Engine: 454ci 275HP V8 Transmission: THM-400 Automatic Mileage: 46831 Believed Original Miles VIN: 1Z37Z3S432097 Exterior Color: Mille Miglia Red Interior Color: Black Leather Bucket Seats Power Steering Power Brakes AM/FM Stereo Radio Power Windows Numbers Matching The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette 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 an overflow container for cooling. This coolant was then recycled back into the radiator. The rear window of the '73 coupe was now fixed. It had been decided that taking out the window with the t-tops off caused too much turbulence in the cabin. Even though there was no specific black exterior option it is thought that around 30 cars were painted black at the St. Louis assembly plant. Masterpiece is pleased to present this extremely clean, all original 1973 Chevrolet Corvette for your consideration. Featuring what is believed to be all numbers matching, this 454 V8 is highly sought after especially on the early C3 which shows well with its bright chrome sidepipes. With many great factory options, this model has the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, map light, the seatbelt uses the upgraded shoulder harness, brakes work great, factory heat, air capability, power windows, the leather is in great shape on the inside, both T-tops. The chrome looks very clean and the paint shows well. This sure is one of the cleanest and most complete 73’s we have seen! More often than not these vehicles end up giving way to age and finding one that has had this amount of work completed is a real testament to the popularity of the “Mako Shark” design. Call or email us today for more information on this 1973 Chevrolet Corvette!