1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY C3 TARGA 350 – 74,781 MILES SHOWING
A very tidy example presenting here in bright metallic blue with complimentary black interior trim.
Imported in to Australia some years ago and evidence suggests it spent quite some time earlier in California.
Model year 1973 started Corvette’s transformation from muscle to touring sports car. A Chevrolet advertisement headlined: “We gave it radials, a quieter ride, guard beams and a nose job.” Indeed, redesigned body mounts and radial tires did improve Corvette’s ride, and interior sound levels were reduced by 40%.
The chrome rear bumper was essentially carried over from the previous year. However, the chrome blade front bumper was dropped for the federally required 5 mph (8 km/h) standard for a light-weight front bumper system with an inner transverse tube attached to the frame with two Omark-bolts-(special steel fasteners which absorbed energy when a forming die, pushed back by the bumper, was forced down their length), and an injection-moulded urethane bumper cover. The urethane nose was chosen over Chevy’s other alternative, a more protruding version of the previous metal bumper. The new urethane bumper assembly added thirty-five pounds to the front end.
Powered by a 5.7 Litre (350ci) V8 engine, it produces 186Kw and 386Nm of power and torque, delivered to the rear wheels via a 3 speed automatic transmission. Performance at the time was claimed at 0-100kph in 6.9 secs and a top speed near 200kph.
A perfect California summer cruiser with that infamous Mako shark look, this car will be ideal for summer and winter cruises in Australia, also classic car runs and events. The Targa roof when removed gives an almost a convertible driving experience, when the roof is refitted, you are totally weather proof with the back up of air conditioning.
Eligible for Historic registration in most jurisdictions, this makes on road costs minimal.
We can arrange transport door to door Australia wide.
Finance – our broker offers VERY competitive rates and prompt service.
We welcome the opportunity to consider your trade in.
|Model:||Corvette C3 Targa|
|KM:||74,781 Miles showing|