1974 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
It's a great tip.... "Getting to know a Corvette has got to be one
of the great pleasures in life." 1974 Corvette sales brochure.
For consignment and your visual pleasuring, a 1974 Chevrolet
Corvette Stingray. Due to federal safety regs moving up to the 5mph
crash bumper, the rear became rounded and rubberized just like the
front to meet the regs. Sans chrome bumpers, this car presents
nicely, particularly with its contrasting shiny rocker trim pieces.
A numbers matching powertrain and of course those sculpted looks
from 1974 have this car embedded into classic as its genre.
The first year without the chrome bumpers on both ends and bowtie
designers have taken rolling sculpture to another level. Curvaceous
lines use hidden headlights, a shark-like open mouth front grille
in black and front fenders that take on the feminine form to create
the line of this car. Let's bathe all the fiberglass in Bright
Yellow just so it catches a few more eyes to look a few seconds
longer. A few cracks are noted in the paint and can be seen
throughout along with a tear in the neoprene front bumper. Sides
are exaggerated coke bottle design, a Corvette cove within the
front quarters, a removable T top in body matching yellow and the
vertical rear glass framed on either side with the flying buttress
B pillars and it's looking fine. The rear uses the Corvette round
tail lights although now they are deeply embedded into a one year
only roll over rear which is total neoprene and gives the required
protection as per the 5mph crash law from 1974. Deep dish rally
wheels all chromed up and wrapped in wide radials are on all 4
corners. The new definition of PONY car.
A sea of black leather buckets, carpet, dash, and door panels, with
just a few areas of added woodgrain make up the original interior.
Original deeply sunk in round gauges front the steering wheel,
center of dash, and even some wood applique on the console with
horizontal wheels for temperature and vent settings...modern! The
4-speed manual transmission shifter is here as well. Just above is
a factory AM/FM player and a series of 5 round gauges in a central
panel with some upper warning lights. The passenger dash has a
leather pouch for storage. Black carpeting floods the floors and
the T panels are showing no water leakage around the seals which
are supple and shiny.
Lifting the front hinged hood, we see a reveal of the power plant
for this curvy gal in the form of a 350ci V8 L82 mill. It is
numbers matching and includes a chrome air cleaner and a single
4-barrel carb on top. On the back is a Muncie M20 4-speed manual
transmission, also number matching, and the rear axle is set at a
3.55 ratio with Positraction. All is clean and nice under here
Some surface rust on the frame but overall structurally sound with
just a bit of cracking and an open area on the driver's floor
board. Corvette suspension abounds and power disc brakes are on all
4 corners. Very aero under here.
Runs great, starts right up with a roar. While the drive was good
with ample acceleration, good handling, and solid bias free
braking. As a matter of fact, the only issue wenoted was a slightly
noisy throwout bearing for the clutch.
Yellow that is far from mellow, a curvaceous sculptural design and
after you purchase. I'm not sure if you should frame it and put it
into a museum or just drive and enjoy the heck out of it. I'd take
T-350ci V8 4bbl 250hp L82
S-St. Louis, MO Assy Plant
421364-Sequential Unit Number
H19-March 19th 1974 Build
TRIM 404-Black Leather
PAINT 56L-Bright Yellow
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.