Corvette Restoration

1973 Chevrolet Corvette

#1 Song You're So Vain
by Carly Simmon

1973 Corvette
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


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

Contact Information:

(812)969-3386 or 812-725-2477