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1973 CORVETTE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (VIN)
1Z37J3S400001 - 1Z37J3S434464 (Corvette Coupe & Convertible)

1 (First Digit) - Make/Manufacturer.  1 - Chevrolet
Z (Second Digit) - Model series.  Z - Corvette
37 (Third and Fourth Digits).  37- Corvette Coupe / 67 - Corvette Convertible
J (Fifth Digit) - Engine type.  J - Base Engine / T - L82 / Z - LS4
3 (Sixth Digit) - Model Year.  3 - 1973
S (Seventh Digit) - Vehicle Assembly Location. S - St. Louis, Missouri
4XXXXX (Eighth thru Thirteenth Digits) - Plant Sequence Numbers. 

VIN PLATE
1973 CORVETTE BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
Location:

Example:








A01 - Body build date code.
A - Designates the Month (See Chart Below).
A - Aug., 1972B - Sep., 1972C - Oct., 1972D - Nov., 1972E - Dec, 1972F - Jan., 1973
G - Feb., 1973H - Mar., 1973  I - Apr., 1973J - May, 1973  K - June, 1973        L - Jul., 1973
01 - Designates the Day of the Month.
400 - Interior Trim code. 400 - Black (Vinyl)
(Refer to the Interior Color Codes section of the 1973 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Trim codes.)
910 - Exterior Color Code. 910 - Classic White
         (Refer to the Color Codes section of the 1973 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all exterior color codes.)
1973 Corvette Body Number Trim and Point Plate
BODY NUMBER TRIM AND POINT PLATE
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1973 CORVETTE ENGINE IDENTIFICATION AND ENGINE NUMBER
Location: 

Engine Identification Example:

V - Engine build location.
T - Tonawanda, NY. (All big block engines.)
V - Flint, MI. (All small block engines.)
0127 - Date Code. Month and Day. 0127 - January 27.
CKZ - Type Designation. CKZ - 350ci 190hp, manual transmission.
         (Refer to the Engine Suffix section of the 1973 Corvette Specification Page for a list of all Type Designations.)

Engine Number Example:

1 - Division. 1 - Chevrolet
3 - Model year. 3 - 1973
S - Assembly Plant Designation. S - St. Louis
400001 - VIN Sequential Serial Number
1973 CORVETTE TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION AND TRANSMISSION NUMBER
Location:

Transmission Identification Example:

WD - Type Designation. WD - 4-Speed / CK - Turbo Hydra-matic
P - Source Designation.
P - Muncie
3 - Year. 2 - 1973
E01D - Production Month and Date.
E - Designates Month (See Chart Below.)
A - Jan. / B - Feb. / C - Mar. / D - Apr. / E - May / H - June / K - July / M - Aug. / P - Sept. / R - Oct. / S - Nov. / T - Dec.
01 - Designates Day of the month.
D or N - Designates Day or Night Shift on Automatic only.
1973 CORVETTE FACTORY OPTIONS
CODE:
1YZ37
1YZ67
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A31
A85
C07
C08
C50
C60
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J50
LS4
L82
M21
M40
N37
N40
PO2
QRM
QRZ
T60
U58
U69
UF1
YF5
YJ8
Z07
DESCRIPTION:
Base Corvette Sport Coupe
Base Corvette Convertible
Custom Interior Trim
Power Windows
Custom Shoulder Belts (std with coupe)
Auxiliary Hardtop (for convertible)
Vinyl Covering (for auxiliary hardtop)
Rear Window Defogger
Air Conditioning
Optional Rear Axle Ratio
Power Brakes
454ci, 275hp Engine
350ci, 250hp Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission, close-ratio
Turbo-Hydro-matic Automatic Transmission
Tilt-Telescopic Steering Column
Power Steering
Deluxe Wheel Cover
White Stripe Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
White Letter Steel Belted Tires, GR70x15
Heavy Duty Battery (std with LS4)
AM-FM Radio, Stereo
AM-FM Radio
Map Light (on rearview mirror)
California Emission Test
Cast Aluminum Wheels (5)
Off Road Suspension and Brake Package
QUANTITY:
25,521
4,943
13,434
14,024
788
1,328
323
4,412
21,578
1,791
24,168
4,412
5,710
3,704
17,927
17,949
27,872
1,739
19,903
4,541
4,912
12,482
17,598
8,186
3,008
4
45
RETAIL PRICE:
$5,561.50
$5,398.50
$154.00
$83.00
$41.00
$267.00
$62.00
$41.00
$452.00
$12.00
$46.00
$250.00
$299.00
$0.00
$0.00
$82.00
$113.00
$62.00
$32.00
$45.00
$15.00
$276.00
$173.00
$5.00
$15.00
$175.00
$369.00
Base Corvette Sport Coupe (1YZ37) -  The base price of the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe without any optional equipment.

Base Corvette Convertible (1YZ67) - The base price of the 1973 Corvette Convertible without any optional equipment.

Custom Interior ( --- ) - Optional interior trim upgrade that included a number of custom modifications to the base interior.

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.

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.

Rear Window Defogger (C50) - An optional rear window forced air defogger.

Air Conditioning (C60) - Factory installed air-conditioning.

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.

Turbo Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission (M40) - An optional, three-speed automatic transmission.

Tilt Telescopic Steering Column (N37) - An optional, adjustable steering column and tilt-angle adjustable steering wheel.

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.

AM-FM Radio, Stereo (U58) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

AM-FM Radio (U69) - A standard/stock dealer installed Corvette radio.

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.

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.

NOTES:

1973 CORVETTE VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER PLATE
VIN PLATE
1973 Corvette VIN Plate Location
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