Presents . . .
1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Viva Las Vegas Autos Presents . . .
An incredible story of a car that was loved and adored by its prior owners and by me. The car, one of Chevrolet’s Icon year Corvettes; the 1973 Stingray. A one year only design and production that became a turning point for Chevrolet. Duntov was very excited about the 1973 for many reasons. 40% more quite that its predecessor, the front bumper system he liked as much as the engineers did with federally mandated bumper laws. The Corvette line up was going from “Sports Car” to “Touring Sports Car” and the buyers liked that too. This Corvette Stingray was a very well equipped car with almost every option including a rare option too. The Light Alloy Wheels seen on very few 1973 models and this car has them. Also, this car is a complete numbers matching car. It’s original L48 190hp V8, with all of it original components other than standard upgrades. We have the original carburetor but a new Edelbrock is in its place right now; that’s why the cold air intake is not mounted. The original automatic transmission and rear end, all original o the car. It is also in its original paint color, interior being leather and shows extremely well with just over 100k original miles. When you look at the pictures, you will see all the numbers on the engine to verify and see every inch of the vehicle to verify all important factors that will interest a serious buyer. Nothing should be left to your imagination and we hope you find the same. If not, I am a phone call away.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Known History . . .
The history that we have is mostly with our two years but I do recall the seller I bought it from telling me that he had the car for several decades and took extremely good care of the car. He had it repainted years ago over the original never wrecked body in the same original color, but added a slight pearl sheen to the paint that looks great on the car. The interior when we bought it was in great condition except for the original leather seats that had covers on them but were super taught and hard with a few rips so we opted to replace the seats with Al Koch leather replacements and have them reconditioned with new foam and lining. They look spectacular now and the balance of the interior is in really good original condition. Slight wear can still be seen but aside from a small crack on the driver’s door and on the center armrest, the balance of the interior is great. The dash is stunning. Note that this car came from the factory with the upgraded Deluxe interior as well. Upgraded options with Power Windows, Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel, Air Conditioning, Power Brakes and Power Steering. A very rare option of Light Alloy Wheels.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Preparations . . .
So there are the particulars about the car but what I did over the next couple years was make it a great car mechanically. From the engine to the rear end, everything on this car was gone through and renewed. The air conditioning was the only mechanical component we didn’t replace or renew. Suspension, front to rear, redone. Brakes front to rear redone. Engine fully tuned and checked with excellent compression, new carburetor, new wires, plugs and seals. The transmission was fully serviced, the rear end, fully removed and rebuilt and serviced along with all suspension and arms replaced. We also replaced vacuum lines and some components to make sure the headlights raised properly and all lights, turn signals work as they should. So, when you get into this Stingray and flip the key over, you are going to enjoy the drive anywhere you want in style and with confidence. Once you see the pictures of the underbelly of this car you will see the work that has been completed as well. If you live in an area where you need the AC to function, feel free to either have us complete the task or you can at your expense. I have already spent way more money on this car than I will ever see in return.
I want to see this great car live out its days of glory in someone’s collection where, like me, they can brag of its great character and originality. So if that’s your thoughts too, Bid or call me with an insightful offer to put this car in your collection. Please don’t be one of those “eBay Fishers” that just send me that awful and annoying question of “What’s your reserve? What’s your bottom line? What’s the lowest you’ll take?” Those questions worded in the eighteen thousand different ways I’ve heard them are so stupid! It’s NOT about what I want you to pay at all, I want the moon! But I will settle for an intelligent offer that makes sense for both of us. It’s also about what I want to see take place. I want a buyer who really wants this car and pulls an intelligent offer out of their wallet and calls me with it…or bids that offer…and I get to reward that intelligent buyer with a great big fat “YES! You get to own this fantastic car.” So let’s get this straight right now. If you send me one of those questions like I mentioned earlier, with my usual deductive reasoning, I will fully assume that you didn’t even read a word of what I took the time to write about this incredible car or about sending me those dumb questions. That is a dead giveaway that YOU are NOT my buyer. Not once in the 16 years I’ve been selling exclusively on eBay, has a single person that asked one of those dumb questions ever came back with “OK, I’ll buy it.” Every buyer I have ever sold to and I have sold a lot of great cars and trucks here on eBay, have always READ EVERY WORD I’ve written. I LIKE THOSE BUYERS! READERS ROCK! So call me, let’s have a conversation about what you want to spend for this car and let’s make this beauty part of your collection. Call me now before someone else who already read this does. Early bird gets the worm.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Verified Data . . .
