$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
L82 High Performance 350ci Engine
M20 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
U69 AM-FM Radio


Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   82,355 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   1Z37T3S408958
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other GM classics.  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, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am.  Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation.  We do it because we enjoy it.  We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we 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 very proud to offer this gorgeous 1973 L82 Corvette in excellent condition. This car looks great, runs great, and is an awesome driver. We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal work and effort in the years to come. This Corvette have been finished in a very striking dark blue metallic over blue interior. I cannot convey how many compliments this car has received since we have had it and everyone who sees is loves the color. It gets a ton of attention going down the road and turns heads everywhere it goes. The low mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all of the photos, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

This Corvette is an original and verifiable L82 model as indicated by the fifth digit of the VIN. Normal base Corvettes have "J" in the fifth digit, while only the L82 models have a "T" in the fifth spot such as this car. While this Corvette is not completely numbers matching, the engine block does have a 3790010 casting number. This casting number was used in Corvettes from 1969 through 1979, including those optioned with the L82 engine option.

The 1973 Corvette was truly the end of an era. 1973 was the last year to feature a chrome bumper and is considered by some to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes. Model 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. The 1973 model year is also considered a special and different year for Corvette enthusiasts as it was the only model to have chrome in the back and a rubber bumper in the front. It is representative of the transition Corvette was making at the time. 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 Corvettes 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 scrutinize each picture.  We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, just give us a call.

 

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The dark blue exterior is in great driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. The chrome bumpers and other bight work on the car show very well. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish. Often Corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some small imperfections around the car and some that were too faint to show up in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. As one can see in the photos of the underside of the car, this Corvette is totally solid with absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. There is no rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of the rear tires and no evidence of corrosion around the windshield or "birdcage," the most common areas for rust on C3 Corvettes.

The Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

Window Date Codes

Driver: CY - "C" denotes November and "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the driver's side window was made in November of 1972.

Passenger: CY -
"C" denotes November and "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the passenger's side window was made in November of 1972.

Rear: YY - The first
"Y" denotes October and the second "Y" denotes 1972 meaning the rear window was made in October of 1972.

Please note that the "Astro Ventilation" door glass and rear glass are date coded and original as each piece predates the car's body build date of January 4, 1973 (E04). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

 

Interior

 

The blue interior of the Corvette looks absolutely superb. The seats look almost brand new with no split seems, rips, or signs of wear. The carpet is also in like new condition with no tears, holes, or stains. This included the rear carpet which is often neglected. The dash and console are in nice condition with no fading or sun damage. The radio is correct and original, but does not turn on. The door panels are in excellent condition with no cracks on the arm pads, which is a very common problem on this era Corvette. The T-top headliners are not warped or sagging. The jack and jack handle are present and stowed correctly behind the passenger seat, which is pictured below showing the original jack decal on the compartment lid. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes whatsoever. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life. Even very detailed items that are almost always broken or shabby are not on this car; details such as the finger pulls for the rear storage compartment and the fit of the center gauge cluster with the shifter console and down to the parking brake console.

 

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Mechanical

This car is in seems to be in good mechanical condition. It is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. There is no smoke when starting or driving the car. It starts right away every time, idles well, and runs well. The car also shifts well throughout the power band. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, turn signals (as one can view in the video), all gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and blower on all speeds except high. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works correctly from both switches on the dash and override switch; the headlight operation from both switches can be viewed in the video below. The only item mechanically we are aware of that is not functional is the a/c. The previous owner stated to us that he just had the system serviced this year for spring. It was working and functioning properly when a leak developed in the condenser. A brand new AC Delco condenser is only $219 from RockAuto. As with most of the driver quality cars, this one would probably benefit from a tune up to smooth out the idle and some general maintenance. This Corvette has plenty of power and is quite fast. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with and T-tops out on a beautiful day.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1973 Corvette is in fantastic driver condition. It is a great value and we have priced it to sell. The value of third generation Corvettes has increased dramatically in recent times, this is especially true for and C3 with a chrome bumper. They are solid and wise investments for a collector. While this is not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold car, it is a very nice driver quality Corvette and a great car for the money. One could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a nine minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, and function check please visit:
http://youtu.be/x5knO6RcML0

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere on Earth.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote.

 

 



 

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