exterior paint is in awesome driver condition. The paint has a
fantastic gloss and a smooth finish.
The previous owner has the car professionally painted 5 years ago
and the car has only seen recreational used since then. Often
Corvettes of this vintage will have chipped up front ends, this car
does not. Also, the underside of the front end is very fragile
and prone to damage. I included photos of this area to show
the care with which this car has been driven over the years.
There are no major paint defects that have been excluded from the
nothing that is really noticeable from five feet away.
The wheels are in excellent
condition with no curb
rash on the beauty rings. The convertible top is in decent
shape with no rips, tears, or holes.
There are no rust
issues with this car.
There is no rust on the frame in front of the rear tire around the
"key hole" and no rust visible on the "A" pillar or around the
All of the glass is date coded and original to the car as it
predates the build date of January 11, 1974. This indicates
that the car has never been in a major accident and never sustained
any significant damage.
Windshield: CU -
The "C" denotes November and "U" 1973 so the windshield was made
in November of 1973.
Driver: CU -
The "C" denotes
November and "U" 1973 so the windshield was made in November of
Passenger: CU -
The "C" denotes November and "U" 1973 so the passenger's side
window was made in November of 1973.
The interior of this
Corvette is in nice condition. The seats look very good and
show little wear.
The door panels look as good as new and fit tightly to the door.
The carpet is in good condition with no excessive wear or stains.
This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.
There is a small tear in the carpet on the driver's side, but it is
covered by the floor mat, and as you can see in the photos hardly
noticeable. The console and dash look just as nice in person
as they do in the photos with no cracks or sun fading. The
convertible top latches and closes easily as it should, it has not
shrunken, and the rear window has not fogged up or yellowed over
time. The aftermarket radio was professionally installed in
the stock location and the console was not cut. This car has
not been smoked in, there is no aroma or burn marks anywhere.
This car is in fine mechanical
It starts easily, runs well, and idles well.
The car emits no smoke.
shifts well. The car brakes powerfully and perfectly straight.
The car has a very healthy and throaty exhaust tone with the cam and
sidepipes. All of the gauges work. Every option on this
car works, the blower, air conditioning, horn, headlights, even the
headlight override vacuum switch works as it should. The only
notable item I am aware of the the heater core has been bypassed.
Not enough can be said about what a pleasure it is to drive this car
especially with the top down and the extra power from the L82.
Overall the Corvette is in
outstanding collectable condition. Corvette
Convertibles will always draw a premium over other Corvettes
due to their rarity and desirability. The 74 and 75
Convertibles are still some of the best deals around in the
Corvette market. Matching numbers is an unconditional
must for any truly collectible Corvette. This car
can be driven and enjoyed while continuing to appreciate in
This body style has increased in price rapidly over the past
This time of
year in this economic situation is about the best time ever
to buy a car like this.
They are now over 35 years old and will continue to increase
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