For Sale: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette in broken arrow, Oklahoma

Vehicle Description

1973 Corvette coupe. L82, close ratio 4 speed. Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning and tilt / tele. Genuine 44k mile car - 43427 when I last looked - purchased from original owner; have original Window Sticker and Bill of Sale. All numbers match.

The Good:

Genuine, numbers match L82 4 speed.

No hit body.

Car was repainted several years ago in the original hue, but with a multi-stage process. Paint is quite good - no stress cracks showing even. One tiny run on the rear body panel that I didn't notice for nearly 2 weeks after bringing the car home. Small chip on bottom edge of the door that has been touched up. Otherwise, way above average paint.

All original interior is a time capsule; as perfect as a 47 year old car can be with the exception of a small split on the driver side door panel there where the elbow rests.

Car drives straight and true. New tyres, Koni shocks and complete Stainless Steel Brake System with less than 300 miles on them.

Everything works save the clock and the right seat back latch. Don't know why its cantankerous.

A/C converted to 134 when new evaporator and heater core installed.

The bad:

Four or five years ago, the owner decided 'he needed more power' , so he got a bunch of parts from a local 'racer type' for the car and bolted them on; single plane Edelbrock intake, aftermarket heads, 750 double pumper Holley and too big of a cam. All on top of a bone stock engine with the stock exhaust... Quite frankly, with such mismatched components, the car runs like krap. I installed a new 1850 as a stopgap, and that slowed down some of the burping and gurgling, but that air gap intake and such really needs to go.

BUT!!! the good news within the 'bad' is that he saved, and I have, all the original parts! Original heads, intake, carb, air cleaner etc. [I even have the original Rally Wheels] The plan was to freshen the top end, put the car back, and enjoy it long term.

I purchased this car as a "keeper". My intent was to get the car running right / put it back basically stock and enjoy it; its a nice car. Its very original, the body is as good as any 73, the paint is pretty, it drives out nicely and its not rusty. The underside is un-restored, and looks like a 44000 mile car. A couple of hard weekends of elbow grease on a lift and it will be nice. That was the plan.

But sometimes things happen in life, and they aren't always things you would choose. I have not touched the car in over 10 months. "Health challenges" have hindered me from driving / enjoying the car - much less working on it - so I need to find it a good, new home. Car is in the Tulsa Oklahoma area, and is for sale at $20002 - including spares - for a very quick sale.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1386011
  • Price:$20,002
  • Location:broken arrow, Oklahoma
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:blue
  • Interior Color:black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:43427