1975 Chevrolet Corvette 540ci Merlin

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106,510 km


Canada, Quebec





24 000 CA$

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540ci V8



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Here we have a C3 1975 Chevrolet Corvette with a 540ci V8 Merlin under the hood producing massive numbers. There is reportedly nothing stock when it comes to the drivetrain of this Corvette. It was made for the power, built around the power to accommodate the power. The seller reportedly purchased the car 6 years ago in 2017 from the previous owner who had the car built the way it is. The engine reportedly has less than 2000 miles on it. Since the acquisition in 2017 the seller has put roughly 1000 miles on it. The original engine in this Corvette was an L48 350ci 5.7L V8 & was assembled in St. Louis, Missouri. The 3rd generation C3 Corvette was a sports car produced for the model years 1968-1982. It came in both convertible & coupe with T-Tops. The C3 set new sales records for the Corvette. The seller states the car has never been dragged but definitely can be used for it. It reportedly runs fine on low test gas. The hood was cut out to make way for the blower. The fibreglass body is said to be clean with some minor paint imperfections. It is said to not be a show car due to these imperfections but makes for a driver with massive power that can be used as a drag car as well. It is currently fully set up for the streets to make it easy to drive. It reportedly runs well with no issues. Everything was done-up on this Corvette with a recent tune-up by its mechanic. The head gaskets, intake manifold, heads, valve adjustment & a full carburetor rebuild were reportedly recently serviced from A-Z. It is powered by a 540ci Merlin Block Motor producing huge numbers & spinning the rear wheels through its 5-speed Ford Tremec TKO manual transmission. The engine reportedly has just over 2000 miles on it while the car is showing 66,182 miles / 106,510 km on the odometer; TMU (Total Mileage Unknown). - 5-speed Tremec TKO Ford manual transmission - Red over black leather interior - T-Tops - R.J.S Racing Equipment 3-point seatbelts - Panasonic audio deck - Original radio still in place; not hooked up - Fire extinguisher - 5-spoke American Racing 18" wheels - Front: 245/45 ZR18 96Y BFGoodrich G-Force T/A - Rear: 285/40 ZR18 100W Pirelli P-Zero Nero Original Gauges in place: - 260 KM/H Speedometer - 7000 RPM - Fuel - Battery - Oil pressure - Water temperature - Analog clock Aftermarket AutoMeter Gauges: - Voltage - Boost - Fuel pressure - Water temperature - Oil temperature - Boost - Power: ~ 800-1000 HP & ~ 700 Lb-Ft of Torque - Curb Weight: ~ 3550 lbs


- Some paint imperfections reported

Modifications & included equipment

- 540ci Merlin Block Motor - Brodix heads; 2.30 valves - Crane roller cam & Red Zone roller lifters 270 @ .050 - Weiand 871 blower - Twin Holley double pumper 850 carbs - KRC power steering pump - Single wire alternator - Hydro boost brakes - 14" front rotors & stock brake calipers on all 4 corners - Coil-over suspension - 6-link rear suspension - 2004 Jeep Cherokee steering box - Aluminum fly wheel - Ford Tremec TKO transmission 5 speed & coarse spline clutch disc - Oversize drive shaft & large half shafts - 10 or 12 point roll cage; can be unbolted & removed - Racing harnesses - Twin Holley pumps & 4 way fuel filters - Bell housing is 85 1-ton truck with same slave cylinder & master cylinder from the truck - Oil pan is 10L & used 15W-40 shell oil for the phosphate & zinc - 18" rims - Twin calipers on rear; 1 for braking & 1 for emergency brake 12" inch rotors - Fiberglass bumpers front & rear - MSD 6 AL ignition plus boost restart computer plus adjusted timing - Ford external solenoid for starter; due to the mini high torque starter shorted out - Custom gas cap

Recent service history

- Newer performance brakes - Full top-end completed by private mechanic; 2022 - Carburetor serviced; November 2023 If you have any questions please ask in the comment section below, Happy Bidding Fast Car Bids does not guarantee the fitness or representation of the vehicle. The deal is between buyer and seller; there is no recourse against Fast Car Bids Inc. See Terms of Use.

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