Lot 275 - 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Roadster
|Odometer reading||47,764 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
The Chevrolet Corvette is instantly recognisable by the marque aficionado and non-aficionado alike. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette, today, is manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The third generation Corvette, the C3, was designed along the lines of the Mako Shark II concept car and was introduced for the 1968 model year continuing in production until 1982. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the C2 but the body and interior were all new.
When this Corvette arrived in Britain from Apopka, Florida in 2012 its new owner had it repainted, at a cost of £9,000, in its original Mille Miglia Red. The panel fit is good and the hood presents well and folds smoothly and neatly away below the rear deck. A hardtop is also included in the sale. The cabin appears original and its general condition is good. Even the factory radio works. After a few pumps of the throttle the V8 engine roared into life and idles nicely. We are informed that this roadster is a joy to drive and that the three speed automatic gearbox changes well and suits the motors torquey nature. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and various bills and receipts for service work, this late C3 convertible is a real head turner and ideal for the summer.
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