$19,500

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ67 Corvette Sport Coupe
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350 ci Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

 

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette Convertible
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   65,570
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z67J3S402137
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist.   We are a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  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.  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 1973 Corvette Convertible with the original numbers matching 350 L48 engine.  This Corvette has been driven just over 65,500 original miles since new.  This car is a great driver Corvette that needs nothing and is essentially, "turn key."  The car rolled off the assembly line on October 13, 1972.  This is verified by the "B13" code on the trim tag, which is pictured below.  This car is numbers matching, meaning he last six digits of the vin, 402137, are stamped on the engine pad.

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.  We 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 and attention as they did.  We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected.  Please take the time to examine each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about bidding.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

numbers

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z67J3S402137 The third digit, "6," verifies that the car is an original Convertible.  The "J" in the fifth digit verifies that this car is an L48.
Body Build Date B13 "B" Corresponds to October, and the 13 is the 13h day of the month meaning this car was completed on October13, 1972.
Engine Code V0829 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  "0829" corresponds to August 29, 1972.  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 transmission , which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 402137 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 402137, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is "numbers matching" and original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date G 6 2 "G" is July, "6" is the sixth day of the month, and "2" is 1972 so the engine block was cast on July 6, 1972.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3927184 The intake manifold is correct with a 3927184casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date H 21 2 "H" is August, "21" is the twenty-first day of the month, and "2" is 1972 so the intake manifold was cast on August 21, 1972.
Exhaust Manifold, Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Left 3932461 The left exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Transmission Date Code 73 K 238 "73" indicates that this transmission was made for the 1973 model year.  "K" is code meaning that the transmission was intended for an L48 engine, which is correct for this car.  "238" is the 238th day of the year in so the transmission was made in mid to late August of 1972 which is correct is it predates the build date of the car.
Windshield TY "T" is August and "Y" is 1972 so the windshield is original, made in August of 1972.
Driver's Window LY "L" is March and "Y" is 1972 so this "Astro Ventilation" window is original, made in March of 1972.
Passenger  Window UY "U" is July and "Y" is 1972 so this "Astro Ventilation" window is original, made in July of 1972.
Alternator 1100950 The alternator is original and correct with a 1100950 stamping for an L48 Corvette.
Alternator Date Code 2 H 10 "2" is 1972, "H" is August, and "10" is the tenth day of the month meaning this alternator was made on August 10, 1972, which is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Left Front Wheel Stamping K 1 1  12  9 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made in 1971.  "12" is the twelfth month of the year and "9" is the ninth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on December 9, 1971, which is correct as it predates the build date of the car.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1973 Corvette.
Right Front Wheel Stamping K 1 1  12  4 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made in 1971.  "12" is the twelfth month of the year and "4" is the fourth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on December 4, 1971, which is correct as it predates the build date of the car.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1973 Corvette.
Left Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  12  8 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made in 1971.  "12" is the twelfth month of the year and "8" is the eighth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on December 9, 1971, which is correct as it predates the build date of the car.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1973 Corvette.
Right Rear Wheel Stamping K 1 1  12  9 AZ "K" means the wheels are original Kelsey-Hayes as they should be, the first "1" means they were made at the Romulus, MI plant, and the second "1" means they were made in 1971.  "12" is the twelfth month of the year and "9" is the ninth day of the month.  This means the wheel was made on December 9, 1971, which is correct as it predates the build date of the car.  "AZ" is a code that was used on wheels intended for a 1973 Corvette.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

This body of this Corvette is in great shape with relatively good panel fit.  The paint is in decent driver condition with a smooth finish and a nice gloss.  There are no major scratches, scrapes, or cracks in the paint that have been excluded from the photos.  There are some spots in the paint that around the car were too small to show in in photos, but nothing that is very noticeable from 5 feet away.  There is one notable blemish on the right side of the car near the door handle and decklid.  There is a photo below specifically of this area.  The soft top has no holes and the rear window is not fogged up or yellowed.  This car was green in the past and this is visible to a discerning eye on certain parts of the underside of the car.  The wheels are in excellent condition with no dents or curb rash on the beauty rings.  The tires are literally brand new with less than 20 miles on them.  All of the glass on this car is original as indicated by the date codes, which is a great indication of no major collision damage.  The chrome looks great with no pitting.

 

Interior

 

The Medium Saddle interior of the corvette is in splendid original condition.  The seats are not overly worn or neglected and 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 original, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is also in nice original condition with no holes.  There is a small area of carpet in the very back of the storage area on the right 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.  Thankfully, the console was not cut for the aftermarket radio.  However, only the left speaker works.  This car has not been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray and no odor what so ever.

 

Mechanical

This car is in fine mechanical condition.  The car starts right away, idles well, and runs well.  The Corvette drives very well.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  The 3 Speed transmission shifts smoothly and does not pull to one side or the other under breaking.  All of the gauges work, the headlights go up and down with both the headlight switch and the override switch, all of the interior and exterior lights work, even all of the heater, defroster, and fan controls work as well.  According the the previous owner, the transmission and carburetor have been rebuilt within the past year.  I cannot convey what an absolute pleasure is is to drive Corvette, especially with the top down. 


Overall
Condition

 

The overall condition of this 1973 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  Cars like this are the Barrett Jackson stars of the future.  The 1973 model year is very special and totally unique in the Corvette world.  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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