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Username Post: Real 73 SS        (Topic#344047)
monte-77 
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04-15-17 10:54 AM - Post#2686740    

Aside from the dark shading around the rear tail light bezels, any other tell-tale signs that a 73 SS is real? I know you can't tell by the VIN.

Dave

Takin' care of business.

77 Monte Carlo, 75 Laguna S-3, 77 Malibu Classic, 84 Impala, 98 Z34 Monte, 16 Equinox, 2011 Impala, 06 Pontiac Grand Prix, 95 Monte Carlo Pace Car

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elcamino 
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04-17-17 07:41 PM - Post#2687066    
    In response to monte-77



1973 Chevelle Info

Mike
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clanceman427 
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04-21-17 01:40 PM - Post#2687619    
    In response to elcamino

There is one additional detail to look for, and it's not obvious BUT the dash emblem on the passenger side will be a rectangle with "Chevrolet" on it. For 1973 the other models (non SS) had "Malibu" or "Deluxe" and possibly "Laguna" for the Lagunas.


1973 Chevelle SS 350
4 speed saginaw
3.42 posi


 
clanceman427 
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04-21-17 01:44 PM - Post#2687620    
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Almost forgot, if the 7th digit of the VIN is a 1, then it was built at the Oshawa, Ontario plant, and then you can order the GM of Canada documentation to prove authenticity

1973 Chevelle SS 350
4 speed saginaw
3.42 posi


 
clanceman427 
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04-21-17 01:47 PM - Post#2687621    
    In response to clanceman427

also, if the 5th digit of the VIN is D (=250-cid 100-hp inline six cylinder), or F (=307-cid 115-hp V-8) it will positively DISPROVE it is an SS.

1973 Chevelle SS 350
4 speed saginaw
3.42 posi


 
elcamino 
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04-21-17 04:07 PM - Post#2687638    
    In response to clanceman427

I had a new 1973 Chevelle SS 350, AT, swivel bucket seats, console, posi, L48 350-4bbl, dual exhaust, white w/black vinyl roof and interior. Purchase off the lot from Berger Chevy in Grand Rapids, MI. Been looking for a pic I know I have but can't find it. Was the only Chevelle SS they had on the lot at the time and was a salesman demo car with low miles.

Mike
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2016 Polaris RZR 900 EPS Trail


 
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