1973 Chevrolet Corvette
The Paint: Originally Orange Metallic (code 980), repainted in 1969 Corvette Code 980 Riverside Gold
The Engine: Original to the car (numbers matching) L82 350 CID producing 285 Horsepower
The Transmission: Original to the car (numbers matching) 4 speed manual
The Differential: Original to the car Code AB 3.70:1 ratio
The Interior: Original to the car Code 400 Black vinyl (unrestored, excellent)
Power 4 wheel disc brakes
Tilt-Telescopic steering column
Original AM/FM stereo
All lights work (including headlight mechanisms)
Heater system works
The horn works
All factory original gauges work including the clock
Windshield wipers work
All original glass is nice, windshield is newer
T-Tops are excellent and do not leak, and T-Top covers are present
Original California smog pump is still in place and functional
Nice sounding original dual exhaust
Spare tire compartment present and intact
Original Rally wheels with correct sized white wall radials
Very nice documentation including the original window sticker
What you're looking at here is a very fine example of an original, clean, obsessively well maintained, 1973 Corvette Stingray, that is very nicely documented with 89,883 original miles, with excellent owner history. Documentation shows a repaint in Gold from Metallic Orange many years ago, and the paint is beautiful. Aside from the repaint, this Corvette is amazingly original, and carries all of it's original drive-train including the original smog pump still in tact.
Turn the key and the original 350 roars to life and runs as clean and smooth the day it left C & H Chevrolet in Santa Barbara California.
The 4 speed manual transmission and clutch assembly work together smoothly as well to transfer the power to the original, quiet 3.73:1 differential.
Everything listed on the original window sticker is still present, intact, and functioning properly. All accessories, lights, and gauges perform as they should.
What this is, is an opportunity to own a true investment grade, early C3 Stingray, that can be driven anywhere, and enjoyed.
The only year with chrome rear bumpers, and body colored nose, 1973 was the link from the classic all chrome bumper-ed cars, to never a chromed bumper corvette again, and that alone makes the 1973 Corvette a very special year.
What do you want in your Corvette? Clean lines, nice deep shiny paint, original numbers matching engine, and driver-train? Perhaps a vintage Corvette that you can drive anywhere, that's fun, and easy to get along with? Maybe you're into documentation, correctness, and originality!
Wouldn't it be nice to have all of the above all rolled up in one beautiful, classic car?...Yeah, I think so too. Great car!