1970 Chevrolet Corvette Drag Car
Say Corvette and immediately one harkens back to the 1960's and 1970's when the Corvette was in its heyday with design, and power going through several iterations. It was not uncommon to snag one of these examples, and with a need for speed, modify it for the strip. Since the invention of the automobile, some tinkerer, shade tree mechanic, or custom shop has been trying to make it go faster.
This 1970 straight liner has been modified to run down the 1/4 mile and make a very specific time. It has been outfitted with the tools to do so, for timing and safety. Consigner states the car is available as is, or can be purchased without motor and tranny, and the original seats, dash, steering wheel, and core support is available.
A 1973 Fiberglass front end for better aerodynamics, and a daunting hood scoop. The original 1970 rear has been modified to accommodate a racing fuel cell. All wrapped up in racing red, with a massive black center stripe, which runs from bow to stern, and covers the back-lighting area. On the rear are deep dish aluminum racing wheels wrapped by Goodyear drag slicks (32 x 14's) and in front Moroso Drag Special small tires frame shallow dish aluminum wheels.
A complete redux to shed weight, and help with obtaining a low ET, is seen in the interior. All wrapped in a frame mounted roll cage, the dash, and any comforts have been stripped, and replaced with fabricated aluminum. This houses essential gauges on the vertical console, as well as replaces the dash, that retails a machined bow tie logo. A racing Cheetah SCS shifter is seen and racing seats are flanked by 3-point harnesses and a window net.
A big block 427ci Chevy bored .30 over, with Crower Cams, and a bolted on Powerglide with 400 Turbo Torque Converter with a 5000 stall. Also, a 2 step Biden Bear Throttle stop and timer has been added. All this power is thrown rearward to a Dana 60 Rear with 4:88 gear ratio and a Summers Spool. New master cylinder and calipers have been put on as well. As mentioned the original seats, dash steering wheel and core support are available if interested.
The quarter mile calls, and this car has an answer. Well thought out and constructed to perform within a specific bracket of time, consistently. Great performance, and great looking exterior will create the red and black blur, and push you into your seat..a lot!