1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 was one of the most formidable car from General Motors, despite the full effect of emissions standards. During the 1960s and 70s before fuel prices surged, most of the automakers were focused on putting out the most beefed-up cars to compete with their rivals.
Why Camaro Z28 was made?
The Chevrolet Camaro was the main competitor against the Ford Mustang, with the first-gen from 1967 to 1969, while the second-gen from 1970 to 1981. The third-gen then succeeded and ran from 1982 to 1992, fourth-gen from 1993 to 2002.
Again the fifth-gen from 2003 to 2015, and then finally the current-gen or sixth-gen from 2016 to till date. As the GM’s executives hoped, the Camaro never overtook the Mustang but it became a cultural icon of its own. From appearing in films in the form of Bumblebee in the Transformers franchise, which is also considered as one of the great muscle cars of the classic era.
From the original Chevrolet Camaro equipped with a racing-oriented performance package, the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 gained fame.
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Engine and Specifiactions
The Chevrolet Camaro was sold in a variety of trim levels. The SS (SuperSport) and RS (Rally Sport) were both popular in appearance and performance packages, also there was another that few people even knew about.
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.7L Chevrolet small-block V8, boasting 245 hp and 379 Nm of torque. The horsepower can clock as high as 360 horsepower, which Chevrolet left unreported. With all that power, it does 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 125 Mph.
The original MSRP was $3,713 in the ’73, which was quite reasonable in today’s $23,726. According to Hagerty, the average cost of a 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 is just $29,500.
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