With the elimination of the convertible after 1975, Chevy was following the trend the time as convertible sales everywhere were on the decline. The Corvette was
no exception, and fewer convertible models were sold throughout the year than any other year when both a coupe and convertible model were offered. An added
reason to drop the model were threats from the government that it would enact rollover regulations that would have essentially banished convertibles anyway.
Though that legislation never actually materialized, most convertible models were gone by the mid-70s.
Other than the lack of the big-block V8 and the diminished power of the small-block engines, the 1975 Corvettes were very similar to the 1974 Corvette. One way of
distinguishing the two were the pair of black pads on the rear bumper. Additionally, the body-colored rear bumper that had been introduced the year before was now one piece, which eliminated the seam that could be seen in the middle of 1974 models. Additional changes were minimal, but did include a new catalytic converter that put an end to true dual exhaust. New features included a breakerless electronic ignition system that came with an electronic tachometer drive. A warning buzzer was also added to let drivers know they had left their headlights on.
With the elimination of the 454 CID V8, engine choices were down to two 350 CID V8 motors. The base motor was rated at 165 horsepower, down from 190 the year
before. A second version of the V8, the L82, produced 205 horsepower. The comparable engine from the year before, the LT1, had been rated at 250 horsepower.
- 4 Barrel Carburetor
- 4 Speed Manual Transmission
- Air Conditioning
- AM - FM Radio
- Leather Bucket Seats
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Tilt Telescoping Steering wheel
- T Tops