$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1974

rpo code description
19467 Corvette Stingray Convertible
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci V8 Engine
M21 4-Speed Close Ratio Transmission
N37 Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   4-Speed (#'s Match)
Odometer:   96,970 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z67J4S424818
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 1974 Corvette Stingray Convertible with a close ratio 4-Speed transmission that is in excellent condition and priced to sell. The car looks great, runs awesome, and is a magnificent driver that feels great out on the road and is ready to be enjoyed. This Stingray gets a ton of attention going down the road. Please peruse all of the photos and information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

We have the car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette Stingray convertible at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title that is pictured below showing the mileage as "Actual."

This Corvette rolled off the assembly line on April 23, 1974, verified by the "I23" code on the trim tag. While this car is not completely numbers matching the engine does have a 3970010 casting number, which is a correct casting number for a 1974 Corvette. The transmission is original and numbers matching with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below. The transmission is dated WD1942. The "W" indicates this is a Borg Warner transmission. The "D" is the fourth month of the year. The "19" is the nineteenth day of the month. The "4" is the year, 1974. The "2," indicates the gear ratio. So this is a close ratio transmission that was assembled on April 19, 1974. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  We hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

   

 

model description

 

 

Only 5,474 convertibles were made in 1974. A brand new restyled rear end was first featured in 1974. The conventional rear bumper was replaced with a sloping two piece design. This was the only year for the split rear bumper Corvette. The new rear end eliminated the last vestiges of the long-lived rear-deck-lid spoiler and replaced it with a smooth-surfaced rear deck and a body-colored resilient extension covering the actual rear bumper and including the circular taillights meeting new federal energy-absorbing standards.

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Red exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a nice gloss, smooth finish, and good shine. The body is straight and both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. Please note that this Stingray has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made replacements. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires are correctly sized 225/70R15 and have plenty of treat left. The convertible top looks good with no rips, holes, or excessive wear and the rear window is not yellowed. The top itself operates well and opens and closes easily. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are some blemishes and thin spots that were too tiny to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, the bottom is very clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

This Corvette looks as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The Saddle interior in this Corvette is in fantastic condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no holes or excessive wear. They are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in fantastic condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape with no splits or cracks. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio is still in the car and still works. Most importantly the original dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The spare is still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

The interior looks as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This Stingray convertible seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The Corvette is a awesome driver that feels great the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. It runs cool and does not overheat. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The 4-Speed close ratio transmission shifts well. The shifter is tight, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch feels good. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos; even the original ignition shielding is still in place.

The horn works as do the indicators, wipers, interior lights, and exterior lights. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly from both of the switch on the dash and the override switch. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. There is a some gear whine audible in the video. The turn signals work in the front, but not the rear. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the 4-speed transmission and the top down on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1974 Corvette convertible is in terrific driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced it to sell. This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes. The original owners manual is still with the car and included with the sale. The 74 and 75 Convertibles are still some of the best deals around in the Corvette market. They are all solid investments for a collector. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort..

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

   

 

vehicle video

 


For an eleven minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/RK7djrvNfew .
 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 



 




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