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.
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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
This Corvette features
leather seats, automatic transmission, power brakes, and power
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.
checked around the engine compartment and recorded some of the more
easily accessible numbers. They are as follows:
Body Build Date
"F" Corresponds to February, and the 23 is the twenty third
day of the month meaning this car was built on February, 23,
"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.
This means the motor was intended for an L48 350 with an
automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping
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
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
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,
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
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
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.
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.
This Corvette is in terrific
mechanical condition with no issues. It is a 100% turn key
Corvette that needs absolutely nothing.
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, 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.
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