MERLIN 522CI, TWIN WHIPPLE SUPERCHARGERS, 6 SPEED, DISPLAYED AT VETTE MUSEUM

Price: US $82,995.00 Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Corvette
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 141
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 522 CI Supercharged V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1974 Chevrolet Corvette

This stunning 1974 Corvette really doesn't qualify as a Corvette any longer. Extensively and expensively modified, t now packs more than 1350 horsepower thanks to a twin-supercharged big block and the list of suspension, rake, nd interior modifications takes up several pages. In the world of C3 Corvettes, his might be the most awesome of all.There's a reported $260,000 in the build of this car, nd one look at the impossibly deep, lossy surfaces on the bodywork, hat figure becomes easier to believe. For the most part, t's still recognizable as a Corvette roadster, omplete with dramatic swooping fender lines, ut with the addition of a custom ground-effects kit and a rear wing, ot to mention that cowl-induction hood with the blowers hanging out, t takes on a far more sinister look. The black paint is show-worthy with an impossibly deep gloss and excellent panel fit that doesn't come cheap on a Corvette like this. The body mods are seamlessly integrated into the bodywork and the blown engine sticking up through the hood is intimidating as hell. The tail is slightly extended thanks to a custom end cap and the fenders were widened to handle fatter rubber on trick 3-piece HRE wheels. Subtle it ain't, ut it definitely has an appeal that is hard to resist.The totally custom interior has a lot of neat details that are the hallmark of the best builds. The seats are leather-wrapped Recaros that probably cost as much as a year's worth of payments on a Hyundai, nd the rest of the interior was dressed in black to match. Everything is new, ncluding the carpets and door panels, nd even the gauges were custom-built just for this car so they look OEM but the tach has a 7800 RPM redline and the speedometer goes to 250 MPH. Yow! The T-handle shifter is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission, nd it includes such niceties as power windows, tilt/telescope steering column, nd A/C, hich you'll probably never use but is nice to have nonetheless. Twin roll hoops behind the seats are functional as well as cool-looking, ut eat up the space where the top would ordinarily live, o this car is fair-weather only.OK, ow for the good stuff. The engine is a 522 cubic inch Merlin V8 topped with a pair of Whipple superchargers, uel injection, nd a set of Merlin aluminum heads. Stuffed full of good stuff like JE aluminum pistons, n Isky camshaft, agle rods, he World Products block is robust enough to handle the 1350 horsepower it's putting out. Everything under (and sticking through) the hood is either polished aluminum or chrome so it's beautiful as well as functional. It's more than just a horsepower factory, hough, ecause the suspension is augmented with VB&P upgrades, omposite springs, nd upgraded shocks. A giant 4-inch exhaust system was custom fabricated just for this car then completely Jet-Hot coated for durability and heat control, ot to mention a spectacular soundtrack. Custom-made HRE 3-piece wheels are reported to be the largest ever created for a C3 Corvette, ith the rear wheels alone (they're about a foot wide) costing more than $10,000 to create. This car is a show-stopper, o question about that. Given the level of workmanship and the sheer audacity of the build, e have little reason to doubt the massive pile of cash it required to build, nd that means this 'Vette is one of the biggest bargains in the showroom. Call today!