The Chevrolet Corvette first appeared in 1953 as a unique American entry into the sports car market dominated by European makes. Although not a muscle car by definition, the Corvette used muscle car powertrains and has represented American performance for almost fifty years.
The Sting Rays were the automotive success story of the year. Chevrolet had to add a second shift to its St. Louis, Missouri assembly plant to keep up with demand, and dealers reported owners waiting months for their cars to be built. By the end of the model year, Corvette production would surpass the 20,000-unit milestone.
The 1973 Corvette was the fifth generation “Shark” which debuted in the years of the first energy crisis. The 1973 Corvette was unique among Corvettes in combining a smooth body-colored nose with the original 1968-vintage “Kamm” tail. The front bumpers were updated to meet the new 5 mph standard, but the rear bumpers remained chrome, the last year the Corvette would use chrome bumpers. Generally, the styling was cleaner than previous years.
Fitted to this car; a NUMBERS MATCHING 454/275 Big Block V-8 engine. The transmission is the factory optional THM-400 automatic transmission with floor-mounted gear shifter. The exterior is Black with a matching Black leather interior. Factory options include Pwr. Steering, Pwr. Brakes, Air Conditioning, Pwr. Windows and Leather interior. Runs and drives extremely well. A Solid example of a great American Classic Muscle Car.
The attached manufacturers plate reads as follows;
- Trim # 404
- Paint # 910
- VIN # 1Z37Z3S409203