1975 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, #'s Match

Condition: Used
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
SubModel: Stingray, #'s Match
Type: Coupe
Trim: Stingray, #'s Match
Doors: 2
Year: 1975
Mileage: 44580
VIN: 1Z37J5S425463
Color: Orange
Engine: 350ci
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Air conditioning, Power windows
Leather seats, Cassette player

Description for Chevrolet Corvette 1975


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this numbers matching 1977 Corvette in excellent condition with a 4-speed manual transmission and only 44,580 original miles. This Corvette looks stunning, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with nice lines. It is finished in the beautiful color combination of Orange Flame over Black Leather. The previous owner recently had the car repainted and it looks awesome.

This Stingray is "Numbers Matching" and almost every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the starter, alternator, carburetor, and distributor are all correct and original. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

In addition to the paintjob, the previous owner also did a great amount of service and maintenance to the car. He had a new clutch installed, replaced all four calipers, all rubber brake lines, the brake master cylinder and brake lines, new door handles, spark plugs, oil change, battery, he replaced the rear end cover, rear leaf sping, he dropped the gas tank and had it cleaned, he also replaced the pinion seal, installed new seat belts, and replaced the mufflers with correct stock replacements.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, especially for a low mileage premium example like this car.

The car is absolutely loaded with appealing options as one can see in the extensive list of RPO codes in this ad such as the tilt wheel, air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, and power windows. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, shows the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information to get a true sense of how clean and nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.


The Orange exterior is in fantastic condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The aluminum wheels have a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 225/70R15. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, it is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.


The Black interior in this Stingray is in outstanding condition. The seats look excellent with no holes, rips, or excessive wear, just a small wear spot on the typical area on the driver's bolster. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The carpet is also in great condition with no stains, rips, holes. This includes the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console look awesome with no cracks or sun fading. The door panels are in great shape. The door pulls are solid and intact. The radio works and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. The spare tire is still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this mostly original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage.


This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. As stated above the previous owner just spend thousands of dollars on service. The car starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no strange noises or vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes, which are all new, are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The shifter is tight and precise, does not pop out of gear, and the clutch, which is also new, feels good and operates well. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos. Even the ignition shielding, smog pump, original air cleaner, original valve covers, and original catalytic converter are all still in place.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, horn, indicators, wipers, and power windows. The air conditioning works and one can see the a/c compressor clicking on and engaging properly in the video. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly. The headlights go up quickly and with no binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up correctly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation can be viewed in the video. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower blows on all speeds, but the fan switch can be finicky. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1975 Corvette Stingray is in excellent condition. The low mileage, manual transmission, and beautiful paint make this Stingray a premium example and hard to duplicate. Numbers matching is important in the Corvette market and in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, and engine assembly date as well as the VIN stamp on the transmission and transmission assembly date. This Corvette always gets a ton of attention driving down the road. It is apparent that the vehicle has been well taken care of by its previous owners. The prices of C3 Corvettes have increased considerably over the past several years. They are secure and wise investments for a collector. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

itemnumberdescriptionVIN1Z37J5S425463The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body style, coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, J, correct for an L48 car. The sixth digit, "5," indicates the model year, 1975. The "S" is the plant where the car was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a sequence number so this is the 25,463th Corvette made for 1975.Body Build DateH01"H" corresponds to May and "01" is the first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is May 1st, 1975.Engine CodeV0424"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant. The "04" is the fourth month of year and the "24" is the twenty fourth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on April 24th, 1975. This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.Suffix CodeCHAThis means the motor was intended for a 1975 L48 Corvette with a manual transmission, which is correct for this car.Engine VIN Stamp425463The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 425463, are stamped on the engine pad and pictured below, meaning this engine is original to this car.Engine Block Casting Number3970010The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number for a 1975 Corvette.Engine Block Casting DateD 21 5"D" is April, "21" is the twenty first day of the month, and "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on April 21st, 1975.Intake Manifold Casting Number346249The intake manifold has the correct 346249 casting number for a 1975 L48 CorvetteIntake Manifold Casting DateC 25 5"C" is March, "25" is the twenty fifth day of the month, and "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on March 25th, 1975.Distributor1112888The distributor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission with a 1112888 stamping.Distributor Date Code5 D 11"5" is the last digit of the calendar year, "D" denotes April, and "11" is the eleventh day of the month so the distributor was made on April 11th, 1975Alternator1102471The alternator is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with a manual transmission with a 1102471 stamping.Alternator Date Code5 D 8"5" is the last digit of the calendar year, "D" denotes April, and "8" is the eighth day of the month so the distributor was made on April 8th, 1975Starter1108775The starter is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with a manual transmission with a 1108775 stamping.Starter Date Code5 D 15"5" is the last digit of the calendar year, "D" denotes April, and "15" is the fifthteenth day of the month so the distributor was made on April 15th, 1975Carburetor7045223The carburetor is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with a manual transmission with a 7045223 stamping.Carburetor Date Code1015The carburetor date codes for the 1971 model year start from January 1st, 1975 so "101" is the 101st day since Jan 01, 1975. The "5" is the last digit of the calendar year so this carburetor is dated April 12th, 1975.Left Exhaust Manifold Casting Number3932461The exhaust manifold is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with a manual transmission with a 3932461 stamping.Right Exhaust Manifold Casting Number3932461The exhaust manifold is original and correct for an L48 Corvette with a manual transmission with a 3932461 stamping.WindshieldXI"X" denotes the month February, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in February of 1975.Driver's WindowGI"G" denotes the month April, and "I" denotes the year 1975, meaning this window was made in February of 1975.Rear WindowLI"L" denotes the month March, and "L" denotes the year 1974, meaning this window was made in November of 1974.Transmission Casting Date3 - 12 - 75"3" denotes the month March, "12" means the twevlth day of the month, and "75" is the last two digits of the calendar year meaning this Transmission was casted on March 12th, 1975.Transmission Main Case Casting Number13-04-065-903The transmission main case is original and correct with a 13-04-065-903 casting number.Transmission Tail Housing Casting Number13-04-066-901The transmission tail housing is original and correct with a 13-04-066-901 casting number.Transmission Side Cover Casting Number13-04-097-901The transmission side cover is original and correct with a 13-04-097-901 casting number.Transmission Date CodeWD3052"W" stands for Warner, "D" denotes the month April, "30" denotes the day, "5" is the last digit of the calendar year, and "2" stands for second shift meaning this is a Warner transmission made on April 30th, 1975 during the second shift.Transmission VIN Stamping425463The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 425463, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured in this ad meaning this transmission is original to this carexterior color code70Orange Flameinterior color code19Blackrpo codedescription1Z37Corvette CoupeA31Power WindowsC60Air ConditioningJ50Power BrakesL48350ci EngineM204-Speed Manual TransmissionN37Tilt and Telescopic Steering ColumnN41Power SteeringU58AM-FM Radio, Stereo