1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible One of 5,474 convertibles made in 1974 The car has been pampered by its previous owner of 32 years, who drove it proudly Debut and only year for two-piece rear bumper cover LS4 Turbo-Jet 454 CID V-8 big-block engine with dual exhausts and no catalytic converter Final year for the legendary 454 V-8 Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission Silver Mist exterior (code 14) Black leather interior (code 404) Air-conditioning, power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, power door locks, power windows and tilt steering column Body-colored hardtop Documentation includes a copy of the 1974 Corvette Assembly ManualWe purchased this highly original big block 4 speed Corvette from our next door neighbor who owns the local Case equipment dealership. He has loved and cared for this Corvette for the last 32 years. While exempt on mileage due to age, he stated the 85,782 miles were actual on this Corvette.Nineteen seventy-four was the end of an era for the Corvette. It marked the last true dual exhaust system without a catalytic converter and the final use of the LS4 Turbo-Jet 454 CID big-block engine. Mot Xotica Classic Cars is proud to present this 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, which left the St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant on March 5, 1974. It was one of 5,474 convertibles made in 1974.Dressed in Silver Mist (code 14), the cars paint and trim are in very good condition as it had a repaint in 2007, which included the body-colored hardtop (code C07). This car was pampered by its owner, was only serviced by highly qualified technicians and no expense was spared. This car has been driven proudly by its owner and he hopes the next owner will be just as proud.The cars windows are clear and intact and all lights and accessories work as they should. The cars bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is tidy and the cars urethane bumpers fit well to the cars body. This car rolls on BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires, size P225/70R15 at all four corners. Each tire surrounds a Rally, or turbine style, alloy wheel. The wheels are in good order as are the tires.Under that forward-hinged hood is the big block 454 CID V-8 engine with a Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor and mated to a Muncie M20 four-speed manual transmission. Driver convenience features include power steering (code N41), power four-wheel disc brakes (code J50), tilt steering column (code N37), power door locks, power windows (code A31) and air-conditioning (code C60).Inside, the black leather bucket seats are in good order, which the matching carpet is in decent shape. The headliner, three-spoke steering wheel, inner door panel, dashboard with its full array of gauges, center console and shift lever are all in satisfactory condition and the horn is inoperable. Rounding out the interior is a modern AM/FM stereo with CD player.For 1974, a new rear bumper system replaced the squared tail and chrome rear bumper blades introduced in 1968 with a trim, tapering urethane cover carrying an integral license plate holder and recesses for the trademark round taillights. Underneath sat a box-section aluminum impact bar on two Omark-bolt slider brackets similar to the system used in the nose which allowed the Corvette to pass federal five-mph impact tests at the rear as well as the front. The new rear design was quite beautiful, and more up-to-date than the 60s shape that it replaced with the vast majority of enthusiasts embracing the new design. For the 1974 model only, casting limitations mandated left and right bumper covers with a vertical center seam. The anti-theft alarm key activator was moved from the rear panel to the front left fender. Tailpipes were now turned down as the new bumper cover eliminated the tailpipe extensions.Car and Drivermagazinesaid: ...We think the front and rear together produce a molded shape that speaks of function rather than decor. Chevrolet commented on the new tailpiece in the 74 Corvette sales brochure: Take the styling. We wouldnt just change it for the sake of change. But when we made the rear bumper stronger, we made Corvettes rear styling look different. And, we think better...Resonators were added to the dualexhaust systemon 1974 models, which further helped quiet the interior. The radiator and shroud were revised for better low-speed cooling. The inside rear-view mirror width was increased from eight to 10 inches.Hot Rodmagazine in its March 1986 issue selected the 1973-74 Corvette LS4 454 as one of the 10 most collectable muscle cars in the company of the 1968-70Chevelle, 1970Barracuda, 1970Challenger, 1966-67Fairlane, 1968-70AMX, 1970Camaro Z28, 1968-70GTO, 196869Charger and 1967-68Mustang. The big-block Corvettes were the onlymuscle carsproduced after 1970 worthy of the list.Direct competition to this Corvette in 1974 included Aston Martins V-8, Datsuns 240Z, Ferraris Dino 308 GT4 and Jensens Interceptor III.This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 85,783 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!VIN: 1Z67Z4S419808Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.