1975 75 Corvette C3 Targa 350Ci Automatic SOLD
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|UK registered 1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 350Ci V8 Turbo-Fire 195bhp 3-Speed Turbo-Hydromatic Automatic gearbox in Classic White with Full Black leather interior, MOT expires 03/05/2018, Classic rate road tax, Current mileage 96,000. Appreciating classic vehicle, Modern radio/iPod system within original console pod, Great example, brand new leather interior, new carpets & door cards, Recent new period White-Wall tyres - would benefit from a repaint to achieve top value.|
Classic White exterior Full Black leather interior Targa removable roof panels Turbo-Hydromatic automatic gearbox Quadra-Jet 4-Barrel 4MV carburetor Optional electric windows Electronic ignition Quad exhaust header and Twin rear chrome pipes Performance rear exhaust silencers Unleaded fuel set-up Flip-Up twin headlamps Boot Chrome Travel Rack Chrome sill covers 15inch steel wheels with chrome centre caps and chrome outer ring trims Front & rear bumper over-riders Wood steering wheel Performance centre console gauges (fuel / water temp / clock / oil pressure / battery) American style show plates Modern radio/iPod system within original console pod High capacity upgraded loud speakers New carpets and over mats Battery isolator switch on separate key.
RAC Car Passport V5C registration document MOT expires 03/05/2018 Previous MOT’s MOT VOSA history Various invoices for service and maintenance over the years Haynes Chevrolet Corvette workshop manual Recent new white-wall tyres P235/60R15 all-round. This vehicle has not been smoked in. There are no smells from family pets in this vehicle.
• 350Ci / 5,700cc Turbo-Fire V8i
• Engine: Small block Chevrolet V8
• Power: 195bhp at 4,400 rpm
• Torque: 285lb ft
• Top speed: 120 mph (estimated)
• 0-60mph: 8.6 seconds (estimated)
• Quarter mile: 16.5 seconds (estimated)
• Built St. Louis Missouri, USA, 1975
• Length: 4625mm
• Width: 1758mm
• Height: 1214mm
• Weight: 1597kg
ABOUT THE CORVETTE C3:
The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new. It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year. The C3 is the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, while the 1969 through 1976 models mark the second generation of the Corvette Stingray.
The Corvette C3 was patterned after the Mako Shark II designed by Larry Shinoda. Executed under Bill Mitchell's direction, the Mako II had been initiated in early 1964. Once the mid-engined format was abandoned the Shinoda/Mitchell car was sent to Chevrolet Styling under David Holls, where Harry Haga's studio adapted it for production on the existing Stingray chassis. The resulting lower half of the car was much like the Mako II, except for the softer contours. The concept car's name was later changed to Manta Ray. The C3 also adopted the "sugar scoop" roof treatment with vertical back window from the mid-engined concept models designed by the Duntov group. It was intended from the beginning that the rear window and that portion of the roof above the seats to be removable.
The "Shark" has the distinction of being introduced to the motoring public in an unorthodox—and unintended—fashion. GM had tried their best to keep the appearance of the upcoming car a secret, but the release of Mattel's die-cast Hot Wheels line several weeks before the C3's unveiling had a certain version of particular interest to Corvette fans: the "Custom Corvette", a GM-authorized model of the 1968 Corvette.
1973 started Corvette's transformation from muscle to touring sports car. A Chevrolet advertisement headlined: "We gave it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job" Indeed, redesigned body mounts and radial tires did improve Corvette's ride, and interior sound levels were reduced by 40%. The chrome rear bumper was essentially carried over from the previous year. However, the chrome blade front bumper was dropped for the federally required 5 mph standard for a light-weight front bumper system with an inner transverse tube attached to the frame with two Omark-bolts-(special steel fasteners which absorbed energy when a forming die, pushed back by the bumper, was forced down their length), and an injection-molded urethane bumper cover. The urethane nose was chosen over Chevy's other alternative, a more protruding version of the previous metal bumper. The new urethane bumper assembly added thirty-five pounds to the front end. Two 350 cu in (5.7 L) small block engines were available. The base L-48 engine produced 190 hp (142 kW). The L-82 was introduced as the optional high performance small-block engine (replacing the LT-1 engine) and delivered 250 hp (186 kW). The new hydraulic lifter motor featured a forged steel crankshaft, running in a four-bolt main block, with special rods, impact extruded pistons, a higher lift camshaft, mated to special heads with larger valves running at a higher 9:1 compression, and included finned aluminum valve covers to help dissipate heat. The L-82 was designed to come on strong at higher RPM and ordered with nearly 20% of the cars at a cost of $299.
ABOUT THE NEW 1975 MODEL:
The 1975 model was advertised as a more efficient Corvette, as service intervals were extended and electronic ignition and the federally mandated catalytic converter were introduced with "unleaded fuel only" warnings on the fuel gauge and filler door. Dual exhaust pipes were routed to a single converter, then split again leading to dual mufflers and tailpipes. Starting this year, tachometers were electronically driven. The Corvette began to be influenced by the metric system as speedometers now displayed small subfaces indicating kilometers-per-hour. 75's featured revised inner bumper systems with molded front and rear simulated bumper guards. The urethane rear bumper, now in its second year, reappeared as a one-piece seamless unit. This was the final year for Astro Ventilation. Power bottomed out this year — the base engine produced only 165 hp (123 kW) and the only remaining optional motor, the L-82, dropped an astonishing 45 hp (34 kW), managing to deliver 205 hp (153 kW). With no larger engine available, L-82 hood emblems began to appear on cars so equipped. Unchanged was the standard rear axle ratio for the base engine, which remained at 3.08 with automatic and 3.36 with manual transmission. This was the last convertible for the 1968-82 third-generation and only 12% of the cars were ordered as such. As in previous years, a folding top came standard with roadsters and a body color or vinyl covered hardtop was optional at additional cost.] Anticipating further federal safety restrictions, Chevrolet believed it would be Corvette's last soft-top model ever but the convertible returned in 1986. Due to the state’s strict emissions standards, this was the last year Chevrolet installed the L-82 engine in a Corvette destined for California.
Thackray Car Sales Limited TCS DANBURY / MALDON ESSEX
Viewings strictly by appointment only, as we have several storage facilities for our stock vehicles. Part-exchange vehicles welcome, vehicles supplied with a HPI confirmation certificate, Aviva driveaway 5-days insurance cover available subject to prior Aviva approval, T&C’s, *Credit & debit cards accepted, UK mainland delivery available, Finance credit facilities, Comprehensive warranty options from 3 to 36 months, Tyre, MOT & Gap cover available, all vehicles receive a full valet & polish, level checks & servicing where necessary. Please call for more details or to reserve this vehicle. All vehicles are strictly subject to availability. For demonstration road tests a copy of your driving licence (both parts) must be available on our request. Personal cherished number plates are not offered with our vehicles unless stated and advertised on the vehicle details. TCS are a family owned private Limited business with over 25 years motor retail experience and we pride ourselves on our professional business practices and offer total customer care to all our valued customers. *Note: Finance & Driveaway insurance subject to status & availability. For vehicle valuations we need to appraise your vehicle and documentation. Credit cards accepted for holding deposits only, Debit card payments for the balance of your purchase. E&OE.
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