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Rides from the Readers: 1974 Chevrolet Corvette

Today’s featured vehicle is a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette. You can easily spot Vettes from this year thanks to their two-piece bumpers: in addition to their sloping profiles (compared to the Kamm-tailed ’73 cars), the fiberglass rear fascia was constructed in two panels joined in the middle in a vertical seam. Beneath the skin, the 1974 model year was notable as the last opportunity for buyers to spec the 454 big-block and the final year for leaded gas. All models after 1974 also received catalytic converters.


This particular Corvette belongs to Robert Besdesky, who bought the car new at the age of 19 ... Read the full article on


So, "In the later ’70s the well-traveled Vette relinquished its daily driving duties to a 1986 Pontiac Firebird"... 

It must have been a Dr. Brown time-travelling Vette. Or, more likely, the '86 Firebird went back in time.