'LIL RED CORVETTE, NEW LEATHER INTERIOR, 350 V8, 4 DISC, PS, PW, FACTORY A/C!!
This bright red 1973 Corvette convertible is the right car at the right price. For driving, it's got plenty of V8 power and the look will earn it envious stares everywhere you go in it. It's not a show car, so don't expect to have to put it on a trailer for road trips... instead, just get behind the wheel and head out to see where the road leads you.
Originally low-key Elkhart Green, this Corvette was treated to a full respray in vivid Mille Miglia Red, and the effect is just as appealing as you'd think. A new nose differentiated the '73s from the earlier models and the chrome front bumperettes were gone, giving it the look that Larry Shinoda would later reveal was the Corvette team's intention all along. It isn't perfect and doesn't need constant fussing, which is just how most guys like their Corvettes. Yes, it's got a few nicks here and there, but you'd be better served thinking of them as badges of honor rather than defects. This car is driven and used as intended. Panel fit is to factory specs and the paint has a great shine that really shows up well in the sun. A shiny chrome luggage rack on the rear deck adds some useful practicality, and the chrome rear bumpers and shiny stainless rocker trim provide contrast to all that bright red paint.
Inside it carries a correct saddle interior, which is its factory-issued color. The seats have been re-covered using recent leather covers that look right in the early '70s 'Vette, and matching door panels remain in very good condition. The gauges are original and show clean markings and only very minor fading, which suggests that this car has always been properly stored, and the deep-pile carpets, which are also likely original, seem to defy the decades thanks to a set of matching floor mats. Options include factory air-conditioning, power windows, and a tilt steering column, and a newer AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit was swapped into the center stack for cruising. Weather protection consists of a nice-fitting tan convertible top that really offers a pleasing contrast with the red paint, especially since most Corvettes of this vintage used plain old white or black.
The engine is a rebuilt 350 cubic inch V8 that enjoyed quite a few upgrades when it was installed a few years ago. Making an estimated 300 horsepower, it's a lot more entertaining than the low-performance smog-choked 1973 powerplant, yet remains instantly recognizable as a small block Chevy. A chrome air cleaner and matching valve covers dress it up a bit and an aluminum intake and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor help build horsepower the traditional way. The TH400 3-speed automatic transmission is plenty robust for the warmed-over small block and cracks off sharp shifts when you're running hard, yet remains unobtrusive when you're trundling around town. A brand new exhaust system includes mellow mufflers and correct tips under the rear bumpers and the underside of the car looks great for a car in this price range. Correct Rally wheels with shiny stainless trim rings wear 225/70/15 Goodyear Eagle radials that are exactly the right size.
Priced right, this Corvette convertible promises open-air fun the way Corvettes always have. And the best part is that you can enjoy without worries. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Manual Convertible Top
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Vinyl Interior
- Owner's Manual
- Build Receipts
- Transmission Spec
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