Friday, August 5, 2016

1973 Corvette Video Review

I happened to come across this nicely done video review of the 1973 Corvette Stingray, a model unique in its own way since it featured the then-new rubber front bumper with the traditional chrome rear bumpers, which was a one-year-only feature.


1973 Corvette Review from Discovery Bay Studios Weddings on Vimeo.

The car featured in this video, is in beautiful condition and appears to be all original.

'73 Corvettes were available as coupe or convertible models, and there were three powerplants available, including the base 350 (190 hp), the 350 L82 (250 hp), and the 454 LS4 (275 hp) big block V8.

According to VetteFacts.com, there were 30,464 '73 Corvettes built: 4,943 convertibles and 25,521 coupes.

Here are samples of sales literature for the 1973 Corvettes. I happen to have a few sales brochures of C3s I like, and have the one below.

As the pictures show, the bumperettes were flush with the top horizontal lip of the bumper, and that design was used on the '73 and '74 models. In '75 the bumperettes got larger and had extensions that emulated rubber pads, but in reality were the same material painted  satin black to give the impression of black rubber.

I admit that I like the cleaner look of the '73 bumper a lot better than the one on my '76.





Maybe I should make a short "review"video of my '76 once it's done. But as they say, project cars are never done, so it may be a while before I become a video producer.

In the meantime, enjoy the 1973 Corvette Review.

And as always, thank you for following!