- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 350ci V8 L48
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1975 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
1975 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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 numbers matching slightly modified 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 Dark Red Metallic 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. A Daytona style hood with heat extractors has been added but has not been color matched to the body. Touch ups and cracking of the paint is seen, most prominently on the front and rear bumpers, along with some cracking of the fiberglass. 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 with quad tips peek out from underneath the rear bumper.
As a nice compliment to the Dark Red, Medium Saddle leather is wrapping the surfaces of the interior. High back buckets with a wood appliqué adorned center console races forward to the tan molded dash. Deep set gauges front the original steering wheel, and tan carpeting very clean floods the floors. A multitude of factory gauges, reminiscent of an airplane cockpit, are in the center of the dash and an aftermarket AM/FM stereo is mounted in the factory spot. Door panels use the wood appliqué as well as some tan carpeting that matches the floors.
Opening the hood, we see the orange GM block and valve covers of this numbers matching 350ci L48 V8 mill. It has been updated as per our consignor and presents with slight patina, but still nicely detailed and presenting. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and on back a numbers matching TH400 3-speed automatic coupled with a 3.55 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. We see dual exhaust running front to back with a catalytic converter and muffler delete.
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 save for the tachometer and dash lights. We also noticed a leak from the rear main seal of the engine after our drive.
A rounded rear version from 1975, in nice condition mechanically, a good solid interior, and just a bit of touch up on areas of the neoprene and fiberglass but still looking good. A few updates and well maintained, here's your chance to get onto the game for little money.
J-350ci V8 L48 4bbl 165hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
414864-Sequential Unit Number
E15-February 15th Build
TRIM 65V-Medium Saddle Vinyl
PAINT 74L-Dark Red Metallic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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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