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What's your favorite 50-year-old car?

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1973 was a pretty unique year for cars. Things were changing quickly due to government restrictions and insurance companies jumping all over muscle cars. The latest Hagerty magazine compared a 1973 Trans Am Super Duty to a '73 Porsche Carrera. I know it's a strange comparison but things were pretty equal until it came to a comparison of the prices they command today. Porsche is about $800k. Pontiac $165K. You know I love my '73 Pontiac Grand Am 455. What's your favorite '73?

 
my pop's old starcraft motor home with a 73 p400 chassi , 413 ind , loadflite , hooker headers . set up to run on lp fuel .

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73 SD T/A, has always been one of my favorite cars. Had a chance to drive a red on red one, back in the early 80's. It was stock and had extremely low miles. AMAZINGLY fast.
 
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My favorite 73 is a Trans Am SD455. But, I'd really like to see pics of your Grand Am. I think that's another top gun from that year. Great styling.
 
A little different take, here, but it ties in with 1973. On March 17, 1973, our family went down to the local Ford dealer in Colonie, NY (I think it was Colonie) and picked up our brand new '73 Ford Ranch Wagon. It was mint green (appropriate for St. Patrick's Day). It may have been an ordered car, or maybe they made the deal on the lot a different day and that was just the day they picked it up. I know they didn't shop for it that day. It was a memorable day for me at 10 years old. That was the second to last brand new car my parents ever bought. The last one was a '76 Datsun B210.
 
The wagon story reminds me Family Vacation. "You think you hate it now but want until you drive it."
 
I haven't done much to the 455 GA. I'm finishing other cars and I'm going to put the money into the GA, unless someone can tell me how to get the
Garage Squad out here to Colorado

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I like my 73 Charger! The highest production numbers for a Charger 66 to 74 at 123,000 built.

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Have to agree with the T/A guys.. when I first saw Cannonball with Carridine, that set the hook. And then his buddy pulls up with the twin :bananadance:
 
I know it's not a car, but, as
PONONAMISSLE posted a truck
captured my interests back then.
Most cars in 1973 were piles of
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brand.
My interest turned in a different
direction. This ain't mine but I
bought one just like it.
 

1973 Plymouth Fury Pursuit; preferably with a 440, not a 400.​

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My dad had a 73 Fury III with a 360, I had a 73 Satellite Sebring Plus with 318. Satellite was red with white vinyl top and white interior. It was a great car.
 
My first Mope. 73 340 3spd duster. Went through several changes.

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1973 was a pretty unique year for cars. Things were changing quickly due to government restrictions and insurance companies jumping all over muscle cars. The latest Hagerty magazine compared a 1973 Trans Am Super Duty to a '73 Porsche Carrera. I know it's a strange comparison but things were pretty equal until it came to a comparison of the prices they command today. Porsche is about $800k. Pontiac $165K. You know I love my '73 Pontiac Grand Am 455. What's your favorite '73?

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Well I owned a 73 white G/A and a 73 Buccaneer red T/A during and after high school, so you know my answer
 
As a 7 yo kid, I remember the when the 1973 cars came out being so disappointed in the look of them. The federally mandated front bumpers ruined most cars. Mopars faired a little better but… yuck!
 
My favorites were the Cuda and Challenger. Traded my 70 Cuda in for a 73 Challenger. Yeah, dumb but, that was then. I had enough going to get a loan from Chrysler for a new Challenger. MO, looked around many cars, they looked - not to my liking, while these e-bodies retained their good looks.
 
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