Chevrolet Corvette 1973/74
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo, you see on the left, wears exactly the same 350 cubic inch engine.
|Date of manufacture:||1974|
|Produced:||37,502 in 1974 (Stingray)|
|542,741 Corvettes between 1968-1982|
|Country of origin:||US|
|Designer:||GM & Chevrolet design staff|
|Engine capacity:||5735 cc|
|Power Output:||195 hp = 145 kW|
|Top Speed:||124mph = 200 km/h|
|Price then:||6,001 $|
A car with an unmatched performance! It really takes off, when you put your foot on the throttle pedal, with the 350 cubic inch engine on a relatively light body made of fiberglass…
Its performance reminds of an AC Cobra with the difference that this one is controllable and it can be kept on the road!
Production 1953–present Class Sports car 2 door.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car manufactured in six generations by General Motors (GM) since 1953. The first Corvette was designed by Harley Earl and named by Myron Scott after the fast ship of the same name. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, it is currently built at a GM assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. TheNational Corvette Museum and annual National Corvette Homecoming, also located in Bowling Green, celebrate the car’s history. The third generation or “Shark”, patterned after Chevrolet’s “Mako Shark II” (designed by Larry Shinoda), started in 1968 and ended in 1982. This generation has the distinction of being introduced to the motoring public in an unorthodox—and unintended—fashion. 1968 marked the introduction of Mattel’s now-famous Hot Wheels line of 1/64-scale die cast toy cars. General Motors had tried their best to keep the appearance of the upcoming car a secret, but the release of the Hot Wheels line several weeks before the Corvette’s unveiling had a certain version of particular interest to Corvette fans: the “Custom Corvette”, a GM-authorized model of the 1968 Corvette. The 1968 corvette was not actually titled “Stingray”, although it was almost identical to the “Stingray” 1969 model. Nowhere on the 1968 models can the word “Stingray” actually be found.
The early Corvettes have an exceptionally high value. This corvette is a C3 made during 1973/74.
On top of the 1974 Corvette you can see a 1953 one! I think she is the very first one produced. You can’t buy it for love or money. Last time I checked the prices, she was worth around a quarter of a million dollars.