WTS 1974 Corvette Sport Coupe with 63K original miles, 454 BB engine, will trade for 08 Challenger.

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    1974 Corvette Sport Coupe (T Top) Numbers matching with 63K original miles, 454 Big Block engine, and 4 spd auto transmission. Car also has these Factory options: a 3.08:1 Positraction rear end, Gymkhana Suspension and BFGoodrich tires, Corvette A/C, Power Steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Deluxe Interior with leather seats, and AM/FM stereo cassette radio.

    Contact: Text Frank at 951-454-6093 or ftartaglio@yahoo.com

    VIN: 1Z37Z4S420383

    Condition: excellent

    https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/6048127808.html

    C3 CORVETTE STINGRAY BIG BLOCK (For sale or Trade)

    Engine Recent complete top end overhaul (valves, valve seals & gaskets), new water pump, starter, hoses, belts, intake and valve cover gaskets. The original Quadrajet was rebuilt at The Carb Shop in Ontario, the points have been replaced with a Pertronix Ignitor Kit, new distributor cap, stainless steel shielded wire braid spark plug wires, new spark plugs, new vacuum lines, added a new aluminum radiator to update the cooling system, added an electrical system anti theft kill key, and an OPTIMA REDTOP battery.

    Transmission a GM TH700R4 transmission. The transmission is upgraded by Hubbes Performance Automatic transmissions with special built TH700R4 4 speed automatic transmission to handle this Corvette 454 engine.

    Exhaust Ceramic coated original cast iron exhaust manifolds. Complete new
    MagnaFlow stainless steel 21⁄2" exhaust system with cut out plates. New exhaust gaskets, exhaust donut gaskets, and exhaust manifold studs.

    Interior New carpet, door panels, pillar panels, ventilation balls, and weatherstripping kit. The remainder of the interior is original and in excellent condition.

    Paint The car was originally painted a single stage Medium Red when I bought the car. It was a poor paint job so the body was completely block sanded and a 2stage urethane was applied. The basecoat is Torch Red (about as close as you can get to the Medium Red color in a modern paint) and the clearcoat is a Matrix high solids to prevent fading. The Corvette body emblems and door handles were also replaced where needed. Corvette Specialty of California did the paint and body work in Corona CA.

    Misc. The factory radio was replaced by a Classic Car AM/FM cassette stereo setup. The speedometer cables gears replaced to match the TH700R4 transmission. The entire vacuum system was tested and hoses replaced. The car has new brakes, and brake lines. All brake calipers and pistons have been rebuilt with new nonporous materials to prevent characteristic C3 brake fade problems.

    Item specifics
    Year: 1974, VIN# 1Z37Z4S420383
    Engine details: Matching numbers 454/270 net horsepower engine. (365 HP per NHRA Specs) Casting # 3999289,
    Date code B774,
    Pad # T025CWR 14S420383

    Other details:
    Rear end code AW, 3.08:1 Positraction.
    Optioned with air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering column, deluxe interior, shoulder harness, seat belts and upgraded Corvette stereo/cassette/radio.
    Paint code 74L (Medium Red)
    Trim code 404 Black deluxe with wood grain interior, newer leather seats and deluxe door panels.
    Very nice original dash pad with no cracks in the upper and lower console.
    Newer deluxe carpet. Very nice T/Top inserts.
    Newer BFGoodrich tires
    New weather stripping.

    Factoid:
    1974 CHEVROLET CORVETTE, of the 37,502 made in 1974 only.3,494 had the "454/270 HP " engine option. The 1974 Corvette was the last Corvette produced without catalytic converters. The transition to soft bumpers was completed in 1974 with the new body color rear bumpers. The LAST year and the lowest production year for the 427/454 big block true dual exhaust corvettes.

    Performance notes about this car: 454 option; The NHRA spec sheet on engine performance shows the net horsepower for a stock 1974 454 Corvette engine to be 365 HP per NHRA Specs, not the 270 HP advertised by GM. With Open chamber 454, Oval Port Heads, Casting number 336781, 118cc chamber, 256/114cc ports, and Flat top pistons that were standard on the LS4 thru LS6 motors, and with a little tweaking here and there the LS4 could put out 400+ HP also.

    About this car's TH700R4 transmission as noted from Hubbes Performance, (http://hubbes.com) it is built from an 87 92 TH700R4 Trans, Super Hold 4th Gear Servo, Corvette Second Gear Servo, The Beast Sun Gears, High Energy 2 4 bands (the wide ones), .500 boost valve, and signal from fourth gear for lockup. 700R4 / 4L60E 23002500 Stall Torque Converter: 30 Spline and manual or vacuum assist lock up switch.

    Car history: Torch Red Big Block 454 Coupe, custom built 00D0D_jh5KMHgc7pc_600x450.jpg 00F0F_66GfJZ41NsT_600x450.jpg 00f0f_iGwE4so2KQm_600x450.jpg 01212_970TPS8reci_600x450.jpg 00707_glSZnDXT5wu_600x450.jpg 00O0O_5zCyR77YRF9_600x450.jpg 00w0w_9BGyH0XSRo7_600x450.jpg 00808_fZyWWMOU7jl_600x450.jpg 00q0q_23YX0ecMtP3_600x450.jpg 01515_6jk4wDbw3lz_600x450.jpg 00Y0Y_gFvrxVPaedy_600x450.jpg 00l0l_4eiqWFNw6Lx_600x450.jpg 00p0p_tAXjbEp223_600x450.jpg TH700R4 automatic transmission, with a 3.08:1 Positraction rear end, Gymkhana Suspension and B.F. Goodrich tires. The car is optioned with Corvette factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, tilt, and telescopic steering column. The like new original interior is Black deluxe leather with black leather and wood grain door panels, shoulder harness, and seat belts. And it has an upgraded Corvette sound system.
    The car Runs and drives great. I am the second owner of the car. The original color was Medium Red but the car was repainted Torch Red (a 1997 Corvette color) about 3 years ago and it looks outstanding. I have all of the original parts that have been replaced. The original numbers matching Turbo 400 trans was replaced with a custom built TH700R4 with overdrive to make the car more drivable better mileage better cruise speed better top end and overall, adds less strain on the engine.
    Car's approximate birthday: March 11, 1974. Current owner purchased car 05/05/2004 from GM Down Under Corvettes and Classic Cars in Costa Mesa, CA.
    The car is used primarily for car shows and is a winner in its class at most shows. You won't find a nicer 74 original Corvette, like they say; "You can restore them over and over, but it's only original once."

    Edit by Administrator: Car is listed for $28,000 on Craigslist.
     
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    Sounds like a super nice car and I hope the trade works out, but to be honest, it doesn't sound very original.
     
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    I have saved all of the original parts (original 3 speed transmission, original points and condenser, original radiator, etc.etc.) if the buyer wants them... all mods made where for drivability reasons.
     
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    Apparently I forgot to include the asking price for the car in my post, but our thoughtful admin was nice enough to help me out with an Edit by Administrator: Car is listed for $28,000 on Craigslist. Thank you very much.

    The Craigslist ad has expired now and the price is quite negotiable, I would really rather make a trade.
     
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    SOLD SOLD SOLD ... sold the corvette and now have my 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 ... I am a happy camper once again.
     
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