An affordable Stingray is already alluring... but rarely do you
find a stick-shift, T-top 1973 Chevrolet Corvette with its original
V8 and long-term care. That's why this sleek machine is a fleeting
A Corvette in red is always a treat, and this is presented in its
factory-correct Mille Miglia Red. So it was born a bold machine.
And history is what this car has a lot of. It has been with the
same owner for half its life thus far, and in fact, he claims the
car has been in his family since 1975. So the swoopy lines of the
C3 have the crisp look from a lifetime of proper care. There were
even the right investments along the way, including re-chroming the
rear bumper about five years ago. And at that time there was also a
new front bumper added. This is particularly important because 1973
was the debut of the urethane front bumper. These gave the C3 an
appearance of one long continuous wave, and so it's great to have
this distinctive piece looking good.
The corvette is a true red-blooded American sports car, and so one
of the best ways to show it off is with a full red package. That's
why we love that this was also born with a red interior. The
odometer is believed to represent the total actual mileage -
averaging less than 1,800 miles annually. That's far less use than
the average car, and that feeling is reflected in the highly
original interior. Everything from the high-back bucket seats to
the correct AM/FM radio gives you the right classic car feeling. In
fact, the only replacement here was newer carpeting that has the
correct weave but a fresher feel. You'll love hopping in, grabbing
the three-spoke sports steering wheel, and gazing at the deep dual
pod speedo and tach as you cruise around in your classic 'Vette.
While this one has provisions for factory air conditioning (it will
need a recharge,) the best breeze will be when you take out the
T-tops and let the world see the smile on your face.
The numbers-matching 350 cubic inch V8 is still providing the power
under the hood. This is the optional L82 unit, and it looks great
sitting in the engine bay with its chrome distributor shield and
ribbed valve covers. Plus, if you're a Corvette person, we bet
you're marveling at how the air grabber still has the correct
diaphragm to help breath the cowl hood's cooler air. The trusty
small-block has been well maintained to fire up on command, and its
four-barrel carburetor setup helps deliver a throaty exhaust note.
It has a great throttle response, and you get complete control over
this V8 with the desirable and original Muncie M20 four-speed
manual transmission. Features like the fully-independent
suspension, four-wheel power disc brakes, power steering, a
Positraction rear end, and the grip of newer BF Goodrich T/A tires,
and this is one of the best all-around sports cars of the '70s.
The sale comes compete with the owner's manual and service manuals.
This Stingray has been treated like a member of the family, and so
it makes this one desirable even beyond its cool color combo,
desirable stick-shift, and value price. Call today!!