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For Sale: 1974 Chevrolet Corvette in Collierville, Tennessee

Vehicle Description

The mid-'70s were not the kindest to performance and muscle cars, but this fact offers the market a few highly collectible and rare cars as the performance era faded away. For the C3 Corvette, 1974 was the final year without catalytic converters, and it was the end of an era for the big-block LS4 454 engine with true dual-exhaust. It was also the last convertible big-block. The big-block Corvette's significance was not lost on Hot Rod magazine in 1986 when it was the only muscle car produced after 1970 named in its "10 Most Collectable Muscle Cars" list.

Art & Speed is pleased to offer this rare, numbers-matching 1974 Corvette Stingray Convertible with an LS4 454 and Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. With only 3,494 LS4 engines and 5,474 convertibles produced in '74, this appears to be a pretty rare vehicle with the original owner's options.

Showing only 34,326 miles on the odometer, it is believed to be accurate. Some features that further push this car into the ultra-rare category are the auxiliary hardtop, power steering, power brakes, air-conditioning, AM/FM stereo, power windows, custom interior trim, tilt-telescoping steering column, dual horns, map light, FE7 Gymkhana suspension package, optional rear axle ratio, and the white stripe tires.

This Corvette appears as original and shows to be in terrific shape with a basecoat/clearcoat repaint of the Classic White finish with a white convertible top and the matching hardtop. There are no visible signs of any scratches, cracks, or even rock pecks on the body. The vacuum-actuated headlights work as they should. It even wears the correct 1974 rear bumper, as evidenced by the one-year-only vertical center seam. The factory Rally wheels are in very good shape wearing the white stripe, steel-belted GR70 tires (215/70R15).

The 454 appears it has never left the engine bay but presents nicely. All the accessories are present and working, including the smog pump, power steering, power disc brakes (front disc, drum rear), and even the air-conditioning. The engine seems to run near the advertised torque of 395 lb-ft and 270 horsepower, while the Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission shifts as it should when transferring power to the 3.08:1 differential.

Recently updated with a new carpet and replacement O.E. leather seats, the black custom interior trim package with wood accents is in great condition. The white vinyl top moves correctly but would benefit from replacement as it has been stowed for many years and the plastic window has cracked. The factory steering wheel is in good condition atop the tilt-telescoping column, which also works as designed. The power windows go up and down as they should.

For a 46-year-old survivor, this '74 LS4 Corvette convertible proves to be a rare bird. It is not perfect; there are some minor flaws, but if you are looking for a collector car that is sure to rise in value, you can never go wrong with a classic Corvette. To find a big-block convertible with this many options in a running-and-driving condition that you can still enjoy on weekend cruises is like finding a unicorn.

Come by Art & Speed Classic Car Gallery and check this one out! Or give us a call at 901-850-0507 for more information.


454ci (7.4-Liter) V8 (270hp)

Three-Speed Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic transmission

3.08:1-Ratio Differential

Factory Intake

Factory Exhaust

Power Steering

Power Brakes (Front Disc, Rear Drum)



Cooper G70 White-Stripe Tires (215/70R15)

Excellent Condition Chrome Factory Wheels

Solid Rust-Free Frame

Factory FE7 Gymkhana Suspension Package


Repainted Original Classic White

Flawless Front and Rear Bumpers

Excellent Glass

Stainless Shows Well

Factory White Soft Top

Matching Classic White Hardtop


Custom Interior Trim Package With Wood Accents In Excellent Condition

New Black Leather Bucket Seats

New Black Carpet

Gauges in Clear Working Condition

Factory Tilt-Telescoping Column and Steering Wheel

Factory AM/FM Stereo

Factory Map Light

Factory Seat Belts

Power Windows

Vehicle Details

  • 1974 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1621464
  • Price: $32,900
  • Location:Collierville, Tennessee
  • Year:1974
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:34320
  • Stock Number:C200731A
  • VIN:1Z67Z4
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