1973 El Camino, El Camino SS pictures, review

Chevrolet El Camino can be defined as a pickup and coupe utility type vehicle that was originally manufactured by Chevrolet from 1959. This car was a success and they continued the manufacturing of this model until 1987. As a result, Chevrolet El Camino cars that belong to several generations came into the market as well. The 1973 Chevrolet El Camino holds a prominent place out of them because it came along with several revolutionary changes in terms of design and performance.

1973 chevrolet el camino

1973 Chevrolet El Camino pictures

1973 Chevy El Camino

The fourth generation of Chevrolet El Camino was released during 1973. In this year, the manufacturer totally redesigned the car delivered a brand new look to it. It was done by using the wagon chassis and combining it with the Chevelle line. As a result, they were able to manufacture the largest Chevrolet El Camino. The energy absorbing hydraulic bumper that was located on the front of this vehicle was another unique feature that contributed a lot towards the popularity of this car. It enhanced the overall appearance and brought a muscular look to this spacious car.

1973 El Camino review

The 1973 El Camino was powered by a 2-barrel 307 V8 base engine that delivered 115hp. People also had the opportunity to go for more powerful engines, which included a 454 4 battel engine with 245hp, 350 4 barrel V8 engine with 175hp and 350 2 barrel V8 engine with 145hp. These engines were extremely reliable as they came along with hydraulic camshafts and valve seats.

1973 chevrolet el camino

The standard version of the car came along with three speed manual transmission. People had the ability to go for 4 speed manual transmission or turbo hydromantic 3 speed automatic transmission based on their preferences. Moreover, these cars were equipped with coolant reservoirs and crossflow radiators that prevented overheating.

1973 chevrolet el camino

The left wheel of 1973 Chevrolet El Camino was specifically adjusted to deliver positive camber to the car than right. This resulted in a better and a stable feel in steering. The freeway cruise stability offered by this car is excellent and it brings joy to the driver as well as the passengers. The front disk brakes were also introduced to this model during 1973.

1973 chevrolet el camino

1973 El Сamino SS

The Chevrolet El Camino 1973 came in two different versions. They included the base model and the SS option. The notable difference in the SS model was that it shared interior and exterior appointments with the Chevrolet Malibu. This is known as an upscale classic car. The SS version of Chevrolet El Camino was also known as a trim option.1973 chevrolet el camino

This version came along with a black colored grill that featured SS emblem. The other additional features of the SS version included SS interior emblems, special instrumentation, white lettered tires, rally wheels, stabilizer bars on front and rear, color keyed dual sport mirrors, bright roof drip moldings and body side striping.

  • eric cm

    I think these are some of the best looking El Camino’s and many must have agreed since it’s design carried on for four years! They are very good handling and comfortable to drive. The problem with them is you can only carry one other person comfortably and you really don’t need it as a truck or want it as a truck because of limited space and carrying capacity. It is just a novelty here. The good thing is they are cheap and different and Chevy parts are a dime a dozen. Performance upgrades are cheap and they do look nice when done right and do have a following and do turn heads. Start saving them! Cool 60’s cars are getting expensive but the 73 to 79 American classics are beginning to catch on, like Nova’s, Duster’s, Monte Carlo’s, Grand Prix’s, Firebirds, and Camaro’s. Not to mention, Apollo’s, Cutlass’s, Ventura’s and more. Grab them while they are cheap, not that they will take off in value but atleast they won’t go to the crusher.

    • All Trump

      I feel the same way ! I have a chance to pick up a ’73 El Camino for $450.00. think I will do it and just add it to my ’68 Chevelle as a weekend fun driver.