For Sale: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful completely numbers matching 1973 Big Block Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition and with the high performance 454ci LS4 engine and only 50,348 original miles. This Corvette looks great, runs well, and is an excellent driver. It is finished the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Blue over Medium Blue Vinyl. According to the previous owner this 1973 LS4 was an award winner at the Dayton Concours d'Elegance at Carillon Park.

This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" meaning the engine and transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the car new at the factory in 1973. Virtually every part we checked on the car is correct with the proper part numbers and appropriate date codes. We have run the numbers on literally hundreds of Corvettes over the years and there are very few that are so correct and original. Even very detailed parts like the distributor, carburetor, alternator, starter, all of the windows, and even all the wheels are date coded and original. The last six digits of the VIN, 432617, are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette Stingray at an unbeatable value. The high performance models like this LS4 big block draw a great premium over the standard Corvettes. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on early C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the 1973 model year as it was a one year only body style. The low original mileage is confirmed not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title that shows the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our Corvettes come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

Model Description

The 1973 Corvette was truly the end of an era. 1973 was the last year to feature a chrome bumper and is considered by some to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes. Model years after were more at the mercy of insurance companies, fuel prices, and emission concerns, 1973 is considered the last "good" year by many enthusiasts. The 1973 model year is also considered a special and different year for Corvette enthusiasts as it was the only model to have chrome in the back and a rubber bumper in the front. It is representative of the transition Corvette was making at the time. As in investment, the 1973 will always have an advantage and out perform other years because of its precedence as the end of a very great period for Corvette and muscle cars as a whole.

Exterior

The blue exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The original date coded wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. Please note that these are the correct original style 4-clip beauty rings, not he cheaper foreign made aftermarket replacements. The raised white letter tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them and are correctly sized 225/70R15. The chrome and other brightwork looks great with a clear finish and no pitting. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There is a crack in the front bumper. As one can see in the many photos and video of the underside this car is very clean underneath. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note that ALL of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows, the rear window, and even the windshield, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of July 10, 1973 (L10). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Medium Blue interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats are in fantastic shape and look just as good in person as they do in the photos with no punctures, split seams or excessive wear. There is just a small amount of expected wear in the typical spot on the driver's bolster. The carpet is also in great condition with no rips or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenes are crystal clear. The dash is in great shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in good condition overall. The original stereo radio works and most importantly the dash has never been cut or modified for and aftermarket installation. The jack and jack handle are still with the car and stored correctly behind the passenger seat. The spare is also still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes.

Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life and another great verification of the very low original mileage. The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The original numbers matching LS4 454ci big block engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. This Stingray drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power bank. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean, detailed, and correct as one can see in the photos.

The radio works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, dash lights, wipers, and indicators; even the key buzzer still works. All of the gauges work including the clock. Detailed items like cargo compartment light, floor vents, which is a common problem on C3 Corvettes, and the "Head Lamps" light on the dash all work. The "Head Lamps" light goes on properly when the headlights are first turned on and goes off as it should when the headlights rise up. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly from both of the respective switches on the dash and the overrid...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID:CC-1551038
  • Price:$33,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue Metallic (927)
  • Interior Color:Dark Blue (413)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:50348
  • Stock Number:900972
  • VIN:1Z37Z3S432617

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
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