1975 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Few electrical gremlins to fix, but could be a great project at a great price

The C3 Stingray ditched its chrome bumpers for an all fibreglass nose in 1974, and marks a line in the sand today that might see you pay upwards of double the price of a C3, simply for that entry into the chrome bumper club.

The post-74 Vettes however, still represent excellent value if you can look past the absence of that one shiny bit of metal.

However classic buyers may flock to the earlier chrome-nosed cars, for reasons other than vanity.

You see, from the early 70s, C3s boasted a plethora of options within Chevrolet’s 5.7lt V8 workhorse, yet claimed power output dwindled slowly throughout the years thanks to ‘smog’ and emissions regulations in the US.

Between 1973 to 1979, power output had diminished from 190kW to 145kW.

This 1975 Corvette is listed for $21,500 and is the cheapest C3 listed with us currently.

With a 350ci Chevrolet V8, mated to a three-speed auto; the seller reports no oil or water leaks, and various new replacement components including mounts, tie rod ends, front brake caliper seals, master cylinder, fuel pump, as well as reconditioned power steering.

The Maroon metallic paint presents well in photos and the seller purports the paintwork to be in good condition, save for some small stone chips on the front and some bubbling around the door handle.

The big thing to note is the seller states that the pop-up headlights are not functioning at the moment and believes they need new actuators. Similarly, the seller states that the "electric windows work but need attention".

While there are a few gremlins present, the car could be a fantastic base for someone willing to fix those few issues and end up with a tremendous affordable classic cruiser.

The car is based in Queensland, and you can check out the full listing here!


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