Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer

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Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer


You don’t have to spend a bundle to enjoy being a Corvette enthusiast.

Witness this 1975 Stingray that has a lot going for it, not the least of which is that it’s one of 4,629 convertibles that ended such production for more than a decade. Since only 1,057 coupes AND convertibles were made that year with a four-speed transmission, the rarity of this manual-shifting car increases – not to mention the fun factor.

Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer


Another positive factor about this Stingray is the work that’s been done on it since October: carb/fuel system drained and cleaned, brakes serviced, vacuum system fixed to allow headlights to open and close properly, power steering valve system replaced, new window crankshaft and handle installed, and original AM/FM radio revived and now said to be in “great working condition.”

This vintage C3, in the words of the owner, is “now ready to drive and enjoy.”

Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer


But perhaps the most important positive feature of the car, however, is the price. It’s being offered on Craigslist out of the Seattle area for only $12,150.

Now for that money, admittedly you’re not getting a perfect car. The dark red paint – which covers the original white – is suffering extensively from large bubbles of lost adhesion. “It looks far better in photos, but bubbles become evident within 10 feet,” the seller admits, noting that the paint is “still presentable” for a driver and better still the fiberglass remains in “very good” condition overall, with good body shut lines. He suggests three options: drive as-is, do another repaint, or do a wrap. We kind of like that last suggestion.

Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer


Bright spots include a frame that’s described as rust-free and straight, which the seller believes is an indication that the car was kept indoors throughout its life and was well cared for. The saddle tan deluxe leather interior looks to be in good condition, too, with less than typical wear for a C3, and the black soft top is said to be in “very nice shape with no rips.” We always thought these cars looked good with a hardtop, and we believe this one would look very sharp with silver paint and a matching silver hardtop.

Corvettes for Sale: 1975 Convertible Priced Right for First Time Buyer


Mechanically, the 350 engine has already been upgraded with an Edelbrock carburetor and intake and performance cam, with a true dual exhaust system connected to free-flowing headers. That original four-speed manual “shifts as it should,” the seller says.

If you’re looking for a fun weekend car, you could probably do a lot worse than this one.


Source:
Craigslist

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Looks like a nice entry point to the hobby.

    Not so sure about your suggestion of a repaint or wrap in silver. Lots of other colours, including the car’s current colour, go better with a saddle tan interior, IMHO.

  2. You can’t wrap a car with paint bubbles. They will still show right through under the wrap. That was a very stupid suggestion from the seller.

  3. That was a very stupid suggestion from the seller.

    that was an unfortunate comment. maybe the seller isn’t aware of that.

  4. Hagerty values a ’75 Roadster in #4 fair condition at $10,400.
    I think he’s in the ballpark…

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