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'73 Corvette Stingray, 454 4spd, NCRS Top-Flight, Unrestored Original Paint!

SOLD! Final Hammer Price $25,000 (excluding buyer premium)

From the Wellborn Musclecar Museum, Headed to Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2017 JAN 6-15 LOT S152

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NCRS Top Flight!  1973 Corvette Stingray, 454 Big Block 4-speed with Air Conditioning.  NCRS Top-Flight winning, original unrestored drivetrain, original unrestored body paint, original unrestored interior -- all in excellent condition, road ready, and reasonably priced.  Documented by NCRS Judging sheets and original warranty book.  The Top Flight award was achieved after the owner drove it 98.6 miles to the show.  What more needs to be said? 


Stunning original yellow metallic paint is in outstanding condition.  She shows normal wear from washing and detailing.   There are no significant flaws from damage or collision in the paint or body work.  All body panel gaps, doors, and hood are even and fitted to factory tolerances.  The largest deduction was '5 for condition of the luggage rack.  She earned 1044 out a possible 1100 points for the Exterior Section.


All interior accessories are in working order.  All trim and bright work are in very good condition, showing mild wear for original pieces.  The photos show the driver's side door lock knob is missing -- it has been replaced since the photos were taken.  All soft trim is in likewise very good condition with no discernible rips or tears.  The patina is very even in the interior, with no one area standing out as deficient.  She earned 772 out of a possible 800 points for the Interior Section.


The original drivetrain is intact including original engine assembly. Some may take note on the "small block" air cleaner, this is the original air cleaner assembly for the car.  NCRS gave no deduction for correctness, rather -2 for "Age" and -4 for the air filter being a "Non GM, replacement".  The engine bay displays a gentle patina consistent with a unrestored, show quality vehicle.  All mechanicals are in working order with no known issues or malfunctions. Mechanical Score was a 905 out of a possible 1000 points.


Undercarriage and suspension are in excellent, unrestored condition.  The floorboards are clean,and frame rails are also very clean with no evident damage. Overall, this a remarkable surviving example.  There are many unrestored shark body Corvettes on the market, very few however are both unrestored and in NCRS Top Flight condition.  The largest deduction was -8 for a missing TCS solenoid.  She scored a 799 out of a possible 850 points.

Principal Use

Public Museum Piece

Conditional Grade

Excellent Plus
90%-96% of showroom condition. Exceptionally nice. May have slight wear on exterior and interior finishes but visible only under close inspection consistent with years of show detailing, climate controlled storage, enclosed transport, and indoor display. Most cars in this class are not driven more than a few miles per year.

Overall Originality

Unrestored as Factory Equipped
An unrestored vehicle in near factory condition in more than one or all the following areas: exterior, interior, engine bay, and chassis.

SYA's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability


Engine Type
Engine Size
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below


Body Color
Yellow Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type
Single stage




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
Engine Size
Transmission Type
Manual Floor Shift
Body Style
Principal Use
Public Museum Piece
Conditional Grade
Excellent Plus
Overall Originality
Unrestored as Factory Equipped
Current Location
Alexander City, AL
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