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 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition only 23,055 original miles. This Corvette looks great, runs well, and is an excellent driver. It is finished the beautiful, highly desirable, and iconic color combination of Mille Miglia Red (946) over Black Vinyl (400). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag, which is pictured in this ad.

I have personally driven this car over 30 miles. During that time that car was completely reliable, has no issues, and was a true pleasure to drive.

Besides the correct paint and trim codes, 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, and alternator. The last six digits of the VIN, 413663, 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.

This Corvette is ready to be used and enjoyed. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette Stingray at an unbeatable value. Low miles examples like this Stingray 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, numbers, and other information below to get a true sense of how nice, clean, and correct 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 a very great period for Corvette and muscle cars as a whole.

Exterior

The Mille Miglia Red (946) exterior is in very nice driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a brilliant finish. Please note that this Corvette has the correct and original 4-clip style beauty rings, not the cheaper foreign made aftermarket replacements. The raised white letter tires have more than 90% tread left. The chrome and other brightwork looks great with a bright finish an no cloudiness. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some tiny imperfections around car that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the many photos and video of the underside this car is very clean underneath and has NO RUST ISSUES at all. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage" area, which are the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Also, all four factory bonding strips on all four fenders appears to be in place intact, which would indicate that this Corvette has a no-hit body and has never been in an accident.

Window Date Codes

Please note that almost of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and the rear window, are all date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 31, 1973 (F31). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black (400) interior of the Corvette is in outstanding condition. The seats look virtually brand new with no split seams or signs of wear. The seat is not worn in the typical spot on the bolster where the driver gets in and out. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The carpet also looks great with no stains, rips, or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The dash is in excellent shape with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The door panels are in great condition overall. The car still has an original radio, which gets good reception. Most importantly, the dash has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket installation. Please note that both seat belts work and retract properly. This is a common problem on C3 Corvettes and an issue many buyers do not think to check. The jack and jack handle are still with the car, stored correctly in the storage compartment 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. As stated above I have driven this Stingray over 30 miles with no issues. The original numbers matching L48 engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles very 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 strange noises or 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 band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully ...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Chevrolet Corvette
  • Listing ID: CC-1634236
  • Price: $29,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black (400)
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:23060
  • Stock Number:901034
  • VIN:1Z37J3S413663
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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