1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
Dubbed "Super Hugger", the second-generation Camaro was an all-new
car with its basic mechanical layout familiar and engineered much
like its predecessor with a unibody structure utilizing a front
subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf
springs. The chassis and suspension of the second generation were
refined in both performance and comfort; base models offered
significant advances in sound-proofing, ride isolation, and
road-holding. Extensive experience Chevrolet engineers had gained
racing the first-generation led directly to advances in
second-generation Camaro steering, braking, and balance.
High-performance configurations were initially available, but the
marketplace changed as the 1970s progressed with fuel crisis,
higher insurance rates, and tightening emissions regulations.
Cars are only original once and they only have one original owner
so when an original owner, original condition car comes to roost in
our hallowed halls it's something to talk about! For consignment,
an original owner, original condition 1973 Camaro Z28 in stunning
Dark Brown Metallic, some snappy white stripes, a cozy Saddle
interior and correct Z28 wheels. Add in all the service records
from day 1, the original vehicle inspection report, the original
cash receipt from the time of purchase, the original invoice and
build ticket, along with service manuals, the owner's manual, and a
1973 Camaro Brochure and we have a sure-fire winner.
With all its steel panels bathed in consignor-stated original Dark
Brown Metallic showing some dents and dings, a full length thin
front bumper with small bumperettes, oval shaped egg crate grille,
Z28 badge and single headlight flanking on either side, it is
original as they come even down to the chin spoiler hanging below.
A long hood backs up to a windshield trimmed in black. Moving to
the back, long wide doors have nicely minded gaps, a thin chrome
trim strip and more chrome trimmings for the glass in them albeit
missing the upper window trim pieces. The long gracefully sloping
rear glass and deck has another rear spoiler attached, and the
round taillights framed by a nearly perfect condition bumper below.
Dual wide white painted 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. 15"
factory correct dark gray Z28 wheels hold the car off the ground
and are wrapped in BF Goodrich Radial TA raised white letter
Saddle plastic and vinyl shows nicely covering the door panels, and
all is looking very good with only minor scratching of the plastic
on the tops of the doors, with shiny handles and a bar actuator
buried in the door. Slipping inside we note an original dash with
all factory gauges mounted within a walnut burl panel. All knobs,
pulls and slides are original as is the padded Saddle dash top and
lower black plastic section of the dash. A shiny chrome Camaro
emblem in your grandmother's script resides on the glove box door
and is looking just fab. In the center is the factory installed
AM/FM radio and just below is the chrome shaft, Hurst T handle
shifter which grows from the console-less center hump. Original
Saddle vinyl buckets, nice and clean are now in front, and in back
a 2 plus 2 bench with a Saddle carpeted hump running through the
seat portion of this bench. More Saddle carpeting is flooding all
the floor space, and up top is a perforated headliner in Saddle. A
black 4 spoke steering wheel and a black bowtie badge in the horn
area shows off nicely.
A lift of the long undulating hood and we are met with a numbers
matching 350ci V8 capable of 245hp. On top is the correct and
original Rochester Quadrajet carburetor. A pair of aluminum ribbed
valve covers give us some bling as does the chrome air cleaner lid.
We note that the smog equipment has been removed but is available
with the purchase. Attached to the back of this mill is a numbers
matching Muncie M21 4-speed manual transmission while a CG coded
3.73 positraction 10-bolt rear axle puts the power to the ground.
All nice, tidy, and buttoned up.
Up in the air we see a well preserved undercarriage. Only minor
surface rust on the usual suspects: suspension components and
around a few of the spot welds. No invasive rust is seen and the
floors still retain their factory applied paint. A new dual exhaust
system has been installed along with a stock style replacement
muffler. Leaf springs on the rear and an independent coil spring
set up gives the ride while power disc brakes are seen on the front
and power drums for the rear. We do note power steering along with
a new set of calipers on the front brakes.
My crack decoder and I agreed to a foot race to see who got to
wheel this original muscle car. Luckily for me I tied his bootlaces
together under the guise of picking up change in the parking lot.
The mill in this Super Hugger fired right up and I was off to the
test track while leaving my decoder in a cloud of dust and gravel.
On the track this car performed well with good acceleration, nice
handling, a comfortable ride, and excellent bias free braking. A
great test drive and I'm in love with the abundance of original
Saddle in the interior.
Rarely do we here at the Classic Auto Mall get all original cars in
and it's even rarer to get one from the original owner. With all
its documentation dating back to day one, meticulously recorded
service records, and showing about as original as they come this
car won't last long. You deserve a car this good!
87-Hardtop Sport Coupe
T-350ci 4bbl 245hp
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
181081-Sequential Unit Number
ST 73 1FQ87-1973 Camaro Hardtop Sport Coupe
BDY N154898-Sequential Unit Number
TR 778 A51-Saddle Vinyl Buckets
PNT 68 68-Dark Brown Metallic
06B-2nd Week June Build
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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