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1974 Corvette rear view - brochure illustration
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
1974 completed what was started in 1973; this time the rear chrome bumpers were gone, also to accommodate new safety regulations. Corvette stylists had done chrome better than anyone, as a glance at any of the C1 Corvettes would attest.

Some Corvette fans thought the cars looked "unfinished" although designer Larry Shinoda is reported to have approved, saying it was actually closer to what the stylists intended.

Whatever your conclusion, one thing is for sure: The Corvette bumper solution was far better than anything else on the road at the time. Other cars had what can best be described as "Park Benches" as a solution, leading to a general automotive design malaise.

The 1974 rear bumper cap was a two piece design, exclusive for that year.

1974 Corvette rear bumper
1974 Corvette brochure illustration

1974 Corvette For Sale

1974 Corvette Convertible
Price: $18,500 obo
Exterior: #910 - Classic White
Interior: #425 - Dark Red Vinyl (Oxblood)
Miles: 84,800
Location: N.E. ILLINOIS

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1974 White / Oxblood Corvette Convertible. All Original, Numbers Matching, Date Code Correct Block, Cylinder Heads, Intake Manifold, Exhaust Manifolds, Water Pump, Fan Shroud, Carburetor, Alternator, Distributor, Ignition Coil, Starter Motor, E (more)

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1974 Corvette - Official GM Photo
1974 Corvette: Official GM Photo.
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