1973 Chevrolet Corvette C3 Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1968 - 1982
Price : $5,690-$5,920
Weight : 3408 lbs | 1545.843 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 7.2 seconds.
1/4 Mile : 15.5 seconds.
Top Speed : 124 mph | 199.516 km/h

Power

V 8 | Rochester Quadra-Jet Four-Barrel Model 4MV
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 190 HP (139.84 KW) @ 4400 RPM
Torque :285 Ft-Lbs (386 NM) @ 4000 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Compression : 8.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Rochester 4 Barrel Quadra-Jet Model 4MV
V 8 | Rochester Four-Barrel
Displacement : 5735 cc | 350.0 cu in. | 5.7 L.
Power : 250 HP (184 KW) @ 5200 RPM
Torque :285 Ft-Lbs (386 NM) @ 4000 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 88 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Exhaust manifold :2.50-inch Diameter Dual Exhaust System
V 8 | Rochester Quadra-Jet Four-Barrel
Displacement : 7440 cc | 454.0 cu in. | 7.4 L.
Power : 275 HP (202.4 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :390 Ft-Lbs (529 NM) @ 3200 RPM
Bore : 4.3 in | 108 mm.
Stroke : 4.0 in | 102 mm.
Compression : 8.5:1
Main Bearings : 5
Valvetrain : 16 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Transmission:
4 Manual Floor Shift , Automatic

Production Figures

Total Chevrolet Production for 1973 : 2,579,509
Total 1973 Corvette C3 production : 30,463
1973 Chevrolet Corvette C3
Convertibles : 4,943
Coupes : 25,520

Dimensions

Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 182.5 in | 4636 mm.
Width : 69.0 in | 1753 mm.
Height : 47.7 in | 1212 mm.
Wheelbase : 98.0 in | 2489 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1491 mm.
Rear Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Ground Clearance : 4.8 in | 122 mm.
Convertible
Price : $5,690
Weight : 3408 lbs | 1545.843 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 182.5 in | 4636 mm.
Width : 69.0 in | 1753 mm.
Height : 47.7 in | 1212 mm.
Wheelbase : 98.0 in | 2489 mm.
Front Track : 58.7 in | 1491 mm.
Rear Track : 59.4 in | 1509 mm.
Ground Clearance : 4.8 in | 122 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Independent, unequal-length A-arms, coil springs; tubular shocks and stabilizer bar

Rear : Independent, trailing arms, toe links, transverse chromium-carbon steel leaf spring, tube shocks, and anti-roll bar

Steering
Recirculating Ball with Power Assist
Steering Overall Ratio : 17.6:1
Turns lock to lock : 2.90
Turning Circle : 39.0 ft

Brakes
Front Brake Size : 11.8 in | 298 mm.
Rear Brake Size : 11.8 in | 298 mm.

Tires / Wheels
Tires : F70-15 Radials
Wheels : 8-inch wide slotted steel 15-inch 5-lug disc

1973 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $12,900
Avg. Home : $32,500
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.40

The 1973 Chevrolet Corvette C3 measures 69.00 inches in width, 182.50 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 98.00 inches.

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