The 1973 Chevy truck was redesigned to be more aerodynamic and all though it looks quite square by today’s standards, this series was dubbed the “rounded-line”. The 73 Chevy truck was another advancement in the rapidly improving technology of the time. Wind tunnels were used to sculpt the body and there was a focus on improved fuel efficiency which sounds strange nowadays considering trucks still aren’t very fuel efficient. But hey, improving from 10 miles a gallon to 12 miles a gallon is a 20% improvement. It’s all about perspective.
Here we have a lifted 1973 Chevy truck for sale on ebay. The model is a Chevy C/K 2500 and it’s listed for $10,500. The funny thing about the listing is that the minimum starting bid is $9500 but you can buy it outright for $10500. There is such a minimal distance between the two prices, why would someone risk a bidding a war instead of just purchasing it. Maybe that’s the point the owner is trying to make. “I need $10,500 for this truck!”
Ok, time for the goods. This truck has 37″ tires on it so the shorter folks out there might need a boost to get in. The V8 engine has 23,600 miles on so it should be in tip top shape. The engine was also tested at 500hp which should be more than enough power. The custom interior is brand new and for the ultimate Chevy loyalist, it has “Chevy – Heartbeat of America” embroidery across the seats. And last but not least, it has a fancy wooden bed. All in all, it really is a great looking truck.
Here we have a 1973 Chevy pickup I found on Craigslist. Not quite as impressive as the previous truck. The listing says cash only and “no emails!” Does that sound like a great way to do business with people who found you online? No emails? Who doesn’t allow emails? I’m leery of this whole listing. But if you want to make a trip to Silanas, California and hire a detective to found this mystery owner who doesn’t leave a contact number and doesn’t allow emails, be my guest.
If you already own one of these trucks you might be in the market 1973 Chevy truck parts. Classicparts.com is a pretty good website. They GM and Chevy parts available from 1947 all the way up to 1998. There is a good chance they have the part you are looking for and it sure beats the junk yard.