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Old 04-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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I have owned this car for almost 30 years and after giving it an almost 10 year (from start to finish) nut and bolt rotisserie restoration I have seen my dream car turn into a trailer queen and have only been able to actually drive it a little more than 1000 miles since it was finished over two years ago. The car now has a little more than 48K original miles.
Up for sale is a 1974 LS4 (454) Corvette Convertible (numbers matching) with a 4 speed, power steering, power windows, tilt tele and air conditioning.
This car is one of less than 90 that are known to exist at this time and may be one of 300 ever built. This car is the only LS4 convertible that I have ever seen in this color combination - medium red and silver deluxe interior with a black top (although it originally had a white top). This car was delivered to Chevrolet Zone Office in Los Angeles California in late 1973 and I have the complete owner history since including a fantastic letter from the 2nd owner.
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Original motor slightly modified by Nevan at Collier Machine before he died (RIP) and produced 430 h.p and over 520 ft lbs of torque. Although the engine is modified it looks as original on the outside and even has its very rare and expensive smog system.
INTERIOR The interior is as original although I customized the original seats, The door panels are NOS originals and sat in my closet for more than 11 years before I had the chance to install them. The dash is perfect and the carpet is new new having replaced it when I reupholstered the seats. The shifter is Hurst.
PAINT AND BODY The body on this car is perfect and the paint is near flawless. The door and hood gaps are awesome. All chrome and stainless are new, rechromed and/or polished as new.
WHEELS AND TIRES I have a set of 15 x 8's with new tires (BFG's) I use for "original class" shows and I have a set of TT2's (Nitto's) for other shows - the rear is 18" and the fronts are 17" with new tires.
DRIVETRAIN This car was made for show and the underside is nicely detailed has all stencil marks and paint dabs as per the factory. Much effort went into making sure this car had the correct textures as well as colors for the entire drivetrain. The exhaust is stainless (including the mufflers).
Pictures are worth 1000 words - so look at the pictures - I daresay that this is the nicest 74 LS4 Convertible on the planet!

I am interested in the following cars - Camaros, Chevelles, Corvettes (or anything interesting) or will sell the car outright for $30k. I assure you that $30K is a fraction of what I have in this beast.

Call me at 239-777-1445 or email me at ROBRICCI@AOL.COM anytime.
The car is located in Naples, FL.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #2
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Wow- incredible documentation and a wonderful looking "new" Vette!

Congratulations and good luck with the sale.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #3
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Great presentation of a Corvette for sale. Shouldn't have much trouble moving this one!
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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HI rr,
Great looking car!
I remember very well your posts while you were working on it.
An unusual, but STRIKING, combination of colors!
Good Luck!
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:23 AM   #5
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Nice car, but I think a 400+hp LS-4 is more than "slightly modified"
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #6
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Nice car, but I think a 400+hp LS-4 is more than "slightly modified"
Stock "as-built" LS-4 hp was 270 net, which is ~340 gross hp on a dyno. If the rebuilt engine was measured on a dyno in gross hp format at 430, it may only a ~90 hp gain. That's not too radical....
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #7
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HOW ABOUT SOME VIDEO ...

DOESN'T SOUND TOO RADICAL - DOES IT?

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Old 04-22-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Sounds great
Awesome resto work
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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Say it ain't so.....
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:05 PM   #10
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say it ain't so.....
testing the market buddy - i take it that you still have yours????

Could have sold it last night - turned down $26500.00 - probably should have my head examined.

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Old 04-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #11
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Thanks to all for the kind words about the car...

I should have made it more clear that i am seeling the car with the larger torque thrust ii wheels and tires or the orignal type rally wheels and tires (15x8's) - i have had several buyers try to get me to discount the car because they do not one or the other - so - with the car comes a set of wheels - your choice of one or the other - not both and no - i will not discount the car - the first person that comes to me with 30k$ will own it. To those that have amde offers...i will not sell it until i have given you firt right of refusal if i do get a 30k offer!

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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testing the market buddy - i take it that you still have yours????

Could have sold it last night - turned down $26500.00 - probably should have my head examined.

Rr
Its a beautiful restoration congrats...
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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Is this still available?

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #14
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is this still available?

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car is still available.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #15
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I can not believe that this beauty is still for sale?

I've always been a 68-72 guy but damn if she's not awesome!

Glad you're 3000 miles away.....or that sexy red thing would be in my garage!

Stunning car, what more can I say!
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When was the car restrored and does it still look like that?
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When was the car restrored and does it still look like that?
"...have only been able to actually drive it a little more than 1000 miles since it was finished over two years ago."
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:42 PM   #18
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when was the car restrored and does it still look like that?
looks better - it now has all the kinks worked out of it...the underside of this car is cleaner than the top! - car has not seen rain - everything works and it is beautiful!

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Sounds great
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Great to see one in the condition you've put it in.
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Car has been sold - and for the full asking price!
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