Chevy stayed with the status quo again for the 1975 Corvette, when the only physical change was a pair of small extrusions with black pads for each bumper as additional parking-lot protection.
Convertible volume continued to sink, falling to 4,629 units for the model year. Convertible demand was on the wane generally, and the government accelerated the trend by threatening to enact safety standards for rollover protection that would have effectively banned fully open cars in the United States after 1975. Ironically the legislation never materialized, but it gave domestic producers the excuse they'd been waiting for to drop slow-selling ragtops, and the romantic Corvette roadster would disappear like so many others, not to return to the lineup for another decade.
This ragtop is a '75 Corvette, identified by the small
black bumper pads added front and rear. Also, the rear fascia
was now one piece rather than split.
Though little more was new besides the advertising, Corvette sales continued to climb. The 1975 sales tally rose to within 300 units of the 1969 peak at 38,465.
Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:
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