Now that's what I'm talkin' about! These cars were awesome! My Dad bought one just after I graduated fromhighschool. Ours was Gold in colorwith a slightly different roof line. It ran a 350 V-8 with a 3-speed stick w/OD.Our car was one of a few thousand built with a manual transmission. '73was the last year you could order a stickshift in a full-size Chevy car. It got between 25-28 MPG on a trip we made to Texas to see my sisters overthe Christmas holidays in '74. Not badfor a large car. Dad just kicked in theOD and we seemed to float down the road. I'd say that it performed on orclose to the same level as my '50 Packard Limo that I used to carry themembers of my band to local gigs within our state. Dad drove the car for two years before trading it in on a newChevy LUV pickup truck. Don, this should bring back memories for you tooas I used to see many of these cars inmovies and TV shows that were shot in New York City. Thanks guys for all these great posts. They really make myday!
My first car.... A 73 Chevy Impala custom coupe. Mine was white with a black vinyl top. It was a sharp looking car I bought it in 1987. The problem was it needed a valve job. It always gave me a hard time. Hindsight if I knew these cars would have been big down south, states like GA,SC, & wherever else I would have been happily to have given it away. Instead I donated to my local fire dept in 1988. Nobody was interested in a 15 year old Chevrolet in 1988. I tried to sell it in the Want Ad Press ( at the time a well known NJ classified newspaper) .
amazingly unremarkable in the most important, profound way.thanks for snapping this.
Always loved that C-pillar that was unique to Chevrolet's full sizer's of that era.
Agreed, that C-pillar makes the car's lines really stand out, along with those hubcaps.
1st year of the battering-ram front bumper, but still with the tasteful rear quarter windows on coupes. I prefer the '71-72 models , but this '73 is nice. 1974-76 models turned bombastic with opera windows, giant bumpers front & rear, and wide vinyl side moldings. Yuch.
Ooo.... I want. This is a good looking car. I also nominate for best of.
Agreed on the bumpers and quarter windows, the '73 had it all over the '74! Although the nice hardtop roofline was still available thru '75 in the "Impala Sport Coupe" model. Amazingly, this cost less than the one with the big ugly opera window.Best thing about this particular car, though- the innocuous chrome emblem just about the front marker light: "4-5-4". She's a big block!
Had one of these in olive green with a black vinyl top. Huge, powerful, and comfortable. They REALLY don't make them like this any more.
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