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 leaded 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. For consignment, a nice version of the 1975 C3 Corvette. A great entry level car to get you into the Corvette game, it\'s in good condition and provides a sporty ride, while with the emissions regulations kicking in horsepower was limited. But then you could save gas! Exterior Fiberglass bathed in Dark Red paint is seen in its sculpted final form and does a great job of covering this rolling work of art. An L-48 body matching painted T top roof and neoprene bumpers with hidden headlights in front, curvaceous fenders all around this coke bottle design pony car. On the back the rounded slightly pointed rear roll panel is one of this writer\'s favorite years and this retains the round deep set taillights. 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 sides show 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 tips peek out from underneath the smoothed over rear bumper. Interior As a nice contrast to the Dark Red, medium saddle leather is wrapping the surfaces of the interior. High back buckets with a center console racing forward to the tan top out angled molded dash. Deep set gauges front the original steering wheel, and tan/gold carpeting very clean floods the floors. Door panels use wood appliqué as well as some tan/gold carpeting that matches the floors. Noted, the wood appliqué panels on the doors are worn. Drivetrain Opening the hood we are bowled over by the orange/red GM block and valve covers of this 350ci V8 mill. Nicely detailed and presenting with some chromed bling added on. A single 4-barrel carburetor is atop, and on back a TH350 3-speed automatic coupled with a 3.36 rear axle to put power to the pavement. Undercarriage Very nicely preserved underneath with an overall patina for the floor pans, rockers and other bolt ons underneath. In front some blowback from the bottom end of the engine is covering the framing. Full Independent SLA type with coil springs is the suspension and includes several cast aluminum components for extra weight loss. Power disc brakes are on all 4\'s and power steering provides easy navigation. Drive-Ability She fired right up and on the test track it performed beautifully. Nice smooth acceleration, smooth shifting and good brakes. It handles like it\'s on rails and the T top option is a nice feature without having to fuss with a canvas mechanism. I noticed the tachometer sticks at the 2000 mark, and the driver\'s headlight will not rotate to the up position. A rounded rear version from 1975, in nice condition mechanically, a good solid interior, nicely cared for exterior. A great t-top cruiser, here is your chance to get into the Corvette game. Is there a little bug getting ready to bite??? Hmmmmmmmmm?! VIN DECODE 1Z37J5S414652 1-Chevrolet Z-Corvette 37-Coupe J-350ci V8 4bbl 165hp 5-1975 S-St. Louis, MO Assy Pla
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