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1973 Chevrolet Camaro

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The difference between a good car and a great car often lies only in the details. There are a lot of good second-generation Camaros out there, but this 1973 Z/28, with its matching-numbers drivetrain and sparkling blue paint job neatly crosses the line into greatness with a lot of careful craftsmanship and an easy-to-drive demeanor. In 1973, the Z/28 was still the top performer in the Camaro lineup, and it certainly looked the part. The wide-mouth grille was neatly bisected by a chrome bumper, and the sleek second-generation F-body looks as good today as it did back then. Thanks to a recent freshening, the new code 29 Midnight Blue paint with vivid white stripes looks bright and shiny. The extra time spent blocking the bodywork pays off handsomely, as this Camaro's lines are arrow-straight and gaps are excellent all around. A ducktail spoiler was always part of the Z/28 package, and by 1973, it gave the car a dramatic road-race-ready look, molded seamlessly into the bodywork. Blacked-out grilles were a Z/28 and SS hallmark from the early days of the brand, and the contrasting chrome brightwork is in excellent condition. Deeply padded high-back bucket seats have been freshly wrapped in reproduction seat covers that give the interior a like-new feel. In fact, almost everything inside this car is brand new, including the carpets, headliner and back seat. The gauges are crisply marked, and given the era, GM designers should be commended for their restraint and excellent legibility. Control is enhanced by the leather-wrapped Pilot steering wheel and Hurst shifter atop a genuine 4-speed manual. The fact that there are a minimum of options and no center console suggests that this car was built with only one thing in mind, and given the period, this was one of the most potent cars on the road. A new Sony AM/FM/CD stereo head unit fits so neatly in the original dashboard that you'd think it was designed that way. This rust-free F-body has nothing to hide out back, either, with correct spatter-finish paint over clean trunk pans. The top engine in 1973 was the 350 cubic inch small block found in the Z/28, which actually generated a respectable 245 horsepower, some 70 more than the next-most-powerful L48. This is actually this car's original small block, and it was rebuilt less than 2500 miles ago using four decades of technology to eke out a few extra ponies. There's a mild cam inside, along with long-tube headers, and a 4-barrel carburetor, all wrapped in a bright Chevy Orange block. A new Centerforce clutch feeds the 4-speed, and the Z came with stout 3.73 gears out back, so it definitely scoots. Subframe connectors and traction bars mean that none of the power is wasted as tire smoke and the 15-inch factory wheels are some of the most handsome of the era. Good car or great car? It has all the right stuff and is user-friendly enough to drive every day. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.

Reference Number 189969

as of 11/2/2012

Overview
Car 1973 Chevrolet Camaro
VIN 1Q87T3N180345 
Mileage 92,382 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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