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For Sale: 1974 Chevrolet Corvette
in Vancouver, Washington

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Riggs Boys Racing
Riggs Boys Racing
2610 NE 114th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684
888-726-4914
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Description
 
1974 Corvette, L82 350 Hi Performance 4bbl, M-21 4 speed manual transmission, New paint, tilt wheel, power steering, power 4 wheel disc brakes, AM-FM Cassette, Luggage rack. The Corvette C3 was patterned after the Mako Shark designed by Larry Shinoda Executed under Bill Mitchell’s direction, the Mako II had been initiated in early 1964. Once the mid-engined format was abandoned the Shinoda/Mitchell car was sent to Chevrolet Styling under David Holls, where Harry Haga's studio adopted it for production on the existing Sting Ray chassis. The resulting lower half of the car was much like the Mako II, except for the softer contours. The concept car's name was later changed to Manta Ray. The C3 also adopted the "sugar scoop" roof treatment with vertical back window from the mid-engined concept models designed by the Duntov group. It was intended from the beginning that the rear window and that portion of the roof above the seats–be removable. For 1974, a new rear bumper system replaced the squared tail and chrome rear bumper blades introduced in 1968 with a trim, tapering urethane cover carrying an integral license plate holder and recesses for the trademark round taillights. Underneath sat a box-section aluminum impact bar on two Omark-bolt slider brackets similar to the system used in the nose which allowed the Corvette to pass federal five-mph impact tests at the rear as well as the front. The new rear design was quite beautiful, and more up-to-date than the 60's shape that it replaced with the vast majority of enthusiasts embracing the new design. For the 1974 model only, casting limitations mandated left and right bumper covers with a vertical center seam. The anti-theft alarm key activator was moved from the rear panel to the front left fender. Tailpipes were now turned down as the new bumper cover eliminated the tailpipe extensions. Car and Driver magazine said: "...We think the front and rear together produce a 'molded' shape that speaks of function rather than decor." Chevrolet commented on the new tailpiece in the '74 Corvette sales brochure: “Take the styling. We wouldn’t just change it for the sake of change. But when we made the rear bumper stronger, we made Corvette’s rear styling look different. And, we think better...” A 1974 Stingray equipped with the L48 195 hp (145 kW) small-block was capable of 0-60 in 6.8 seconds; comparable to the 6.5 second time of the 1968 small-block rated at 300 hp (224 kW); proof the 1972-74 Corvette engines had ample power regardless of reduced horsepower and net (bhp) ratings. The L-82 engine remained at 250 hp (186 kW) and the 454 cu in (7.4 L) LS4 dropped slightly to 270 hp (201 kW). Resonators were added to the dual exhaust system on 1974 models which further helped quiet the interior. The radiator and shroud were revised for better low-speed cooling. The inside rear-view mirror width was increased from 8 inches (200 mm) to 10 inches (250 mm). For the first time, lap and shoulder seat belts were integrated, but only in coupes. The FE7 Gymkhana "off-road" suspension included stiffer springs and a stiffer front stabilizer bar with no ordering restrictions. The new FE7 suspension option was included with the Z07 package — The $400 package (also included H.D. power brakes) was available for L82 and LS4 cars with M21 transmission. 1974 was the end of an era for the Corvette with the last true dual exhaust systems, the last without a catalytic converter and the last use of the 454 cu in (7.4 L) big block engine.

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Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$17,500
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Vancouver, WA
Zip
98684
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
L82

Odometer Reading
104941

Year
1974

VIN
1Z37T4S431749

Vehicle Category/Style
Muscle/Pony/Performance

Convertible
Yes

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Silver

Accessories and Customizations


Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Exterior
Very Good

Interior Details

Color(s)
Black

Seat Material
Vinyl

Accessories and Customizations







Restoration History
Unrestored

Condition of Interior
Good

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
V-8

Engine Size
350

Engine History
Original

Engine Condition
Running

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

 
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