1974 Corvette

1974 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

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This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1974 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1974 Corvette research center.

1974 Corvette Factory Options

CODE:
DESCRIPTION:
QUANTITY:
RETAIL PRICE:
1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
32,028
$6,001.50
1YZ67
Base Corvette Convertible
5,474
$5,765.50
Custom Interior Trim
19,959
$154.00
A31
Power Windows
23,940
$86.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)
618
$41.00
C07
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
2,612
$267.00
C08
Vinyl Covered Auxiliary Hardtop
367
$329.00
C50
Rear Window Defogger
9,322
$43.00
C60
Air Conditioning
29,397
$467.00
FE7
Gymkhana Suspension
1,905
$7.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratios
1,219
$12.00
J50
Power Brakes
33,306
$49.00
LS4
454ci, 270hp Engine
3,494
$250.00
L82
350ci, 250hp Engine
6,690
$299.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close-ratio
3,494
$0.00
M40
Turbo-Hydro-matic Automatic Transmission
25,146
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
27,700
$82.00
N41
Power Steering
35,944
$117.00
QRM
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
9,140
$32.00
QRZ
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
24,102
$45.00
U05
Dual Horns
5,258
$4.00
U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo
19,581
$276.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
17,374
$173.00
UA1
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS4)
9,169
$15.00
UF1
Map Light (on rearview mirror)
16,101
$5.00
YF5
California Emission Test
$20.00
Z07 Off Road Suspension and Brake Package 47 $400.00

Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ37)

  • The base price of the 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 195 horsepower engine, 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and T-tops were included in the base price.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YZ67)

  • The base price of the 1974 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 195 horsepower engine, 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and a convertible top  were included in the base price.

Custom Interior ( — )

  • Optional interior trim upgrade that included a number of custom modifications to the base interior.
  • The custom interior trim included leather seat trim, wood-grain accents and carpet trim on door panels, wood-grain accents on the console, and cut-pile carpeting.

Power Windows (A31)

  • Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.

Custom Shoulder Belts (A85)

  • An addition to the standard lap safety belt that crosses over the shoulder for added safety.
  • The shoulder belts option was included with all Corvette coupes at no additional charge.  The option was also available on the Corvette convertible, but at an additional cost.

Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07)

  • An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the convertible top.

Vinyl Covered Auxiliary Hardtop (C08)

  • This option allowed consumers to install an auxiliary hardtop on convertible models.
  • The vinyl covering provided a faux convertible top appearance even when the hardtop was mounted on the car.

Rear Window Defogger (C50)

  • An optional rear window forced air defogger.

Air Conditioning (C60)

  • Factory installed air-conditioning.
  • System includes evaporator, blower, condenser, receiver-dehydrator, refrigerant (freon) tank, air intake assembly and duct assembly for both systems.
  • Includes an integrated heater.

Optional Rear Axle Ratio

  • Rear axle ratio selection.

Gymkhana Suspension (FE7)

  • An optional, heavier-duty suspension system for higher levels of performance.
  • Included a stiffer front sway bar and stiffer springs.
  • It was automatically included as part of the Z07 package.
  • There were no restrictions on ordering this option.

Power Brakes (J50)

  • Vacuum power assisted brakes; includes dual circuit master cylinder.

454ci, 270hp Engine (LS4)

  • Optional high-output, big-block V-8 engine.
  • This was the last year for the 454 cubic inch “big block” engine in Corvettes.

350ci, 250hp Engine (L82)

  • Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.

4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21)

  • A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
  • The gear ratios for the RPO M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission are: 1st Gear – 2.20:1, 2nd Gear – 1.64:1, 3rd Gear – 1.28:1, 4th Gear – 1.0:1 (Direct).

