1974 Chevrolet Corvette: Barn Find with Original Engine and Retro Upgrades

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1974 Chevrolet Corvette
1974 Chevrolet Corvette

In 1974, Chevrolet dealerships witnessed a surge in Corvette orders, notably favoring the coupe model over the convertible. Despite the latter’s lower price, the majority of customers opted for the coupe. This marked a significant milestone for the Corvette, as the coupe variant achieved record-breaking production numbers and commanded a higher price point, surpassing $6,000 for the first time with a base price of $6,001.50.

Recently, a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette resurfaced after spending three decades in a barn. Despite its extended storage period, the vehicle appears to be in good condition, having undergone a repaint at some point. Notably, the original engine remains intact, with recent mechanical fixes enhancing its functionality, including brake and fuel system maintenance.

1974 Chevrolet Corvette
1974 Chevrolet Corvette (Credit: eBay seller olewillies)

However, prospective buyers should be aware of modifications made to the vehicle, such as the installation of a new front bumper reminiscent of a “1980 retro bumper.” While the odometer indicates low mileage of approximately 29,000 miles, enthusiasts seeking an all-original Corvette may be disappointed by these alterations.

Listed on eBay with an initial price of $8,000, the Corvette presents an opportunity for restoration or customization, with the auction’s conclusion impending. Interested parties are advised to conduct thorough inspections or contact the seller for further details before making a purchase decision.


By Park-Shin Jung

I am Park-Shin Jung. I am a professional content writer for cars.

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