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


    1. 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.

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

  2. 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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