$12,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1975

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A85 Shoulder Blets
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension
J50 power Brakes
L48 350ci Engine
M40 Turbo Hyramatic Automatic Transmission
N41 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter SBR Tires
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio

 

 

 
exterior color code
76 Mille Miglia Red
interior color code
19V Black Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Sport Coupe
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   69,200
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z37J5S435586
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 I specialize in 1963 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 proud to offer this low mileage and completely numbers matching 1975 Corvette in spectacular condition.  This car looks and drives awesome.  It needs nothing and is all set to be enjoyed.  It is essentially 100% turn key and ready to be driven.  It is finished in it's original color scheme, verified by the trim tag pictured below, which is one of the most attractive and desirable color combinations of Mille Miglia Red over Black.  The low mileage is supported by not only the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title stating the mileage as "actual."  This Corvette is an exceptional driver and I wouldn't hesitate to hop in and take a road trip.  Please peruse all of the photos and the list of numbers below to get a true sense of clean, correct, and original this Corvette really is.

1975 was a very special year for Corvette, it was the last year of the C3 body style in which a convertible model was offered and the first year Corvettes featured High Energy Ignition (HEI).  It included Corvettes first distributor with no mechanical points; a dramatic improvement over previous designs.  1975 also featured structurally redesigned soft bumpers with a honeycomb core and small bumperettes.  The rear bumper, now a one piece unlike the 1974 model, featured new inner shock absorbers for impact.

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.

 

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 1Z37J5S435586 The third digit, "3," verifies that the car is an original coupe.  The fifth digit, "5," verifies that this is an original L48.  The sequence 35586 places the car's build date in July of 1975. 
Body Build Date J16 "J" corresponds to July, and the 16 is the sixteenth day of the month meaning this car was built on July 16, 1975.
Engine Code V0709 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "07" is the seventh month of year and the "09" is the ninth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on July 9, 1975.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CHB This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 435586 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 435586, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date G 7 5 "G" is July, "7" is the seventh day of the month, and "5" is 1975 so the engine block was cast on July 7, 1975.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Distributor 1112888 The distributor is original and correct with 1112888 stamped on the housing.
Distributor Date Code 5F17 The "5" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "17" is the seventeenth day of the month meaning the distributor was made on June 17, 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 346249 The intake manifold is correct with a 346249 casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date E 21 5 "E" is May, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and "5" is 1975 so the intake manifold was cast on May 21, 1975.  Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
Carburetor Main Body 7045222 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci L48 Corvette.  The third digit, "4," means the carb was built in the 1970's.  The fourth digit,  "5," means it was built for the 1975 model year.  The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a 4BBL carb.  The sixth digit,  "2," means is was built for the Chevrolet division of GM.  The last digit, "2," means it was intended for use in an automatic car such as this.
Carburetor Date Code 1695 The first three digits, "169" indicate the 169th day of the year.  The last digit, "5" is the year it was produced, 1975.  So the carb  was stamped in June of 1975.
Transmission 75 CK The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K" means is was intended for an L48 engine, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 554 The assemble date code for the 1975 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1974 and continues through the calendar year in 1975.  This means "554" is the 554th day starting with January 1, 1974, which indicates the transmission was assembles in early July of 1975.
Delco Starter 1108776 The starter has the correct stamping for a late 1975 Corvette, as it was the second design of the model year, with an automatic transmission.
Starter Date Code 5F23 The "5" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "F" denotes June, and "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the starter was made on June 23, 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build dates of the engine.
Windshield II "I" is June and "I" is 1975 so this window is original, made in June of 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Driver's Window JI "J" is May and "I" is 1975 so this window is original, made in May of 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger  Window JI "J" is May and "I" is 1975 so this window is original, made in May of 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window. JI "J" is May and "I" is 1975 so this window is original, made in May of 1975.  This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
All 4 Wheels K 1 5  6  24 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "5" means they were made in 1975.  The "6" is the second month of the year and the "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month.  This means the wheels were made on June 24, 1975.  "AZ" is a code used on wheels for 1975 Corvettes.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Mille Miglia Red exterior is in magnificent driver condition.  As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss and smooth finish.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or other imperfections that have been excluded form the photos.  There may be some small spots that were too small to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from five feet away.  There are also some very small bumps on one small area near the top the hood on the right side.  I included a specific photo of the area and attempted to show them, however they were almost too small to show up in photos.  The beauty rings are in great condition with no curb rash.  The bumpers have not shrunken or faded as they have been replaced with the more durable and higher quality "Tru Flex" units.  This 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. 

Please note that all of the glass one this Corvette is date coded and original as it predates the build date of the car.  Original glass is a good indication that the car has not been in a major accident and never sustained significant damage. 

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

Interior

The Black Vinyl interior of the Corvette is in awesome condition.  The seats look great for originals with no excessive wear I have specifically taken a photo of that area most prone to wear.  Please note that these appear to be the original seats, not some cheap after market replacement.  The carpet is in excellent condition with no stains, rips, or holes This includes the rear carpet with is often neglected.  The console is in great condition and fits well.  The door panels are in nice shape and unlike many Corvettes of this age, they fit well and tight to the door.  The dash is not cracked, split, or sun faded.  Please note that detail items, such as the pulls for the rear compartment doors, have not been pulled through on this car.  The aftermarket Corvette radio works well, and most importantly the dash was not for the installation.   Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this original interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  This car has not been smoked in; there are no burn marks or aroma whatsoever. 

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


Mechanical

This Corvette is in fantastic mechanical condition; it has no issues, it is 100% turn key, and a great driver.  The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well.  The car drives terrifically; it is very tight on the road and at highway speeds with no strange noises or vibrations.  The transmission shifts smoothly.  The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.  All of the interior and exterior lights work.  The headlights pop up with no binding.  The pull down vacuum switch for the headlights works as well.  All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock.   This car has not been molested; the smog pump, catalytic converter, and emissions system are still in place from he factory.  This Corvette has plenty of power.  Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the t-tops out on a nice day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1975 L48 Corvette is in awesome condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The originality, the beautiful and desirable color combination, and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and difficult to duplicate.   This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road.   It is 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 several years.  They are secure and wise investments for a collector.  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 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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