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1973 Chevrolet Camaro

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The oil embargo of 1973 scared a lot of Americans into thinking the muscle car was dead. Fortunately, Chevrolet was still willing to cater to folks who weren't yet willing to believe the sky was falling. This 1973 Camaro RS350 is a great example of period muscle from an era when a lot of folks were afraid of eight cylinders. Repainted just five years ago in its original code 26 Dark Blue finish, this RS350 is fairly well recognized as one of the best looking second-generation Camaros. With the blacked-out grille and small bumperettes on either side, chin spoiler, and subtle deck lid spoiler, it is aggressive but not overdone. When the car was repainted, it also received a cowl-induction hood that now proudly wears a set of SS style stripes that extend to the rear of the car, just as they did originally. Since this one has always been a clean, undamaged car, everything fits together well with great gaps and tight shut lines. There's not a lot of chrome on these cars, but both the front and rear bumpers are nicely finished, the stainless window surrounds are bright, and it carries correct emblems on the front fenders. The interior is highly original, which speaks volumes about how nicely preserved this car really is. A fresh dash pad was installed, but otherwise it remains untouched. Those bucket seats are firm and supportive, and the back seat looks like it has never been used. The carpets and driver's seat might be showing some wear, but certainly not forty years' worth, and the headliner remains taut. Perhaps the only spot where the interior might reveal its age are the door panels, and console-cover, which have some sagging in the usual spots. The gauges were only the basics: speed and fuel level, and are nestled into a cool wrap-around instrument panel. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD player has been installed along with a pair of matching Kenwood 6x9 speakers on the rear deck. While the car was being repainted, the engine came out for a complete rebuild to stock specifications and the engine bay was detailed. Earning the right to wear that Chevy Orange paint as much as any of its ancestors, the engine bay is sharply detailed. The numbers-matching 350 makes great sounds and drives extremely well. A tall chrome air cleaner seems to be the lone deviation from stock specifications, and that's easy to forgive since it's inhaling through the cowl induction hood. Power brakes and power steering are nice additions, and all the hoses appear to have been replaced at the same time as the engine. Underneath, it's very original and very solid, with rust-free floors, a TH350 3-speed automatic, and a pair of Flowmasters. It rides on the original charcoal gray RS wheels wearing 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. Second generation Camaros don't get any better looking than this, and despite gas shortages, this one can still run like a true muscle car.

Reference Number 141550

as of 2/22/2012

Overview
Car 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
VIN 1Q87H3N133039 
Mileage 84,636 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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