1973 CORVETTE

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V.I.N. NUMBERS

Position Character Description
1 1 Chevrolet Division
2 Z Corvette
3 & 4 67 convertible
37 coupe
5 J 350-cid V8
T L82 350-cid V8 with dual exhausts
X or W LS5 454-cid V8 with dual exhausts
6 3 1973
7 S Assembled in St. Louis, MO
8 to 13 400001 to 434464 production sequence
1 to 7 0001001sequential production number
8 F or TFlint, MI or Tonawanda, NY
9 to 11Carburetion & transmission Code Engine Compression transmission Carburetor
CKZ 350-cid 190-hp V-8 8.5:1 manual four-barrel
CLB 350-cid 190-hp V-8 8.5:1 heavy-duty 4-speed manual with NB2 four-barrel
CLA 350-cid 190-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CLC 350-cid 190-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic with NB2 four-barrel
CLR 350-cid 250-hp V-8 9.0:1 4-speed manual four-barrel
CLS 350-cid 250-hp V-8 9.0:1 4-speed manual with NB2 four-barrel
CLD 350-cid 250-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
CLH 350-cid 250-hp V-8 9.0:1 THM-400 automatic with NB2 four-barrel
CWS 454-cid 275-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic with NB2 four-barrel
CWT 454-cid 275-hp V-8 8.5:1 4-speed manual with NB2 four-barrel
CWM 454-cid 275-hp V-8 8.5:1 4-speed manual four-barrel
CWR 454-cid 275-hp V-8 8.5:1 THM-400 automatic four-barrel
Color Vinyl Upholstery Leather Upholstery
Black 400 404
Dark Red 425  
Midnight Blue 413  
Medium Saddle 415 416
Dark Saddle 418 422

IDENTIFICATION

Series No. Body/Style No. Body Type Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
Z 37
2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

2-dr. Sport Coupe - 2 passenger

$5921 3407 lb 25,521
Z 67
2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

2-dr. Conv - 2 passenger

$5685 3407 lb 4,943

ENGINE

Feature Standard Engine (RPO ZQ3) Optional Engine (RPO LS4) Optional Engine (RPO LT82)
TypeV-8, Overhead valve
BlockCast iron block
Displacement 350 cid 454 cid 350 cid
Bore & Stroke 4.00 x 3.48" 4.251 x 4.00" 4.00 x 3.48"
Compression ratio 8.5:1 8.5:1 9.0:1
Brake horsepower 190 @ 4400 275 @ 4000 250 @ 5200
Torque 300 lb-ft @ 2800 390 lb-ft @ 3200 285 lb-ft @ 4000
Main bearingfive
Valve liftershydraulic
Camshaft   high-performance camshaft High-performance camshaft
Fuel supply Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel Model 4MV Rochester Quadra-Jet four-barrel Rochester four-barrel with 2.50-inch diameter dual exhaust system

TRANSMISSION

CHASSIS

Feature Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase 98 inches (2.489 m) 98 inches (2.489 m)
Overall length 182.5 inches (4.636 m) 182.5 inches (4.636 m)
Overall width 69.0 inches (1.753 m) 69.0 inches (1.753 m)
Overall height   47.4 inches (1.204 m)
Ground Clearance 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) 4.5 inches (11.4 cm)
Front tread 58.7 inches (1.491 m) 58.7 inches (1.491 m)
Rear tread 59.4 inches (1.509 m) 59.4 inches (1.509 m)
Tires F70-15 F70-15
FrameFull-length welded-steel ladder type with five cross members. Steel box sections, welded.
Front suspensionIndependent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar
Rear suspensionIndependent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar
SteeringSaginaw recirculating ball, 17.6:1 ratio, 2.9 turns to lock, 39.0 turning circle
Rear axle typeSprung differential, Hypoid gear
BrakesHydraulic, vented four wheel discs; 11.75-inch diameter, single calipers, optional power assist
Swept area11.75" front and back
Total swept area461 sq. in.
Wheels8" wide slotted steel 15" 5-lug disc
Standard rear axle ratio3.36:1
Optional rear axle ratio3.70:1, 3.08:1, 3.36:1, 3.55:1, 4.11:1

OPTIONS

RPO Custom interior trim $154
RPO A31 Electric power windows $83
RPO A85 Custom shoulder belts $41
RPO C07 Auxiliary hardtop for convertible $267
RPO C08 Vinyl cover for auxiliary hardtop $62
RPO C50 Rear window defroster $41
RPO C60 Air conditioning $452
RPO G81 Positraction rear axle, all ratios $12
RPO J50 Power brakes $46
RPO L82 350-cid 250-hp V-8 $299
RPO LS4 454-cid 275-hp V-8 $250
RPO M21 Four-speed close-ratio manual transmission n/c
RPO M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission n/c
RPO N37 Tilt-telescopic steering wheel $82
RPO N40 Power steering $113
RPO P02 Custom Wheel covers $62
RPO QRM White stripe nylon steel-belted radial tires GR70 x 15 $32
RPO T60 Heavy-duty battery $15
RPO U58 AM-FM radio $276
RPO U69 AM-FM radio $173
RPO UF1 Map light $5
RPO YJ8 Cast aluminum wheels $175
RPO Z07 Off-road suspension and brake package $369

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