Low-Mile Survivor! 1973 Chevrolet Camaro LT

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Mystic, Connecticut, a few blocks from the briny waters of the Atlantic Ocean, might be nearly the last place to hunt for almost completely-original classic cars suitable for entry in survivor class, but that’s exactly what we have here. This 1973 Chevrolet Camaro Type LT wears reasonably shiny original paint, comes with at least some documentation, and spent its entire life with one family until about a year ago. The Midnight Green Chevy features an original-looking interior and enjoyed indoor storage while accumulating fewer than 53,000 miles in some 50 years. The well-kept coupe can be yours for $27,000. Check out more details and pictures here on Craigslist. Thanks to reader Mitchell G. for spotting this almost-complete snapshot from the ’70s.

The two-tone interior looks about right for less than 100,000 miles, but not so good to suggest replacement upholstery. Originally equipped with air conditioning, the compressor and other parts have gone missing over the years, but should be easy to source with replica parts or newer technology. Emphasis should be given to original-looking parts; if you want a resto-mod Camaro, pick one that’s already been high-schooled and hot-rodded.

The beautiful second-generation Camaro wears Corvette-style tail lights. “LT” stands for Luxury Touring, and the new-for-’73 Type LT represented the top-of-the-line, according to Chevy brochures of the day. The Type LT came with additional sound deadener, wood-grain door panel and dashboard accents, and more. Thanks to lov2xlr8 for some details.

Stepping up to the Type LT got you this two-barrel 350 cid (5.7L) V8 as a base engine, along with standard variable-rate power steering. A new aluminum radiator deviates from stock, but otherwise things look pretty original in here. Though not show-ready, it was either kept clean or nicely prepared for sale. Tip your hat to the seller and the original owner’s family for not waving an orange spray can around the vicinity of the valve covers before advertising this highly-original Camaro. Is this Midnight Green survivor too bland for you or just right?

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  1. Will Fox

    It’s a Chevy. all Chevy owners think their car is worth a mint simply because it’s a Chevy. Yes, even Vega owners.

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  2. ACZ

    If the car is as clean as it looks in the photos, the price could be on target.

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    • Zen

      I agree. Most of these literally rotted away. And, they remain desirable.

      Like 5
  3. Sam

    The best body style Camaro made (IMHO) Love this body style. Make that 350 healthy and call it a day

    Like 9
  4. Garyz26

    Folks that care for their cars this well for so many years deserve all the $$$ they get for these. So many are chewed up, destroyed, heavily modified and eaten by weather and salt that that’s what makes these extra special.

    Like 15
  5. Stan

    Like the Eagles sang…. in one of their best tunes…. ” Already Gone .. 🎶 🎸 “

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    • JC

      Posting expired… doesn’t mean it sold. CL usually runs ads for about 30 days, then they just expire.

      Like 3
  6. Fran

    Quick!!!! Cover up that plate!!!

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    • Carl Bacon

      Never understood that, until now. There is an app for your phone that can tell you the make model, etc., etc., of any car when you put in the liscence plate, to include the value (KBB type information). This could be a WI thing only, but it is a bit of TOO much information being shared by the State with private companies. I told my nephew I needed to look up the value of my three year old truck and he just punched it into his smart phone and it came up with everything, but we had to put in mileage. Appearently they haven’t figured out how to get that. Yet. LOL

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      • Rico

        I don’t really care for modern cars, specifically OBDII cars and trucks because, if they want, I understand, the cops can shut your car off.
        I’m sure if they can do it, then the criminals can’t be too far behind.
        Another thing is, a friend of mine came up from Palm Springs to show me their new Jeep Cherokee. As they were driving by the airport a plane was landing and their less than 1000 mile Cherokee abruptly shut down. I’m running as he could, and he was a professional mechanic, they couldn’t get it started. We had it towed to the local Jeep dealership, told them what happened and the service writer asked if they were by the airport?
        Yes. Your computer has been wiped clean, or some such nonsense.
        I was never privy to what the dealers technician replaced, but he said that they either replaced the ECU chip or the whole computer.
        Was it a fluke or something else but I do know 2 things for sure; first; you can’t make a computer operate without any problems in a controlled environment like your house, so how can you realistically expect one to run in a car outside where road temperatures can be 140 on the asphalt or the air temperature well below zero in the summer and winter.
        Secondly, I know absolutely positively that something like that can’t possibly happen with my 67 Malibu, my 71 C/10, or my 64 Nova station wagon.
        New doesn’t necessarily mean good or reliable.
        BTW, nice Camaro.

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  7. John Oliveri

    I’m a Pontiac man, but I love the 70/73 Camaros, when I was a kid in NY friend of the family owned a body shop and his son always had a car that they bought hit, and repaired it, and he had a 71 Camaro, green with the widest Cragers in the rear and the skinny ones in the front, such a cool car

    Like 3
  8. peter havriluk

    Anybody wanna buy a nice bridge in Brooklyn? I think somebody forgot that these cars have five-figure odometers. And if that lump of an engine had 53K it sure wouldn’t look like it had 153K.

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  9. PRA4SNW

    Mileage might be real, tough to tell, so don’t buy it based on that. Buy it because you’ve always wanted a non-Z (couldn’t get one in ’73 anyway) in great shape.

    No one preserved or restores these “plainer” Camaros, so they are a rarity in this condition. They were cars that got handed down to the next 18 year old owner.

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    • ACZ

      I don’t understand how you can say there was no Z28 in 1973. It’s on the books. The 73 and 74 were not solid lifter engines, they were the same as the L82 in the Corvette. All internals of the engine are the same as the LT1 including the 4 bolt main block, forged pistons, forged crank, pink rods. The intake is cast iron instead of aluminum, and has a Q-jet. The 400 turbo, if equipped, has a 2400 stall converter and extra clutches along with the special valve body. 4 speed is a Warner Super T10 and an 11 inch clutch. 10 bolt rear. What’s not Z28 about that?

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      • PRA4SNW

        Sorry, for some reason, I thought the Z was skipped for ’73 and returned for ’74 with a different body style and the distinctive stripes.

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      • ACZ

        Understandable. 75 and 76 were the skipped years.

        Like 1

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