1973 Corvette Tech Center

1973 Corvette

Mechanical Changes:

  • Longitudinal steel beam installed in each door
  • Pop-up wiper panel replaced by rear-hood extension
  • Standard radial tires
  • New coolant recovery system
  • New sound dampening material sprayed on inner panels, and noise-absorbing pad installed on inner-hood surface
  • New sound absorbing steel-sleeved rubber chassis mounts
  • New hood with cold air induction
  • Available aluminum wheels

Exterior Changes:

  • Single recessed scoop replaced "egg crate" styled side vents
  • Fixed rear window
  • New domed hood
  • body-colored urethane plastic front bumper replaces chrome bumper
  • New paint colors:  Silver, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Blue-Green, yellow, Metallic Yellow, Orange

Interior Changes:

  • No significant changes
"Zora Arkus-Duntov reckons the new Corvette to be the best ever, and after exhaustive testing of four different models, we're inclined to agree" - Car and Driver, December 1972
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Gallery: An online gallery of high quality 1973 Corvette pictures.
Identification: VIN information and other methods of identifying the 1973 model year.
Knowledge Base: A collection of service bulletins and related technical information on 1968 to 1982 Corvettes.
Latest News: The latest news and headlines including the 1968 - 1982 C3 Corvette.
LOF Glass Date Codes: LOF Glass Date Codes for the 1953 - 1982 Corvettes.
Powertrain Combinations: Powertrain combinations for the 1968 - 1982 Corvettes.
Mid-Engine Corvette: Chevrolet Engineering documentation that outlines the development and specifications of the 1973 mid-engine Corvette that was supposed to debut as a 1973 1/2 Corvette.
Production Numbers: Production numbers and RPO codes for the 1973 Corvette.
Production: 1968 - 1982: This graph depicts Corvette production of the third generation from 1968 to 1982.
Showroom and Sales Information: Showroom brochure and Salesman Product Information documents
Specifications:  Powertrain: Powertrain specifications for the 1973 Corvette.
Transmission Codes: 1968 - 1982 Corvette Transmission Codes
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