LSX-Powered 1973 Chevy Camaro Was Built For The Track: Video2
A purpose-built 1973 Chevy Camaro autocross build that was recently completed by Long Beach, California-based shop P2 Fabrication was the subject of another video from the muscle car-obsessed folks behind the AutotopiaLA channel on YouTube.
The owner of this unique 1973 Chevy Camaro, Laura, took delivery of the car in August 2020 and kept it stock for about three months before sending it off to P2 for a complete overhaul. It now packs a bone-stock 454 cubic-inch LSX crate motor from Chevrolet Performance under the hood, which is factory rated at 627 horsepower and 586 pound-feet of torque, with power routed to the rear wheels via a Tremec T56 six-speed manual transmission and a Ford nine-inch rear end with 3.73 gears. It may not be the most powerful restomod we’ve featured on AutotopiaLA, but it has plenty of muscle for the autocross events and track days that it was built for.
Cradling the LSX crate motor is an aftermarket subframe from Speedtech, which is joined by a Speedtech “Torquearm” rear end. Wilwood brakes and a Wilwood master cylinder provide stopping power, with the whole package riding on a set of bronze Forgeline three-piece wheels.
Inside, this tastefully modified Chevy features a Balsa wood shift knob, an aftermarket Momo wood steering wheel, Vintage Air climate control and Dakota Digital gauges. A custom center console with cupholders, a rear harness brace and four-point Sparco harnesses round out the cabin modifications. It’s also worth pointing out that this car features the front clip from a Camaro RS, just in case there were any confused Chevy fans out there wondering about this discrepancy.
Check out the AutotopiaLA video embedded below to hear more about this car from its owner, Laura, who has nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram under the username @Chevy_Chick.
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71 front end?? It’s RS front sheet metal. That was offered from 1970 through 1973.