Vette(s): 1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.
I would change the oil and filter, put in fresh gas, and check the spark plugs and clean them or replace them. Then you can charge the battery or replace it with a new one and see if you can start it. Then I would change the transmission fluid and filter. It would be a good idea to also inspect the brake calipers for leakage since they are prone to rusting internally and allowing brake fluid to get past the seals on the pistons. Of course if they have been replaced with stainless-steel lined calipers then this would not be necessary. Finally the brake fluid should be flushed and replaced.
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