1974 Corvette Specifications

The 1974 Corvette featured a "taillift" for a fresh look that also complied with a new federal rule for "five-mph" rear bumpers. Otherwise, most of the changes for this year's model were in the details. Here are the specifications for the 1974 Corvette:

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0 98.0
Length, inches
185.1 185.1
Width, inches
69.0 69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9 47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,492 3,492

Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
8 X 15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

1974 Corvette
Included with the 1974 Corvette was a new Gymkhana
Suspension with stiffer springs and front stabilizer.

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350 5.7/350 7.4/454
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48 4.25 X 4.00
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
195 @ 4,400
250 @ 5,200
270 @ 4,400
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
275 @ 2,800
285 @ 4,000
380 @ 2,800

Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
32,028 $6,001.50
2-door convertible
5,474 $5,765.50

Options and Production

Option Production Price
Custom Interior Trim
19,959

$154.00

Power Windows
23,490
$86.00
Custom Shoulder Belts (std w/coupe)
618
$41.00
Auxiliary Hardtop
2,612
$267.00
Vinyl Covering
367
$329.00
Rear Window Defroster
9,322
$43.00
Air Conditioning
29,397
$467.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1,219
$12.00
Gymkhana Suspension
1,905
$7.00
Power Brakes
33,306
$49.00
270 hp Engine
3,494
$250.00
250 hp Engine
6,690
$299.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3,494
$0.00
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
25,146
$0.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
27,700
$82.00
Power Steering
35,944
$117.00
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70 X 15
9,140 $32.00
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70 X 15
24,102 $45.00
Dual Horns
5,258
$4.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo
19,581
$276.00
AM/FM Radio
17,374 $173.00
Heavy Duty Battery (std w/LS4)
9,169
$15.00
Map Light (on rearview mirror)
16,101
$5.00
California Emission Test
NA
$20.00
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
47
$400.00

Color Choices (production numbers not available)

Classic White
Silver Mist
Corvette Gray
Corvette Medium Blue
Dark Green
Bright Yellow
Dark Brown
Medium Red
Mille Miglia Red Corvette Orange

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1968 Corvette
1969 Corvette 1970 Corvette
1971 Corvette 1972 Corvette 1973 Corvette
1974 Corvette 1975 Corvette 1976 Corvette
1977 Corvette

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