Price
$19,990
Engine Size
350ci
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
80,198
Vin
1Z37J3S401370
Stock
401370

#'s Match, EXCELLENT CONDITION, Auto, A/C, PS, PB, PW, Tilt, PRICED TO SELL!!

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Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful low mileage and numbers matching 1973 Corvette Stingray Coupe in fantastic condition. This Corvette looks fantastic, runs great, and drives awesome. It has only 80,198 original miles. This Corvette is "Numbers Matching" with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the engine pad, which is pictured in this ad, and the engine is original to the car. The transmission is also original with the last six digits of the VIN stamped on the main case and pictured.

This Stingray is loaded with popular options such as air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, tilt and telescopic steering column, leather interior, and the automatic transmission.

We have this car priced to sell and are offering an excellent opportunity to own a very desirable Corvette at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the market on early C3 Corvettes is very hot right now and on the rise, this is especially true for the 1973 model year as it was a one year only body style. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title pictured in the ad that shows the mileage as “Actual.” Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information to get a true sense of how nice this Corvette really is.

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.

Model Description

The 1973 Corvette was truly the end of an era. 1973 was the last year to feature a chrome bumper and is considered by some to be the last year of truly classic Corvettes. Model 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. The 1973 model year is also considered a special and different year for Corvette enthusiasts as it was the only model to have chrome in the back and a rubber bumper in the front. It is representative of the transition Corvette was making at the time. 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.

Exterior

The classic white exterior is in excellent driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the finish has dazzling gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely. The chrome and other bright look great with a brilliant finish and no pitting or cloudiness. The wheels and center caps are in excellent condition. The BF Goodrich raised white letter tires have about 80% tread left. There are a few very tiny blemishes and bumps around car that were too small to show up in pictures, but nothing else that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can see in the many photos of the underside and in the video this car is very clean underneath. The frame is totally solid around the "key hole" area in front of the rear tire and we have seen no evident of corrosion around the windshield or “birdcage” area, which is the most common spots for rust on a C3 Corvette. We have included specific photos of the areas most prone to rust to show how nice this car looks.

Window Date Codes

Please note almost all of the glass on this Corvette, both "Astro Ventilation" door windows and the rear window are original as each piece predates the car's body build date of September 1, 1972 (B01). Original glass is a good indication that this car has had no major accident history and never sustained significant damage.

Interior

The Black interior of the Corvette is in spectacular condition. The seats are in fantastic condition with no splits, rips, or excessive wear. The carpet is in also in “like new” condition with no stains or rips. This includes the rear carpet, which is often neglected. The gauge faces are clean and crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash and console are in great shape with no fading or sun damage. The door panels look very nice with some small cracks in the typical area where the driver's elbow sits. The jack and spare tire are still with the car. This Corvette has never been smoked in; there are no burns marks and no aroma of cigarettes. Corvette interiors from this era are not known to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this car has received throughout its life.

Mechanical

This Corvette seems to be in very good mechanical condition. The engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It drives great and feels nice on 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 there are no vibrations or strange noises and the car performs quite well overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. The transmission shift well throughout the power band. The car runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine compartment is beautifully clean and detailed as one can see in the photos.

The horn works as do all the exterior lights, dash lights, power windows, wipers, and radio. The entire vacuum system for the headlights and wiper door works properly from both their respective switches on the dash and the override switches. The entire operation from both switches can be viewed in the video. The a/c and blower for the heater do not work. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the T-Tops out on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition



Overall, this 1973 Corvette looks fantastic. 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 and smoother front end treatment with 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 Stingray and a great car for the money. 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.

item
number
description*

VIN
1Z37J3S401370
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 a L48 car. 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 1,370th Corvette made for 1973.

Body Build Date
B01
"B" corresponds to September, and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 3, 1972.

Engine Code
V0823
"V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on Eighth 23, 1972.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.

Suffix Code
CLA
This means the motor was intended for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.

Engine VIN Stamping
401370
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401370, 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 a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1972 Corvette.

Engine Block Casting Date
H 2 2
"C" is March, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 16, 1972. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.

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
194
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 "194" is the 194th day starting with January 1, 1972, which indicates the transmission was assembled on July 12, 1973.

Transmission VIN Stamping
401370
The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401370, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.

Rear Differential
AW W 303 E 2
The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "303" is the 303rd day of the year. The "E" is the source of the positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift so the rear differential was made on October 29, 1972 in Warren, MI during the second shift. This item is dated later than the car so it may have been replaced.

Driver's Window
IY
The "I" is June and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in June of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Passenger Window
TY
The "T" is August and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in August of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

Rear Window
UY
The "U" is July and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in July of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

rpo code
description

19437
Corvette Sport Coupe

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Factory Custom Interior Trim

A31
Power Windows

C60
Air Conditioning

J50
Power Brakes

M40
Turbo Hydramtic Automatic Transmission

N37
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column

N40
Power Steering

PU9
White Letter Tires

U69
AM-FM Radio

Engine

Engine Size
350ci

Body

Body Color
White
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Basic

Year
1973
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Corvette Stingray
Miles
80,198

Interior

Interior Color
Black Leather
rpo code description
19437 Corvette Sport Coupe
---- Factory Custom Interior Trim
A31 Power Windows
C60 Air Conditioning
J50 Power Brakes
M40 Turbo Hydramtic Automatic Transmission
N37 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
N40 Power Steering
PU9 White Letter Tires
U69 AM-FM Radio
item number description*
VIN 1Z37J3S401370 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 a L48 car. 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 1,370th Corvette made for 1973.
Body Build Date B01 "B" corresponds to September, and the "01" is the first day of the month meaning this Corvette's body build date is April 3, 1972.
Engine Code V0823 "V" means the engine was build in the Flint, MI plant.  The "08" is the eighth month of year and the "23" is the twenty-third day of the month meaning the engine was assembled on Eighth 23, 1972.  This is correct as it precedes the build date of the car.
Suffix Code CLA This means the motor was intended for an L48 Corvette with an automatic transmission, which is correct for this car.
Engine VIN Stamping 401370 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401370, 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 a correct 3790010 casting number a small block 1972 Corvette.
Engine Block Casting Date H 2 2 "C" is March, "16" is the sixteenth day of the month, and the "2" is the last digit of the calendar year so the engine block was cast on March 16, 1972. Which is correct as it predates the assembly date of the engine.
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 194 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 "194" is the 194th day starting with January 1, 1972, which indicates the transmission was assembled on July 12, 1973.
Transmission VIN Stamping 401370 The last 6 digits of the car's VIN, 401370, are stamped on the main case of the transmission and pictured below meaning this transmission is original to this car.
Rear Differential AW W 303 E 2 The "AW" indicates a 3.08:1 axle ratio with positraction. The "W" is the plant code where the rear end was made. The "303" is the 303rd day of the year. The "E" is the source of the positraction, Eaton, and the "2" is the shift so the rear differential was made on October 29, 1972 in Warren, MI during the second shift. This item is dated later than the car so it may have been replaced.
Driver's Window IY The "I" is June and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in June of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Passenger Window TY The "T" is August and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in August of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.
Rear Window UY The "U" is July and the "Y" is 1972 so this window is original, made in July of 1972. This is correct as it predates the build date of the car.

 

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