Video: 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle- Bank Robber's Edition

Let's be honest, the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle was not the most memorable car Chevrolet made. In fact, let's not mince words here, it's plain ugly. It's a big boat which was only available with castrated engines. Even GM's big block 7.4-liter engine made a measly 275 horsepower and 390 lb-ft in this car. So why on earth would anyone buy one? Because like any other GM product, no matter how terrible the original car might have been, almost all the parts are exchangeable for better, faster, higher performing versions. For a gear head with a little patience, some halfway decent wrenching skills and a steady job, they're the most bang for the buck available anywhere. Which is why we're glad Mike Musto found this 1973 Chevelle owned by a one Sean Rich, who despite his name, is not rich. He's built a badass ride out of car that was as far from cool as you could get in 1973. He's turned into a protouring monster that terrorizes the streets of NJ on a regualr basis. There's a lot to like about this car, from the owner's story to the amount of reserve expressed in the paint color, wheels and power. There's nothing too loud, outlandish or foolish about this car, but once you stand on the throttle, it moves and that's all that should matter. The motor was built by Sean and his uncle while he was in high school, with cams and the head getting a massage as part of his graduation from college. It's been a long journey, exactly what any good project car should be. We can't speak any more highly about this car, and it's pretty clear that we like this ride for everything that it is and isn't. So, we'll stop drooling and let Mike Musto give us the full tour of one of the coolest 1973-1976 Chevelles around.

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