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Written by Double Dragon
Thursday, 27 November 2014 17:52

1973 CHEVROLET Corvette- Sarasota, Florida- Humpty Dumpty Classics


Writing copyright D. S. Brown photography copyright Humpty Dumpty Classics

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This pristine Dark Elkhart Green Metallic 1973 Corvette came up for sale in fall, 2014 at HUMPTY DUMPTY CLASSICS located at 4023 Sawyer Road, Suite #242, Sarasota, Florida.

The 1973 represents the first government influenced transitional 'Shark' style Corvette with its new hidden 5 MPH front bumper.

The so called 'C3' bodystyle of the Corvette ran from 1968 to 1982 and is popularly known as 'The Shark' style because it was based on the Mako Shark II showcar. The regular production Shark was introduced for the 1968 model year and received some tweaks for 1969. The 1970 model year added fender flares to the wheelwells to reduce chips in the paint due to rocks being thrown up by the wide tires. The vents coming our behind the front wheels received an egg crate style insert which matched the new front grille design. Big changes arrived in 1973 when the front nose lost the chrome bumper. The front nose was extended with a urethane bodystyle cover over a concealed 5 MPH bumper. In 1974 a concealed rear 5 MPH bumper was added making the 1973 the only Shark to have a chrome rear bumper with the 'soft nose'.

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During this period in the Shark's evolution car magazines speculated about mid engine Corvettes and rotary engine Corvettes. Enthusiasts lamented the holding pattern that the Corvette seemed to be frozen in. The underlying chassis used on the C3 dated back to the 1963-67 Corvette known as the C2. Many believed it was time for a thoroughly modern update. Chevrolet disagreed. Chevy could sell as many Corvettes as they could build and enjoyed the profitability of the car. The other issue motivating the 'holding pattern' was that all domestic car manufacturers were overwhelmed with the task of meeting new Federal safety and emissions standards and has less time or money for new model development.

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This ONE OWNER Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Sport Coupe has e black custom deluxe interior which adds wood grain inserts, carpeting on the lower inner door panels and real leather in the seats. The custom interior was available in black or saddle. This Vette is loaded with other options. The original owner specified Air Conditioning, Tilt-Telescopic steering, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Rear Defrost, and AM/FM Stereo.

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This 1973 Corvette has only accrued 57,955 miles during 41 years of ownership. Humpty Dumpty Classics states that this is a ONE OWNER which spent its entire life in Florida. The original owner was a woman who saved all the documentation since new.

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This Corvette is powered by the standard L48 Turbo-Fire 350 4 barrel engine hooked up through a 3 speed Turbo Hydramatic automatic transmission,

The Rally Wheels have moon style hubcaps instead of the stock center caps. The wheels are shod with new radial tires; otherwise the car is very original. Humpty Dumpty Classics is selling the Vette for $24,988.

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