FROM THE MOVIE "21 JUMP STREET"
Vehicles that have seen use in movies and television shows often have a special connection with fans and collectors. In some instances. the vehicles themselves become as much a star as any of the human actors and actresses in the production: the “Back to the Future” DeLorean, the 1921 Oldsmobile in “The Beverly Hillbillies”, the “Dukes of Hazzard” General Lee and the red Ferrari 308 from the original “Magnum, P.I.” immediately come to mind.
This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro also falls into that category. Featured in the 2012 film “21 Jump Street” starring Channing Tatum (People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive that year), the car transported the undercover cop turned student and his partner (played by Jonah Hill) through their task of busting a drug ring operating in a high school.
The second generation of the Chevy Camaro debuted in the 1970 model year and continued the legacy established by the first-generation models. Government regulations and emissions controls resulted in less sleek designs and lower horsepower ratings in the middle and later years of the platform but the early years, especially the Rally Sport models featuring the split front bumperettes, have continued to be popular with collectors.
This car was built in the Norwood, OH assembly plant in the second week of January 1973 as a Midnight Blue (Code 29) base model powered by a 145 horsepower 350 cubic inch engine backed with a manual transmission and a standard black vinyl interior. The car retains the numbers-matching powerplant which has been modified with upgraded ignition, an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold and Holley four-barrel carb and headers. The car was optioned from the factory with power steering, power brakes and air conditioning, which remain intact although the A/C system does not appear to be operational at this time.
In addition to seeing screen time in “21 Jump Street” the car was also featured in the CNBC series “The Car Chasers”. Series star Jeff Allen sold the car in the fourth episode of the first year of the series (airing March 26, 2013) after acquiring the car from California. The car was purchased by the present owner in October 2014 and been stored in a humidity-controlled environment during that time.
At some point, the car has been treated to Rally Sport cosmetics, including the front and rear spoilers and split front bumpers, and carries black Z/28 stripes and badging. The car’s silver paint shines well and is very presentable. The car retains its factory black vinyl standard interior with a minor seam split in the driver’s bucket seat bottom.
The car rides on 17-inch Year One five-spoke wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich G Force tires. The car’s stance was achieved with Hotchkiss suspension components and Bilstein shocks allowing for a slightly lower than stock ride height. We have no way to know if the 93, 776 miles showing on the odometer is correct, but in accordance with Missouri statutes for licensed car dealers the vehicle will be sold “mileage exempt” due to age.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this 1973 Chevrolet Camaro for $84,900 USD. We will gladly assist the buyer in making transportation arrangements at buyer’s expense. Financing may also be available to qualified individuals, and information can be found under the “Financing” tab on our website, www.evergreendigitalshowroom.com.