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40)

  • An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission consisted of a 3-element hydraulic torque converter and compound planetary gear set.  It was equipped with the following gear ratios: 1st Gear – 2.48:1, 2nd Gear – 1.48:1, and 3rd Gear – 1.00:1.
  • The M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission was a no-cost option with the base 350 cubic inch, 195 horsepower engine, but cost an additional $103 ($97 early in production) when ordered with the 454 cubic inch, 270 horsepower LS4 engine or the 350 cubic inch, 250 horsepower L82 engine.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37)

  • An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.
  • The Telescopic Steering Column changes the drivers distance from the steering wheel by literally telescoping the steering wheel closer to or further away from the vehicle operator.

Power Steering (N41)

  • Hydraulically assisted power steering.
  • Magnets were added to power steering units to attract and collect metallic debris caught in the power steering fluid.

White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 (QRM)

  • Standard size tires with a special 3/8″  wide white sidewall stripes.

White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 (QRZ)

  • Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.

Dual Horns (U05)

  • An optional, dual tone horn.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58)

  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio received broadcast in FM 2-channel stereo, FM monaural, and AM monaural.
    16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.

AM-FM Radio (U69)

  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio receives broadcast in FM monaural, and AM monaural.
  • 16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.

Heavy Duty Battery (std. with LS4) (UA1)

  • Optional, heavier-duty battery with increased cranking amps/capability.

Map Light (on rearview mirror) (UF1)

  • Light mounted on inside rearview mirror.

California Emission Test (YF5)

  • An assembly line emissions test to conform with California registration requirements.
  • Not available when the LS4 engine was ordered with the car.

Off Road Suspension and Brake Package (Z07)

  • Stiffer suspension/brake package for more rugged driving conditions.
  • Available with optional engines L82 and LS4 only.
  • Required the close ratio, 4-speed manual transmission (RPO M21.)
  • Z07 was not available with air conditioning (RPO C60.)
  • It included special front and rear suspension, and heavy-duty front and rear power brakes.
  • The FE7 Gymkhana Suspension system was automatically included with the Z07 package.

Notes:

  • The transition to soft bumpers was completed in 1974 with the introduction of new body color rear bumpers.  The urethane plastic skin had built in recesses for the license plate and the taillights, and a vertical center seam divided the two main sections.  (Later years are one piece without the seam.) The skin covered an aluminum impact bar mounted on two telescopic brackets.
  • This was the last model year for the Corvette to exclude catalytic converters.
  • It was the last Corvette of the era with true dual exhaust.  Resonators were added to the exhaust system.  Exhaust tailpipes exited below the bumper.
  • Fuel requirements were 91-octane leaded or low lead.
  • Radiators were redesigned for more efficient cooling at low speeds.
  • Shoulder belts on the 1974 coupes were integrated with lap belts for the first time.  Shoulder belts remained optional in convertibles and, if so equipped, were separate from the lap belts as before.  Also the locking mechanism was changed from a pull-rate type to a swinging-weight type activated by the car’s deceleration.
  • The alarm activator moved from the rear panel to the driver side fender.
  • The stock inside rearview mirror increased in width from 8 to 10 inches.

See Also

C3 1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Gen C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

1974 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

CODE
EXTERIOR
SOFTTOP
WHEELS INTERIOR
910
Classic White
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
914 Silver Mist
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Saddle, Silver
917 Corvette Gray
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Saddle, Silver
922 Corvette Med Blue
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
948 Dark Green
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Blue, Silver
956 Bright Yellow
Black, White
Silver
Black, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
968 Dark Brown
Black, White
Silver
Black, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
974 Medium Red
Black, White
Silver
Black, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
976 Mille Miglia Red
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Neutral, Saddle, Silver
980 Corvette Orange
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Neutral, Saddle, Silver

Interior Colors (Vinyl & Leather)

INTERIOR COLOR CODES (VINYL):
 INTERIOR COLOR CODES (LEATHER):
Black (Vinyl)
Silver (Vinyl)
Neutral (Vinyl)
Dark Blue (Vinyl)
Saddle (Vinyl)
Dark Red (Vinyl)
400
406
408
413
415
425
Black (Leather)
Silver (Leather)
Saddle (Leather)
404
407
416

Exterior Colors

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Interior Colors

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