$22,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Stingray Sport Coupe
-- Factory "Custom" Interior Trim
J50 Power Brakes
LS4 454ci High Performance V8 Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Tires
T60 Heavy Duty Battery
U69 AM-FM Radio

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic (#'s Match)
Mileage:   87,125 (Actual)
Engine:   454ci LS4 V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37Z3S410674
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 proud to offer this beautiful numbers matching 1973 LS4 454ci big block Corvette Stingray in spectacular condition. This Stingray looks fantastic, runs great, and is an excellent driver. The car is totally solid with nice lines and no rust issues. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Corvette that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on C3 Corvettes is strong right now and on the rise and 1973 is a special one year only body style. The original 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, the extensive list of numbers, video, and information below to get a true sense of how nice and clean this Corvette really is.

This Corvette is verified as an original and correct big block LS4 454ci model by the fifth digit of the VIN. This car has an "Z" in the fifth digit indicating it is an LS4 while a base L48 has a "J" in that spot. The drivetrain on this big block Stingray is numbers matching. The last six digits of the VIN are stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured below, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured below.

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 car 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. Most of the parts I checked follow this rule and are dated correctly.

 
item number description*
VIN 1Z37Z3S410674 The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of GM. The second digit "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body style, sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, Z, correct for an LS4 454ci Corvette. 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 10,674th Corvette made for 1973.
Body Build Date 10674 The body build sequence, "10674," places the car's build date in very late December of 1972. This Stingray does not have a trim tag so the build sequence can place the can determine the month of production.
Engine Code T1127 "T" means the engine was build in the Tonawanda plant.  The "11" is the eleventh month of year and the "27" is the twenty-seventh day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on November 27, 1972.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CWR This means the motor was intended for an LS4 454ci Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 410674 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 410674, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number 3999289 The engine block has a 3999289 casting number, which is correct for a big block LS4 1973 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date K 16 72 "K" is November, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and the "72" is the calendar year so the engine block was cast on November 16, 1972, which is correct as it predates the assembly date.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 353015 The intake manifold has the correct 353015 casting number for a 1973 LS4 Corvette. This intake was only use on big block Corvettes in 1973.
Intake Manifold Casting Date K 10 72 "K" is November, "10" is the tenth day of the month, and the "72" is the calendar year so the intake manifold was cast on November 8, 1972, which is correct as it predates the assembly date.
Transmission 73-CS The "73" is the model year, 1973. The "C" means the transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "S" means is was intended for an LS4 454ci big block Corvette, which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code 326 The assembly date code for the 1973 model year starts with the first day of the calendar year in 1972 and continues through the calendar year in 1973. This means "326" is the 326th day starting with January 1, 1972, which indicates the transmission is dated November 21, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping 410674 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 410674, are stamped on the main case meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Rear Differential AW W 352 E 1 The "AW" indicates a 3.08 gear ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant where it was produced, Warren, MI. The "352" indicates the 352nd day of the year, "E" is the source for the positraction, Eaton, and "2" is the shift in which it was made. So this rear end was produced on December 17, 1972 in Warren, MI during the second shift.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Yellow exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos the finish has a terrific gloss, smooth finish, and deep shine. Both doors open and shut nicely. The wheels are in great condition with a brilliant finish and no curb rash on the beauty rings. The BF Goodrich Radial TA tires have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one can see in the many photos of the underside of the car, the bottom of the car is exceptionally clean and this Corvette has absolutely NO RUST ISSUES. The frame is totally solid with no rust around the "key hole" are in front of the rear tire and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the windshield, which are the two most notorious spots for rust on a C3 Corvette.

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


Interior

The Black interior in this Corvette is in terrific condition. The seats are in good shape with no split seams looks just in person as they do in the photos. The driver's seat is not overly worn in the typical area where the driver gets in and out. The carpet is also in fantastic condition with no stains or holes. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The door panels are in good shape overall. The door pulls are solid and intact. The radio works and most importantly it is a Corvettes specific unit made for this car so the dash has never cut or modified. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well, and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

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


Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition. It starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shifts well throughout the power band. This Corvette has a ton of power and torque with the 454ci engine. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, wipers, indicators, radio, and all of the gauges with the obvious exception of the clock. The blower for the heater works on all speeds. The vacuum system for the headlights works correctly with no effort or binding in the mechanism. Also, the headlights go up properly with either the headlight switch or vacuum override switch. Their complete operation form both switches can be viewed in the video below. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the power from the big block.

The car runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

Overall, this 1973 LS4 454ci Corvette Stingray is in great driver condition. Big blocks are very rare and draw a huge premium over a standard Corvette. Numbers matching is very important in Corvette pricing and as one can see this car is very correct. It is a great value and we have it priced to sell. The value of third generation Corvettes has increased dramatically in recent times, this is especially true for the 1973 model year. They are solid and wise investments for a collector. 1973 was a very special and one year only body style for Corvette that is always recognizable with the newer and smoother front end treatment with the classic chrome bumpers on the back. While this is not an NCRS Top Flight or Bloomington Gold car, it is a very nice driver quality big block Corvette and a great car for the money. There are photos below of the VIN stamp on the engine block, suffix code, engine assembly date, transmission VIN stamp, transmission date, and transmission codes. 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 do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


For a nine minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/1-torLctsBg .
 

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 in world.  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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