No thanks to increasing smog regulations, 1973 saw some questionable decisions made for Chevrolet's Pony Car. Gone was not only the SS option, but you could also no longer order a Camaro with the famous 396. But one area where Chevrolet got it right was the introduction of the LT model. Need further proof that it was a great call to have a luxury camaro? Take a close look at this gorgeous restored '73 Camaro LT. Featuring a slick paint scheme, period correct 350ci V8, and a gorgeous black vinyl interior, this '73 LT1 F-body won't last long.
Someone invested heavily to get this cool 2nd gen. to look this good. Borrowing a line of colors from modern GM, this F-body is covered in a modern Cobalt blue that gives this car a nice racy look that doesn't get in your face. Of course, black SS stripes are a welcome addition, making any Chevy look faster as it rolls over the AMD cowl induction steel hood. The owner kept the correct 1-piece bumper instead of trying to make an RS clone like everyone else. Fit and finish are very, very good, with a reflective surface on the paint that only comes from hours of careful buffing. Camaro performance basics like the Z/28 deck lid spoiler and the LT specific hidden windshield wipers give it just the right look, while the chrome badging and exhaust tips really help this Camaro stand out. Bright chrome bumpers and GM Rally wheels complete the look, making this one of the better-looking, and better finished, second-generation Camaros we've seen recently.
Those black bucket seats are every bit as comfortable as they look, and they feature fresh seat covers to match the door panels and carpet underfoot. The LT models included a fresh better-appointed interior, and it really shows on this '73 model. The wrap-around instrument panel gives the driver an array of bright analog gauges, along with an additional oil temperature gauge ahead of the shifter, kind of a nod to Z/28s of the past. The cool NK4 steering wheel became standard equipment in 1973 leaves some nostalgia when you are behind it. In back, you'll find a clean trunk that demonstrates none of the typical warning signs you see in cars that have seen inclimate weather, this one is nice and solid.
While emissions regulations were choking most engines, the 1973 LT did quite well, However, that didn't stop the previous owner from outfitting the engine with a fresh 1973 350ci LT1 powerplant. Dressed in Chevy Orange, with gorgeous valve covers, it looks the part of a muscle car mill and seems to run every bit as well as you'd hope. The 350 has been bored .030 over and features aluminum 64cc heads, flat top hypertech pistons, an Edelbrock manifold, and 650 CFM Quick Fuel carb. Bolted to the current LT1 block is a 4-speed automatic transmission that sends power to a 10-bolt posi with 3.73 gears for plenty of stoplight smiles. With a beautifully detailed undercarriage, including solid black floors, fresh lines and hoses, and authentic-looking finishes throughout, you know this wasn't some quickie restoration. At the corners you'll find 15” GM Rally wheels that have been wrapped in BF Goodrich radial rubber.
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. Call today!