trying to verify numbers

Asked by May 17, 2010 at 04:01 PM about the 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

looking to buy a 1973 Corvette.
  Seller says numbers match but i don't know how to tell.

                    VIN # is 1Z67T3S400023

He says the original color was Gold but Gold was not a color available in 1973.

Please advise as to where i can look on the vehicle to verify the motor etc. are the originals that came with the car.

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I have a 73 coupe, great car. To Verify numbers match the last 6 digits of the vin number will appear on the engine pad by the right head 400023, they also would appear on the transmission pad. The color was called Metallic Yellow but looked gold, look for code 953 on the trim tag located on the pillar when you open the drivers door. You have a very early 73 production car ,a 350 L82 , 23rd to go down the line. be sure to check the frame and body mount areas and windshild frame thoroughly as these cars are prone to some pretty major rusting. here is a site that lists some production numbers and options...

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