$20 000

1975 Chevrolet Corvette

Car Details
Body Coupe
Mileage 27818 mi
Year 1975
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Red
Interior Color Beige
VIN: 1Z37J5S414864
Seller Note

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 lead 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 children. Fiberglass bathed in Dark Red Metallic paint is seen all over this car. A T topper roof and neoprene bumpers with hidden headlights in front, curvaceous fenders all around this coke bottle design pony car. A Daytona style hood with heat extractors has been added but has not been color matched to the body. Touch ups and cracking of the paint is seen, most prominently on the front and rear bumpers, along with some cracking of the fiberglass. 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 side, 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 with quad tips peek out from underneath the rear bumper. As a nice compliment to the Dark Red, Medium Saddle leather is wrapping the surfaces of the interior. High back buckets with a wood appliqué adorned center console races forward to the tan molded dash. Deep set gauges front the original steering wheel, and tan carpeting very clean floods the floors. A multitude of factory gauges, reminiscent of an airplane cockpit, are in the center of the dash and an aftermarket AM/FM stereo is mounted in the factory spot. Door panels use the wood appliqué as well as some tan carpeting that matches the floors. Opening the hood, we see the orange GM block and valve covers of this numbers matching 350ci L48 V8 mill. It has been updated as per our consignor and presents with slight patina, but still nicely detailed and presenting. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and on back a numbers matching TH400 3-speed automatic coupled with a 3.55 rear axle. Very nicely preserved underneath with a smooth factory coating of undercoating and no rust. Full bore Corvette suspension is on, and power disc brakes show up on all 4 corners. We see dual exhaust running front to back with a catalytic converter and muffler delete.