1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray engine swap

With the CO2 emission standards getting stricter by the year, not only car makers have to work around it, but also those that own older cars.

And there are few cars that get older than this particular 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray


1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

In its prime time, the Vet managed to churn out some 165 Hp from its V8 engine, while effectively ruining the ozone layer. In order to keep running the old car, its owner eventually had to replace the engine to something a bit more economical and slightly less polluting.

1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
1974 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Yet, for all those that love the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and cars in general, his choice has to seem at least a bit weird. He opted to go with a diesel of all things, even if this came off a Volkswagen Jetta, most likely. Not only did it ruin the whole feel of the car, the Corvette also lost about half of its power, but at least it managed 55 mpg.

What do you think?

Written by Andrei C.

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