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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.


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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

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clanceman427 
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04-21-17 01:47 PM - Post#2687621    
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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.

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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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clanceman427 
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05-01-17 07:52 AM - Post#2689133    
    In response to elcamino

Would love to see the pics of your original SS from back then. I hope you find the pictures

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elcamino 
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05-06-17 02:15 PM - Post#2689874    
    In response to clanceman427

I did manage to find 2 old pic's. Ended up cleaning out a storage room and going through many boxes and found a box with a lot of old family pics my Mother had stashed away back then.

I kept this car for 4+ yrs. Ordered a 1977 Monte Carlo (loaded) fall of '76 and sold this car.




PS - I had a 66 Impala SS396, 70 Chevelle SS454, 72 El Camino SS350, and this 73, was the last SS. The El Camino I only had 1 yr, guy at work (highway construction) bugged me to buy it and I finally sold it to him as he had the cash and he wanted it bad.


Mike
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2016 Polaris RZR 900 EPS


 
clanceman427 
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05-11-17 07:53 PM - Post#2690801    
    In response to elcamino

Mike, awesome photos! Thanks so much for sharing the pics and the great cars you had over the years. That 2nd picture of the 73 looks like it's wearing the original factory G70x14 Goodyear bias plys with raised white letters, too cool!

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elcamino 
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05-15-17 10:08 AM - Post#2691410    
    In response to clanceman427

Everything is original on Chevelle SS.

Mike
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