1973 Chevrolet Corvette
The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years. Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new.
Why Is This Car Special
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette we have here at Skyway Classics is a real head turner with its bright gloss orange paint and black interior. 1973 started Corvette's transformation from muscle to touring sports car. A Chevrolet advertisement headlined: "We gave it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job."
The base L-48 engine produced 190 hp, but you won't have to worry about that because the engine in this Corvette has had a host of different things done to it and performance parts added.To start off with you will notice the performance air cleaner, custom valve covers, aluminum intake and performance carb, headers, modified electronics and distributer, performance fuel system, braided hoses, Milodon oil pan, and much more.
Engine numbers are not visible as the block is milled and decked. Could be original but it has been modified to produce more horsepower too.
The Trim Tag verifies it has the original color paint and interior 980 Paint. 400 Interior.
All the gases go out the rear via a dual exhaust system. The Corvette rides on correct factory mag wheels with Cooper Cobra tires, And Corvette's refinement as a touring sports car uses both power steering and power brakes.
The black bucket seat interior looks factory stock with the correct factory appointments like gauges, seat belts, center console, Corvette AM/FM stereo radio system, wood grain paneling on the dash, side panels, and console, and a few mods such as wood cup holders, and Stingray floor mats.
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was the first "Rubber Bumper" Vette. The front chrome bumper was replaced with a federally mandated 5 MPH bumper that changed it's looks significantly. This is the only year that a rubber front bumper and chrome rear bumper were used at the same time. A new side brace was added as well to increase safety. This was also the last year for the small spoiler at the back of the car.
As stated earlier, the bright orange paint makes this Corvette an attention getter. The 1973 hood features cold air induction and removes the automatic panel that hid the windshield wipers. A vent in the hood by the windshield wipers provided cold outside air for the engine also. The new ducts on the sides behind the front wheels were non-trimmed and consist of just one large hole and some body styling.
The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette we have at Skyway Classics will be an attention getter wherever you drive it to and will have the additional power and great handling to challenge you as a driver to drive it as it should be driven.
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