1975 Chevrolet Corvette
1975 Chevrolet Corvette
The 1975 Chevy Corvette, along with the automotive industry as a whole, would experience a significant transformation at the onset of the new model year. Because of serious health issues and environmental contamination associated with the use of lead fuel, it was determined that the automotive industry would – and should – phase it out. Tetraethyllead (also known as TTL, or simply “lead”) was introduced in the 1920's as an additive to prevent fuel from auto-igniting in high compression internal combustion engines. While the lead additives allowed engine designers to produce more powerful, higher compression engines, it also produced a dangerous neurotoxin through exhaust emissions, which resulted in many cases of acute, and widespread lead poisoning, especially in children.
For consignment, a low mileage version of the 1975 C3 Corvette. A great entry level car to get you into the Corvette game, it's in good condition and provides a sporty ride, while with the emissions regulations kicking in horsepower was limited. But then you could save gas!
Fiberglass bathed in Bright Blue paint is seen all over this car. A T topper roof and neoprene bumpers with hidden headlights in front, curvaceous fenders all around this coke bottle design pony car. On back the bumper is suffering from some paint adhesion issues and is peeling off. Chrome trimmings are seen surrounding the glass and dividing the cockpit for the T top. A shiny stainless steel rocker trim is curving on to bridge the gap between the fenders and the doors. A cove is in the front quarter, and side this car is pre greenhouse glass long “flying buttress” type B pillars supporting each side of the near vertical rear glass. 15-inch rally deep dish wheels are on all 4 corners and dual exhaust peek out from underneath the smoothed over rear bumper.
As a nice contrast to the Bright Blue, silver leather is wrapping the surfaces of the interior. High back buckets with a wood appliqué adorned center console races forward to the gray molded dash. Deep set gauges front the original steering wheel, and gray carpeting very clean floods the floors. Door panels use the wood appliqué as well as some gray carpeting that matches the floors.
Opening the hood, we are bowled over by the orange GM block and valve covers of this 350ci L48 V8 mill. It is original to this car and presents with slight patina, but still nicely detailed and presenting. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and on back a TH350 3-speed automatic coupled with a 2.73 rear axle.
Very nicely preserved underneath with a smooth factory coating of undercoating and no rust. Full bore Corvette suspension is on and power disc brakes show up on all 4 corners.
She fired right up and on the test track it performed beautifully. Nice smooth acceleration, smooth shifting and good brakes. It handles like it's on rails and the T top option is a nice feature without having to fuss with a canvas mechanism. All functions were working well during our test driving experience.
A rounded rear version from 1975, in nice condition mechanically, a good solid interior, and just a bit of touch up on the rear of the car for the neoprene. Low mileage and well maintained here's your chance to get onto the game for little money.
J-350ci V8 L48 165hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
435930-Sequential Unit Number
J18-July 18th Build
TRIM 142-Silver Leather
PAINT 22L-Bright Blue
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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