1973 Chevrolet

Camaro Coupe SOLD



1973 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe

Among the dealership-based supercar builders of the 1960s and '70s—including Yenko, Nickey, Grand Spaulding Dodge, and Royal Pontiac (to name a few)—the most outrageous builder of true street terrors was Baldwin-Motion. Taking nothing away from the Grand Spaulding 1967 Dart GSS or Yenko COPO Camaro, the Baldwin-Motion cars were on a whole different level with their made-to-order custom builds.

For consignment, a seldom seen example of the Baldwin Motion 1973 Camaro Coupe. This is a well done replica, direct from sunny salt free Arizona, where it presents with an original consigner stated 72,800 original miles. A 454ci 1970 Chevelle LS6 mill with a 400 Turbo Tranny complete with a 3500 stall speed converter. Plenty of other upgrades and engine mods make this a unique street version of early 1970's racing. With so few originals made from the dealership, and said originals costing an arm and a leg and then some, why not race around in a replica that literally goes just as fast?

Medium Malachite Metallic bathes this replica which sports all original steel panels, and steel hood. Front bumper has been replaced with the spit bumper, with the original excellent condition bumper being retained. The imposing front forward jutting V style grille with the small 454 red badge in this field of pure black egg crate styling is flanked by this pristine front split bumpers, and single headlight on either side. White wide painted racing stripes dance rearward topping the rear facing scooped hood, then continuing after an absence on the roof, on the rear trunk deck and spoiler. All new glass on this restoration along with new seals on all windows, and now she's airtight. On the back are the round taillights borrowed from the Corvette of the era, and a mirror-like rear bumper. Mickey Thompson 26x6.00R15LT skinnies are on front, and Nitto 555R extreme drag radials in 275/60R15 on the rear, all wrapped in 15-inch Billet specialties 5 spoke deep dish chromed wheels. Badging is correct and all spit shined, and even the front black plastic “splitter” is in perfect condition. Let's go racing kids!

Original black vinyl interior has been refurbished to near factory. Nice tuck and roll high back buckets are flanked by beautiful restored door panels. The original dash panel is now all newly redone with a 6 gauge Auto-Meter sport comp gauges, in black. A nice clean look is obtained with this setup and I personally do not miss the original gauges one bit! A tilt wheel fronts this custom dash, and on the floor is a his and hers Hurst shifter, molded neatly into the center console. Just above are a trio of aftermarket gauges and an updated AM/FM/CD player neatly installed seamlessly into the dash. This glove boxed center console races rearward to the 2 plus 2 rear seats, also well done and nicely preserved in the original black. Stain free thick pile black carpet floods the floors, and above is a pristine headliner nice and tight no runs drips or errors.

Pay attention we're gonna get technical!…454 cubes in V8 setup with a Howards cam, valve lift intake .635 degrees and a duration 289, and exhaust is .640 valve lift degrees, 295 duration. The rotating assembly is by Eagle performance and is NASCAR rated. Consigner stated 12:1 compression is attained. All this inside aluminum Edelbrock heads. It has air gap intake with the 850 Demon Carburetor. MSD electronic ignition, with a high torque mini starter. This is all cooled by a dual fan Griffin aluminum radiator setup in front. A Moser 3.73 rear, Patriot jet coated headers and 3-inch stainless exhaust system. A 400 Turbo transmission with the 3500 stall speed shift kit is strapped on to the rear of this excellent presenting mill. Simply eye candy, and fairly sweet for the right foot as well!

Underneath looks fab with plenty of new upgrades like stainless steel brake lines, all new vacuum reservoir tank, master cylinder and brake booster. Rear drums are noted. Frame connectors and traction bars are seen. All structurally sound and all very clean.

Being the muscle car that it is, I left the test drive to our expert resident decoder and muscle car aficionado. He reported back with an ear to ear smile, and said it was “like that good!” Great acceleration and hook-up with hew traction bars, snappy brakes, and even decent handling, although let's face it it is supposed to go in a straight line. A good street driver though, and definitely turned some heads when speeding by the usual crowd. All functions were in working order.

Overall a well-done replica of the Baldwin Motion dealership modded car that was all the rage in the late 1960's and early 70's. This car is very fairly priced and gives lots of bling and bang for your buck, just a fraction of the price of an original. Consigner stated less than 2500 miles since the overhauling.

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