If you’re looking for a really powerful T-Top Corvette, then this 1973 vette in Medium Blue is a great choice! It’s got a 454 with approximately 425 hp engine and close ratio 4spd transmission, giving you a lot of control with a lot of power. This big block corvette was sold new at William H Porter Inc in Newark Delaware.
The last owner had this C3 Corvette for over 26 years, and it has been very well-maintained and garage-kept. He had the original motor and transmission completely rebuilt to make this classic Corvette a true performance car. He also kept an extremely detailed log for the car and extensive list of receipts for upgrades done.
During our restoration, we replaced the following: front bumper (with fiberglass), 2 1/2″ dual exhaust, Flowmaster race mufflers, belts and hoses, brake calipers, master cylinder, water pump, fuel pump, rear spring and bushings, 4 shocks, sway bar links, rebuilt carb, fan clutch, spark plugs, head light canisters and switches, complete carpet, door panels, weatherstrips, heater core, thermostat, all fluids changed, and much more. We also had a complete base-coat/clear-coat paint job done.
The last owner had the following work done: original engine was completely rebuilt with compression up to at least 9:1, balanced and blue printed, transmission rebuilt. Also replaced radiator, clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, motor mounts, polyurethane control arm bushings, trailing arm bushings, strut rod bushings, ball joints, and much more.
Other Specs: numbers matching, M21 close ratio 4 speed manual transmission, power steering, power brakes, A/C, tilt & telescopic steering column, rear window defogger, Retro Sound AM/FM/USB/MP3 radio, rally wheels, power windows, black leather interior, original air cleaner, chrome valve covers, original intake, original ignition shielding, original shifter, 3.368 posi rear end, and much more.
GM produced only 4,412 454/LS4’s, 3,704 close ratio 4 spds, and 4,412 Corvettes with a rear window defogger out of 30,464 total production in 1973.
Click here to see over 300 pictures of the restoration of this corvette!
For more interesting history of the 1973 click here.
Click here for some common C3 Corvette issues.