1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 review

1973 Chevrolet Camaro z28 was a second generation Camaro, launched in February 1970, and was only manufactured as a coupe. Chevrolet released a total of 89,988 Camaros and of those, 11,574 were Z28s, 16,133 were RS and 32,327 were LT models.

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1973 Chevrolet Camaro z28 specs

The high performance 1970 Z28 featuring a new 350-CID solid lifter V-8 engine, while the RS exterior upgrade now boasted a split front bumper. Chevrolet made very minor modifications to the 1973 Camaro z28 option. The vertical molds located on the grille were minimized from 12 to 7.

1973 Camaro LT

In this model year, the powerful and high-speed SS (Super Sport) option was replaced with a comfortable and quiet Type LT (Luxury Touring), which became a separate model. There are no  second-generation Camaro SS cars by no more. Accordingly, 6.6 liter (396 cid) engine was discounted. Thus, any of the two models, standard and luxurious Type LT can be equipped with a package of options of Z28 or RS, or even both.

1973 camaro lt

The full-width front bumper bar had new black rubber coated guards and were shifted far away from the body with bracket reinforcements, braces, and a support bar located inside. The interior has a new four-spoke, soft-rim steering wheel. Though not exactly visible to the eyes, the rear seats were customized with more foam padding, although the new option, Turbine I wheels were made available on all options except the Z28.

chevrolet camaro z28 1973

The Z28’s 350-cubic-inch V-8, runs on hydraulic lifters, and had 10 horsepower cut out from it featuring a two-barrel carburetor, overhead valves and hydraulic valve lifters. Ranked at a reserved but evidently dynamic 245 horsepower, the engine had its expensive high-rise aluminum intake manifold completely dropped. Turbo Hydra-Matic was now the only automatic gear option available, and these were the first Z28s to offer optional air conditioning while also having the power window option.

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1973 chevrolet camaro z28

The Camaro Z28 is a 2-door fixed head coupe outfitted with a 5733 cc 248 PS petrol engine. This 5.7 liter engine produces 248 PS at 5200 RPM and a maximum torque value of 380 NM at 4000 RPM. It’s a rear wheel drive with its front installed engine giving power to the rear wheels. The z28 has a 5.7 liter engine which is an automatically aspirated, overhead valve. The engine delivers its power to the wheels via a 3-speed manual transmission.


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Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 1973

The Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 1973 was the Z28 option combined with the RS upgraded trim option. This option was a luxury and high performance ride as it incorporated the best features from both cars added together to give the best possible performance. Being an efficient car, the 1973 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 is available on specific orders alone.

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1973 chevrolet camaro rs z28

1973 Chevrolet Camaro z28 price

The 1973 Chevrolet Camaro has a base price of about $2,732 for six-cylinder cars and $2,872 for the standard V-8 coupe, and only cost an additional $598 to upgrade from the coupe to the Z28 option with its standard 350 CID engine producing 245 horsepower.

1973 chevrolet camaro z28 rear

Although total sales continued to dwindle below the marketers’ expectations for this year, production continued as the car had earned recognition for itself and later went on to do better the next few years.

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