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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 pm

post up pics of odd balls

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:35 pm

For 1973, the El Camino was redesigned along with the matching Chevelle line. Naturally, GMC followed suit with the Sprint. It was the largest El Camino or Sprint generation, but thanks to lighter construction, it actually weighed less than the previous generation. Engine offerings during this period included a 250 cubic-inch inline six, as well as a variety of V8s, including the 305, 350 and 400 cubic-inch versions of the Chevy small-block V8, plus the 454 Turbo-Jet big block through 1975. GMC carried over the "Standard" and "Custom" Sprint designations. The inline six was still only available on the "Standard". Catalytic converters were added to all engines beginning with the 1975 model. Other than annual grill revisions and a switch to quad-stacked, rectangular headlights in 1976, the Sprint remained relatively unchanged through 1977, when the "Sprint" name was replaced with "Caballero" for 1978.
Sprint SP
The Chevelle SS was dropped after 1973, but the El Camino was one of the few Chevrolet models to retain an SS package. Following suit, GMC continued to offer the Sprint with an SP package, though it was still only available on the Sprint Custom. It no longer included the two fat hood stripes, and the 454 Turbo-Jet big block V8 was discontinued after 1975.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:52 pm

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:54 pm

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Post by Brainstain on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:14 am

That icey blue and white Sprint is how I want to paint my wagon.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:27 pm

i like that gmc named the 454 the"Invader"

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 8:46 am

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See I bought an odd ball not alot of the 74 Regals to be found and its the first year

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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 23, 2013 10:37 am

I am looking to swap some stuff for One Sam !!!! Might get rid of Tahoe for it .....73-77 odd balls 9690901073-77 odd balls 31164210


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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 10:57 am

Cool

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 am

Need them fender emblems and the one over the trunk key area lol

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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 23, 2013 11:38 am

Why is yours a GS ??


AND would my SE fall into this ODDBALL list ??
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 12:26 pm

Mines not gs but need the Buick sheilds on fenders and over key hole on trunk. GS was decals. And yes SE is an odd ball

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Post by Limey SE on Thu May 23, 2013 1:19 pm

YAY now my car finally fits right in with my oddness LMAO
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Post by dynchel on Thu May 23, 2013 3:53 pm

dragons_lair59 wrote:73-77 odd balls 20130506_065205_zps6460792e

See I bought an odd ball not alot of the 74 Regals to be found and its the first year
1973 was the first year of the regal. From Wikipedia: Buick introduced the regal in 1973 as a top line special coupe in that divisions intermediate a-body line. You are right about the rarity of seeing one nowadays. Give Me Beer
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 3:57 pm

Regal was introduced in 74 you look up regal parts and its 74 nothing for 73

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 4:30 pm

73 I believe was a trim option on the century 74 was moving to its own model and by 75 it was it's own model

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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Thu May 23, 2013 5:01 pm

dragons_lair59 wrote:Regal was introduced in 74 you look up regal parts and its 74 nothing for 73


73 was first year
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 5:06 pm

As a top of the line century. Says 1973 century regal. Regal topped the the century line so technically speaking 73 had no regal line just arRegal option

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Post by 1973montec on Thu May 23, 2013 8:01 pm

dragons_lair59 wrote:As a top of the line century. Says 1973 century regal. Regal topped the the century line so technically speaking 73 had no regal line just arRegal option

that sucks
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Lol

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Post by skeezix91 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Here's an ebay link to something rarer than the 73' Baldwin Motion Chevelle;

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1977-Transformer-Electric-Car-Brochure-Chevelle-Cutlass-mx2854-7TRPRE-/290878052803?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b9aed9c3

An electric G-3. Wow!!!Shocked
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:14 pm

I wonder why it has Lincoln hubcaps? I wonder if anyone ever bought one? The paint job looks pretty cool.
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:37 pm

Paperwork says its a 4 passenger and has battery powered air conditioning. Interesting. Also says it can come with a bench seat or swivel buckets.

So, being a 4 passenger with a bench seat means it only has one seat in the rear. Must be some heck of a pile of batteries to push that G3. LOL.
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Post by skeezix91 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:57 pm

I wonder where it is now?
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:40 pm

Not a g3 but close and very interesting.I remeber reading about this car in elementary school.
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2010/05/17/who-killed-the-steamturbine-powered-car/
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