The later 74+ plastic bumper version of the C3 Corvette (1968-1982) is not the most desirable or collectable of Corvettes, but it’ll probably get you more street cred than a C4 (or even C5) Vette. In California, this pre-75 example is free from the bi-annual smog inspection that could otherwise have you scratching your head trying to figure out how to get timing right while still making targeted tailpipe emissions on low octane 10% ethanol fuel that wasn’t available when it left the factory. But don’t worry about all of that with this next thing, just drive it and enjoy in most any State. Find this 1974 Chevrolet Corvette offered for $11,300 in Hamilton, OH via craigslist. Tip from Hugh.
From the seller:
Condition: Used Year: 1974
Mileage: 25505 Make: Other Makes
Vehicle Title: Clean
1974 corvette all original ever thing works but the gauges and the ac.
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