Exploring the Unique 383ci-Powered 1973 Chevrolet Camaro

It’s not often we come across such a magnificent second-generation Camaro. This particular one is from the 1973 model year and aside from its stunning looks, it’s also rocking a few subtle yet significant upgrades that make it even more desirable for muscle car aficionados.

The second-gen Chevy Camaro is an icon. It was unveiled back in 1970 as an all-new car, featuring refined suspension and chassis components, offering greater performance and comfort, not to mention improved sound-proofing and overall driving dynamics.

Speaking of which, did you know that people used to call these cars “Super Huggers”? That’s actually true, and it was because they featured such improved handling compared to the first-generation model. They would hug the road magnificently (for that era), and thanks to Chevrolet’s experience with racing the first-gen Camaro, they managed to get the steering, braking and cornering capabilities just right in this newer iteration.

For the 1973 model year, cars such as this one received a front bumper upgrade, while air conditioning became available as an option on 350 ci V8 models and a new console-mounted shifter was added to mirror the ones used in the Pontiac Firebird.

It’s no wonder it did well in terms of sales following these updates, and as luck would have it, one such car is “sitting” before you today, up for grabs with just 6,000 miles (about 9,656 km) on the clock.

Let’s start with the exterior though, where back in 2016, the body was refinished in orange with white stripes. Other visual highlights include the front and rear spoilers, chrome bumpers, the black taillight panel, chrome 18-inch five-spoke wheels with Nitto NT555 tires, plus custom Hotchkis suspension bits to go with the front coilover shocks, power steering and four-wheel disc brakes.

The interior has these gorgeous bucket seats out front and a contoured rear bench, everything upholstered in black leather. We also see custom door panels, billet alloy door sill protectors, a Hurst T-handle shifter, custom AM/FM/Bluetooth four-speaker stereo and a leather-wrapped Lecarra steering wheel in front of the custom instrument cluster.

More power, unknown numbers

Underneath the hood, which features Ring Brothers billet alloy hinges, lies a Blueprint Engines 383 ci V8 unit, reportedly bored 0.040”. It also comes with FiTech electronic fuel injection, ported cylinder heads with stainless-steel valves, custom crankshaft, custom pistons and rings, Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, MSD ignition and a BeCool radiator with dual Flex-A-Lite fans.

However much horsepower this car makes gets channeled to the rear wheels using a Tremec TKO600 five speed manual gearbox, working alongside an Eaton limited-slip diff and Moser 31-spline axles. As for the exhaust system, it’s got coated Sanderson long-tube headers and custom mufflers.

If you hurry up, you can still bid on this car, with one day left to go in the auction process. This is a seriously sweet-riding Camaro, and it’s going to look good in any type of driveway.

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