1973 Corvette

1973 Corvette Pricing, Factory Options, & Colors

This page has most, if not all, of the options available when ordering a new 1973 Chevrolet Corvette. Also included are the interior and exterior color options, including paint codes. Read more: 1973 Corvette research center.

1973 Corvette Factory Options

CODE:
DESCRIPTION:
QUANTITY:
RETAIL PRICE:
1YZ37
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
25,521
$5,561.50
1YZ67
Base Corvette Convertible
4,943
$5,398.50
Custom Interior Trim
13,434
$154.00
A31
Power Windows
14,024
$83.00
A85
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)
788
$41.00
C07
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
1,328
$267.00
C08
Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop)
323
$62.00
C50
Rear Window Defogger
4,412
$41.00
C60
Air Conditioning
21,578  $452.00
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
 1,791  $12.00
 J50
Power Brakes
24,168
$46.00
LS4
454ci, 275hp Engine
4,412
$250.00
L82
350ci, 250hp Engine
5,710
$299.00
M21
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close-ratio
3,704
$0.00
M40
Turbo-Hydro-matic Automatic Transmission
17,927
$0.00
N37
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
17,949
$82.00
N40
Power Steering
27,872
$113.00
PO2
Deluxe Wheel Cover
1,739
$62.00
QRM
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
19,903
$32.00
QRZ
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
4,541
$45.00
T60
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS4)
 4,912
$15.00
U58
AM-FM Radio, Stereo
12,482
$276.00
U69
AM-FM Radio
 17,598  $173.00
UF1
Map Light (on rearview mirror)
8,186
$5.00
YF5
California Emission Test
3,008
$15.00
YJ8
Cast Aluminum Wheels (5)
4
$175.00
Z07
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
45
$369.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ37)
  • The base price of the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 190 horsepower engine, 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and T-tops were included in the base price.
Base Corvette Convertible (1YZ67)
  • The base price of the 1973 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.
  • A 350 cubic inch, 190 horsepower engine, 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, vinyl interior trim, and a convertible top  were included in the base price.
Custom Interior ( — )
  • Optional interior trim upgrade that included a number of custom modifications to the base interior.
  • The custom interior trim includes leather seat trim, wood-grain accents and carpet trim on door panels, wood-grain accents on the console, and cut-pile carpeting.
Power Windows (A31)
  • Factory installed power driver and passenger windows.
Custom Shoulder Belts (A85)
  • An addition to the standard lap safety belt that crosses over the shoulder for added safety.
  • The shoulder belts option was included with all Corvette coupes at no additional charge.  The option was also available on the Corvette convertible, but at an additional cost.
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertibles) (C07)
  • An optional hard-top that could be installed in lieu of the convertible top.
Vinyl Covering (for Auxiliary Hardtop) (C08)
  • This option provided an external vinyl liner application to the auxiliary hardtop.
  • The vinyl covering provided a faux convertible top appearance even when the hardtop was mounted on the car.
Rear Window Defogger (C50)
  • An optional rear window forced air defogger.
Air Conditioning (C60)
  • Factory installed air-conditioning.
  • System includes evaporator, blower, condenser, receiver-dehydrator, refrigerant (freon) tank, air intake assembly and duct assembly for both systems.
  • Includes an integrated heater.
  • Manually controlled by knobs on instrument control panel.
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
  • Rear axle ratio selection.
Power Brakes (J50)
  • Vacuum power assisted brakes; includes dual circuit master cylinder.
454ci, 275hp Engine (LS4)
  • Optional high-output, big-block V-8 engine.
350ci, 250hp Engine (L82)
  • Optional higher-output, small block V-8 engine.
4-Speed Manual Transmission, Close Ratio (M21)
  • A close ratio version of the M20 Muncie 4-speed manual transmission.
  • The gear ratios for the RPO M21 Close Ratio 4-Speed Manual Transmission are: 1st Gear – 2.20:1, 2nd Gear – 1.64:1, 3rd Gear – 1.28:1, 4th Gear – 1.0:1 (Direct).
Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40)
  • An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission consisted of a 3-element hydraulic torque converter and compound planetary gear set.  It was equipped with the following gear ratios: 1st Gear – 2.48:1, 2nd Gear – 1.48:1, and 3rd Gear – 1.00:1.
