1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 350 V8 Automatic Classic Vintage Collector

1973 Chevrolet Corvette --

Technical specifications of Chevrolet Corvette 1973

Price: US $23,995.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Local pick-up only
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Corvette
Type: Coupe
Trim: --
Year: 1973
Mileage: 61,739
VIN: 1Z37J3S403649
Color: Gray
Engine size: 350 V8
Power options: --
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Options: --
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

While Corvettes have a reputation for being brutal performance cars, there's no reason they can't also be pretty. This 1973 Chevrolet Corvette is a very affordable matching-numbers example, freshly painted in appealing Ruby Red and ready to enjoy immediately. That handsome finish isn't this car's original color, and we're hesitant to tell you that it's actually Ford Ruby Red. Regardless of where it comes from, it looks awesome and has just the right blend of subtlety and... glow to really work on the curvy fiberglass bodywork. This 'Vette has clearly led an easy life, as the fiberglass is in great shape all around. Surely the guys who did the paint knew a thing or two about putting it right, because the doors fit well, the headlights are flush with the bodywork, and the usual stress cracks are nowhere to be found. As you surely know by now, 1973 was the last year for chrome bumpers on the C3 body style, and with this attractive paint, they give the car a very sophisticated look that might be just as at home on the shores of Monaco as the streets of Detroit. It's not perfect, but at this price, you're getting a car that presents extremely well and nobody will know how affordable it really is. In addition, the trim is quite nice, with proper badges front, side, and rear. From any angle, it's impossible to argue that this isn't a great-looking car. This one also received the code 400 black vinyl bucket seat interior which was standard equipment in the 1973 Corvette. The seats have fresh covers that are duplicates of the originals, and the door panels, carpets, and center console are new. Overall the interior has a very consistent look that makes you want to climb in and hit the road with no particular destination in mind. The original instruments look great with bright markings and clear lenses, and you'll be pleased to note that this car is fitted with options like cold A/C, a tilt/telescope wheel, power windows, and a newer AM/FM/CD stereo system. The wood appliques on the console and door panels look great, the steering wheel isn't cracked or faded, and when you lift off the T-tops, it's very nearly as breezy as a convertible on the open road. The engine is this car's original, numbers-matching L48 350 cubic inch V8, which was rated at 190 horsepower in 1973. The downgrade in horsepower due to lowered compression ratios, milder cams, and, of course, the whole net versus gross horsepower rating system, doesn't really change the personality of the Corvette itself. Of course, you already knew that, and now you're just checking out the details in the engine bay such as the Chevy Orange paint on the block, cowl induction air cleaner, correct chrome ignition shield, and OEM-style componentry throughout. This car also carries power steering and power brakes, and even small block Corvettes received a heavy-duty TH400 3-speed automatic transmission, which is easily up to the rigors of high-performance motoring. The chassis is highly original, and while it isn't shiny and perfect, it shows signs of proper maintenance, a great-sounding exhaust system, and exactly zero signs of accident damage or structural rust. Correct Rally wheels wear fat 225/70/15 BFGoodrich white-letter radial that fill the fenders properly. It's rare to be able to call a Corvette pretty, but this one is exactly that. It's also fast, fun, and eminently affordable. Call today!

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