At the beginning of the third generation of Chevrolet Chevelles sat the 1973 Chevelle. It had undergone a complete redesign for the 1973 model year, which made the car bigger in overall size and a bit boxy in appearance, included fixed rear windows, and the look of the front and rear ends was completely different. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS.
For the 1973 model year, among all the other changes made to the Chevelle’s look, the convertible option was no longer available. This would also be the final year for the SS models. Several different engine options were available, ranging from the 250 I-6 to the 454 cubic inch V8. The biggest, the 454 V8 could produce 245 horsepower. Although the automatic transmission types came standard with the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a 4-speed manual transmission was also available with some engine options.
For several reasons, the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is not necessarily a favorite among classic car restorers. For the most part, restorers and enthusiasts tend to focus on pre-1973 model years. Because of this, it can sometimes be harder to find a 1973 Chevelle at classic car shows.
Do you own or have you ever owned a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS? What did you like or dislike about this model? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment in the section below. As always, thank you for reading.