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"Luigi's" 1975 Corvette

1975 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)

The following information was obtained from the "Standard Catalog of American Cars 1946-1975" book

Stingray Series-(V-8)-Series Z:
Most 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.
Engine Data:
V-8, 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 4MV.
Chassis Features:
Wheelbase: 98 inches. Overall length: 185.5 inches. Tires: GR70 x 15.
Powertrain Options:
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 suspension ($7).
Convenience Options:
Power 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).
Historic footnotes:
The '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 per hour.


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