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Cars > Challenges > “Black Betty” Vs “The "Z"”

 

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Universal City, Texas
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Toronto, Ontario
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1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT Z28 RS

“Black Betty”

1970 Datsun 240Z

“The "Z"”

 
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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 "Z"”

This is a one owner car until the fall of 2009 where it has come out of 8 years of California storage and 40 years of limited use. It was always stored indoors and shows it.
The paint is the original colour but had a cosmetic paint freshening about 10 years ago and other than routine maintenance items is the way it was built. The car will stay stock inspite of my passion for V8 240z's because these very early series 1 cars are now becoming rare and collectable.

 

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 "Z"”

Stock specs are 0-60 in about 8.2 seconds with a top speed of approximately 120 mph

 

Factory Options for “Black Betty”

-Power Locks
-Power Windows
-Original Vinyl Top
-Front Disk Rear Drum Brakes
-All Trim Packages

Factory Options for “The "Z"”

This is a California spec car meaning they all seemed to get the dealer aluminum slots and this one also got air conditioning which still works fine. There were virtually no options on these cars that were not installed at a dealer level.

 

Mods for “Black Betty”

-New ATK 325 HP crate motor, stock one was 245HP
-650 CFM Carb
-Hooker Competition Headers

Mods for “The "Z"”

None and will not get my usual V8 transplant, the car is just too nice and it is surprisingly quick in its stock form.

 

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Points for Black Betty Total Votes Points for The "Z"
29 15 46

 

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