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Sold for: £19,125
The iconic Chevrolet Corvette (named after a small, maneuverable warship) has now been in production for over seven generations with enormous pedigree and style. The first model was a convertible penned by designer Harley Earl and was introduced in 1953 at the GM Motorama as a concept show car. The C2 Corvette which followed was produced between 1963 and 1967 and it is perhaps this car that is most entrenched in American automotive history with its dramatic styling, deeply scalloped side panels and evocative 'Stingray' model name. The C3 arrived in 1968 and also carried the Stingray moniker although it closely followed the design of the 'Mako Shark II' concept car. The new C3 displayed a number of innovative features including vacuum operation of the headlights, a shield to conceal the wipers when not in use, and 7inch wheels as standard. The chassis, fully independent suspension and disc brakes were carried over from the C2 and the car was offered with a choice of engine size and 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearboxes. This 1974, left-hand drive Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is indicating 75,000 miles and lived under the warm sun in Omaha, USA with its previous lady owner for around 20 years prior to arriving on these shores early this year. Imported to the UK by our vendor, all UK taxes have been paid, and the Corvette has been registered with the DVLA to obtain the registration ' CDM 952M’. The car is fitted with a strong 350 cubic inch V8 and optioned with the 4-speed manual gearbox, electric windows, tilt steering wheel, hard top, and air conditioning. If you look at the paint charts, you’ll see that GM called this particular shade (code 68) “Dark Brown” which is not very imaginative but if you think 'Metallic Chocolate' that's probably more like it. The (code 416) Light Saddle leather trim is also correct for this particular car and the interior is generally in good shape with some light patination on the seats. Described by the vendor as a ‘’Standard, largely original car with no modifications’’ this Corvette presents very well. It has 75,000 miles indicated and has a current MOT valid until late April 2018. A change in direction for our vendor has meant that this wonderful Chevy now has to find a new home. Don't miss the opportunity to 'woofle' down the High Street of your home town in this sparkling curvaceous number with the sound of the 5.7-litre V8 echoing off the surrounding buildings. Attractively priced, this car offers superb value today.