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.
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Seven Hills Motorcars is glad to offer this numbers
matching 1973 Corvette in very nice driver condition and finished in
the iconic Red over Saddle color combination. This is the correct
and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the trim tag
pictured below. As one can see in the extensive list below this Corvette is
very correct and "Numbers Matching" meaning 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
correct and original with the correct codes on the identification tag
and the last 6 digits of the VIN stamped on the main case, which are
The car runs great and
is an awesome driver that feels great on the road. 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 hot right now and
on the rise, this is especially true for anything with a
chrome bumper. This Corvette is loaded with desirable options such as a/c, power steering, power brakes, power windows,
automatic transmission, rear window defroster, and P02 factory deluxe wheel covers. The
low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of
the car, but also the clear Ohio title, pictured below, that
states the mileage as "Actual." Please peruse all
of the photos, video, list of numbers, and other information below
to get a true sense of this Corvette.
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.
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
The first digit, "1," indicated the Chevrolet division of
GM. The "Z" is the series, Corvette. The "37" is the body
style, sport coupe. The fifth digit is the engine, J,
correct for an L48 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 10,247th Corvette made for 1973.
Body Build Date
"E" corresponds to December, and the 18 is the
eighteenth day of the
month meaning this Corvette's body build date is December 18, 1972.
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.
The "12" is the twelfth month of year and the
"10" is the
tenth day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on
December 10, 1972. This is correct as it precedes the build
date of the car.
This means the motor was intended for a 350ci L48 Corvette
with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this
Engine VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
410247, are stamped on
the engine pad and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
Engine Block Casting Number
The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number a
Engine Block Casting Date
L 1 2
December, "1" is the first day of the month, and "2" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on
December 1, 1972.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Intake Manifold Casting Number
The intake has the correct 3997771 casting number a
Intake Manifold Casting Date
J 24 2
October, "24" is the twenty-fourth day of the month, and "2" is
the last digit of the calendar year so the intake was cast on
October 24, 1972.
Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
distributor is original and correct with a 1108430
Distributor Date Code
first "2" is the last digit of the calendar year, the "H"
denotes August, and "30" is the thirtieth day of the
month meaning the distributor was made on August 30, 1972.
This is correct as it predates the assembly date of the
Carburetor Main Body
Please note that this car has a
very rare and original Quadrajet produced by Carter.
The "70" is a code used on all Rochester carbs from
1965-1975. The third digit, "4," indicates it was made in
the 1970 to 1975 production run. The fourth digit, "3," is
the model year. The fifth digit, "2," indicates that it is a
4BBL Quadrajet carb. The seventh digit, "0," means is was
built for the Chevrolet division of GM. The last digit, "2,"
means it was intended for use in an automatic transmission
car such as this. This is the correct carburetor for a 1973
L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission.
Carburetor Date Code
The "M" is December and "2" is the last digit of the
calendar year so the carburetor was made in December of
The "73" is the model year, 1973. The "C" means the
transmission was made for a Chevrolet vehicle, and the "K"
means is was intended for a Corvette with a 350ci engine,
which is correct for this car.
Transmission Date Code
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 1972. This means "336" is the
336th day starting with January 1, 1972, which indicates the
transmission was assembled on December 2, 1972.
Transmission VIN Stamping
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN,
410247, are stamped on
the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this engine is original to this car.
information obtained from Alan A. Colvin's Corvette by the Numbers
and Mike Antonick's Corvette Black Book.
is in decent driver condition and looks in person just as it
does in the photos. Both doors open and shut easily and operate
well. The factory PO2 Deluxe Wheel Covers give the car a great
and unique look and the tires are almost brand new with about 95% left. We have been very objective and comprehensive with the dozens of
photos of the outside of the car. We have not tried to exclude
any imperfections, most sellers and certainly most dealers would
not be so upfront and comprehensive with trying to show the
flaws. Around the car there is some checking,
cracking, and other imperfections. There are specific photos of
some blemishes below, but others were too faint to show in
pictures. We have even included many photos of the
underside of the car. The frame looks solid and there is no
visible rust around the "key hole."
Saddle interior of the Corvette is in good condition overall
and is especially nice for being so original. The seats are
in good shape and look just in person as the do in the
photos with a wear spot in the typical area on the driver's
side where the driver gets in and out. Please note that
these are the original seats not some cheap aftermarket
covers or replacements. The carpet looks great, almost new,
and appears as if it was probably replaced very recently.
This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The
dash and center console look good with no splits, sun
fading, or cracks. The original radio is still with the
car, but does not work, most importantly the original dash
has never been cut or modified for an aftermarket
installation. The spare is still with the car as is the
original jack and jack handle, which are stowed correctly in
the compartment behind the passenger seat. There is no aroma of cigarette smoke in the car.
Corvette interiors are not known to wear well and the nice
condition of this original interior is a huge testament to
the meticulous care this car has received throughout its
Corvette seems to be in good mechanical condition; the was the
car runs and drives are some of its strongest points. It
starts right away every time, runs well, and idles well. The car
is an excellent driver that feels nice 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 it shifts well, there are
no strange vibrations, the brakes do not pull, and the car
performs quite well overall. The transmission shifts smoothly. The brakes are responsive and
do not pull to one side or the other. This Corvette has plenty
of power and is quite fast. There are some items on the car that do not work
such as the horn and clock. All of the other gauges, speedo, tach, odometer, temp gauge, oil pressure, battery gauge, and
fuel gauge all work properly. The lights, horn, indicators, key
buzzer, wipers, rear window defroster, and even the map light on
the rear view mirror all work. The blower motor for the heater and a/c
will work, but not on
all speeds. The a/c systems is complete with the compressor,
condenser, all lines, and there is a belt on the compressor, but
it does not blow cold so the system most likely needs to be
recharged. The headlights pop
up and vacuum system for the lights works correctly from both
the switch on the dash and override switch; their operation from
both switches can be viewed in the video. The true dual exhaust
system with chambered mufflers has a very
healthy and aggressive tone. Not
enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive
this car, especially with T-Tops out on a beautiful day.
Overall, this 1973 Corvette is in
great driver condition. 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 front end treatment
and 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 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
Thank you for looking and please do not
hesitate to email or call with any questions.
For an thirteen minute video of the car starting, running, a walk
around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway 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
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.
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