1973 Corvette Specifications

The 1973 Corvettes are unique among Sharks for combining the original '68 tail styling with a new body-color nose that handsomely met the new federal requirement for "five-mph" front bumpers. Here are the specifications for the 1973 Corvette:

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

Acceleration270 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 WhiteSilver
Medium Blue
Dark Blue
Blue-Green
Elkhart Green
Yellow
Metallic Yellow
Mille Miglia RedOrange

Learn about other Corvettes in this generation:

1968 Corvette
1969 Corvette 1970 Corvette
1971 Corvette 1972 Corvette 1973 Corvette
1974 Corvette 1975 Corvette 1976 Corvette
1977 Corvette

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