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Mechanical Changes:

  • New Borg-Warner Super T-10 4-speed manual transmission replaced Muncie 4-speed
  • Magnets added to power steering units to attract debris in fluid
  • Available "Gymkhana" suspension system
  • Redesigned radiator

Exterior Changes:

  • New sloping rear-end and body-colored urethane plastic rear bumpers
  • New paint colors:  Silver Mist, Corvette Gray, Corvette Medium Blue, Dark Green, Bright Yellow, Dark Brown, Medium Red, Corvette Orange

Interior Changes:

  • Shoulder belts integrated with lap belts. Belt locking system changed from pull-rate to swinging-weight type
  • Relocated alarm system activator
Back in 1974...
As CB radio popularity grows and the number of CB radio licenses issued in this year alone exceeds the number of licenses issued in the previous 15 years combined, the end of an era arrives as 1974 is the last year for the big block Corvette.  The 454 is the last big block to ever grace the frame rails of a production Corvette.
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Gallery: An online gallery of high quality 1974 Corvette pictures.
Identification: VIN information and other methods of identifying the 1974 model year.
Knowledgebase: A collection of service bulletins and related technical information on 1968 to 1982 Corvettes.
LOF Glass Date Codes: LOF Glass Date Codes for the 1953 - 1982 Corvettes.
Powertrain Combinations: Powertrain combinations for the 1968 - 1982 Corvettes.
Production and Performance Numbers: Production and performance numbers for the 1974 Corvette.
Production: 1968 - 1982: This graph depicts Corvette production of the third generation from 1968 to 1982.
Specifications: General specifications for the 1974 Corvette.
Transmission Codes: 1968 - 1982 Corvette Transmission Codes
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1974 Corvette