Lot 140- 1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


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1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Superb Restored Condition

 

The 1975 model was advertised as “a more efficient Corvette, as service intervals were extended and electronic ignition and the federally mandated catalytic converter were introduced with “unleaded fuel only” warnings on the fuel gauge and filler door. Dual exhaust pipes were routed to a single converter, then split again leading to dual mufflers and tailpipes. Starting this year, tachometers were electronically driven. The Corvette began to be influenced by the metric system as speedometers now displayed small subfaces indicating kilometers-per-hour. 75’s featured revised inner bumper systems with molded front and rear simulated bumper guards. The urethane rear bumper, now in its second year, reappeared as a one-piece seamless unit. This was the final year for Astro Ventilation. Power bottomed out this year — the base engine produced only 165 hp (123 kW) and the only remaining optional motor, the L-82, dropped an astonishing 45 hp (34 kW), managing to deliver 205 hp (153 kW). With no larger engine available, L-82 hood emblems began to appear on cars so equipped. Unchanged was the standard rear axle ratio for the base engine, which remained at 3.08 with automatic and 3.36 with manual transmission.

 

Car and Driver recorded a respectable 7.7 second 0-60 time in a 1975 base engine-automatic, making the Corvette still one of the fastest cars available at the time. C&D said: “The Corvette feels highly competent with power-everything to help you guide the long body around…

 

Car looks and drives like new.  Have receipts from previous owner exceeding $16000.  Just under 72000 miles.  Original 350 cu in (5.7 l) Small-Block V8 with a 3 speed turbo hydramatic automatic transmission.  Has been painted with correct factory original paint code.