1973 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Chevrolet introduced the Camaro on June 28th, 1966, began making
them in August, and by September, the first cars were delivered to
the public. Ever since then, every Camaro ever built has had a
singular goal: beat the Mustang. It's the most intense and enduring
automotive rivalry in America, and arguably the world.
Born originally a mild mannered Camaro coupe, we now have a Z28
badged car, mostly correct on the exterior for 1973, with a snappy
interior, new dash front and gauges, Hurst shifter, and Ridler
wheels, let's go eat some Mustangs for lunch!
With all its steel panels bathed in white, a split front bumper
with a custom grille in the center, now with horizontal stainless
steel bars, Z28 badge and single headlight flanking on either side,
it is similar to the original but now sports a chin spoiler in
white. A pinned hood with a large rear facing scoop backs up to a
windshield trimmed in black. The chin spoiler meets the original
bodywork at the front of the wheel wells, and these frame 17-inch
Ridler wheels which are wrapped by 225/45ZR17 tires. Moving to the
back, long wide doors have nicely minded gaps, and more black
trimmings for the glass in them. The long gracefully sloping rear
glass and deck has another rear spoiler attached, and the bowtie
round taillights framed by a nearly perfect condition bumper below.
Dual wide gray stripes are racing rearward from the hood, skip the
roof, then continue on over the trunk lid and rear spoiler, ending
at the rear panel where the tail lighting is. In back, 18-inch
Ridler wheels are wrapped by larger 275/45R18's. Some lowering
springs upfront and this car has an aggressive stance. See you at
Black vinyl shows nicely covering the door panels, and all is
looking great on the doors, with shiny handles and a bar actuator
buried in the door. Slipping inside we note the dash has been given
the once over, and now sports round black bezel white face gauges
with black lettering and numbering. The speedometer has a white
digital LED readout for the mileage. The dash front is now a black
textured panel and is within the black vinyl padded dash surround.
Extra gauges have been added as well as a tachometer and a few
original pulls and knobs. In the center is a Pioneer AM/FM/CD
player and the Hurst floor shifter just below. White vinyl buckets,
nice and clean are now in front, and in back a 2 plus 2 bench with
a black carpeted hump running through the seat portion of this
bench. More black carpeting is flooding all the floor space, and up
top is a slightly crinkled headliner in black. A wood rimmed
steering wheel with 3 chromed supports in the center and a blue
bowtie badge in the horn area shows off nicely.
Peering under the hood we note a non original 305ci V8 is taking up
residence. A single 4 barrel Edelbrock carb mixes the fossils and
air, and throws them down to an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake
manifold. 4 speeds for the Muncie manual transmission is attached
to the back of the mill. A 10-bolt 3.73 rear is present. All is
well under the hood and looking great! Headers, valve coverings and
a chromed air cleaner cover add to the drama.
The underside is mostly rust free save for some minor surface rust.
Frame is showing some rust damage, some invasive, and repairs on
back sections on both sides. The floor pans are clean, and rockers
are showing no rust whatsoever. Independent coil spring front
suspension, and leaf spring with what appear to be new mounting
plates are on back. Power disc brakes upfront and power drums on
the rear. Consignor states new bearings for front and back wheels
and new wheel cylinders on back. All this mixes with a turbo
Muffler and 2-1/2 inch exhaust piping.
This mill lit right up, sounded great, and had no problem taking
off. The car cruised nicely, and was decent in the turns, although
I feel it would be happier in a straight line. A street or strip
car that has a comfortable interior.
A good example of the 1973 Camaro version, now labeled Z28. Nice
job on the mill, now white vinyl interior, reworked dash and clean
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
130047-Sequential Unit Number
ST 73 1FQ87-1973 Camaro Sport Coupe
BDY N047827-Norwood Body #
TR 779 A51-Light Neutral Buckets
PNT 11-Antique White
01B-2nd Week January Build
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