1975 Chevrolet Corvette - Green Machine

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Data File: '75 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Owned by Kevin J. Smith, Linden, New Jersey

Body
Original production '75 Stingray coupe body
Repairs/restoration: Front/rear bumper covers replaced by Rob English at Restoration Connection, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Paint: OEM Bright Green Metallic acrylic lacquer (replacement bumper covers painted to match rest of car by Rob English at Restoration Connection, Mays Landing, New Jersey)

Chassis
Original production '75 Stingray, with original frame
Suspension: OEM '75 Stingray four-wheel independent suspension (Front) Coil springs with upper/lower A-arms, anti-sway bar and tubular Delco shock absorbers (Rear) Independent rear suspension with lateral struts, radius rods, transverse 9-leaf spring bundle and tubular Delco shock absorbers
Steering: OEM GM/Saginaw recirculating ball, power-assisted
Brakes: OEM GM /Delco four-wheel disc brakes, power-assisted
Wheels: OEM silver-painted steel Rally wheels, 15x8 inches, with '75-vintage center caps and trim rings
Tires: Goodyear Eagle GTII, 235/70R15 RWL

Engine
Chevrolet overhead valve small-block V-8, cast-iron block, RPO ZQ3 (casting #3970010)
Displacement: 350 cubic inches
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Cylinder heads: OEM Chevrolet cast iron, casting #333802
Ignition: OEM GM/Delco "High Energy" electronic ignition with Delco HEI distributor (#1112888)
Induction: GM/Rochester Quadrajet four-barrel carburetor (#7045222) atop original cast-iron intake manifold
Camshaft: OEM Chevrolet with hydraulic lifters
Exhaust: OEM '75 Corvette system with cast-iron manifolds, single catalytic converter, and twin steel tail pipes
Horsepower: 165 @ 3,800 rpm (advertised)
Torque: 255 ft-lb @ 2,400 rpm (advertised)

Transmission
Original TurboHydraMatic 400 automatic (RPO M40) with OEM console-mounted shifter
Rearend: Original '75 Stingray with fixed differential containing 3.36 rear gears and Positraction, plus U-jointed half shafts

Interior
Original production '75 Stingray
Interior options: RPO N37 Tilt/Telescopic steering wheel
Seats: OEM Medium Saddle vinyl
Carpets: OEM Medium Saddle nylon loop-pile
Instrumentation: OEM '75 Stingray: 0-160 mph speedometer (with new-for-'75 0-220 kph markings), 0-7,000 rpm tach with 5,500 rpm redline, plus ammeter, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and fuel level gauges.
Sound system: OEM RPO U69 GM/Delco AM/FM radio
HVAC: Original GM/Harrison RPO C60 Four Season air conditioning system with integral heater/defroster

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