1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How about a nice early-second-gen Camaro today?

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS


We've had a few second-generation (1970-1981) Camaros in this series, including this '74, this nice '77, this evil '77, and this '78), but today's is our first "small-bumper" example. 1973 was the first year of the Malaise Era, so engine power was down from the year before, but the massive 5 MPH crash bumpers had yet to make their appearance.

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS


No need to worry about Malaise here, though, because the owner tells me he's applied some performance upgrades to the (smog-check-exempt) 350 under the hood. It had 145 horses from the factory, but the usual cam/intake/carb/headers combo adds an easy 100 horsepower to that figure. And, yes, it's a daily driver!

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS

1973 Chevrolet CamaroS


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