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Username Post: 1973 SS        (Topic#346814)
nycemsdinomedic 
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Reg: 08-25-17
08-25-17 10:19 PM - Post#2705629    

just a quick question.....im thinking of getting a 73 n buikd it up but im not too sure on the fact its a ss. i thought that in 1973 the only real way to id a true ss was orignal paper work. it this true ? thank you all



 




Chevrobert 
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Loc: Braintree, Ma. USA
Reg: 06-14-08
08-29-17 10:27 AM - Post#2706019    
    In response to nycemsdinomedic

Welcome to CHEVYTALK.
If I found a decent '73 to "build"
at the right price,
it wouldn't much matter to me
if it was an SS or not.
BUT
That's just me.
ALSO
If they can print fake money they can make fake SS's with "paperwork".
Maybe someone else will chime in.
Good Luck.




Bob
'64 Impala SS
'77 Pontiac Ventura SJ
('91 Olds Cutlas Cruiser SL)
Ain't to proud to think out loud.


 
Junkyardwarrior 
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08-30-17 02:23 PM - Post#2706178    
    In response to Chevrobert

Unfortunately the 73 SS isn't easy to identify since the SS could be ordered with any engine, even the 6 cylinder for some reason. The K code L48 however was only available in the SS from what I understand, which designates it as a 350 4 BBL car. If the 5th digit in the VIN is a K, it's a real SS. Also, if it has factory SS markings, it's probably a real SS because let's face it, our 73's aren't exactly being scooped up and cloned.



 
wagonmaster 
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09-13-17 06:15 AM - Post#2707546    
    In response to Junkyardwarrior

Mostly correct, but the L48 was available in any 1973 Nova. Had a guy order on in his 4 door sedan...Had a throaty exhaust note, too!
My wife loved them and had two of them!A special order black and a red one.

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avs19 
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Reg: 11-27-10
09-13-17 07:46 PM - Post#2707613    
    In response to Junkyardwarrior

The "K" in the 5th spot of the vin is only applicable to the 1972 model year for designating an SS.



Edited by avs19 on 09-13-17 07:49 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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