$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A31 Power Windows
J50 Power Brakes
M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo



exterior color code
980 Orange
interior color code
418 Dark Saddle Vinyl

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Odometer:   94,375 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8
VIN:   1Z37T3S418682
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 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.

 

 

model description

 


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.

numbers

 


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. 

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z37T3S418682 The 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 1973.
Body Build Date H26 "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 3970010 The engine block has a 3970010 casting number.
Transmission Main Case Casting # 3925661 The transmission main case has a correct 3925661 casting number.
Transmission Tail Housing Casting # 3979764 The transmission tail housing has a correct 3978764 casting number.
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 418682 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.
Driver's Window LU "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.
Passenger  Window LU "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.
Rear  Window XU "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.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

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 totally 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.

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

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.

 

Interior

 

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.

 

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 brakes 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.


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 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 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 twelve minute video of the car starting, running, a walk around, function, and test drive check please visit:
http://youtu.be/9otKIGfpC9g  .

 

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.

 


eBay terms

  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 car.

 

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