Chevy Corvette, Stingray
Total Production: 33,836
Original Factory Price $7,117
46,000 original miles
Owner: Lou "Luigi"
Purchase in the fall of 1983 (I believe I am the 4th owner)
This vehicle still sports G70's BFGoodrich tires (as well as the
original spare tire)
following information was obtained from the "Standard Catalog
of American Cars 1946-1975" book
of the changes for 1975 were hidden. The bumpers were improved
(but looked the same). Under the hood were a catalytic converter
and a new High Energy ignition. On the inside, the speedometer
included kilometers-per-hour for the first time. This was the
last year for the Corvette convertible.
Overhead valves. Cast iron block. Displacement: 350 cubic inches.
Bore an stroke: 4 x 3.48 inches. Compression ratio: 8.50. Brake
horsepower: 165 at 3800 R.P.M. Five main bearings. Hydraulic valve
lifters. Carburetor: Rochester Type Quadra-Jet four barrel Model
Wheelbase: 98 inches. Overall length: 185.5 inches. Tires: GR70
Automatic Transmission (no cost). Four-speed manual floor shift
transmission was standard. Close-ratio four speed manual transmission
with floor shift (no cost). 'L82' V-8 350 cubic inch 205 horsepower
engine ($336). Off-road suspension and brake package ($403). Gymkhana
brakes ($50). Power steering ($129). Air conditioning ($490).
Custom interior ($154). Power windows ($93). Custom shoulder belts
($41). Detachable hardtop ($267). Vinyl cover detachable hardtop
($350). Rear window defroster ($46). Telescopic tilt steering
column ($82). White strip tires ($35). White letter tires ($48).
Dual horns ($4). AM/FM stereo radio ($284). AM/FM radio ($178).
Heavy-duty battery ($15). Map light ($5).
'454' Corvette engine was dropped this year, as was the convertible
style. Car and Driver tested a 1975 model and covered the quarter-mile
in 16.1 seconds. The magazine timed the car at 0 to 60 miles per
hour in 7.7 seconds and found it to have a top speed of 129 miles