1973 Corvette Stingray for Sale


For sale by owner – very well documented, high optioned, low mile, original and rare 1973 Corvette “Stingray” coupe with the L-82 engine option and 4-speed transmission.

Vehicle Details

They don’t make ’em like this any more! For sale is a very well documented, high optioned, low mileage (57,054 miles), original and rare 1973 Corvette “Stingray” coupe with the L-82 engine option and 4-speed transmission. You’re not likely to find a more original, better documented classic than this!

This car is a special vehicle and has been in my family since 1993. It’s been in the family so long, I even drove this Corvette to a high school homecoming and prom!

My silver 1973 Corvette coupe has almost every single option available that year. This is the t-top model with a ton of rare, original options.

Additional options include:

  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Factory original air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Map light
  • AM-FM radio
  • Tilt-tele steering
  • 3.55 positraction axle
  • Carrier luggage (rear) deck lid
  • GM “bowtie” slant plug heads (these are worth $1,000+ alone!)
  • Dealer-installed cruise control

In addition to the factory options, I also have an original set of four “P02” wheel covers that I will include in the sale as well (the vehicle currently has rallye’s on it, which are included as well).

How about a video tour of the vehicle?

Below is a video tour of my 1973 Chevrolet Corvette. I started it up one afternoon and let it rumble while I grabbed my phone and shot a few highlights of the car. You can hear the rumble of that high-powered L-82 engine, and you can also get some pretty good views of the all-original black leather interior as well.


Every classic car has a history – some were treated well and some were mis-treated. This classic 1973 Stingray Corvette has been in the family since 1993, and is practically a member of the family.

I was in high school at the time. My dad purchased it from a meticulous mechanic in Des Moines, IA. My dad maintained it just as carefully and put a mere 15,000 miles on it. It was always garage-kept and hardly ever saw rain. He poured his heart and quite a few dollars into it as well, re-furbishing key areas like the chrome (bumpers and wheels), putting on top-of-the-line stainless steel exhaust, replacing the carburator with an model-correct version among other updates.

Then one day in the early 2000’s my dad and my uncle decided to trade Corvettes. My dad got my uncle’s 1969 Corvette convertible (red with a white top, non-original 327 small-block Chevy and auto-transmission) while my uncle received this beauty.

My uncle rarely drove it, though. He spent more time waxing it than driving it. His and my dad’s attention had shifted to boats, so only a few years after the trade, I purchased it from my uncle. That was 2005. I live in Florida at the time and the car was in Iowa, so I paid to have it shipped to me. I’ve been the only owner since 2005 and I’ve put less than 10,000 miles on it since I acquired it over a decade ago.

What Documentation Comes With the Vette?

You’ll be challenged to find a better documented classic Vette. Documentation includes two three-ring binders of materials including:

  • Most service records for the past 20 years
  • Original new vehicle warranty booklet
  • Original new vehicle maintenance guide
  • Original owner’s manual
  • Original wheel trim ring instruction sheet
  • Build sheet (tank sticker)
  • Original new vehicle warranty packet with original owner’s name.

I even have the vehicle certificate of title history back to the original owner when purchased new on April 2nd, 1973 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

What Does It Need?

It’s a great car, but it’s not a “trailer queen” (yet). The front polyurethane bumper needs replacing (insurance estimate says approximately $2,000 – see photos below). There is a small coolant leak that I suspect is a heater hose issue. It may be a heater core issue. It could use a tune-up as well. My price reflects these issues, but I am also flexible on the price. I no longer drive it the way that I should and I just want to find her a good new home.

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Photo Gallery

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1973 Stingray Corvette for Sale

Want to Ask Me a Question?

That’s fine with me. If you’re interested in my Corvette, but you need more information, just drop me a line. I’m happy to answer any questions you have and can provide additional photos as well.

’73 Vette – Frequently Asked Questions

Does Your Vette have a Big Block?
No, this Corvette has the optional L-82 small block motor. In 1973 the horsepower ratings were very close between the L-82 and the big block, but what you don’t get is the extra weight from that big iron block. In my opinion, the high-powered small block Vette is a more fun car to drive (and better on gas, too).
Is the Air Conditioning Cold?
My dad put hundreds, if not thousands of dollars into the factory-original air conditioning on this car. The fact of the matter is you really can’t have an original 1973 Corvette air conditioning system that blows cold air. We chose to keep this car all original, so the a/c works, but it’s not all that cold.
How Flexible Are You On Price?
I’m somewhat flexible. My wife and I decided to build a new home, so that’s the main reason for selling. I don’t drive it as often as I should and I hate to see it just sit in the garage. I’m not in a hurry to sell, but my price is flexible.

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