1973 Chevrolet Corvette

560SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    PL
  • Chassis number 
    1Z67J36406350
  • Lot number 
    11
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    390 PS / 287 kW / 385 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

In 1953 Chevrolet unveiled a timeless, two-seater convertible called the Corvette. It also marked a birth of an American legend, which went down in history as not only a motoring, but also a pop-culture icon. Third generation of the Corvette, codenamed simply ‘C3’, went on sale in 1967. Two years later the car regained its ‘Stingray’ nickname, which was already in use with regard to its predecessor, the C2. It is inspired by the body shape, mostly the long and slender bonnet. During its lifespan, United Stated government introduced stringent regulations, which forced manufacturers to reduce power outputs of combustion engines. Power output of the Corvette dropped from initial 350 to just 200 break horsepower.

The car offered on our spring event is well taken care of and totally ready to drive. Market is flooded with vehicles looking good on the outside, but hiding real issues and years of negligence underneath. The black Corvette rolled off the production line in 1973 as a convertible version. It was purchased by its current owner in 2015. Afterwards, the car was sent to one of the most renowned workshops specialized in restoring classic cars. The Chevrolet underwent a thorough maintenance and currently needs no further attention. Under the bonnet there is a huge, big-block 7-litre engine. Automatic gearbox shifts smoothly, suspension was stiffened to improve handling and allow a more efficient use of available power. Deep darkness of the paint is a perfect match for the bright-coloured interior. The soft top is in a very good condition and even though it’s operated manually, it is exceptionally easy to use.

The car provides an incredible driving experience and looks marvelous compared to many other Corvettes imported in recent years from across the ocean. Stingray is a thoroughbred muscle car with a unique body shape, delivering a bass growl from its eight-cylinder engine and tons of roofless driving pleasure.