Missed It: Bewinged 1973 Chevy Laguna Inspires TransAm Fantasies

1973 Chevy Laguna For Sale1973 Chevy Laguna For Sale
Ever found yourself attracted to someone or something when you know you shouldn’t be? Such is this 1973 Chevy Chevelle Laguna. Not a particularly handsome body style, ridiculous yellow paint topped off with a ridiculous wing, and I can’t get enough of it. It’s probably how the fenders drape perfectly over the black steelies. Seriously, I wouldn’t change a thing. Ok, I’d probably repaint it black, were it actually  my early malaise-mobile, but that’s it. Underneath, it’s got the standard warmed-up 350ci + TH350 combo. The interior’s decent, but then again smell doesn’t transfer well online. It did a few rounds on eBay before finally going for $4,200 over the weekend.  Guess the vintage racer duties will have to fall to the Falcon

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25 responses to “Missed It: Bewinged 1973 Chevy Laguna Inspires TransAm Fantasies”

  1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

    Surely I can't be the only one that thinks the Chevelle Laguna front end looks like a supersized Mustang II.

    1. tiberiuswise Avatar

      Obviously (now that you mention it).

    2. engineerd Avatar

      I thought the same exact thing. In fact, when I first glanced at the picture without reading the title, that's what I initially thought it was.

    3. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar

      Nope that was my reaction, too, until I saw the back end. By the way, The '73 Chevelle's rear is almost as hideous as the '00 Impala. Almost.

  2. Rockford_Brodie Avatar

    Wow, it's about halfway to being a life size version of one of my favorite Matchbox cars, the Pepsi Challenger!

  3. Alff Avatar

    I can honestly say that is the nicest looking colonnade Chevy I've ever seen. It is the Queen Latifah of '73 Lagunas.

  4. Texan_Idiot25 Avatar

    Everyone knows how much of a die-hard Chevrolet lover I am… and I have never seen this car, or even heard of it's name before.

    1. Smells_Homeless Avatar

      Read PHR and you'll get all the Laguna you can handle. One of the editors loves them.

  5. LTDScott Avatar

    How much for a Hawaiian Tropic paint job? I can st-stutter.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      What's a "Hawaiian Tropic" paint job?
      I instantly imagined it painted a deep tan color, with flesh-colored racing stripes airbrushed to look like tan lines.
      Hey, that'd be cool.

      1. Tomsk Avatar

        <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/97/247793158_9ce06ff229_b.jpg&quot; width="1024" height="449" />
        This is a model of the car involved in the famous fracas at the end of the '79 Daytona 500.

      2. P161911 Avatar

        Go watch the first Cannonball Run movie. Then you will understand.

  6. Goingincirclez Avatar

    That iconic collonade styling has aged well, especially in profile, but the Chevy version is hideous. For a look at how it should be done, see Oldsmobile or dare I even say Buick.
    That said, I would so not have any qualms about driving this whatsoever. Or even owning it for a short (keyword, that there is) time.

  7. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    Needs a light-up pizza delivery sign for the roof and a smart-ass punk in the driver's seat. Maybe the sign is in the trunk, anyone look?

  8. rocketrodeo Avatar

    Utterly craptastic cars, but I did love the Colonnades. Best and worst of the 1970s. My favorites were the Grand Am and the 1975 Laguna, proof that GM could comply with the 5mph bumper laws with some approximation of style. A real rarity is the Laguna-front El Camino, which just pushes all of my buttons.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Always liked the Grand Am. To this day, I'm not sure why.

  9. Tomsk Avatar

    I'd swap the Pep Boys spoiler for an old-school blade and paint it in a less-loud color, but otherwise, it's perfect.

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  11. engineerd Avatar

    That thing is hideous. It's downright abhorrant. I love it. Seriously, how insane is it that this '70s monstrosity in all its malaisy glory is decked out into a Trans Am-ish (not to be confused with "trans-amish") racer with a ridiculously modern wing?
    I'd paint it brown and name it Beatrice.

    1. soo΄pәr-bādd75 Avatar

      I'd paint it brown and call it what it is.

  12. voodoojoo Avatar

    I myself can't can't can't get enough of the olds cutlass of the same vintage with the weird flares at the bottom.
    <img src="http://ateupwithmotor.com/images/stories/cars/1973_Oldsmobile_CutlassSupreme_front3q.jpg"&gt;

    1. engineerd Avatar

      Maybe that was the inspiration for flame surfacing.

  13. ClutchKick Avatar

    It looks like the hero's ride in a Tarantino flick.

  14. Allen Kitchell Avatar
    Allen Kitchell

    I owned a 73 Chev. Laguna, my first car, bought in 1983 for $500, it had 60k miles, a landau top with rust holes underneath the cloth, you could stick your head through if it weren't for the headliner. 2 months of body work, medium metalic corvette blue paint, and a set of Fenton slots made that boat a head turner. I destroyed it going airborne over a set of railroad tracks, it hit so hard it broke the bell housing and flywheel on impact.