1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
It's a great tip…. “Getting to know a Corvette has got to be one of the great pleasures in life.” 1974 Corvette sales brochure.
For consignment and your visual pleasuring, a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Due to federal safety regs moving up to the 5mph crash bumper, the rear became rounded and rubberized just like the front to meet the regs. Sans chrome bumpers, this car presents nicely, particularly with its contrasting shiny rocker trim pieces. A numbers matching powertrain and of course those sculpted looks from 1974 have this car embedded into classic as its genre.
The first year without the chrome bumpers and bowtie designers have taken rolling sculpture to another level. Curvaceous lines use hidden headlights, a shark-like open mouth front grille in black and front fenders that take on the feminine form to create the line of this car. Let's bathe all the fiberglass in Bright Yellow just so it catches a few more eyes to look a few seconds longer. Slight cracking on the paint can be seen throughout. Sides are exaggerated coke bottle design, a Corvette cove within the front quarters, a removable T top in body matching yellow and the vertical rear glass framed on either side with the flying buttress B pillars and it's looking fine. The rear uses the Corvette round taillights although now they are deeply embedded into a roll over rear which is total neoprene and gives the required protection as per the 5mph crash law from 1974. Deep dish rally wheels all chromed up and wrapped in wide radials are on all 4 corners. The new definition of PONY car.
A sea of black leather buckets, carpet, dash, and door panels, with just a few areas of added woodgrain make up the original interior. Original deeply sunk in round gauges front the steering wheel, center of dash, and even A/C is installed, (needs charged), in the console controlled by horizontal wheels for temperature…modern! The 4-speed manual transmission shifter is here as well. Just above is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player and a series of 5 round gauges in a central panel with some upper warning lights. The passenger dash has a leather pouch for storage. Black carpeting floods the floors and the T panels are showing no water leakage around the seals which are supple and shiny.
Lifting the front hinged hood, we see a reveal of the power plant for this curvy gal in the form of a 350ci V8 L82 mill. It is numbers matching and includes an Edelbrock intake and a single 4-barrel carb on top. On the back is a Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission, and the rear axle is set at 3.55 ratio. All is clean and nice under here kids!
Some surface rust on the frame but overall structurally sound with just a bit of cracking and an open area on the driver's floor board. Corvette suspension abounds and power disc brakes are on all 4 corners. Very aero under here.
Runs great, starts right up with a roar. While the drive was good the braking left something to be desired with a soft pedal.
Yellow that is far from mellow, a curvaceous sculptural design and after you purchase. I'm not sure if you should frame it and put it onto a museum or just drive and enjoy the heck out of it. I'd take the latter.
T-350ci V8 L82 250hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
427738-Sequential Unit Number
J15-May 15th Build
TRIM 404-Black Leather
PAINT 56L-Bright Yellow
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