….Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car. Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1974 Corvette Stingray Convertible in excellent condition with only 67,095 original miles. The car looks great, runs awesome, and is a magnificent driver that feels great out on the road and is ready to be enjoyed. It is finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Red Metallic (74) over Dark Ox Blood Vinyl interior (425). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag pictured in this ad. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and information to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.We have the car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette Stingray convertible at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual."As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.Model DescriptionOnly 5,474 convertibles were made in 1974. A brand new restyled rear end was first featured in 1974. The conventional rear bumper was replaced with a sloping two piece design. This was the only year for the split rear bumper Corvette. The new rear end eliminated the last vestiges of the long-lived rear-deck-lid spoiler and replaced it with a smooth-surfaced rear deck and a body-colored resilient extension covering the actual rear bumper and including the circular taillights meeting new federal energy-absorbing standards.ExteriorThe Red Metallic exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a nice gloss, smooth finish, and good shine. The body is straight and both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires are correctly sized 225/70R15 and have plenty of treat left. The convertible top looks okay and the rear window is not yellowed. The top itself operates well and opens and closes easily. There is one spot visible in the photos on the left side where the top has been repaired. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are some small blemishes on the right door, hood, and near the gas door that are visible in the photos and some imperfections that were too tiny to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, the bottom is very clean. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos of the areas on the car most prone to rust to show how the car looks.Window Date CodesPlease note that almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both pieces of “Astro Ventilation” door glass, is date coded and original as they predate the car's body build date of September 24, 1974 (N24). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.Interior The Dark Ox Blood interior in this Corvette is in fantastic condition. The seats are in excellent shape with no holes or excessive wear. They are not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in fantastic condition with no major stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are crystal clear. The door panels are in wonderful shape with no splits or cracks. The door pulls are solid and intact. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The original radio is still in the car and still works. Most importantly the original dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life MechanicalThis Stingray convertible seems to be in very good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. The Corvette is an awesome driver that feels great the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. It runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.The horn works as do the wipers, interior lights, exterior lights, and power windows. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly from both of the switch on the dash and the override switch. They go up quickly, evenly, and with no binding in the mechanism. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The blower for the heater works on all speeds, but high. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock, which runs sporadically. The a/c and brake lights do not work. There is a squeak audible sometimes while driving in the video. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.Overall Condition Overall, this 1974 Corvette convertible is in terrific driver condition. It is a great value and we have it priced it to sell. The numbers matching driveline as well as the excellent and rare original color combination make this Stingray especially important and hard to duplicate. This car turns heads and gets ton of attentions wherever it goes. The 74 and 75 Convertibles are still some of the best deals around in the Corvette market they are solid investments for a collector. It is very apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased drastically over the past years. Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions. exterior color code74Red Metallicinterior color code425Dark Ox Blood Vinyl rpo codedescription1YZ67Corvette ConvertibleA31Power WindowsC60Air ConditioningJ50Power BrakesL48350ci V8 EngineM40Turbo Hyrdamatic Automatic TransmissionN37Tilt and Telescopic Steering ColumnN41Power SteeringQRZWhite Letter TiresU69AM-FM Radioitemnumberdescription*VIN1Z67J4S436497The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "67" is the body style, convertible. The fifth digit is the engine, J, correct for an L48 car. The sixth digit, "4," indicates the model year, 1974. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 36,497th Corvette made for 1974.Body Build DateN24"N" corresponds to September and "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is September 24, 1974.Engine CodeV0628"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "06" is the sixth month of year and the "28" is the twenty-eighth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on June 28, 1974. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.Suffix CodeCLAThis means the motor was intended for a 1974 L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.Engine VIN Stamp436497The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 436497, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.Engine Block Casting Number3970010The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1974 Corvette.Engine Block Casting DateF 26 4"F" is June, "26" is the twenty-sixth day of the month, and "4" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on June 26, 1974. Transmission74-CKThe "74" is the model year, 1974. The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K" means is was intended for a Corvette with a 350ci engine, which is correct for this car.Transmission Date Code555The assembly date code for the 1974 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1973 and continues through the calendar year in 1974. This means "555" is the 555th day starting with January 1, 1974, which indicates the transmission was assembled on July 9, 1974.Transmission VIN Stamping436497The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 436497, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.Rear AxleAW W 251 E 1The "AW" indicates a 3.08 gear ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. The "251" indicates the 251st day of the year, "E" is the source for the positraction, Eaton, and "1" is the shift in which it was made. So this rear end was produced on September 8, 1974 in Warren, MI during the first shift. AW is actually a 1975 Corvette rear axle code, but since this a such a late build 1974 it is totally plausible that a 1975 code was used.Left Front Wheel StampingK-1-4 5 12 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "4" is the year, 1974. The "5" is the fifth month of the year and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on May 12, 1974. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.Right Front Wheel StampingK-1-4 5 12 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "4" is the year, 1974. The "5" is the fifth month of the year and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on May 12, 1974. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.Left Rear Wheel StampingK-1-4 5 12 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "4" is the year, 1974. The "5" is the fifth month of the year and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on May 12, 1974. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.Right Rear Wheel StampingK-1-4 5 12 AZ"K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the "4" is the year, 1974. The "5" is the fifth month of the year and the "12" is the twelfth day of the month. This means the wheel was made on May 12, 1974. "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1979 Corvette.Driver's WindowJL"J" is May and "L" is 1974 so this window is original, made in May of 1974. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.Passenger WindowJL"J" is May and "L" is 1974 so this window is original, made in May of 1974. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.