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Vehicle Specifications

1973 Corvette Specifications

Vehicle Specifications
Convertible Coupe
Wheelbase, inches
98.0 98.0
Length, inches
182.5 182.5
Width, inches
69.0 69.0
Track, inches
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
front: 58.7 rear: 59.4
Height, inches
47.9 47.9
Curb weight, pounds
3,556 3,556


 
Mechanical Specifications (2-door convertible/coupe)

Suspension
front: Independent; upper and lower A-arms, coil springs, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers, antiroll bar
rear: Independent, lateral leaf springs, struts, U-joint halfshafts, trailing arms, tubular hydraulic shock absorbers

Wheels/Tires
8 X 15

Brakes
front: 11.75-inch disc
rear: 11.75-inch disc

Transmission
3-speed Hydra-Matic
4-speed manual

Standard axle ratio
3.36:1

Engine Specifications

Type ohv V-8
ohv V-8
ohv V-8
Displacement, liters/cubic inch
5.7/350 5.7/350 7.4/454
Bore X stroke, inches 4.00 X 3.48 4.00 X 3.48 4.25 X 4.00
Fuel management
1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl. 1 X 4-bbl.
Horsepower @ rpm
200 @ 4,400
255 @ 5,600
270 @ 4,000
Torque @ rpm, pound-foot
300 @ 2,800
280 @ 4,000
390 @ 3,200


 
Published Performance Numbers

Acceleration 270 hp, 4-speed manual
0-60 mph, second
7.2
0-100 mph, second
17.9
1/4-mile, second @ mph
15.5 @ 94

(Source: Road & Track)


Vehicle Production and Base Prices

Car Type
Production Price
2-door coupe
25,521 $5,561.50
2-door convertible
4,943 $5,398.50


 
Options and Production

Option Production Price
Custom Interior Trim
13,434
$154.00
Power Windows
14,024
$83.00
Custom Shoulder Belts (std w/coupe)
788
$41.00
Auxiliary Hardtop
1,328
$267.00
Vinyl Covering
323
$62.00
Rear Window Defroster
4,412
$41.00
Air Conditioning
21,578
$452.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
1,791
$12.00
Power Brakes
24,168
$46.00
275 hp Engine
4,412
$250.00
250 hp Engine
5,710
$299.00
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close ratio
3,704
$0.00
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
17,972
$0.00
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
17,949
$82.00
Power Steering
27,872
$113.00
Deluxe Wheel Covers
1,739
$62.00
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70 X 15
19,903 $32.00
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70 X 15
4,541 $45.00
Heavy Duty Battery (std w/LS5)
4,912
$15.00
AM/FM Radio, stereo
12,482
$276.00
AM/FM Radio
17,598 $173.00
California Emission Test
3,008
$15.00
Cast Aluminum Wheels
4
$175.00
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
45
$369.00


 
Color Choices (production numbers not available)

Classic White Silver
Medium Blue
Dark Blue
Blue-Green
Elkhart Green
Yellow
Metallic Yellow
Mille Miglia Red Orange


 
Interior Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Black Vinyl NA
Dark Red Vinyl NA
Midnight Blue Vinyl NA
Medium Saddle Vinyl NA
Dark Saddle Vinyl NA
Black Leather NA
Medum Saddle Leather NA
Dark Saddle Leather NA


 
Convertible Top Color Choices

Color Choice Production
Black NA
White NA