1973 Camaro = Pure '70's Muscle Car
The oil crisis of the early 70's saw many car manufacturers trimming down and tightening up. Many thought the classic American muscle car was dead. The great people at Chevrolet, however, had no such intentions for the 1973 Camaro. Rolling off of the Norwood Ohio assembly line, this California bound Camaro LT came with a 350 145-hp two barrel V8. Fast from birth, this Camaro was reborn in 2003 when it began a restore with a new Performance Warehouse Automotive 388 engine. Loaded for bear, the new engine was tricked out to the max with a racing cam, Billet aluminum pulleys. Holley 750-cgm "double pumper" carburetor, Holley pro street fuel kit, K&N filtration, an MSD 6A ignition system with an MSD billet distributor and MSD racing rotor. To top it off, is the Edelbrock "air gap" intake manifold. Brining up the rear are Hedman "Elite" headers, a Flowmaster 2 1/2 inch exhaust. The transmission is a rebuilt turbo 350 with a TCI breakaway torque converter (32 stall), a K&N downshift cable and a B&M Mega-shifter. Put maximum power to the street with new (July 2013) BF Goodrich T/A tires on Crager SST wheels and KYB shocks. Inside you'll find new carpet, new headliner, new dash, and new door panels and a Blaupunkt Heidelberg CD51 Stereo driving the powerful 6x9 speakers in the rear. The exterior of the car sports the classic 3-piece deck lid spoiler, tight chrome bumperettes highlight the huge blacked out snout intake. Lots of receipts for the parts mentioned above.
The Camaro has been garaged for the past 10 years and driven approximately 500 miles a year.
Total milage: the speedometer reads 68,584 (turned over at 100k)
2002 Performance Automotive Warehouse (PAW)
- 388 PAW
- 4 bolt main
- Cam 562
- Holley 750-cfm "Double Pumper" carburator
- K&N Filtration
- Holey pro street fuel kit
- MSD 6A ignition
- MSD Billet distributor
- MSD racing rotor
- Edelbrock "air gap" intake manifold
- Headman elite headers
- Flowmaster 2-1/2 inch exhaust
- Flat piston
- 12" duel electric fans
Rebuilt Turbo 350
- TCI breakaway torque converter (32 stall)
- B&M Mega Shifter
- K&N downshift cable
- 10 bolt housing
- Factory gearing
- Dropped 2-inch front coils
- KYB shocks
- Dropped 2-inch rear leaf springs
- KYB shocks
Tires (purchased 2013)
BF Goodrich T/A
- Front: 215/70R14
- Rear: 245/60R14
- New dash
- New headliner
- New carpet
- Blaupunkt Heidelberg CD51 Stereo
Of course, the car is 40 years old, so you would expect that not everything was perfect. Underneath, it's very original and a bit crusty, so you won't be afraid to drive it. There is still enough work to be done to give you some fun weekend projects, but the car looks good and runs fast.
Please read over the short list of know issues before calling. We have made every attempt to describe the car as accurately as possible, and have included photos (below) of some of the more major issues.
Paint and Body
- Paint job is not the best. "quick and dirty" would describe the paint job.
- "dimple" in the hood. When I was looking at Camaros in California, I noticed most had this air cleaner dimple. Almost as if every guy that rebuilt a Camaro felt the need to close to hood on the bolt, just to see if it would make a mark in the hood! (see "Hood Dimple" photo below)
- Quarter panel rust. The Camaro has some classic "cancer spots" behind the quarter panels. The worst is the front drivers-side quarter panel (see "Front Driver Fender" photo below) where the rust is noticable and punching through the paint.
- Front panel has chips in the paint, and multi-colors of white paint for varying parts. (see "Front Panel" photo below)
- Drivers side door chipped and cracked. (See "Drivers Side Door" photo below)
- Surface rust in the trunk.
- Fuel guage non-funcitonal (See "Fuel Guage" photo below). Although we replaced the sending unit in the fuel tank, the fuel guage still does not function.
- Gear indicator on the centerl panel non-functional.
- Instrument panel loose. The intstrument panel is not fully secured in place with all of the screws. (See "Instrument Panel" photo below).
- Driver's seat torn. (See "Drivers Seat" photo below)
- Passengers seat torn. (See "Passengers Seat" photo below)
- Original lower dash is worn.
- Ignition is "loose".
- Rear seat seams are splitting at the folds. (See "Rear Seat Crease" photo below)
Engine and Power Train
- 40 year old under carriage is a bit crusty.
- small oil leak.
- small transmission leak.
- small power steering leak.
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