AutoHunter Spotlight: 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT

Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is this 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT.

Of all the generations of the Chevrolet Camaro, the 1970-1973 second generation cars have what I feel is the best styling in the history of the car. These cars have strong European influence in their body design incorporating elements from cars like Ferraris. I mean, just take a look at the front end with the pointed nose reminiscent of the Ferrari 250 Lusso as well as the circular rear taillights. These are reasons that the Camaro of this era is a true icon of American muscle cars.

This specific 1973 Camaro is an LT model. The LT model was introduced in 1973 and LT stood for Luxury Touring. These LT cars offered a quieter and better-appointed interior, full instrumentation, Rally-style wheels, variable-ratio steering, sport mirrors, and hidden windshield wipers. When they introduced the Camaro LT GM stated that, “This newest Camaro is built for people who like their luxury and their sporty handling all in the same car. Like in the great European touring cars.”

The seller describes this 1973 Camaro LT as powered by a 350cid V8 backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. Features include a rear spoiler, power steering, bucket seats, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, a center console, and front disc brakes. Finished in Light Yellow with black accent stripes over a black vinyl interior, this Camaro comes from the selling dealer with a clear title.

The exterior is reportedly a rust-free body that has been refinished in the original factory color of Light Yellow (code 51). Features include chrome bumpers, black accent striping, dual color-keyed sport mirror housings with a manual driver-side remote, and a rear spoiler. The car rides on a set of correct 14-inch Rally wheels with chrome center caps and trim rings is wrapped in 215/70 Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTS radial tires.

The interior of the car has the correct black vinyl front bucket seats (codes 773 and A51) and a matching rear seat surrounded by black vinyl door panels and trim. Features include manual windows, power steering, a center console-mounted automatic transmission shifter, an AM/FM/cassette stereo, and woodgrain accents. Instrumentation includes a 130-mph speedometer, a 7,000-rpm tachometer, an inoperative clock, and gauges for the fuel level, coolant temperature, and amps are located ahead of the driver. The entire interior looks both correct and in terrific condition.

Under the hood resides a correct 350cid V8 that is backed by a three-speed automatic transmission. The seller notes that a safety inspection was recently completed.

I have personally owned a 1973 Camaro and cannot say enough about these cars. To me they were the pinnacle of classic Camaro development both for drivability and for styling. These second generation cars are also more comfortable than the 1st generation, making them perfect for a 1,200 mile classic road tour and are a icon of GM performance cars.

The auction for this 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT ends Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:15 a.m. (PDT)

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