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Kyle 1973 GMC Sprint SP 454

Post by kyle1979 on Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:54 pm

I'm excited to finally share my new project, a 1973 GMC Sprint SP 454! †This Sprint has 38k original miles, and estimates are that it is approximately 1 of 71 SP 454s produced in 73.

You may have seen this 73 SP for sale a few years back on various sites and eBay. Here is a link to one of the ads: †https://barnfinds.com/1973-gmc-sprint-sp-454-the-other-el-camino/

My good friend purchased it, and completed part of the restoration including the repaint in the original Green Gold Poly and replacing the original white vinyl top with a fresh OEM-style one. †I am excited that I now get the opportunity to finish the rest of it. †I have the front and rear bumper fillers to install, as well as the side SP stripes. †I can't wait to see it striped sitting next to my Dad's black 77 El Camino SS that he bought new in 77. †

Our plans are to keep it fairly stock, save for the wheels, radio, and maybe a few accessories like a bed mat or tonneau cover. †The 454 is original, though my buddy did have to replace the cam, as it was flat when it arrived form Texas. †Even the AC works!




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Post by fasrnur on Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Very nice looking Kyle. It looks like there's more than 2 El Camino's in the stable. The wheels look like they should have come on it.
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Post by 77camino on Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:06 pm

Looks like a great pair!
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Post by g3chevy on Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:03 am

Its a very small world Kyle. This is a Sprint that was located 20 miles from me when I spotted it on ebay a year or so ago. I was out of town at the time and never got a chance to look at it in person. This is definitely a great find. Congrats! Btw, did you receive the parts I shipped?
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Post by crice63 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:22 am

Very nice. The stripes will look great on it.

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Post by bracketchev1221 on Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:25 am

I hope he went through the engine and didn't just replace the cam. If he did, you will be going through the engine soon because all that metal is still in it.
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Post by impalamonte on Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:53 am

Very Nice !! What's under all those covers ?
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Post by SSTOOLMAN on Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:03 am

Very Nice! Did you paint your grill gloss black? Mine has the original unpainted finish. I would like to paint it but I am afraid of it peeling off over time then it would be a mess to try and fix.
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Post by tropdeprojet on Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:45 pm

Very nice SP!
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Post by thatfnthing on Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:34 am

Way cool. Don't see many (or any) Sprints around!
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Post by g3chevy on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:14 am

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Post by 77camino on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:57 am

If my memory is correct someone on here in the last couple of years was building a 73 Sprint with the 454. I remember the 1 of 71 statement but donít remember anything else about it. Wonder how many of the 71 are left?
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