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1973 Corvette: front, rear view
1973 Chevrolet Corvette
Government mandated safety regulations that made their first appearance in 1968 became more intrusive with the introduction of the 1973 Corvette. New laws required all cars to be able to sustain a five mph impact on the front without damaging lights or other safety gear. The bumper system consisted of a injection molded urethane cover, which, due to the flex agent in the paint, was often a slightly different shade than the rest of the car.

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Front Fender Also gone was the "ice cube" style grille front fender louver, which was replaced by a rather bland and untrimmed recess which implied brake cooling. The "Stingray" script remained.

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1973 corvette conv stingray
Price: $23,500 obo
Exterior: milli meligna red
Interior: black
Miles: 50,467
Location: Hamburg pa.

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This corvette is red with white conv. It has a 350/280 hp all original with 50,467 miles.All numbers match with black leather interior four speed (more)

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A new hood made an appearance in 1973 and the new design eliminated the need for the moveable panel that was raised to allow the windshield wipers to do their thing. The mechanism was troublesome so it probably wasn't missed.

The rear window would no longer be removable. The idea was to give a more open feeling, but excessive wind buffeting meant that it was little used.

1973 Corvette brochure illustration
GM brochure courtesy Skip Marketti of The Nethercutt Collection
Some steps were taken to make the Corvette a quieter place to drive and ride in, including the addition of sound deadening material on some inner panels, a hood pad and improved chassis mounts.
1973 Corvette
1973 Corvette: Official GM Photo

1973 Corvette: Official GM Photo.

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