1975 Chevrolet Stingray T-Top. It is a 3 speed automatic. There are
lots of upgrades to this car that I will outline further on, but
the car itself in terms of "VIN" classification is the 165 HP
version that was created for California and new Catalytic Converter
requirements that had gone into place. The power plant is what
would be referred to as a L48 with is the Base 350 V8. I chose the
75 because it is the last year of the "flat" back window which
makes them look so cool as well as that is the final year to be
exempt from Emissions in Colorado - an important fact if you want
to add some Ponies. The car was virtually stock aside from an
oversized dual fan radiator that was added. Since I have owned the
vehicle it has been upgraded to really increase Horse Power in
2019/2020 as follows: • New Heads • Hydraulic Camshaft • Lifters/
Rockers • Headers • Dual custom Exhaust • Gearing changed to 3.55 •
New wheel bearings, swing arms, bushings, ujoints, and then any
part on the underside that needed to be replaced while everything
was getting gutted. I couldn't tell you where it is for horse power
now but it isn't slow by any means. From an aesthetic aspect the
car has been repainted prior to my ownership. The cherry red paint
is what I would rate a B-. My reasoning for that rating is because
it looks great while driving around and visually but upon closer
inspection there are some small bubbles here or there, scratches,
chips, etc. The chrome looks good and wheels/ tires are in good
shape. All new seals were replaced for doors, windows, and T-Tops
in 2020. New Tail lights in 2020. New kickplates in 2020. The
interior is also a B- given the year of the car. No holes in the
carpet but one of my next projects was a carpet kit. Probably could
use an upgrade to door panels at some point. The car drives
extremely well. Being a 3 speed it isn't lightning quick off the
line but you could fix that easily with a torque converter upgrade.
While cruising at 30 MPH or 40 MPH
1975 Chevrolet Corvette
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