wheel Covers (P02) -  Optional deluxe wheel covers.

White Stripe Tires, F70 x 15, nylon (PT7) - Standard size tires with a special 3/8"  wide white sidewall stripes.

White Letter Tires, F70x 15, nylon (PU9) - Standard size tires with a special 3/8"  wide white sidewall letters.

Heavy Duty Battery (T60) - The heavy duty battery provided additional cranking amps to aid in turning the larger LS5 engine.

Alarm System (UA6) - A factory installed alarm system.

AM-FM Radio (U69) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio for model years 1968-1971.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U79) - An optional dealer installed Corvette radio for model years 1968-1971.

Special Purpose Engine Package (ZR1) - Optional performance and handling upgrade.

NOTES:

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VIN PLATE
1970 Corvette VIN Plate Location
Figure 1
1970 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE