1976 Corvette Stingray Specs

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76 Corvette Stingray Facts

Find specs, facts and figures, build numbers, and related information on the 1976 Corvette Stingray below:

76 Corvette

Total Production: 46,558
Base price: $7604
Built in: St. Louis, Missouri
Engine: V8 350 c.i.
Horsepower: 180/210
Notes: Last year of Stingray name badge.

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Corvette was advertised as "America's only true production sports car."

  • After the demise of the big-block 454-cid, the 350-cid (5.7-liter) small-block engine remained alone to power all corvettes for the next ten years.
  • Two V-8s were offered this year
    • The L48 (base engine) had 180 hp (up 9% from 1975).
    • The L82 (optional engine) produced 210 hp. It had special heads with larger valves, impact-extruded pistons, and finned aluminum rocker covers
  • The standard V-8 was linked to a lighter automatic transmission: the Turbo Hydra-Matic 350, which was supposed to improve shifting at wide-open throttle.
  • The optional V-8 kept the Turbo Hydra-Matic 400, but with a revised torque converter
  • A wide-range four-speed manual gearbox (with 2.64:1 first gear ratio) was standard and a close-ratio version was available at no extra cost.
  • A new Carburetor Outside Air Induction system moved intake from the cowl to above the radiator.
  • The convertible was dropped this year, so only the Stingray coupe remained.
  • A partial steel underbody replaced the customary fiberglass, to add strength and improve shielding from exhaust system heat.
  • A new one-piece bar Corvette nameplate was on the rear, between twin-unit tail lamps (which were inset in the bumper cover).
  • Inside was a new, smaller-diameter four-spoke sport steering wheel with crossed-flags medallion, which actually came from the Chevrolet Vega subcompact. Not everyone appreciated its lowly origin, so it lasted only this year.
  • A key lock in the left front fender set the anti-theft alarm.
  • Standard equipment included
    • bumper guards
    • flush retracting headlamps
    • Soft-Ray tinted glass
    • Hide-A-Way wipers
    • wide-view day/night mirror
    • center console with lighter and ashtray.
  • Behind the seat-backs were three carpeted storage compartments.
  • Bucket seats had textured-vinyl or leather upholstery and deep-pleated saddle-stitching.

  76 Corvette Options    
1YZ37 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 46,558 7,605
A31 Power Windows 38,700 107
n/a Custom Interior Trim n/a 164
C49 Rear Window Defogger 24,960 78
C60 Air Conditioning 40,787 523
FE7 Gymkhana Suspension 5,368 35
n/a Optional Rear Axle Ratio 1,371 13
J50 Power Brakes 46,558 59
L82 350ci, 210hp Engine 5,720 481
M21 4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio 2,088 0
M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission 36,625 0
N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column 41,797 95
N41 Power Steering 46,385 151
QRM GR70x15 White Stripe Steel Belted Tires 3,992 37
QRZ GR70x15 White Letter Steel Belted Tires 39,923 51
UA1 Heavy Duty Battery 25,909 16
U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio 34,272 281
U69 AM-FM Radio 11,083 187
UF1 Map Light 35,631 10
YF5 California Emission Test 3,527 50
YJ8 Aluminum Wheels 6,253 299

1976 Corvette Stingray Body Color Choices

Code Body Color Quantity
10 Classic White 10,674
13 Silver 6,934
22 Bright Blue 3,268
33 Dark Green 2,038
37 Mahogany 4,182
56 Bright Yellow 3,389
64 Buckskin 2,954
69 Dark Brown 4,447
70 Orange Flame 4,073
72 Red 4,590

1976 Corvette Stingray Interior Color Choices

* n/a =  Build Numbers Not Available

Code Interior Color Quantity
112 White Leather n/a
15V White Vinyl n/a
152 Smoked Grey Leather n/a
19V Black Vinyl n/a
192 Black Leather n/a
322 Blue-Green Leather n/a
64V Buckskin Vinyl n/a
642 Buckskin Leather n/a
692 Dark Brown Leather n/a
71V Firethorn Vinyl n/a
712 Firethorn Leather n/a