$16,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1973

rpo code description
1YZ37 Corvette Sport Coupe
- Factory Deluxe Interior Trim
A85 Shoulder Belts
J50 Power Brakes
L48 350ci, Engine
M20 4-Speed Manual Transmission
N40 Power Steering
QRZ White Letter Steel Belted Tires
U58 AM-FM Radio, Stereo

 

 

 
exterior color code
910 Classic White
interior color code
404 Black Leather

Make:   Chevrolet
Model:   Corvette
Transmission:   M20 4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   37,915
Engine:   350 ci L48
VIN:   1Z37J3S414348
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 incredibly low mileage numbers matching 1973 Corvette Coupe.  This Corvette has been driven just over 37,900 original miles since new in 1973.  The title for this car states the mileage as "actual."  The car is in it's original color scheme of Classic White (910) over Black Leather (414) interior as indicated by the trim pad, which is pictured.  This Corvette features factory custom interior with leather, 4-speed transmission, power brakes, and power steering.  I purchased this car from it's previous owner in Indianapolis, IN.  He was an engineer for a successful Indy Car (IRL) team and, as one would expect, very meticulous with his vehicles

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.

 

With the current economic crisis some may be apprehensive about the purchase of a classic car at this time.  However, now is the best time to buy based on historical events.  October 19, 1987 is referred to as "Black Monday" when the stock market crashed and fell 22.6% in one day.  Following that event, the collector car market skyrocketed as people lost confidence in other financial instruments and assets such as stocks.  Investors see vintage cars as a very safe investment that will continue to appreciate despite other financial markets and influences.  If history is any indication, then collector cars and other tangible collectibles will be some of the best investments in the next few years to come. 

 

 

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 G07 "G" Corresponds to March, and the 07 is the seventh day of the month meaning this car was built on March 7, 1973.
Engine Code V0123 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  "0123" corresponds to January 23, 1973.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CKZ This means the motor was intended for an L48 350 with a 4-speed, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 414348 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 424596, 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 22 3 "A" is January, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 22, 1973.
Intake Manifold Casting Number 3997771 The intake manifold is correct with a 3927184casting number.
Intake Manifold Casting Date A 22 3 "A" is January, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 22, 1973.
Exhaust Manifold, Right 3932461 The right exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Exhaust Manifold, Left 3932461 The left exhaust manifold is correct with a 3932461 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Right Casting # 3998993 The right cylinder head is correct with a 3998993 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Right Casting Date A 22 3 "A" is January, "22" is the twenty-second day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 22, 1973.
Cylinder Head, Left Casting # 3998993 The left cylinder head is correct with a 3998993 casting number.
Cylinder Head, Left Casting Date A 19 3 "A" is January, "19" is the nineteenth day of the month, and "3" is 1973 so the engine block was cast on January 19, 1973.

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

 

vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

The Classic White exterior paint is in very nice condition.  This car is in it's original color as indicated by the trim pad number, 910.  There are no major scratches or blemishes in the paint that have been 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 some spots in the paint that were too small to show in in photos, but nothing that can been seen from 5 feet away.  There is one small blemish on the rear quarter panel near the bumper.  I have specifically taken a photo of the area to show how faint it really looks.  The chrome and bight work has no pitting or rust.  The frame and everything else on the car is very solid and I have seen no evidence of corrosion around the "A" Pillar.  The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

The side glass and windshield are date coded and original to this car as they predate the build date of March 7, 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: NU - The "N" denotes January and "U" 1973 so the driver's side window was made in January of 1973.

Passenger: NU - The "N" denotes January and "U" 1973 so the passenger's side window was made in January of 1973.
 

Interior

The black interior of the corvette is in extremely nice original condition.  This car is an original black leather car as indicated by the trim pad number, 404.  The seats are in awesome original condition.  I have specifically included a photo of the area where the driver gets in and out because this it is so prone to excessive wear.  Please note the seats are leather not vinyl, which is correct for this car.  Also, the seats are original, not some cheap aftermarket replacement.  The carpet is also in nice original condition with no stains.  All of the gauges work, with the obvious exception of the clock.  The dash and center console look awesome and have no tears, cracks, or sun fading.  The original pedal pads are not excessively worn, and as one can see from the pictures, show normal wear for a car with this mileage.  It is obvious this car has not been molested, the original jack is still in place as well as the associated stickers on the storage compartment lids.  Corvette interiors of this vintage are not know to wear well.  The surprisingly great condition of this car's interior is testament to the meticulous care this car has received throughout it's life and further reinforces the fact that the miles are original.

 

Mechanical

This Corvette is numbers matching.  The last six digits of the car's vin, 414348, are stamped on the engine pad meaning this engine is original to this car.  This car is a 100% turn key Corvette and needs absolutely nothing.  Everything on the car works.  It starts up quickly, runs well, and idles well.  This Corvette has plenty of power, it is very fast.  The transmission is solid and the car shifts tightly.  The clutch feels very good.  The car brakes powerfully and straight.  All of the gauges work, the heat works, the blower works and even blows out of the correct vents.  The headlights pop up quickly with no effort or binding what so ever.  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 and the 4-Speed. 


Overall
Condition

 

Overall, this 1973 Corvette is in terrific condition, both the exterior and interior.  This one is by far one of the nicer, more original, and lower mileage 1973 Corvettes available right now.  Numbers matching is extremely important in Corvette pricing.  The 1973 model year is the star of today and the future investment vise, the 1963-1967 cars have hit their peak and are coming down, 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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