$13,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
--- Factory Custom Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
C50 Rear Window Defroster
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci Engine
M40 Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo
UF1 Map Light (on rear view mirror)
P02 Deluxe Wheel Covers
QRZ White Letter Tires

exterior color code
976 Mille Miglia Red
interior color code
416 Medium Saddle Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   70,960 (Actual)
Engine:   350 ci V8 (#'s Match)
VIN:   1Z37J3S410247
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 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 both pictured below.

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.

 

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 1Z37J3S410247 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 E18 "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.
Engine Code V1210 "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.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for a 350ci L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 410247 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 3970010 The engine block has the correct 3970010 casting number a 1973 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date L 1 2 "L" is 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 engine.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3997771 The intake has the correct 3997771 casting number a 1973 Corvette.
Intake Manifold Casting Date J 24 2 "J" is 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 engine.
Distributor 1112098 The distributor is original and correct with a 1108430 stamping.
Distributor Date Code 2H30 The 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 engine.
Carburetor Main Body

Please note that this car has a very rare and original Quadrajet produced by Carter.
7043202 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 M2 The "M" is December and "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the carburetor was made in December of 1972.
Transmission 73 CK 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 336 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 410247 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.

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

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The exterior 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."

 

Interior

The 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 life.


Mechanical

This 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 Condition

 

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 minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

vehicle video

 


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:
https://youtu.be/Wuyz17ZR4to .
 

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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