1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Why Is This Car Special
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette we have here at Skyway Classics is a
real head turner with its bright gloss orange paint and black
interior. 1973 started Corvette's transformation from muscle to
touring sports car. A Chevrolet advertisement headlined: "We gave
it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job."
The base L-48 engine produced 190 hp, but you won't have to worry
about that because the engine in this Corvette has had a host of
different things done to it and performance parts added.To start
off with you will notice the performance air cleaner, custom valve
covers, aluminum intake and performance carb, headers, modified
electronics and distributer, performance fuel system, braided
hoses, Milodon oil pan, and much more.
All the gases go out the rear via a dual exhaust system. The
Corvette rides on correct factory mag wheels with Cooper Cobra
tires, And Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car uses both
power steering and power brakes.
The black bucket seat interior looks factory stock with the correct
factory appointments like gauges, seat belts, center console,
Corvette AM/FM stereo radio system, wood grain paneling on the
dash, side panels, and console, and a few mods such as wood cup
holders, and Stingray floor mats.
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was the first "Rubber Bumper" Vette.
The front chrome bumper was replaced with a federally mandated 5
MPH bumper that changed it's looks significantly. This is the only
year that a rubber front bumper and chrome rear bumper were used at
the same time. A new side brace was added as well to increase
safety. This was also the last year for the small spoiler at the
back of the car.
As stated earlier, the bright orange paint makes this Corvette an
attention getter. The 1973 hood features cold air induction and
removes the automatic panel that hid the windshield wipers. A vent
in the hood by the windshield wipers provided cold outside air for
the engine also. The new ducts on the sides behind the front wheels
were non-trimmed and consist of just one large hole and some body
styling and the Corvette rides on factory rims with performance
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette we have at Skyway Classics will be an
attention getter wherever you drive it to and will have the
additional power and great handling to challenge you as a driver to
drive it as it should be driven.
So give us a call at 941-254-6608.