Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda
licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With
many years of focused experience I specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes.
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. This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my
full time employment. I do it because I enjoy it. I am a
collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.
I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me
because it is special or rare to me and because I like it.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this completely
restored, low mileage, and
completely numbers matching 1974 Corvette Convertible in
immaculate condition. Let me start by saying that this is
truly one of the nicest if not the best driving C3 Corvette I have
had the pleasure to pilot. The car has been used less than
1,000 miles since it received a total cosmetic and mechanical
restoration. There is no way that this car could be reproduced
or duplicated for anything near the asking price. The car is now in nearly flawless condition and
needs absolutely nothing. Everything on the car looks awesome,
works as it should, and is ready to be enjoyed. The underside
of the car is almost as clean as the top. Please be sure to
check out the photos from underneath the car.
The low mileage is verified as original by not only the condition of
the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the
mileage as "actual." Please peruse the list of numbers below
and all of the photos to get a true sense of how spectacular and
clean this Corvette really is.
While the Corvette has numerous mechanical improvements and updates,
cosmetically and in appearance it is totally stock. This even
includes the engine compartment and under the hood. Everything
was professionally and very tastefully done. The previous
owner was meticulous and it shows in the level of detail on this
car. The engine modifications are all internal and the block
was not decked so it looks completely correct and still has all of
the correct and original stampings and casting numbers.
Basically, the car was stored back to stock, but slightly improved
as a driving car in the areas where it made most sense to update the
1970's technology. The following list is word for word from
the previous owner.
Eagle forged crank
Eagle H-beam rods all internal balanced
Roller tipped rockers
Hydraulic roller Comp Cam part# 12-422-8
gross lift: intake .495, exhaust .502
duration @ .050 intake 218 ex 224 lobe separation
9.1:1 compression set @ 36 degrees full
stock distributor w/ Pertronix ignition
dyno specs 338 hp @ 5000 rpm, torque 424 @ 3000 rpm
Note: with alum heads this combo will run 400 hp
Brakes - Stainless calipers (inserts) SS lines dot 5
A/C - all new condenser, evap, line set
Stock gears 355
New bearings on everything
VBP adjustable strut rods
Composite TRW rear spring
Rear control arms all new
All new stock Moog bushings
Steering all new
"Every moving part has been replaced or rebuilt except the 4
One may ask why a car with such
low miles was completely restored. The previous owner is a fan
a past participant of the Hot Rod Power Tour. The power tour
is long distance driving event for classic cars; this year it will
cover over 1,600 miles. The previous owner restored this car
with the specific purpose of using it in the power tour. Since
the Corvette has only two seats and limited luggage space, he
utilized some of the other cars in his collection and this Corvette
was never extensively driven. That is why he did so much work
to a car with such low miles.
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
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 cars 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.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct
stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the
dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of
the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For
example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and
the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date
of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could
be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and
are dated correctly.
The third digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original
convertible. The fifth digit, "5," verifies that this
is an original L48. The sequence 12219 places the
car's build date in December of 1974.
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
412219, are stamped on the engine pad
meaning this engine is original to this car.
Body Build Date
"E" Corresponds to December, and the 13 is the thirteenth
day of the month meaning this car was built on December 13,
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "28" is the
twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the engine was
assembled on November 28, 1973. This is correct as it
precedes the build date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for an L48 with a 4-speed,
which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date
J 24 3
"J" is October, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month,
and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on October 24,
1973. Which is correct as it predates the assembly
date of the engine.
The alternator is original and correct with a 1100544
Alternator Date Code
4 F 3
The "4" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F"
denotes June, and "3" is the third day of the month meaning
the alternator was made on June 3, 1974.
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake manifold is correct with a 340261 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date
K 16 3
"K" is November, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and
"3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on November 16,
1973. Which is correct as it predates the assembly
date of the engine.
Exhaust Manifold, Right
The right exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting
Exhaust Manifold, Left
The left exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting
Carburetor Main Body
The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci
4-Sped L48 Corvette. The third digit, "4," means the
carb was built in the 1970's. The fourth digit,
"4," means it was built for the 1974 model year. The
fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb.
