For Sale: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette in Hickory, North Carolina


Vehicle Description

This LS4 Big Block Corvette was built on September 6, 1972 and is 1 of 4,943 built for 1973. It has a numbers matching powertrain. It was originally a Code 952 Yellow, but in 1981 the owner had it professionally changed to Black exterior. Now the car is a wonderful Black Exterior/Black interior/Black soft top. The LS4 is backed by a THM-400 Automatic transmission with a 3.36 rear gear ratio. Other options include A31 Power Windows, BRAND NEW ' AL KNOCK ' Convertible soft top, C60 Air Conditioning, Firestone Firehawk INDY 500 235/60R15 Radials tires front and rear, J50 Power Brakes, N37 Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column, N40 Power Steering,Original Corvette Jack, Original Corvette Owners manual, P02 Deluxe Wheel Trim Covers, Rear axle ratio 3.36, T60 Heavy Duty Battery, U58 AM-FM Stereo Radio, UF1 Rearview Mirror Map Light. Here is a short history on the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette. It was the first 'Rubber Bumper' Vette. The front chrome bumper was replaced with a federally mandated 5 MPH bumper. It added 35 pounds to the car and changed it's looks significantly. This is the only year that a rubber front bumper and chrome rear bumper were used at the same time. A new side brace was added as well to increase safety. This was also the last year for the small spoiler at the back of the car. During production of the 1973 model year 4,000 serial numbers were skipped. VIN numbers 24,001 through 28,000 were never manufactured. A new hood was introduced that featured cold air induction and removed the automatic panel that hid the windshield wipers. A vent in the hood by the windshield wipers provided cold outside air for the engine to ingest. The new ducts on the sides behind the front wheels were non-trimmed and consist of just one large hole and some body styling. It was the first year for radial tires on a Vette. Increased sound insulation was added to make the ride more comfortable. A new coolant recycling system recovered overheated coolant into a overflow container for c

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-894128
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Chevrolet
  • Model:Corvette
  • Odometer:58850
  • Stock Number:C400
  • VIN:1Z67Z3S401472