How many 1973s still around today?

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by Shake, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Shake

    Shake New Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's well documented that for the 1973 model year Chevrolet built 96,751 Camaros, one of which I am fortunate enough to own. I am curious, how many are still around today? I know many were cut up into drag cars and stock cars, many were wrecked, many were "let go." Cars that are still titled and tagged should exist in a data base somewhere, but I've had no luck finding it. Does anyone else know or have any ideas how to find out?
     
  2. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    You won't find that information because it isn't compiled.

    But, I can tell you that not all of the 96,751 still exist today, but at least 1 does still exist.

    Trying to find more accurate numbers than that isn't going to get you anywhere.
     
  3. Rdtreur

    Rdtreur New Member

    I got a 73 LT but you will not find my car in any US register because it's here in the Netherlands;-)
     
  4. grzewnicki

    grzewnicki Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    You can scratch my old 73 Z28 off the list if your starting to compile one....:crazy:
     
  5. bigdav160

    bigdav160 Veteran Member

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    Mine is still around so there's at least 2
     
  6. sprink

    sprink Veteran Member

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    3, if being in pieces counts!
    73Z full bumper
     
  7. Z28PILOT

    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I d guess 15% survive in some sort of condition . Some model year get parted out more , Camaro s were always favorite with the dirt and short track guys . four speeds and Z28 s were especially mistreated and run to death or wrecked ....blown up ...LOL

    Guys hunted down Z28 engines for there race cars the early years .

    Camaro rusted kinda bad too.

    Lots casualties .....LOL

    I do know it's uncommon to see any unmolested or stock out on the road . Most I see are turned into Hot Rods around here. :)
     
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  8. Sledhed

    Sledhed New Member

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    I got my in the garage. Didn't drive it much this year but took the cover off to look at it once in awhile. It's a 73z has 31,800 miles number matching all original but was painted in the late 90s.
    So here's another one
     
  9. 73LT

    73LT Veteran Member

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    I have been keeping some statistics on 73 Camaros.

    There are over 1000 vin numbers on my data base.

    I get the vins from ebay and other advertisements. No location or
    ownership is recorded.

    Things I found about the data base-

    1. Z-28 cars were preserved at a higher rate that other Camaros.

    2. My data base divides the vin's into groups of 5000 cars. An example
    vin 100001-105000 120001- 125000. I have found that some
    groups have nearly twice as many cars as other groups. By random
    chance the groups should be nearly equal. I speculate that at times
    the production quality was either low or high, or the metal quality
    bad at times.
     
  10. twozs

    twozs Veteran Member

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    the line ran at a " supply and demand " basis usually start up in september was slow with sometimes only the first shift being call in for as long as it took the demand to build . not much was changed between the years so not much changed on the line . in general the line ran 2 shifts 480 cars per 8 hrs standard production . Also GM / UAW was coming off a strike in 72 also . usually by like february it was 2 weeks on 2 weeks off . then sometimes there was full 2 shift 9 hour schedule and 2 saturdays and a mini 6 hr saturday per month ( the good ol days ) . i have a 73 also ( matching #s Z28 R/S 4 speed with AC ) . my speculation on whats left is , more than 10 and less than 96,000 ...
     
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