Coming soon to Hemmings Auctions
Silver w/Silver interior, 350/205hp L82, automatic.
The mid-seventies aren’t widely recognized as the height of performance for the American sports car. The federal government was mandating changes that made cars safer and cleaner (good!), but heavier (bad!). And with those changes brought a drop in overall performance across the board. However, Corvette still managed to produce a car that was both still quick and nimble. It had been decided a number of years before that the ’75 Corvette Convertible would be the last one produced by Chevrolet. As a matter of fact, all American Convertibles would cease production during the mid-seventies. Most thought forever, at the time. But, we all know that changed a decade later! So, of the only 4,629 Corvette Convertibles built in ’75 many collectors chose to drive theirs sparingly, or not at all! Thinking that maybe someday they would become collectors’ items. Although that hope, for the most part, didn’t quite come to fruition, some ’75 Convertibles have achieved collector status. Like our featured car, for example . . .
The original owner must have felt that it was worth keeping the miles low on his Silver ’75 Convertible, because he only drove it 11k miles since new! When we acquired the car from his widow, it had been carefully stored for a number of years. So, we brought the car into our service department and gave the proverbial once-over! That included complete fluid service, suspension lube, brake pads, master cylinder, tune up, front shocks, thermostat, fuel system service and more. We then gave her a complete detail and the finished product is what you see here! This is an original, 11k mile Corvette and the rare and beautiful color combination of Silver exterior w/matching Silver interior! It’s optioned with the higher performance L82 small block engine, Turbo 400 automatic transmission, am/fm stereo, power brakes, power steering, power windows, air conditioning, Custom interior w/leather seats, tilt/tele steering column, both hard and soft tops and more! As collectible Corvettes go, the ’75 may not go down in history as the most, but it’s significance can’t be denied. Driving enjoyment is assured! Who wants to be this “time capsule’s” next caretaker?