This lightly customized 1974 Corvette has that trademark look that will get it attention everywhere it goes, and with a few subtle modifications, it stands out even among a vast ocean of red Corvettes. A distinctive, fun Corvette for well under $20 grand? Where do I sign up? The dramatic shape of the Stingray needs no augmentation to be a traffic-stopper, but with a few neat tweaks, it turns into something that grabs your attention and won''t let go. Sure, you''ve seen the shape before, but with this coupe, viewers will spend some extra time looking it over simply because it''s just a little different and they aren''t quite sure why. Up close, you''ll see that the vivid red paint is extremely shiny and smooth, but then the details start to add up. The rear cap has been molded into the body, eliminating at least one big, ugly seam that always breaks the flow of the fender line. Up front, there''s a slick billet grille that smooths out the nose in a way you wouldn''t expect from such a simple change. Then there''s a mild cowl-induction hood that almost looks like it could be factory-issue, and even with all the emblems and badges shaved, there''s no mistaking this Corvette for anything else. Inside, it has the same kind of spin on the original theme. Instead of sticky vinyl or hot leather, the articulated sport seats are covered in black tweed fabric that''s grippy and comfortable, even on hot days. Personally, I kind of dig the way they left the frames of the seats exposed, which is intentional, and gives the car a kind of industrial look that works. The door panels, dash and center console were upholstered to match, and with the pleats on the door panels, you know the upholsterer wasn''t just gluing fabric over the original stuff. Options include power windows, A/C, and a tilt column with a leather-wrapped wheel, so it''s easy to spend some time behind the wheel. The speedo and tach are in round binnacles ahead of the driver, with auxiliary gauges in the center stack above the original AM/FM radio. Pull off the T-tops, turn the key, and hit the road! Powered by a 350 cubic inch V8, this Corvette is no slouch in the performance department, either. During the rebuild, the block was decked so we can''t verify whether it''s matching numbers, but there''s no reason to believe it''s not, and quite honestly, that''s not really the point. With a Holley Dominator carb and intake, upgraded ignition system, and plenty of chrome, the engine looks and acts like it belongs in a bright red Corvette. They took the time to get everything cleaned up before the engine went back in, then hitched it to the original TH400 3-speed automatic transmission and a nice, throaty dual exhaust system. The stance is exactly right, with just a bit of a rake to emphasize its performance intentions, and with those flashy Boyd Coddington wheels and BFG radials it looks fast just sitting still. Complete with receipts for the engine build and some original period sales literature, this Corvette is a nice blend of authentic fun and slick mods. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.