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 leaded 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
For consignment, a nice 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
Fiberglass bathed in Dark Red paint is seen in its sculpted final
form and does a great job of covering this rolling work of art. An
L-48 body matching painted T top roof and neoprene bumpers with
hidden headlights in front, curvaceous fenders all around this coke
bottle design pony car. On the back the rounded slightly pointed
rear roll panel is one of this writer's favorite years and this
retains the round deep set taillights. 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 sides show 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 tips peek out from underneath the smoothed over rear
As a nice contrast to the Dark Red, medium saddle leather is
wrapping the surfaces of the interior. High back buckets with a
center console racing forward to the tan top out angled molded
dash. Deep set gauges front the original steering wheel, and
tan/gold carpeting very clean floods the floors. Door panels use
wood applique as well as some tan/gold carpeting that matches the
floors. Noted, the wood applique panels on the doors are worn.
Opening the hood we are bowled over by the orange/red GM block and
valve covers of this 350ci V8 mill. Nicely detailed and presenting
with some chromed bling added on. A single 4-barrel carburetor is
atop, and on back a TH350 3-speed automatic coupled with a 3.36
rear axle to put power to the pavement.
Very nicely preserved underneath with an overall patina for the
floor pans, rockers and other bolt ons underneath. In front some
blowback from the bottom end of the engine is covering the framing.
Full Independent SLA type with coil springs is the suspension and
includes several cast aluminum components for extra weight loss.
Power disc brakes are on all 4's and power steering provides easy
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. I noticed the
tachometer sticks at the 2000 mark, and the driver's headlight will
not rotate to the up position.
A rounded rear version from 1975, in nice condition mechanically, a
good solid interior, nicely cared for exterior. A great t-top
cruiser, here is your chance to get into the Corvette game. Is
there a little bug getting ready to bite??? Hmmmmmmmmm?!
J-350ci V8 4bbl 165hp
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
414652-Sequential Unit Number
TRIM 652-Medium Saddle Leather
PAINT 74L-Dark Red
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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
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