The sixth digit, "0," means is was built for the
Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "7," means
it was intended for use in a 4-speed car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code
The first three digits, "317" indicate the 317th day of the
year. The last digit, "3" is the year it was produced,
1973. So the carb was stamped on November 13,
1973, which is correct as it predates the build date of the
Transmission Main Case Casting #
The main case of the transmission has the correct 3925661
Transmission Extension Housing Casting #
The extension housing of the transmission has the correct
3978764 casting number.
Transmission Date Code
P 4 P 2
The first "P" means that this is a 4-speed Muncie, which is
correct since the Borg Warner 4-speeds did not arrive in
Corvettes until January, 1974. The "4" is the model
year, 1974. The second "P" is the month code
indicating September. The "2" is the day of the month
so this transmission is dated September 2, 1973.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
412219, are stamped on the main case
indicating that this transmission is original to this car.
Clutch Housing Casting #
The clutch housing is correct with a 3899621 casting number.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
is in outstanding driver condition. As one can see in the
the finish has dazzling gloss and
Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this
car does not. The underside of the front end, a very
fragile part of the car, is in great condition as evidenced by
This Corvette came equipped with rally wheels, which are in excellent
absolutely no curb rash on the beauty rings.
The tires look almost brand new.
There are no major
imperfections that have been excluded from the photos.
There are some small things when you right up on the car that
were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really
noticeable from five to ten feet away. The convertible top
is in like new condition with no rips, tears, or holes.
The rear window is perfectly clear with no yellowing or
Corvette has absolutely NO rust issues.The frame
is totally solid with no rust in front of the rear tire and I
have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield.
The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
The Black interior of the Corvette looks
utterly brilliant. It is in near concourse quality
The entire interior was freshened when the car was restored.
Even the parts that are original in the interior are very nice
since the car only has 42,150 original miles.
The seats look almost brand new with no
rips, tears, or split seams.
They are not worn in
the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.
The carpet is in like new
condition as well with no stains, rips, or holes.
This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.
The console is in great condition and fits together correctly.
The door panels are in great shape and unlike many Corvettes of
this age, they fit well and tight to the door. The dash is
not cracked or sun faded at all.
This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks or
aroma whatsoever. Please note that detail items, such as
the pulls for the rear compartment doors, have not been pulled
off on this car.
The original pedal pads are not
excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures, show
normal wear for a car with this mileage.
The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the
Even with the beautiful cosmetic condition
of the car, the mechanics are the real highlight.
This car is in extraordinary
mechanical condition. There are no issues at all with this
Corvette and it is 100% turn key.
Even the a/c and clock work. All of the mechanical items
on this car have seen very limited use since the car was
restored. With the all new springs and the updated
the car drives terrifically.
is very tight on the road and at highway speeds; it is the best
driving C3 we have ever had.
The car starts right away every time. There is no smoke
when starting or driving the car. The stainless steel
brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
The transmission is solid and the car shifts very tightly.
The shifter has a very short throw and very confident and
precise feel. The clutch feels great.
Everything on this car works as
it should, the headlights go up and down with the headlight
switch and the vacuum override switch,
the gauges work,
all of the interior and exterior lights work, the horn works,
etc. This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.
Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to
drive this car. I have personally driven and enjoyed this
car all summer with absolutely no issues at all.
Overall this 1974 Corvette convertible is
in spectacular condition.
There is no way that this car could be duplicated for any amount
near the asking price. Numbers matching is extremely
important in Corvette pricing. The originality, the
stunning condition, the very low miles, and the great extent to
which the numbers match make this car especially important and
nearly impossible to duplicate. Cars like this are the
Barrett Jackson stars of the future. The 1974 or 1975
Corvette convertible is the star of today and the future in
terms of an investment; it is beyond doubt one of the most sound
and secure ventures one could make into the Corvette market.
One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for
more than your purchase price.
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
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.