#'S MATCHING 350CI, LAST YEAR FOR CHROME BUMPER, FRESH PAINT LOOKS GREAT, NICE!
If you like your Corvettes with chrome bumpers, matching-numbers, and an unusual color, perhaps this 1973 Sting Ray is waiting for you to take it home. With a lot of originality, a strong-running small block, and that sleek silver finish, this is a fantastic C3.
Repainted just a short time ago, this car looks great, both hammering down the road as well as sitting still where you can get a good look at it. GM offered all the traditional colors in 1973, even though the names weren't all that interesting (this is called, simply, "Silver"). The car was originally code 910 Classic White, but we have to say that we like the way it looks now even better. The respray matches equally nice fiberglass work, and there's no evidence that this 'Vette has ever been abused. Gaps are good, the surfaces are smooth, and the whole thing fits together extremely well. The chrome rear bumper, which was a favorite styling element for Sting Ray fans, is beautifully finished, along with the urethane front bumper and stainless rocker panel moldings. This is one of those cars where the more you look, the more you'll find to like about it.
The trim tag says this one originally carried code 910 black vinyl, but a few years ago, the smart decision was made to upgrade to fresh two-tone black and burgundy upholstery, and the conversion was done to a very high standard. Aftermarket seat covers, fresh carpets, and matching door panels were installed, and the dash was refinished. The gauges are all original and fully functional, and there's a factory AM/FM stereo fitted in the center console (not functional but the components required to repair it are included with the car). The storage area behind the seats is sized for a few bags on an overnight trip or to hold the removable T-tops, which seal up well, by the way.
The base 350 cubic inch V8 was rated at 190 horsepower, but those numbers were now measured under the SAE net standard, which slashed figures across the board, but not performance. This is also the original, numbers-matching engine and retains all of its stock equipment including the dual-snorkel. There's Chevy Orange paint on the block, and an upgraded HEI ignition system has been fitted, so it runs extremely well. A TH400 3-speed automatic is the engine's travelling partner, and the sucker sounds fantastic through the dual exhaust with proper mufflers and rectangular tips. Showing signs of careful maintenance and clean living, the chassis is solid and both the suspension and brakes have been recently serviced. Correct Rally wheels wear Firestone radials that have a lot of life left.
This is the last of the chrome-bumper Sting Rays with no needs, fresh paint, and wonderful road manners. The V8 is a great combination of performance and reasonable economy and the price is certainly right. Call today!
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- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
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