1975 Chevrolet (C3) Corvette Roadster



This 1975 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) convertible is a matching numbers example which has remained largely in original specification from new. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 350ci (5.7-litre) V8 engine outputting 123kW (165hp) to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. This car currently displays 88,061 miles on its odometer.



Based on the wild Mako Shark II concept by Larry Shinoda, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C3) is arguably the most iconic Corvette shape of all time. It was produced from the late 1960s until the early 1980s with consistent updates through the years which brought about important engineering tweaks and subtle refinements to design, powertrain, and equipment. Specific to this car, the 1975 iteration underwent several changes to make it an easier car to live with day-to-day including revisions to the ignition system, while everything was power-actuated to help guide the long body around. Subtle design changes included tweaked front and rear bumper guards. These days C3 Corvettes are lusted after for their unique shape and convertibles in particular are in high demand.



This example is finished in a gloss red on the exterior and is upholstered inside with a saddle tan specification. Finished in the same colour is the tan soft-top roof which folds away behind the driver when stowed. It shows in near-original specification as to when it was new, though the owner notes Magnaflow mufflers being fitted to the car. A set of original 15-inch Chevrolet wheels feature on this car and are wrapped in BF Goodrich tyres with accentuated scripting.



The current owner of this Corvette has been custodian for the last 10 years, importing it to Western Australia from Texas in 2015. It was regularly serviced at the Houston Corvette Service centre prior to its importation and has been serviced by Maddington Central Automotive in Perth, WA. The owner notes some typical oil leaks and suspension creaks when going over speed bumps. The car is always stored inside a garage and under a car cover.



Exterior condition of this Corvette presents well for its age and mileage, with red paintwork showing no obvious signs of tarnishing and chrome trimwork that shines brightly. Certain panels could benefit from a thorough polish, though the paintwork presents largely in complete condition. Of note, there are two minor paint marks on the ‘soft bump bars’, small chipping around the door edges, and the windscreen shows some degradation. The wheels show in good order all round with no curb rash, while the BF Goodrich tyres retain a good amount of tread.



On the interior the condition is described as commensurate with age. The seats retain a good, original shape and show no overt signs of damage. Some plastic trim pieces display signs of wear and tear, though the carpeting and door cards display in good order. The dash, instruments and radio all work as normal, as do the electric windows. As evidenced in photos, the car’s soft-top roof is in excellent condition.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Western Australia until 13/6/22 and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as stolen or written off.



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