'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 UsePublic Museum Piece
Conditional GradeExcellent Plus
Overall OriginalityUnrestored as Factory Equipped
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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