NICELY RESTORED 2ND GEN W/ VERY STOCK SPECS, 350 V8, AUTO, AC, PS/PB, RUNS GREAT
Quickly gaining traction as first-rate collectables, the early second-generation Camaros are definitely cool. This '73 Chevrolet Camaro coupe sports a few noteworthy upgrades that make it an awesome cruiser that can still put a hurt on more modern hardware.
Sophisticated is one way to describe this '73, with its pewter paint job and sleek overall look. During the build it received a new chin spoiler to go along with the factory 3-piece ducktail spoiler out back, along with a blacked-out grille that works well with the overall vibe. The workmanship is quite good, and with a metallic color like this, you can't afford to cut corners. Details are crisp, such as the crease that stretches from front to back, and the gaps are accurate. Plenty of metallic makes it glitter in the sun, and it will definitely stand out from all the red and black Camaros at the next cruise-in. We're relieved to see that they didn't feel the need to add a cowl-induction hood, which makes the second-gen Camaro look chunky, and we're very fond of the black rocker panels, which make it look even longer and lower than it already its. The original stainless trim has been polished, the chrome bumpers were polished up, and they even kept all the factory-issued badges, so it has a very authentic look.
The sumptuous black and bucket seat interior is every bit as comfortable as it looks. With newer seat covers, clean red carpets, and beautifully preserved door panels, it looks fresh and tidy with none of the usual trouble spots these cars often carry. The wrap-around instrument panel is full of gauges, including the original speedometer and factory tachometer, although the faux wood trim, while correct, seems out of place in a performance car with this one's capabilities. Kenwood supplied the AM/FM/CD stereo head unit, which feeds a variety of speakers throughout the interior, offering a big improvement in audio performance compared to the original AM unit. There's also a center console, cold factory A/C with an R134a refrigerant upgrade, and aftermarket floor mats to protect those red carpets. The trunk offers what might just be the original trunk mat and a full-sized spare tire with jack assembly.
Under the hood you'll find a strong-running 350 cubic inch small block that has been rebuilt to stock specs and shows quite well. The dominant feature is the Chevy Orange paint, which is a traditional look, and it's accentuated by a stock air cleaner with reproduction decal on top. Stock valve covers and exhaust manifolds are unusual for a Camaro of this vintage, mostly because they've all been modified at some point or another, but this one pretty much sticks to the factory recipe. Underneath, the floors are solid and there's a new (very desirable and not inexpensive) Gardner Exhaust system that is built to exact OEM specs. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission powers a 10-bolt rear end, which has 3.42 gears inside that offer a great compromise between acceleration and cruising comfort. The rest is pretty stock, although those big Boss Motorsports wheels make a statement with fat 245/45/17 performance radials.
Make no mistake, these second-gen Camaros are only going up from here. This one offers a clean, modern look, plenty of performance, and a few upgrades that make it a pleasure to drive. Call today!
Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Vinyl Interior, Front Disc Brakes, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Transmission Spec
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 4,325 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
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