Since 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette has been a special darling of American automobilia. Named after the Corvette-class of small, highly maneuverable warships, the Corvette would be Chevrolet’s halo sports car, a role it continues to hold to this day. Fondly known as the ‘plastic fantastic’ due to its fiberglass or composite body panels, it is now on the eighth generation and has moved to a mid-engined layout. This 1974 Chevrolet Corvette is a third-generation model (C3), which was when the T-top twin removable roof panels were introduced. This car comes from Virginia with a mere 69,000 miles on the odometer, is reported to be a matching-numbers car, and is ideal for aficionados of Corvettes and classic American sports cars.
The C3 generation of Corvette ran from 1967 to 1982 and featured a mixture of curvy, edgy, and muscular design cues. It was inspired by GM’s 1965 ‘Mako Shark’ concept, and several features of that car have carried over, notably the way the front wheel arches rise above the hood line, giving the car an interesting stance, like an animal ready to pounce. This 1974 Chevrolet Corvette has been recently painted in a striking shade of orange. 1974 featured a redesigned bumper with a two-part element and this car wears that bumper. Shod with period rims wrapped in thick Cooper Cobra Radial GT tires, this Corvette looks mean and purposeful. It’s got an aftermarket hood with open scoop too. The removable T-tops complete the appearance. On the inside, it features a tan color scheme, with tan seats, carpets, and dash. It’s got air conditioning, power steering, power windows and a modern Kenwood Bluetooth-capable audio system as well.
This 1974 Chevrolet Corvette comes with a 350ci L48 motor that is reported by the owner to put out between 350 and 400hp. It’s got new headers, lifters, a new manifold, a recently-installed updated cam and a 2.5’ straight pipe exhaust to increase power and sound. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic transmission that has been rebuilt with sport modifications for faster shifting. The AC compressor has been replaced as well, and the suspension has been completely redone.
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