Most auto restoration junkies are fans of power, performance, and style. Perhaps this explains why few other muscle cars have left a legacy as big as Chevy’s Camaro– it delivers all three in droves. This week we’re going to be taking a look at the second generation ’73 model, which is arguably one of the best years for the brand.
There were numerous small changes that combined to put the ’73 Camaro over the top. For the first time in the line’s history they offered air conditioning and power windows as a standard option. They added a nice new steering wheel, and they also offered a plethora of tire selections. The biggest change though, and what we’re recommending for a muscle car restoration, was the the addition of the new Type LT model.
The Type LT was the whole package. It offered the power of Chevy’s 350 cubic inch V-8 engine and the style to match all of the leading luxury cars of the day. For people that wanted more power, an upgrade to the Z28 350 CID engine was available. This bad-larry got around 245 horsepower on the chassis dyno tester.
The 1973 Camaro sold around 96,000 units, a 30% increase from the previous year’s totals.
Nowadays, you can get a fully restored ’73 Camaro for anything between $15K and $35K depending on the options.