213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1973 Chevrolet Corvette hits all the high notes: a great/rare color combo, a numbers-matching four-speed, and a loaded A/C interior. Plus, the number-matching V8 was rebuilt to be a robust runner. Even the ultra-low odometer is believed to reflect the full actual mileage on this ultra-desirable Stingray.
This coupe has the kind of story we love on a classic. The consignor purchased it from a high school friend. It has been the kind of car that was off the road for a little while sitting in a local neighborhood. You know the kind...the one where you drive by every day and just know you could let it live up to its potential if you were given the chance. Well, this one was exactly that. It was resurrected and restored. So you have a fresher style, and being off the road is part of why this is likely to have such a low odometer. And this car is a special one. The factory color is just simply known as "Orange." It is vastly underplaying the story of this hue. It was only available on Corvettes for a couple of years, and it is so vibrant that when Buick offered it later they called it Pumpkin. So we're glad to see a quality investment in a respray in 2020 that has a nice gloss and a touch of metallic. And this smooth finish is great for 1973 because it debuted the new sleeker front end, and this one looks great because it was replaced during the restoration. The rest of the body is believed to be original, as they took it down to the fiberglass for the restoration, they said the body looked exceptional. That's how you get such clean and crisp lines today.
The correct saddle tan interior looks great against the orange paint for a factory-correct and true '70s style machine. Corvettes have always been a great personal sports car in providing performance features with plenty of creature comforts to make it a great long-distance cruiser for two. So it's loaded with power windows, leather seats, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input. We all love taking the T-tops out and going for a drive, and this one is ready for it even in the summer thanks to cold-blowing air conditioning.
The engine bay gives you the best of both worlds. This is the numbers-matching 350 cubic-inch V8. The engine wasn't healthy, and so it was professionally rebuilt. It includes a hotter cam, reworked heads with stainless valves, upgraded valve springs, and more. So today you have originality and robustness. The updated powerhouse has added pep without crossing over into brute force, and that makes for a nice pairing with the numbers-matching four-speed manual transmission. It makes for an all-around awesome driver thanks to power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and the fully independent suspension.
The sale comes complete with title documentation, owner's manual, and build receipts. The T-top covers can even be made available. This is the Stingray that has history, distinction, and an all-around great driving attitude. Call today!!!
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