(Second Generation Camaro)
1973 Camaro Type LT Coupe
Built at: Norwood Assembly
Unit number: 40195
Length: 188.5 Inches / Height: 49.1 Inches
Width: 74.4 Inches / Curb Weight:
Wheelbase: 108.0 Inches / This Car Weight:
96,751 vehicles total
LT: 32,327 Z-28 Option: 11,574 Rally Sport Option: 11,364
· The Type LT was new for 1973. Unlike the Super Sport option it replaced, the Type LT was
a separate model with a unique code in its vehicle identification number (VIN). Type LT could be combined with the Z28, Rally
Sport, or both.
· This was the last Camaro to offer the striking Rally Sport front styling treatment which
debuted in 1970. Stronger mounting brackets and other hardware enabled the small Rally Sport bumpers to meet 1973's more stringent
front collision requirements. Bumpers for non-Rally Sport 1973 models had rubber-faced vertical bumper guards, stronger mounting
brackets, tubular reinforcing braces, and a support bar behind the bumper.
· Power windows became available late in the 1973 production run. Controls were console-mounted,
so the optional console was required. Power windows had not been available in Camaros since the 1969.
· The stirrup-handle shift selector for automatic transmissions was replaced with a more
conventional, single-handle selector.
· Starting in 1973, the two-speed Powerglide automatic was not available.
· Solid valve lifters were replaced by hydraulic lifters in the 1973 Z28, permitting air
conditioning to be combined with the Z28 for the first time in the Camaro's history. Net horsepower for the Z28 engine decreased
from 255hp to 245hp. Other 1973 Z28 changes included a Holly carburetor to replace the Rochester Quadrajet, a cast iron intake
manifold to replace aluminum, and a lower retail price.
· Full-foam rear seats replaced the spring-style of earlier years.
· Door impact beams were stronger for increased side impact protection.
· The optional center console was a completely new design for 1973.
· Recovery systems were added to prevent expansion coolant loss.
· The previously optional, sport steering wheel (four-spoke) was standard equipment for
1973. The horn cap varied for different applications.
· Improvements were made to 1973 Camaro seat belts. These included new buckles with reduced
release effort, a positive attachment latching sound, and rigid inboard boot straps for easier location and attachment.
· A space-saver spare tire was available optionally in 1968-69 Camaros, but it wasn't available
again until the 1973 model as RPO N65.
· The five-digit manufacturer's code was 1FQ87 for both base six-cylinder and V8 Camaros
in 1973, and 1FS87 for the Type LT.