Corvette C3 of the Week

 

1974 C3 Corvette

Shawn writes:

Here is my 1974 L82 4spd.  I am the 3rd owner and she has been in our family since 1993 and getting babied ever since.  It is 97% original numbers matching.  The loss of originality comes from the install of fiberglass bumpers.  Everyone knows that the urethane ones don’t last long so when they were replaced in 1985 fiberglass was the choice.  Only the bumpers were painted so the rest of what you see is original paint, even the pin stripes and luggage rack.  Every service record and receipt has been meticulously kept over the years.  She purrs when she starts every time and is hot as h*ll to drive in the summer but what the heck, IT’S A CORVETTE MAN!!!!

Member of the Charles County Corvette Club in La Plata, MD.

 

1974 C3 Corvette

1974 C3 Corvette

1974 C3 Corvette

Shawn adds:

When I brought my '74 from Florida (where it had been for 15 years in my Father in Law's garage), to Waldorf MD where I am now living,  I quickly realized that my car cover was not going to do it.  So after having it here for about two days, I commenced to adding a driveway to my back yard and then my 17 year old son and I started to build what my wife calls the “Vette Shrine”.  It took me about two weeks in total to build it and luckily it didn’t rain that entire month.  Hope everyone enjoys the pictures.