Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
We don't have to tell you that this 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a custom mean machine. The big power dome hood, roll bar w/ harnesses, and gleaming side pipes already do a darn good job of announcing that. But you're going to want to dig into the details that show plenty of fresh components that were rebuilt less than 2k miles ago. And at the heart of it all is a fuel-injected 383 stroker motor pumping out an estimated 450 horsepower!
The factory-correct dark red paint is an attractive color, but what likely first grabs your attention is the upgraded L88 hood. That big power dome done in black tells you this car has a dark side. And it also goes nicely with both the black folding roof and vinyl-wrapped hardtop. And there's a nice hint of brightwork on the polished wheels and wicked set of side pipes. There have already been a lot of investments in care in this car. You see it in everything from the way the doors close with confidence to the recent buff and polish that brought some nice luster to the paint. You may find room for improvement, and the value price for all this speed leaves room in your budget for a respray if that's what you're really after. But we already like what this one offers. It's a powerful Corvette that's built to be driven, and so there's something attractive about a complete but worry-free kind of finish.
While it's nice to have the option of both roofs, the best way to go is with no roof at all. It shows off more of this car's aggressive style with the roll bar that's welded to the frame. And mounted on this are the Corbeau five-point racing harnesses. You'll also spot more performance-oriented upgrades like the NGR removable steering wheel and Hurst shifter. It's easy to get comfortable with leather seats, a tilt/telescopic steering column, full gauges, and retro-style AM/FM radio w/cassette. This was even a factory A/C car (it will need components and servicing to return the function.) Just like the exterior, the budget leaves room for improvements and personalization. But what's appealing from day one is a solid investment in competition-ready style, right down to the battery shutoff switch behind the seats.
Under the hood is a clean and mean V8. This 350 cubic-inch unit was rebuilt into a 383 stroker motor in September 2019. It was enhanced and fortified further with a Comp Cams road-racing roller camshaft, roller rockers, Brodix heads, a high-performance oil pump, and Hooker long tube headers. And those side pipes have slide-in mufflers for the right tone. The full package is topped off with a FiTech fuel injection system for the best in performance and consistency. It's said there's less than 1k miles on the motor and that this powerhouse was dyno'd at 450 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. So it's fresh and fast. This is also supported with the right pieces, like a 7 qt baffled road racing oil pan, a new power steering pump (2019) w/ steel braided lines, and a Champion three-core aluminum radiator with electric fans. You fully control this awesome power package with a T10 four-speed manual transmission that was rebuilt in 2020. We love these Stingrays because they have a nimble sporting style. This gets enhanced further on this one. For example, the four-wheel power disc brakes now have Wilwood calipers. And the fully independent suspension continues to feel nimble thanks to newer suspension bushings and QA1 adjustable coilovers.
Complete with build receipts, you can see how this Stingray has the serious power to live up to its serious style. That makes for an awesome power driver. So don't miss this deal. Call today!!!
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