1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
Second-generation Camaros are officially on collectors' must-have lists, and the best ones, like this 1973 Z/28 with matching numbers and a 4-speed are the investments of the future. Wearing its original color combination and some subtle upgrades, it's a car you can enjoy while it appreciates. Code 60 Light Copper is this car's original color, and it's both rare and attractive. With black stripes, there's still no denying that this car looks like a predator as it cruises through traffic. We've sold more than a few second-gen Camaros recently, which confirms their growing popularity, and this one is nicer than most and really stands out. Given its matching-numbers status and a relatively rare 4-speed transmission, someone gave it a quality paint job about 10 years ago, so it looks good with only a few minor signs of use and wear. Lots of tedious block sanding was surely involved, but it paid off, because when the paint went on, the bodywork looks great, even today. As a result, the glowing two-stage urethane paint has a decent shine (a professional buff job would probably wake it up), gaps are pretty, and the car looks the way you'd do it if you were doing it for yourself. It's nice to see that it wasn't dressed up in fake RS regalia, the hood is stock, and yes, that towering rear wing is how they came from the factory. If you're a fan of these cars, you already know what a great place the interior is. With comfortable, supportive high-back buckets draped in supple black vinyl, you know they're serious about performance. The interior is mostly original, from the aforementioned seat covers to the door panels to the carpets to the dash pad, all of which are in good condition, although there's a little curling in the dash pad. The 4-speed transmission and minimal options suggests that someone was looking for all-out performance and this car would have been a legitimate threat on the streets in 1973. To keep an eye on the engine, an aftermarket oil pressure gauge was installed in the dash, and it's quite neatly done. A later AM/FM/cassette stereo seems appropriate in this disco-era muscle car, and there's a Hurst shifter on the transmission, but those remain the only modifications to the interior. The trunk is tidy, and includes a spare wheel plus a space saver spare tire assembly for emergencies. At least the Z/28 got the fastest, most powerful engine available this side of a Corvette, a 350 cubic inch V8 rated at a rather stout 245 horsepower thanks to increased compression and a 4-barrel carb. Nicely dressed with finned aluminum valve covers that recall the original Z/28 and a chrome air cleaner that ensures the engine has enough to breathe, it definitely cackles and snarls the way you'd want your vintage muscle to sound. There's also an Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, a GM HEI distributor at the back of the block, plus long-tube headers to help build torque. Chevy Orange on the block stands out against the otherwise monochromatic engine bay, but it doesn't look like this car has ever been apart, which is nice. The 4-speed shifts easily and all Z/28s received 3.73 gears out back that make it rather quick off the line. Underneath there's a newer exhaust system that sounds great, reasonably clean original floors, and the original alloy wheels are in excellent shape, wearing 255/60/15 performance radials. Fast, fun, stylish, and ready to rumble, these cars are hot. If you're even remotely considering this one, don't hesitate, because history shows us that the good ones just don't stick around. Call today!