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general specifications

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Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
A85 Shoulder Belts
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci, Engine
M40 Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio

 

 

 

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   TH400 Automatic
Mileage:   97,190
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z37J3S412873
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 beautiful numbers matching 1973 Corvette Coupe This car is a great driver Corvette that needs nothing and is essentially "turn key."  It is finished in one of the most beautiful and desirable color combinations of red over black leather.  This Corvette features leather seats, automatic transmission, power brakes, and power steering. 

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

 

I checked around the engine compartment and recorded some of the more easily accessible numbers.  They are as follows:

item number description*
Body Build Date F23 "F" Corresponds to February, and the 23 is the twenty third day of the month meaning this car was built on February, 23, 1973.
Engine Code V0113 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The first part, "01," is the first month of year and the second numerical part, "13," is the thirteenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on January 13, 1973.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for an L48 350 with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 412873 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 412873, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  
Engine Block Casting Number 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number.
Engine Block Casting Date A 2 3 "A" is January, "2" is the second day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 2, 1973.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3997771 The intake manifold is correct with a 3927184casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date A 17 3 "A" is January, "17" is the seventeenth day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 17, 1973.

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

 

vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The Red exterior paint is in nice driver condition.  There are no major scratches or blemishes in the paint that have been intentionally excluded from the photos.  The paint’s finish has a smooth finish and a brilliant gloss.  Often many corvettes will have particularly chipped up front ends, this car does not.  The underside of the front end is in great condition.  This part of the car is very fragile and a it is a great sign that there is no damage in there.  There are numerous spots and blemishes in the paint around the car that were too small or faint to show in in photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about 10 feet away.  There is also a small cloudy area on the right edge of the windshield.  I have specifically taken a photo of the area to show how faint it really looks.  The chrome and other bight work look great.  The beauty rings look like new with no curb rash.  

All of the glass is date coded and original to this car as each piece predates the build date of February 23, 1973.  This is a good indication that the car has never been in a major accident and never sustained any significant damage.

Windshield: NU - The "N" denotes January and "U" 1973 so the windshield was made in January of 1973.

Driver: VY - The "V" denotes December and "Y" 1972 so the driver's side window was made in November of 1972.

Passenger: VY - The "V" denotes December and "Y" 1972 so the driver's side window was made in November of 1972.

Rear: VY - The "V" denotes December and "Y" 1972 so the driver's side window was made in November of 1972.
 

Interior

The black interior of the Corvette is in awesome condition.  The seats look almost brand new and show virtually no wear.  I have specifically included a photo of the area where the driver gets in and out because this it is so prone to excessive deterioration.  The carpet is also in terrific condition with no rips, holes, or stains.  This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected.  All of the gauges work, with the obvious exception of the clock.  The original radio works, but only gets decent reception on AM.  The dash and center console look awesome and have no tears, cracks, or sun fading.  Included with the car is the padded center armrest, pictured below, which is rare since these are almost always taken from the car or in horrid condition  The t-top storage bags are also included with the car.  The car has not been smoked in, there is no ash in the ashtray or aroma what so ever. 

 

Mechanical

This Corvette is in terrific mechanical condition with no issues.  It is a 100% turn key Corvette that needs absolutely nothing.  Everything on the car works.  It starts up quickly, runs well, and idles well.  There is no smoke when starting or driving the car.  This Corvette has plenty of power, it is very fast.  The car drives tight on the road and highway with no strange noises or vibrations.  The transmission is solid and the car shifts smoothly.  The car brakes powerfully and straight.  The headlights pop up quickly with no effort or binding.  The pull down vacuum override switch for the headlights works as well.  All of the interior and exterior lights work.  It is tight on the road and at highway speeds.  I cannot emphasize enough what a pleasure it is driving this car especially with the t-tops out on a gorgeous day. 


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1973 Corvette is in terrific condition.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The 1973 model year is the star of today and the future investment vise.  1973 was the last year for a chrome bumper and many consider it to be the last truly vintage Corvette.  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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Seven Hills Motorcars is always on the prowl for high quality Corvettes from before 1982 and rust free Cadillac Convertibles from 1976 or before.  If you own a vintage Corvette or Cadillac and are thinking about selling please give us a call and we will make you an offer.  If you know of a classic Corvette or Cadillac available in your area we offer a $350 finders fee to anyone that refers us to a car we buy.  Feel free to call Matt at (513) 708-1468 or email matt@SevenHillsMotorcars.com .

 

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