Seven Hills Motorcars is
Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist anda
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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this gorgeous 1973 L82
Corvette in excellent condition with a 4-speed close ratio manual
transmission. 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 has been finished in a very striking
color combination of Orange over Dark Saddle. This is correct and
original color scheme as indicated by the codes on the trim tag
pictured below. 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. 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. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and
information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this
Corvette really is.
Before our purchase this Corvette was owned by John Scotti
Automotive in Montreal, Quebec. Anyone interested should
type that name into Google to check out his impressive
Classic and Exotic car operation. He is also a franchised
Lamborghini and Lotus dealer for new cars.
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.
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.
Please note when checking the numbers that not only do the correct
stampings and casting numbers appear on the parts, but all of the
dates are also chronologically correct. This means that all of
the parts were made and assembled in the correct order. For
example, all of the dates for the individual engine components and
the engine casting date should obviously precede the assembly date
of the engine because the parts had to be produced before they could
be assembled. All of the parts I checked follow this rule and
are dated correctly.
first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM.
The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body
style, 2-door sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine,
T, correct for an L82 car. The sixth digit, "3," indicates
the model year, 1973. The "S" is the plant where the car
was produced, St. Louis. The last five digits are a
sequence number so this is the 18,682nd Corvette made for
Body Build Date
"H" Corresponds to March, and the "26" is the
twenty-sixth day of the
month meaning this Corvette body build date is March 26, 1973.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has a 3970010 casting number.
Transmission Main Case Casting #
The transmission main case has a correct 3925661 casting
Transmission Tail Housing Casting #
The transmission tail housing has a correct 3978764 casting
Transmission Date Code
P 3 C 15 B
The "P" indicates that this is a Muncie transmission. The
"3" indicates the year, 1973. The "C" is the third month of
the year and the "15" is the fifteenth day of the month. The
"B" indicates an M21 close gear ratio. So the transmission
was assembled on March 15, 1973.
Transmission VIN Stamp
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 418682, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission meaning this transmission
is original to this car.
March and "U" is 1973 so this window is original, made
in March of 1973. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"L" is March and "U" is 1973 so this window is original, made
in March of 1973. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
"X" is February and "U" is 1973 so this window is original, made
in February of 1973. This is correct as it predates the
build date of the car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
The Orange exterior is in
excellent driver condition. As one can see in the
photos the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish.
The car was repainted with a little bit of pearl in the
paint, which really sets off the color and looks great.
The chrome bumpers are in terrific shape and the other bight work on the car shows
very well also. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition with a nice finish.
Both door on this car open and shut well and with no
effort. 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 feet away.
This Corvette has no rust issues. As one can see in the
photos of the underside of the car it is
solid with no
rust around the "key hole" area of the frame in front of
the rear tires. Also, I have seen no evidence of
corrosion around the windshield of the car.
Corvette looks just as good in person as it does in
Window Date Codes
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 March 126 1973 (H26). Original glass is a good indication
that this car has had no major accident history
and never sustained significant damage.
The Dark Saddle
interior of the Corvette is great condition for original. The
seats look just in person just as they do in the photos with
some expected wear in the typical areas and to the seat frame.
There is a specific photo below of the are most prone to wear.
Please note however, that these seats are the factory originals,
not some cheap aftermarket replacements or covers. The carpet is
also original and in very nice condition with no tears, holes,
or major stains. This includes the rear carpet with is often
neglected. The door panels are original as well as do have some
cracking at the very bottom. The dash is in great shape with no
sun faded or cracking. The car has not been smoked in and there
is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. The original jack and
jack handle are still with the car stowed in the compartment
behind seats, pictured below with the original decals on the
compartment lips. Corvette interiors are not known to wear well
and the excellent condition of this interior is a testament to
the care this car has received throughout its life.
interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.
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.
are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other.
The cutch feels good, the throwout bearing is new, and
the car shifts well, these is a bit of play in the
shifter. Also, the engine compartment is clean and nicely
detailed as one can see in the photos. The horn works as
do all the headlights and bights, tail lights, turn signals (as one can
view in the video), all
gauges (with the obvious exception of the clock), wipers, and blower
motor on all speeds. The odometer works, but sometimes
the speedo needle is sticky and sluggish. As with most
older carbureted cars this on is a bit cold blooded. The entire vacuum system for the headlights works from
both the switch on the dash and the override
switch, their entire opertaion. 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 the 4-speed transmission and the T-tops out on a beautiful day.
4-speed 1973 L82 Corvette is in fantastic driver condition, runs well,
and looks awesome. 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 any C3 with a
chrome bumper. They are solid and wise investments for a
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
Thank you for looking and please email or
call with any questions.
For a twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function,
and test drive check please visit:
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.
If the winning
bidder cannot complete the transaction for any reason there will
be a $350 fee payable through PayPal. By bidding on this car or
making an offer through eBay the buyer agrees to these terms and
to pay the $350 fee is he or she cannot or does not purchase the