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Post by 454fourspeedss on Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:50 am

there is a 73 ss wagon on ebay today in California, starting bid 4500

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Post by dine73ss on Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 am

decent starting point for anyone wanting get into the SS wagons. first time seen one with no AC. luggage rack will need swapped to correct style. 73-77 luggage racks didnt have points on the ends. they were rounded corners.
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:04 pm

very cool car.

i don't know as much about the wagons as i do the coupes. does the paint look stock to you? It doesn't to me. I'm not digging the painted red dash trim either.

Can you tell it is an original SS wagon from the cowl tag?

Overall i do like it though. though i think it's reasonable, i am not a player at $4500 just because i don't need another project. If he decides to drop his price, i may take a drive down and check it out.




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Post by Joe73 on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:21 pm

The stripes are incorrect.
Steering wheel I believe is from an impala.
Chevelle trunk emblem is not a 73 only emblem.
Has a dash cap on it hence the square right side emblem from an el camino.
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Post by FumiyoG3 on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:29 pm

I got a picture of the trim tag.  Unless I'm mistaken it looks to me like it was originally code 74 red metallic with a black interior, code 704.


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Post by FumiyoG3 on Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:01 pm

How do you tell if it is a real SS outside of cosmetic bolt-on items?

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Post by Joe73 on Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:43 pm

No way to tell without documentation. 1968 was the last year of the third digit of the vin being an "8" denoting an SS. Later years had some instances of big blocks only available with ss packages but thats not a guarantee. Basically, after 1968, documentation is the only way to id an ss.
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Post by dine73ss on Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:48 am

its a K 350/ 4bbl built in Fremont Ca.
Doesnt have the two letter stamp Leeds cars have under the month/week. (different topic thread)
Unique is its dark red metallic with black interior and no AC.
One clue is to ask if it has the rear sway bar (F41 suspension). if its fresh looking. hmmm. But if rusty like the rest of underneath. probably original to car.

$4500 is not $45000 so the "is it real" is up to the new owner. its a waste of time and money to clone these out unless its the nice low mileage light blue one from a year ago and only thing it needs is a correct dash. 1973 wagons are just not common. either in SS or Malibu or Laguna. want to be unique. this is the chance. All the SS stuff is there. If is a bondo special. Need a good bodyman and $$$ as there are no sheet metal for these cars especially quarter panels. Best wishes for new owner
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Post by Hs1973 on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:44 pm

The quarters and bottom of doors etc looks rustet out to me, this i problely why someone chose to paint it gray so far up. I bet the rust dictated how far up it needed to be painted in order to cover the Bondo. Im sure the new owner is going to be surpriced just how much rust there really is. Cleaver making it look like factory stripes. I like how the seller mentions the small rust spot on the roof, but neglects to mention all the rust hiding under the glued on rubber mat ?
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Post by dhw3971 on Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:33 pm

Grille emblem is on upside-down.

From the WWW:
This is a very rare wagon...1973 was the last time the SS package (option Z15) appeared on a Chevelle.  It was only offered on the Malibu two-door coupe and (surprise!) the station wagon (the only year you could get an SS station wagon).  The 350 V8 (in 2- or 4-V configuration) was the standard SS engine, but this wagon came with the optional 454, which was rated at 245 net horsepower.
The SS option cost $243, and was sold on 28,647 Chevelles.   The 454 option cost another $235, and was only sold on around 2,500 of those cars.   SS identification was found on the grille, front fenders, liftgate, steering wheel, and door panels on the interior.  The SS package consisted of a blacked-out grille, dual sport mirrors, color-keyed lower body striping, black-rimmed instrument dials, front/rear stabilizer bars, rally wheels, and G70x14 raised letter tires.
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Post by 76 Malibu on Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:03 am

That's a cool wagon. I wonder if is original SS? Would be nice to have included some undercarriage pictures, as the body looks rusty. I think it would look good if brought back too the original colour. Would the body tag show what the second colour, the stripe, would have been originally?
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