The C3 generation of Corvettes ran from 1968 to 1982, but had some various changes throughout the run of the Stingray. With gov’t restrictions killing off muscle cars the stingray had to transition to more of a cruiser. A Chevrolet advertisement headlined: “We gave it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job.” Improvements to body mounts and interior did improve the Corvette’s ride and interior noise was reduced by 40%. Today, C3 Corvettes are some of the best buys in the classic automobile world. These cars were incredibly popular and provide a great ride with plenty of available spare parts. Despite all these changes, Chevy still offered the 454 ci V8 for one last year in the C3 run.
This is a beautiful ’74 Corvette is powered by what’s believed to be the original 454 ci V8 engine paired with an automatic transmission. This is a really sweet Stingray inside, outside, and underneath!