$19,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code    description
1YZ67 Corvette Convertible
- Factory Deluxe Interior Trim
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350 ci, Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

 

 
exterior color code
947 Elkhart Green
interior color code
416 Medium Saddle Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   56,235
Engine:   350 ci  L48
VIN:   1Z67J3S416087
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist.   With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  Seven Hills Motorcars is a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468
 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this low mileage, numbers matching 1973 Corvette Convertible built in March of 1973.  This Corvette has just over 56,000 original miles.  The car is in it's original color scheme Elkhart Green (947) with Medium Saddle Leather (416) interior as indicated by the trim pad, which is pictured.  It features factory custom interior, automatic transmission, powe brakes, and power steering.  The third digit in the VIN, a "6", verifies this car as an original convertible.

The 1973 Corvette was truly the end of an era.  1973 was the last year to feature a chrome bumper, it is considered to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes.  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.  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.

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  I hand pick each car after careful inspection.  Our cars come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care as they did.  Please take the time to examine each picture I have provided.  I photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident.  I welcome you to inspect the car in person.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give me a call.

 

numbers

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z67J3S416087 The third digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original Convertible.  The sequence 118079 places the car's build date in May of 1973.  The "J" in the fifth digit verifies that this car is an L48.
Body Build Date G26 "G" Corresponds to March, and the 26 is the 26th day of the month meaning this car's body was built on March 26, 1973.
Engine Code V0215 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  "0215" corresponds to February 15, 1973.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for an L48 with an automatic, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 416087 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 416087, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car. 
Intake Manifold 3997771 The intake manifold is correct with a 3997771 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Left 3932461 The left exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Carburetor  7043202 The original carburetor has the correct stamping for a 350ci 190hp car.
Carburetor Date Code B3 "B" is February and "3" is 1973 meaning the carburetor was made in February of 1973, which is correct for this car as is precedes the build date of the car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date A 29 3 "A" is January, "29" is the tenth day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 29, 1973.
Distributor 1112098 The distributor is original and correct with 1123098 stamped on the band.
Alternator 1100950 The alternator is original and correct with a 1100950 stamping
Alternator Date Code 2 G 25 "2" is 1972, "G" is July, and "25" is the day of the month meaning this alternator was made on July 25, 1972, which is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Transmission 73-CK-8192 The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K" means it was mean for a 350ci 190hp engine, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 406 "406" is the 406th day after the first day of the year production started so it means the transmission was made on February 10, 1973.
Windshield Date Code XU "X" is February and "U" is 1973 so this window is original, made in February of 1973.
Driver's Window UY "U" is July and "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in July of 1972.
Passenger Window UY "U" is July and "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in July of 1972.
Wheels K 1 3 "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and "3" means they were made in 1973.

 *All information obtained from Alvin A. Colvin's book Corvette by the Numbers and Mike Antonick's book Corvette Black Book.  

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Elkhart Green exterior paint is in excellent condition.  This car is in it's original color as indicated by the trim pad number, 987.  There are no major scratches or blemishes in the paint.  The paintís finish has a brilliant gloss.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end is in great condition.  This part of the car is very fragile and a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life.  There are some spots in the paint that were too small to show in in photos, but nothing that can been seen from 5 feet away.  The chrome bumper is in overall nice driver condition.  The tires are literally brand new and still have the tits on them.  The wheels are original to this car as indicated by the date codes on the rims and are in excellent condition.  All of the glass on this car is original as indicated by the date codes, which is a great indication of no collision damage.  The frame and everything else on the car is very solid.  There are absolutely no rust issues with the car what so ever.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Interior

 

The Medium Saddle interior of the corvette is in nice original condition.  This car is an original medium saddle leather car as indicated by the trim pad number, 416.  The seats are in great original condition.  I have specifically included a photo of the area where the driver gets in and out because this it is so prone to excessive wear.  Please note the seats are leather not vinyl, which is correct for this car.  Also, the seats are original, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is also in nice original condition with no stains.  There is a small area of carpet in the very back of the storage area on the left side of the car that is not as nice as the rest.  All of the gauges work, with the obvious exception of the clock.  The dash and center console look awesome and have no tears or cracks.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  The stock original radio actually works pretty well and gets decent reception.  However, only the right speaker works.  It is obvious this car has not been molested, the original jack is still in place as well as the associated stickers on the storage compartment lids.

 

Mechanical

This Corvette is numbers matching.  The last six digits of the car's vin, 416087, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  It starts up quickly, runs well, and idles well.  This Corvette has plenty of power, it is very fast.  The transmission is a three speed automatic.  The car shifts smoothly through the engineís power band.  The brakes are powerful and stop well.  I cannot emphasize enough what a pleasure it is driving this car.  The headlights pop up quickly with no effort or binding what so ever.  The pull down vacuum switch for the headlights works as well.  All of the interior and exterior lights work.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  The frame is in excellent condition with no rust and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield and "A" pillar

Overall Condition

 

The overall condition of this 1973 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The originality and the great extent to which the numbers match make this car especially important and very hard to duplicate.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  The 1973 model year is the star of today and the future investment vise, the 1963-1967 cars have hit their peak and are coming down, this model year is beyond doubt one of the most sound and secure ventures one could make into the Corvette market.  One could enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than your purchase price.  Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle pictures

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