GREAT RUNNING 350CI CHEVY, 700R4 TRANS, 10 BOLT REAR, FOUR WHEEL DISCS, PS, PB
Despite tightening smog regulations, 1973 was a good year for Camaros, and this cool white coupe has a neat upgrades list that makes it one of the more appealing second-generation F-bodies. You don't need to worry about pedigrees and specifications with this one, and it's still a hot property with sizzling paint and a fantastic driver-oriented interior.
The biggest change in '73 was the addition of federally-mandated 2.5 MPH bumpers, and while that doesn't seem like a big deal, it meant that most Camaros that year got big, ugly reinforced bumpers that marred the otherwise slick design. But this car, with an RS-spec front end, kept the wide-open grille and smallish bumperettes, which were merely reinforced, and therefore retaining the classic good looks that make these cars so popular today. While browns and yellows were in fashion back in 1973, this one has been more recently finished in bright white with a satin black hood stripe, which results in one of the best-looking '70s F-bodies we've seen in a long time. It retains its blacked-out Z28 grille, chin and decklid spoilers and surrounds them with nice, straight bodywork and a deep shine that gives it a purposeful personality. There's not a lot of chrome, but the front bumperettes, the rear bumper, and the stainless window surrounds are all in excellent shape.
Those high-back black bucket seats are every bit as comfortable as they look, and they feature combat-ready slots for your racing harnesses (if that's how you roll). The upholstery looks appropriate in the mild resto-mod Camaro, with a back seat that looks almost brand new. The wrap-around instrument panel gives the driver an array of bright analog gauges, along with a set of mechanical oil pressure and water temperature gauges under the dash just ahead of the shifter. You'll note that this shifter manages four forward gears, not three, thanks to a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission underneath. There's also a custom center console between the seats with a pair of cup holders that seem to merge neatly into those custom buckets. The original radio is gone, replaced by a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo head unit which powers a set of big 6x9 speakers on the rear package shelf. In back, you'll find a trunk that demonstrates none of the usual warning signs you see in cars that have seen the snow; this one is nice and clean.
While emissions regulations were strangling most engines, this 1973 Camaro packs a built 350 cubic inch V8 that's considerably more powerful than its smog-choked ancestors. Dressed in Chevy Orange with chrome valve covers and a performance air cleaner, it looks the part of a muscle car powerplant and runs every bit as well as you'd hope. There's an Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley double-pumper up top, as well as a Mallory electronic ignition system to light it up. The aforementioned 4-speed automatic transmission is a great traveling companion when you're running hard, and the 10-bolt rear end is nailed down with a set of traction bars that hook it all up. Long-tube headers feed a 3-inch dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and turn downs just ahead of the rear axle, so this is not a car for sneaking around, but it does sound spectacular. Stock five-spoke wheels are some of the best looking of the period and now wear 225/60/15 front and 245/60/15 rear BFGoodrich white letter radials.
A neat car with a desirable package of upgrades, all wrapped in a fantastic bright white wrapper, making it a blast to drive. Call today!
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