At first glance, this might just seem like a clean 1973 Chevrolet Corvette done in a glowing white. But then you might also wonder why the growl is so mean. That's because this classic has been upgraded to 525 horsepower worth of fuel-injected LS3 power! And more than just a modern motor, you're going to see upgrades everywhere from the A/C interior to the drivetrain. So dig into all the details on this wild and well-done restomod.
The '73 Corvette looks great in white. This was the first year the C3 had the more modern look of the chrome-free color-matched front end. So you want a color with timeless appeal as the right place to start with a well-done restomod. But while you'll soon discover how upgraded this coupe is, the first impression is just of a solid classic. Well-fitting panels, good trim, and bright rear bumpers prove a well-respected Stingray. We would almost call this a sleeper, but even the standard Corvette looks pretty speedy. In fact, you're only real indication from the outside that this is an upgraded machine are the polished alloys that weren't available until later C3s. Well that, and the thunder this one makes when you turn the key (more on that in a moment.)
Like the exterior, the interior's first impression is more of this timeless quality. Two high-back bucket seats are finished in a supple leather. They coordinate with the rest of the good-looking tan interior. This has nice comfort features, like power windows, a tilt steering column, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input for your iPod. Plus, the air conditioning is now blowing cold with modern R134a, so feel free to take the T-tops out even in the summertime. And as you slip behind the three-spoke sports steering wheel you start to get the tingle of enhanced performance. After all, the newer Dakota Digital gauge package glows with a crispness the stock units never could. And even the full auxiliary readout panel was upgraded to match.
Under this hood is a presentation unlike one you've likely ever seen before. This C3 has the heart of a C6. The 525 horsepower LS3 fuel-injected V8 is the kind of powerhouse that leapfrogged the Corvette back into the modern supercar performance era, and so it has the right lineage to find a proper home in this classic. This is actually a crate motor, and there's only about 4k miles on the build, so that's why everything looks so fresh. It even was built with the right supporting components, too, like the large aluminum radiator. And while you'll show this distinct engine bay off with pride, this was really built for you to enjoy on the open road. The 4L70E four-speed automatic transmission is the perfect paring for quick downshifts into power and providing grand touring overdrive comfort. The C3's fully independent sports suspension has been further enhanced with tubular A-arms up front, an upgraded rear, and adjustable coilovers all-around. Plus, you have power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and wide BF Goodrich T/As.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, service manuals, and plenty of receipts documenting this very cool transformation. So if you're looking for a Corvette with classic lines and modern power, don't let this deal slip away, call today!