Yellow w/Black interior, L48 350/190hp, 3-spd. Turbo 400 automatic transmission.
The ’73 is one of those Corvette that tend to get overlooked when the subject of milestones get discussed. It’s always been one of our favorites, but it doesn’t get the respect we think it deserves. The year 1973 was a transitional one for most American cars. The Federal Government had mandated the phasing in of 5mph energy absorbing bumpers. And there were very few manufactures that were able to adopt them gracefully into the design of their cars over the following few years. But, Corvette was the exception! Although, it took until ’74 to fully integrate the new bumper system, the use of the “old” chrome bumpers in the rear and “new” urethane bumpers in the front along, with revised front fenders and new Cowl Induction hood proved to be one of the most graceful ever incorporated into Corvettes design.
It’s not very often that we run across an original, low miles, unrestored Shark of any year in this kind of “time capsule” condition. But, as luck would have it, we found this stunning ’73 in our own “backyard” so to speak. We acquired it from it’s original, local owner who had had the car serviced at our shop over the years. Looking at it, you would swear it had been restored at some point over the years. But, it hasn’t! The paint, interior and drivetrain are that well preserved and cared for! There’s something about and original, unmolested car that you just can’t duplicate with a restoration. No matter how talented the restored is. When you turn the ignition key, it kicks over instantly and idles smoothly (for a vintage Corvette, mind you.) The power is there and the transmission shifts through the gears like butter! It’s a joy to drive this car. And you’ll want to drive it everywhere! Options include; factory air conditioning, am/fm radio, power brakes and power steering. Original Owner’s Kit including Warranty book and Tank Sticker are included, as well as misc. service receipts dating back to the early ’80’s.