For Sale: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - 350ci V8 - 4 Speed Manual Transmission - 64k Miles - Elkhart Green Over Tan Interior (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 165 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Is the new (1973) 'Vette the best one ever? �€" Car and Driver, December 1972 Hagerty Media gave a rundown on the '73 'Vettes: As the door slammed on the muscle car era, new regulations for 5-mph front bumpers led to a color-keyed urethane front end treatment for the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette, replacing the chrome bumper. It added only 35 pounds, and the tail stayed the same as 1972 for another year. Corvette production increased to 30,464, but only 4,943 were convertibles, and 1,328 buyers chose the auxiliary hardtop for $267. ... Chevrolet concentrated on sound deadening material to cut interior noise a claimed 40 percent. Rubber pads were fitted between the body and chassis. Steel beams were installed in the doors as crash protection. A cold-air induction hood was introduced and radial tires were now standard. Not surprisingly perhaps, 17,927 buyers opted for the 3-speed HydraMatic transmission and only 3,704 chose the close-ratio 4-speed M21 manual gearbox. A further 21,578 buyers selected air-conditioning, with 24,168 choosing power disc brakes and 27,872 choosing power steering. 10 colors were offered again: Orange, Yellow, Metallic Yellow, Mille Miglia Red, Elkhart Green, Blue-green, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Classic White and Silver. A further 30 cars were painted black at the St. Louis plant. Offered here in Elkhart Green (under a removable black-vinyl hardtop) over Dark Saddle is a 1973 Corvette Stingray Convertible, one of the 3,704 (just 12% of the year's production) built. The car's odometer shows 64,683 miles, or fewer than 1,350 miles per-year on average since new. The outstanding condition of the car reflects responsible-owner care, respectful use, careful upgrades, and low mileage-accumulation through the years. The (code 947) Elkhart Green metallic exterior color is original; the paint retains an even finish with excellent gloss across the car's fiberglass body, including the front-and-rear fender flares and cowl-induction hood. (The color's Elkhart naming was a reference to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, home to Road America, the racing circuit where Corvettes were a common sight through the model's early years.) The black-vinyl-covered removable hardtop is free of damage. Rear chrome bumpers (their final model year) and the Endura-clad, painted front bumper are both in excellent condition, as are the chrome windshield trim and side-view mirror. Door handles show expected light wear from use. (To best assess the quality of the paint and chrome finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The twin front black lower front grilles are complete but show signs of light toad rash as does the front chin spoiler. Original-tint cabin glass and lighting lenses-including on the pop-up headlights-are clear and undamaged. Factory badging-including circular crossed-flags-on-red front emblem, simple crossed-flags badge on the fuel-filler panel, Stingray script on the front fenders, and C-o-r-v-e-t-t-e lettering on the rear-is all properly located and mounted. Factory rally-style, 15-inch steel wheels with turbine-look Chevrolet Motor Division hubcaps and chrome trim rings, are mounted with Uniroyal® 225/70 Steel Belted Radial raised-white-letter tires. The car's interior has been beautifully maintained. The Dark Saddle vinyl (with perforated center inserts) on the bucket seats appears nearly new with virtually no wear indicat

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1563394
  • Price: $36,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Elkhart Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:64683
  • Stock Number:21GKM484
  • VIN:1Z67J3S418360

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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