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1973 Chevrolet Corvette

 
You're So Vain
by Carly Simmon

Four thousand serial numbers for the 1973 model year were never built. The last Corvette built in 1973 ends with 34,464, but production only added up to 30,464 the missing numbers are VIN 24,001 through 28,000. Rear bumpers were unchanged from 1972, but front bumpers were changed to meet federal 5MPH standards which added 35 pounds of weight to the vehicle.New chassis mounts were added to help combat road chatter and a new hood, with rear cold air induction was introduced.

Other things happening in 1973

Carly Simon went #1 in the month of January. An agreement to end the Vietnam war is reached in Paris. Native Americans occupy wounded knee where 200 sioux were masacured by federal troops. On May 8, 1973, 120 protesters had a 69-day standoff. They accused the government of breaking treaties and violating their civil rights.

1973 Options:

Wheelbase: 98"

Height: 47.8" Coupe

Width: 69"

Tire Size: GR70x15"

Track: 58.7" Front / 59.5" Rear

Length: 184.6"

Curb Weight: 3,416 lbs.

Plant: St. Louis

 

Code

Description

Quantity

1YZ37

Base Corvette Sport Coupe

25,521

1YZ67

Base Corvette Convertible

4,943

Custom Interior Trim

13,434

A31

Power Windows

14,024

A85

Custom Shoulder Belts

788

C07

Auxiliary Hardtop (Convertible)

1,328

C08

Vinyl Covering For Aux. Hardtop

323

C50

Rear Window Defroster

4,412

C60

Air Conditioning

21,578

Optional Rear Axle Ratio

1,791

J50

Power Brakes

24,168

LS4

454ci 275hp Engine

4,412

L82

350ci 250hp Engine

5,710

M21

4 Speed Manual Close Ratio

3,704

M40

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission

17,927

N37

Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column

17,949

N40

Power Steering

27,872

PO2

Deluxe Wheel Cover

1,739

QRM

White Stripe Steel Belted Tires GR70x15

19,903

QRZ

White Letter Steel Belted Tires GR70x15

4,541

T60

Heavy Duty Battery

4,912

U58

AM/FM Radio Stereo

12,482

U69

AM/FM Radio

17,598

UF1

Map Light On Rear View Mirror

8,186

YF5

California Emissions Test

3,008

YJ8

Cast Aluminum Wheels

4

Z07

Off Road Suspension and Brake Package

45

Serial Numbers: 1Z37J3S400001 through 1Z37J3S434464

For Convertibles, the fourth digit is a "6"

Fifth Digit Code: J=350ci 190hp, T=350ci 250hp, Z=454ci 275hp

Suffix:

CKZ: 350ci, 190hp MT CLR: 350ci, 250hp MT
CLA: 350ci, 190hp AT CLS: 350ci, 250hp MT CE
CLB: 350ci, 190hp MT CE CWM: 454ci, 275hp MT
CLC: 350ci, 190hp AT CE CWR: 454ci, 275hp AT
CLD: 350ci, 250hp AT CWS 454ci, 275hp AT CE
CLH: 350ci, 250hp AT CE CWT: 454ci, 275hp MT CE

CE=California Emissions, MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, AC=Air Conditioning, AH=Aluminum Heads,

Base Engine: 350ci V8 190hp

1973 Colors:

CODE EXTERIOR SOFTTOP WHEELS INTERIORS
910 Classic White Black / White Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
914 Silver Black / White Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
922 Medium Blue Black / White Silver Bk-Mb-Ms
927 Dark Blue Black / White Silver Bk-Dr-Mb-Ms
945 Blue Green Black / White Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Ms
947 Elkhart Green Black / White Silver Bk-Ms
952 Yellow Black / White Silver Bk-Ds-Mb
953 Metallic Yellow Black / White Silver Bk-Mb
976 Mille Miglia Red Black / White Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
980 Orange Black / White Silver Bk-Ms

Suggested interiors shown. Other combinations were possible.

Interior Codes: 400=Bk/V, 404=Bk/L, 413=Mb/V, 415=Ms/V, 416=Ms/L, 418=Ds/V, 422=Ds/L, 425=Dr/V.

Abbreviations: Bk=Black, Dr=Dark Red, Ds=Dark Saddle, L=Leather, Mb=Midnight Blue, Ms=Medium Saddle, V=Vinyl, W=White.

Code
Exterior
Soft Top
Wheels
Interiors
910 Sunflower Yellow Bk-W Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
914 Pewer Silver Bk-W Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
922 Bryar Blue Bk-W Silver Bk-Mb-Ms
927 Elkhart Green Bk-W Silver Bk-Dr-Mb-Ms
945 Classic White Bk-W Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Ms
947 Mille Miglia Red Bk-W Silver Bk-Ms
952 Targa Blue Bk-W Silver Bk-Ds-Mb
953 Ontario Orange Bk-W Silver Bk-Mb
976 Steel Cities Gray Bk-W Silver Bk-Dr-Ds-Mb-Ms
980 War Bonet Yellow Bk-W Silver Bk-Ms

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