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1974 Corvette:
Front and Back Urethane Bumpers

1974 Corvette rear view - brochure illustration
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
1974 completed what was started in 1973; this time the rear chrome bumpers were gone, also to accommodate new safety regulations. Corvette stylists had done chrome better than anyone, as a glance at any of the C1 Corvettes would attest.

Some Corvette fans thought the cars looked "unfinished" although designer Larry Shinoda is reported to have approved, saying it was actually closer to what the stylists intended.

Whatever your conclusion, one thing is for sure: The Corvette bumper solution was far better than anything else on the road at the time. Other cars had what can best be described as "Park Benches" as a solution, leading to a general automotive design malaise.

1974 Corvette rear bumper

The 1974 rear bumper cap was a two piece design, exclusive for that year.

1974 Corvette brochure illustration

1974 Corvette Stingray For Sale

1974 Corvette w/454-Auto
Price: $5,995 obo (Trades Considered)
Exterior: White
Interior: Black
Miles: 80,000
Location: Effingham, IL

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1974 Chevy Corvette with the numbers-matching 454 big-block. Less than 10% of 74 Corvettes had this monster motor and it's the last year of the hi-performance 454 w/4 barrel (more)

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1974 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Coupe in Bright Yellow
1974 Corvette - Official GM Photo
1974 Corvette: Official GM Photo.

1974 Corvette Options, Prices

RPO Description Production Price
* Custom Interior Trim 19,959 (53.22%) $154.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratios 1,219 (3.25%) $12.00
A31 Power Windows 23,940 (63.84%) $86.00
A85 Custom Shoulder Belts (standard with coupe) 618 (1.65%) $41.00
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible) 2,612 (6.96%) $267.00
C08 Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop) 367 (0.98%) $329.00
C50 Rear Window Defroster 9,322 (24.86%) $43.00
C60 Air Conditioning 29,497 (78.65%) $467.00
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 1,905 (5.08%) $7.00
J50 Power Brakes 33,306 (88.81%) $49.00
L82 350 cu. in. 250hp Engine 6,690 (17.84%) $299.00
LS4 454 cu. in. 270hp Engine 3,494 (9.32%) $250.00
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 3,494 (9.32%) n/a
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 25,146 (67.05%) n/a
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 27,700 (73.86%) $82.00
N41 Power Steering 35,944 (95.85%) $117.00
QRM White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 9,140 (24.37%) $32.00
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 24,102 (64.27%) $45.00
U05 Dual Horns 5,258 (14.02%) $4.00
U58 AM-FM Radio, stereo 19,581 (52.21%) $276.00
U69 AM-FM Radio 17,374 (46.33%) $173.00
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery (standard with LS4) 9,169 (24.45%) $15.00
UF1 Map Light (on rearview mirror) 16,101 (42.93%) $5.00
YF5 California Emission Test n/a $20.00
Z07 Off Road Suspension and Brake Package 47 (0.13%) $400.00

Total Production: 37,502
Coupe: 32,028 (85.40%)
Convertible: 5,474 (14.60%)

Notes: Base Corvette Coupe with 350 cu. in. 195 hp engine and wide ratio four speed manual transmission: $6,001.50.
Base Corvette Convertible with 350 cu. in. 195 hp engine and wide ratio four speed manual transmission: $5,765.00.

Colors

Code Exterior Quantity Interior Soft Top Wheels
10 Classic White n/a Black / Dark Blue / Dark Red / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
14 Silver Mist n/a Black / Dark Blue / Dark Red / Neutral / Silver Black / White Silver
17 Corvette Gray n/a Black / Dark Blue / Dark Red / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
22 Corvette Medium Blue n/a Black / Dark Blue / Silver Black / White Silver
48 Dark Green n/a Black / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
56 Bright Yellow n/a Black / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
68 Dark Brown n/a Black / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
74 Medium Red n/a Black / Dark Red / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
76 Mille Miglia Red n/a Black / Dark Red / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver
80 Corvette Orange n/a Black / Neutral / Saddle / Silver Black / White Silver

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