1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe T-Tops 5.7 V8
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Stingray Coupe 2-Door
- Year: 1975
- Mileage: 112,952
- VIN: 1Z37J5S430988
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 5.7L 350Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe 2-Door
Featured here is a well equipped 1975 Chevrolet Corvette with T-Tops. The C3 Corvettes represent an affordable and viable entry into the collector/performance car hobby. This vehicle is a prime example why these cars a growing in popularity. It is a running and driving, extremely reliable, very presentable car that is ready to enjoy while you make upgrades and improvementson it.
This car has great investment potential as well. All the major expensive work has been done, so with some light interior detailing and a fresh coat of paint you could enjoy and drive this car and easily recapture your investment and maybe even make a little money as well as indicated by the Hagerty Value guide for these cars.
Here are the details:
Body: This car is a very solid with no damage, however paint is questionable, perhaps a 20 footer. It presents well as seen in the photos, but don’t expect to roll up and see a cream puff. An afternoon with a sander to strip this Y-body done to base, and another day with a carefully applied paint job will double the presentation and value of this great cruiser.
Frame: Solid with no rust or signs of collision repair
Engine: The L-48 350 V8 SBC engine starts and runs well. This is the numbers matching heads and block. Previous owner had the motor rebuilt. Performance upgrades include headers, Holley dual plane aluminum performance intake with a Jet Stage 1 Performance Quadrajet. I know little else about internals I’m guessing a stock or very mild performance camshaft. Car starts easily and features an electric choke. Throttle is responsive, with no flat spots or hesitations, no smoke on start up, or when you are on the road. No noises either and holds excellent oil pressure and runs steady at 180 degrees. I have taken several trips in excess of 4 hours, non-stop with no issues.
The A/C compressor is missing along with the brackets to mount it. No doubt due to the installation of headers. However these brackets are readily available from any performance retailer such as Summit Racing or Jegs. Otherwise the condenser and related equipment is all present to bring back into operation.
Exhaust: As mentioned before, this car is equipped with headers, and the install is clean and professional. Brand new chamber exhaust system gives this old classic a nice roar
Transmission: Factory original automatic, shifts firm, fluid is clean and clear. Some seepage around the pan gasket
Interior: The factory original black interior is complete, with leather seats. The seats will need recovering as there is some tears in the passenger seat. Features new carpet and dash looks new. The factory radio has been replaced with an aftermarket Sanyo AM/FM Cassette radio that fits well, turns on but no sound. I’m not sure the speakers are hooked up. It is also missing the antenna shaft. The only other issue is the fuel gauge reads inaccurately.
Other options include tilt steering with telescopic wheel, and power windows. As mentioned previously it is also an A/C equipped car but inoperative.
Brakes: Power brakes have been completely serviced including new brake lines and function as designed and reliably.
Suspension: Complete with factory equipped front and rear stabilizer/roll bars and factory power steering. Rides like any Corvette, a little harsh but no rattles or noises. Very solid and well maintained.
Tires/Wheels: New tires are mounted on factory 15 X 8 Rally Wheels. The front trim rings may not be the correct deep dish trim rings but look good on the car.
As mentioned these cars are climbing in popularity, and this car with it’s subtle upgrades makes it even more fun to drive. It is a great candidate for the hobbyist on a budget but has the basic skills to build some sweat equity in it as a rolling restoration. A great handyman’s special you can fix up and recoup your investment at resale. And did I mention driving it the whole time!
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Please inspect the pictures and ask questions. I have tried to describe this car is carefully as possible but understand the vehicle is sold as pictured, as is, with no warranty, implied or otherwise.