Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
Only 2 owners!!!! The year is 1974, 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space, Richard Nixon resigns as US President and VP Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President and this gorgeous 1974 Corvette rolls off the assembly line. Since then she was recently painted less than 100 miles ago. Now with only 112,558 original miles, the 350 is still running strong. She even has the factory alarm system that still works. The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and was in production until 1982. C3 coupes featured the first use of T-top removable roof panels. It introduced monikers that were later revived, such as LT-1, ZR-1, Z07 and Collector Edition. In 1978, the Corvettes 25th anniversary was celebrated with a two-tone Silver Anniversary Edition and an Indy Pace Car replica edition of the C3. This was also the first time that a Corvette was used as a Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2, but the body and interior were new. The 350 CID engine replaced the old 327 CID as the base engine in 1969, but power remained at 300 HP. 1969 was the only year for a C3 to optionally offer either a factory installed side exhaust or normal rear exit with chrome tips. In 1974, a 5 mph rear bumper system with a two-piece, tapering urethane bumper cover replaced the Kamm-tail and chrome bumper blades, and matched the new front design from the previous year. The all-aluminum ZL1 engine was also new for 1969; the special big-block engine was listed at 430 HP, but was reported to produce 560 HP and propelled a ZL1 through the 1/4 mile in 10.89 seconds To view the car in greater detail, including an HD video and 100+ HD pictures please visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com or our Denver showroom. Call 303-872-4722 for more information.