This immaculate Camaro is believed to be 1 of only 100 "Special Order" Rally Sport Z28 coupes, and could be 1 of 10 in Daytona Yellow, a color that wasn't officially offered on '73 Camaros. It has a "PNT" code on the build sheet denoting a special order color. The car was found in a barn in Tennessee in 2000 and underwent a full frame-off rotisserie restoration with no expense spared. Great detail has been given to the totally rust-free undercarriage, engine compartment and interior. The block, intake, and exhaust manifolds are all correct by their casting numbers.

The Daytona Yellow paint is beautifully accented by black racing stripes, chrome "split bumper," Z28 wheels with chrome trim rings, correct Uniroyal tires. Other exterior styling cues are the dual sport mirrors, recessed hideaway wipers, full front and special rear "tall deck version" spoilers.

This car is equipped with a numbers-matching L82 350CID V8, under-rated by the factory at 245 HP. Optioned with the desirable Muncie M21 close ratio 4-speed manual transmission and combined with a 3.73 Positraction rear axle, this car would do 0-60 in 6.7 seconds. This was one of the hottest cars you could buy in 1973, before the emissions clampdown began, reducing power and performance.

The interior's two bucket seats are finished in black vinyl and are in like-new condition. A four spoke wheel with Chevy bow tie emblem controls the power steering, and it even has power disc brakes. These features conspire to make this a very rare and collectible muscle car that is incredibly fun, and surprisingly easy, to drive. The special Z28 dash comes with a 7000 rpm tachometer, a 130 mph speedometer, temp gauge and analog clock, and an AM/FM push button radio with windshield-embedded antenna.

The way it pushes you back in your seat, makes the sweetest exhaust noises…it gives you an idea of what it would have been like to be the coolest kid in high school.

Offered for sale with a clean Washington State title, a matching 1/18th model of this car, and documentation showing it was shown at the Car Guys show in 2018, this rare and desirable showpiece can be seen by appointment in Seattle.

1973 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS

Price:
$59,500