$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1974

rpo code description
1YZ67 Corvette Convertible
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci Engine
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
N41 Power Steering
QRM White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 
exterior color code
56 Bright Yellow
interior color code
400 Black

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   78,855
Engine:   350 ci #'s Matching
VIN:   1Z67J4S401451
about our 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 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. 
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 numbers matching 1974 Corvette Convertible that is an excellent driver and priced to sell.  The car looks good, runs great, and is a blast to drive.  It was sold new by The Kings Chevrolet Co. in Cincinnati, OH on September 28, 1973, verified by the original documentation with the car.  This is an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value.  One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal work and effort.  The car is finished in the very rare and desirable color combination of Bright Yellow (56) over Black (400).  This is the original and correct color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below.  It gets a ton of attention going down the road, especially with the rare and striking color.  Please peruse all of the photos and numbers below to get a true sense of how original and nice this Corvette really is.

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. 

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  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.

 

numbers

 
 

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. 

 

item number description*
VIN 1Z67J4S401451 The third digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original convertible.  The fifth digit, "J," verifies that this is an original L48 Corvette.  The last five digits are the build sequence, meaning this is the 1,451st Corvette produced for 1973.  It also places the car's build date in September of 1973.
Engine VIN Stamping 401451 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401451, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Body Build Date B03 "B" Corresponds to September, and the 3 is the third day of the month meaning this car has a body build date of September 3, 1973
Engine Code V0828 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on August 28, 1973.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for an L48 application with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date H 24 3 "H" is August, the "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and the "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 24, 1973.  The first digit was very hard to read on the car
Intake Manifold Casting Number 340261 The intake manifold has the correct 340261 casting number.  Please note that this intake was only for the 1974 model year.
Intake Manifold Block Casting Date H 1 3 "H" is August, the "1" is the first day of the month, and the "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on August 1, 1973. 
Carburetor Main Body 7044206 This car has a very rare Rochester carb built by Carter.  The first two digits, "70" are correct for all Rochesters built between 1965 and 1975.  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, "6," means it was intended for use in a automatic transmission car such as this
Carburetor Date Code H3 "H" is August and "3" is the last digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made in August of 1973.
Alternator 1100544 The alternator has the correct stamping, 1100544, for a 1974 Corvette with air conditioning.
Alternator Date Code 3 H 17 The "3" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H" denotes August, and "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the alternator was made on August 17, 1973. 
Starter 1108430 This has the correct stamping, 1108430, for a 1974 Corvette with an automatic transmission and small block engine
Starter Date Code 3 G 10 The "3" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "G" denotes July, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning the starter was made on July 10, 1973. 
Transmission 74 CK "74" is the model year, 1974, and the "K" indicates that this transmission is intended for a L48 Corvette, which is a correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 201 "201" is a date code indicating the 201st day starting from January first of the calendar year in which the model year was first produced.  So the transmission was made on the 201st day of 1973, which is July 20, 1973.
Windshield TU "T" is August and "U" is 1973 so the windshield was made in August of 1973.
Driver's Window IU "I" is June and "U" is 1973 so this window was made in June of 1973 .
Passenger  Window JU "J" is May and "U" is 1973 so this window was made in May of 1973 . 

 *All information obtained from Alan L. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Bright Yellow exterior is in beautiful driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish.  The convertible top looks great with no rips, holes, or excessive wear.  The rear window is clear and not yellowed or foggy at all.  The top actually fits quite well, but as with many of the C3 Corvettes, it can be a bit finicky to operate.  There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  I have done my best to accurately and objectively photograph the car and show the flaws I notices and there are many specific photos of those spots.  There are some there imperfections that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really stands out from about five or ten feet away.  The wheels are in great condition with a nice bright finish and no curb rash.  The tires are almost brand new and appear to have about 95% tread left.

Please note that all of the glass on this Corvette is date coded and original to the car as each piece predates the build date of September 3, 1973 (B03). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

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

 

Interior

 

The black interior of the Corvette looks splendid.  The seats are in good condition with no rips, splits seams, or signs of excessive wear.  They are not overly worn in the typical areas such as where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet throughout the car is also in great condition with no stains, rips, or holes.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage.  The original jack and jack handle are still with the car in the rear storage compartment.  This car has not been smoked in; there is no aroma whatsoever.  Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout its life.

 

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition.  The car starts right away every time, idles well, and runs great.  It is an awesome driver that is smooth on the road and at highway speeds.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  The transmission shifts smoothly throughout the power band.  Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos.  This Corvette has plenty of power and is very fast.  The horn works as do the headlights, fan for the heater and a/c, all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, lights, and power windows.  The vacuum for the headlights works as both lights pop up with the headlight switch or override switch as they should.  The heater core has been bypassed and the car has some typically Corvette leaks.  The a/c does not work, but the compressor in not locked up and spins freely and all of the components are in place so it probably needs to be charged.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.

This Corvette runs and drives as well as it  looks.


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.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The original owners manual, plastic pouch, 1974 Chevrolet Maintenance Schedule, Emission Control Systems, Consumer Information pamphlets, and even the Chevrolet Warranty booklet with the original owners name and dealer who sold the car new are 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.  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 email or call with any questions.

 

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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