Model/Style: Corvette Stingray Coupe
Paint: Orange Pearl Metallic Clearcoat
Engine Size: 350ci L48 V8
Transmission:3 Speed Automatic
Viva Las Vegas Autos Note from the Owner. . .
I am a “used car dealer” but before that, I’m an automobile enthusiast. I love original, rare and high quality modified vintage and modern cars. Over the past 15 years I’ve been in business, I have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles as well. I specialize in and I am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners.
I have an experienced eye for quality and I’ve discovered that my preferred buyers can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer.Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the buyer, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably won’t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a “dealership” like mine may be at a first glance. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner. First we do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and hope nothing escapes our methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly “right” will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about Viva Las Vegas Autos. Moreover; it allows us to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless we think it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction so you don’t get a headache over the vehicle.
After the vehicle is fully checked over and made whole at any level it needs to be, we researches its history, documents documenting originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 200 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and I’ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they meticulously clean. Reconditioning can sometimes take several as we do all that we can within reason to get our vehicles in tip top condition visually and cosmetically. Way more than just a cheap detail….Our details are more like refurbishing to as close to new as we can possibly get our vehicles
Usually, I’ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If it’s a fast car, we film it going fast. If it’s a 4x4 you’ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch gauges operational as well.
No “dealer,” on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase that my vehicle is for real and what I say is an honest assessment. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact.I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offerserious, you’ll find me the most accommodating business partner you’ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or “what is my bottom line” I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually make an offer, I will happily quote you a liberal suggested retail price – a number we both know will not buy the car so, don’t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a “used car dealer.”
Viva Las Vegas Autos Terms of Sales . . .
This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcome BEFORE the auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may have BEFORE YOU BID and BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS . . . THEREARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A$1000 non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions!We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (3) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable but BANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERRED for US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os will NEVER be accepted. CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full and accepted delivery of the automobile. By Nevada State Law, Dealers have up to 30 days to delivery titles due to auction and floorline title housing.
Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see ( pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html ). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.
If you do not intend to complete this purchase, DO NOT BID.
If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay, DO NOT BID until your correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.
If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assist a legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehicle with their transaction.
This vehicle sold AS-IS, with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 with ANY questions. Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com
Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.
A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price.
An Optional 15 Day Drive Away Permit is available for $18.25.
New eBay bidders with (0) feedback or international bidders must make contact by email or phone at least 2 hours before bidding.
We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.
Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection service strictly prior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.
Viva Las Vegas Autos hires Models to present some of our cars. . . Why?
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Because it's fun and it gets your attention. After all, this is Las Vegas. What more could you expect? Let's be clear, the models pictured with the vehicles are paid for the express purpose of showing off and presenting the vehicles. They are not included with the sale of the vehicles or available to go with them at any point during the presentation online. In other words,
Models Not Included
But included with this sale, the winning bidder that does complete the transaction will receive all digital photographs of the vehicle and the models if they want them.
Viva! Las Vegas Autos, Inc. 707 Yucca St. Boulder City, Nevada 89005 Office Line - 702-889-Viva (8482) Fax Line - 702-889-8486 Dlr # 26850 Doug Williams Owner Direct Line - 702-353-7500 Win Victoriously, Your Way!
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Keeping our clients safeandgetting positive feedbackis critical to us!
Almost as critical as EBay's enforcement of their circumventing fees policy.
A Note forPotential Victims
Please let us know if you see our vehicles under listings of obvious question or if you receive a "Second Chance Offer" with any e-mail other than ours. You can easily recognize the crooks with the stupid low "Buy it Now" price and the direct e-mails off the eBay system. They'll never disclose a telephone number or address either. If they won't talk to you, return a call or can't send you a copy of a title to the vehicle . . .DON'T SEND THEM MONEYor fall for their sneaky e-mails and redirects attempting to get your seller ID and password.
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