Streetside Classics - Nashville
6000 Reliance Dr
Affordable fun doesn't have to include some off-brand '80s leftover. Instead, you can have this very clean 1974 Chevrolet Corvette, complete with T-tops, a lively 350 V8, and a 4-speed manual all for the price of a used Honda. At this price, why the heck WOULDN'T you put a Corvette in your garage?
No, it's not a trailer queen show-stopper, but it sure looks good when it's bombing down the road. It was painted a few years ago and the point wasn't to make a show car out of it, but rather to create a fun, fast C3 that could go anywhere without worries. And at that, they succeeded. Fit and panel alignment are par for the course in the mid-70s Corvette market, but the Classic White paint shines up well and looks great hammering down the street. The '74s were the first to use the urethane bumpers front and rear, leading to a very clean, monochromatic look that even Larry Shinoda admits is closer to what the designers had in mind when they first sketched the C3. And to find one this clean and unmolested is no easy feat. T-tops provide plenty of open-air fun and there's a luggage rack out back to accommodate longer travel plans.
The black interior shows a lot of new pieces, including the seats, headliner, carpet, and door panels, and it's pretty obvious that this car has always been loved. Closing the door seals this 'Vette up like a tomb, and because pretty much everything's been refreshed, there's nothing that needs attention, just go out and drive! The factory gauges look quite good in the vintage Corvette's interior and they all work as they should, framed by an aftermarket 3-spoke steering wheel with a leather rim. A new retro-style AM/FM/AUX stereo in the center stack, and R134a A/C make this a Corvette you can drive every day without complaints, and if you're not using the A/C, why not pull off the T-tops and enjoy this Corvette as the General intended? In terms of get-in-and-have-fun, this car needs nothing more than an enthusiastic new owner.
The original, numbers-matching L82 350 cubic inch V8 is still providing the power and it's been beefed up to 1971 LT1 Corvette spec (ask us for specific details!). No, it's not detailed for show, but you get the things Corvette guys expect, including Chevy Orange paint on the block, long-tube headers feeding a throaty dual exhaust system, and a Holley 4-barrel carburetor up top. It's got great throttle response and low-end torque, making it a lot of fun to drive and this is one hobby car that will always be affordable to own because of the simple hardware. The Muncie M20 4-speed manual transmission is the best gear selector to have, especially on small block 'Vettes, and they're virtually bulletproof so you'll never have to worry about hurting it or the original rear end that's just as tough. It's quite solid and clean underneath, and the flashy 17-inch chrome wheels look awesome with 235/55/17 performance radials wrapped around them.
Bargains exist, and this Corvette is proof. Fast and still looking great, you can easily own the icon you never thought you could afford. Call today!
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