  • The M40 Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission was a no-cost option with the base 350 cubic inch, 190 horsepower engine, but cost an additional $97 when ordered with the 454 cubic inch, 275 horsepower LS4 engine.
Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37)
  • An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.
  • The Telescopic Steering Column changes the drivers distance from the steering wheel by literally telescoping the steering wheel closer to or further away from the vehicle operator.
Power Steering (N40)
  • Hydraulically assisted power steering.
Deluxe Wheel Covers (P02)
  • Optional deluxe wheel covers.
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 (QRM)
  • Standard size tires with a special 3/8″  wide white sidewall stripes.
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15 (QRZ)
  • Standard size tires with special raised white lettering.
Heavy Duty Battery (T60)
  • A larger battery with added cranking power and capacity.
  • This option was included when the LS5 was ordered.
  • 80AH battery with 90 plates.
  • 3,750 watts.
 AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58)
  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio received broadcast in FM 2-channel stereo, FM monaural, and AM monaural.
  • 16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.
 AM-FM Radio (U69)
  • A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.
  • The radio receives broadcast in FM monaural, and AM monaural.
  • 16-transistor 9-diode circuitry.
  • Two-speakers.
  • Fixed height rear antenna.
Map Light (on rearview mirror) (UF1)
  • Light mounted on inside rearview mirror.
California Emission Test (YF5)
  • An assembly line emissions test to conform with California registration requirements.
  • Not available when the LS4 engine was ordered with the car.
Cast Aluminum Wheels (5) (YJ8)
  • Special cast aluminum wheels with center caps.
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package (Z07)
  • Stiffer suspension/brake package for more rugged driving conditions.
  • Available with optional engines RPO L82 and LS4 only.
  • Required RPO J50 and M21.
  • Z07 was not available with RPO C60.
Notes:
  • The front bumpers were modified from the 1972 model year to withstand new federal 5-mph standards. The updated bumpers added thirty-five pounds of weight to the vehicle.
  • A forty-percent reduction in cabin noise was obtained by using sound deadening spray on material in inner panels and sound deadening pads on the inner-hood surface.
  • To reduce road vibration in the vehicle, rubber mounts with steel sleeves were added to the chassis.
  • An overflow coolant reservoir was added to aid in coolant temperature.
  • To increase side impact protection, steel beams were added to the doors on the 1973 model Corvette.
  • The rear window in the 1973 Corvette was fixed and no longer removable.  Zora Arkus-Duntov stated that the removal of the rear window created too much interior air buffeting and that this, not the cost savings, was the reason that the 1973 Corvette featured a fixed window.
  • 1973 was the first year radial tires were offered on a Corvette.
  • The lifting windshield wiper panel was deleted from the 1973 Corvette, but a new hood with rear cold air induction was introduced.

See Also

C3 1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973 1974 1975
1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Gen C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7

1973 Corvette Exterior & Interior Colors

Exterior Colors

CODE
EXTERIOR
SOFTTOP
WHEELS INTERIOR
910
Classic White
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Dark Saddle, Midnight Blue, Medium Saddle
914 Silver
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Dark Saddle, Midnight Blue, Medium Saddle
922
Medium Blue
Black, White
Silver
Black, Midnight Blue, Medium Saddle
927
Dark Blue
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Midnight Blue, Medium Saddle
954
Blue-Green
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Dark Saddle, Medium Saddle
947
Elkhart Green
Black, White
Silver
Black, Medium Saddle
952 Yellow
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Saddle, Midnight Blue
953
Metallic Yellow
Black, White
Silver
Black, Midnight Blue
976
Mille Miglia Red
Black, White
Silver
Black, Dark Red, Dark Saddle, Midnight Blue, Medium Saddle
980 Orange
Black, White
Silver
Black (Leather)

Interior Colors (Vinyl & Leather)

Black (Vinyl)
400
Midnight Blue (Vinyl)
413
Medium Saddle (Vinyl)
415
Dark Saddle (Vinyl)
418
Dark Red (Vinyl)
425

Exterior Colors

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Interior Colors

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