The arrival of the 1974 Chevy Corvette occurred during an abysmal period in automotive history. The period in question actually began in October 1973 when OAPEC, (the Arab members of OPEC) plus Egypt, Syria, and Tunisia proclaimed an oil embargo against the United States. Long lines for gas sprung up nationwide, and the era of the large engine muscle car was coming to an end. Instead of pure power, companies focused on conveniences, and smooth ride, and this year Corvette is exemplary of the times.
For consignment, the beneficiary of a performance minded redux with a dash of custom touches added in for good measure. A 540ci stroker V8 was installed along with custom fuel injection, some serious suspension parts were updated, a color change to a more exciting Pearl Yellow from the original Bright Yellow, and custom bodywork make it hard to pass by this Cleveland Autorama and Detroit Autorama 1st in class winner.