[VIDEO] 1974 Corvette Undergoes Mild to Wild Transformation from Stock to Restomod

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[VIDEO] 1974 Corvette Undergoes Mild to Wild Transformation from Stock to Restomod


Coming of driving age right when the 1974 Corvette was coming out means this writer still has a special place in his heart for these now-often-overlooked Stingrays.

We salute Les Moen for having the gumption to add a big dose of “oomph” to his 1974 coupe that was already a nicely maintained classic in its own right, with just 23,000 miles on the odometer.

[VIDEO] 1974 Corvette Undergoes Mild to Wild Transformation from Stock to Restomod


In this six-minute video, Moen offers up an inside look at all the work he did to transform his ride into one of the coolest ’74s we’ve seen.

Naturally, he extracted the stock L48 engine that produced just 195 horsepower. In its place went a 454 SBC Pro Series powerplant from BluePrint Engines, capable of cranking out 600 horsepower with its FiTech fuel injection and dual conical filters to provide adequate air. A Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission transfers all that power.

[VIDEO] 1974 Corvette Undergoes Mild to Wild Transformation from Stock to Restomod


Also installed were Wilwood brakes on all four corners as well as RideTech coil-over suspension.

The interior looks just as great, maintaining its classic look while adding modern touches like updated seats, Dakota Digital instrumentation, and extensive sound and heat deadening materials under the carpet.

[VIDEO] 1974 Corvette Undergoes Mild to Wild Transformation from Stock to Restomod


The body upgrades are just as impressive, with a nice shade of gray making this car really pop with its new custom hood, front lip, rear spoiler, side pipes, and five-spoke chrome wheels. Also pleasing to the eye are more subtle touches like the C7 stingray emblems on the fenders as well as a nice Stingray graphic on the hood that, by the way, is capable of being raised and lowered automatically with a remote.

At the end of the video, we’re also treated to a short road test in the final product, and that 454 really sounds great going down the highway as the driver hits 84 mph at one point.


Source:
gmauthority.com

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Always liked the looks of that version of the C-3’s, the long nose that seems to go yards (not feet) in front of you, beautiful styling. Shame they didn’t have any HP. ☹ I owned a 1984 Hurst Oldsmobile at the time (200hp), all show and No Go. Sad

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