Universal City, Texas
1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT Z28 RS
1978 Pontiac Grand Le Mans
Head to Head
About “Black Betty”
In 1973 the Type LT replaced the SS option and added many new options to the Camaro line, such as factory A/C for the first time and power windows for the first time in the second gen production line. I've owned this for a few years and done some myself, with friends and paid for the rest. I try to maintain a stock look, and do a few shows from time to time. In the coming summer I will run it down the track a time or two and get my 0-60, and 1/4 mile times.
If you can provide documentation on how many LT Z28 RS optioned Camaros were produced in '73 I would like to hear from you.
About “#The Sleeper#”
I found this about four blocks from where I live. It was parked on a gravel lot and had about six For Sale signs in it. As soon as I saw 350 motor and $1,500 obo, I gave the guy a call. We met up the same day and I gave the car a good look over, and test drove it. I agreed to the 1,500 the next day and he took the For Sales signs out of the car. The car was up for sale for only one day.
Specs for “Black Betty”
-350 Chevy Small Block 325HP
-Muncie M-21 Close Ratio 4 Speed
-3:73 Rear End
-650 CFM Edelbrock Carb
Specs for “#The Sleeper#”
350 CID V8 - 2bbl
4 bolt mains - Forged crankshaft
Turbo-Hydramatic 200C transmission
7.5 inch rear differential
Factory Options for “Black Betty”
-Original Vinyl Top
-Front Disk Rear Drum Brakes
-All Trim Packages
Factory Options for “#The Sleeper#”
Air Conditioning (missing the comppresor and both lines)
Rallye Wheels with beauty rings. (painted body color)
Radio antenna in the windsheild.
Remote driver side mirror
Passenger sideview mirror
Mods for “Black Betty”
-New ATK 325 HP crate motor, stock one was 245HP
-650 CFM Carb
-Hooker Competition Headers
Mods for “#The Sleeper#”
The 350 motor is a replacement for the factory 305. It has a new cam and lifters, chrome valve coversand a chrome breather, but thats about it. the engine no longer has an air injection system and some of the EVAP system s dissconnected. It also has Alpine head unit and seat covers, a Sunpro Tach and a Sunpro Vacuum gauge.
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