West Coast Classics are proud to present a great daily driving example of this 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna 4 Door Estate Wagon, a rare the top-of-the-range model (which had a MSRP of of $3,662 in 1973!) loaded with factory options including: the 350 5.7L V8 engine matched to a 3 speed Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic transmission and
Power steering, Power front disc brakes, Power windows, ($75) Power door locks, ($45) Air conditioning, ($397) AM Radio, ($65) Luxury 'Laguna' Black vinyl bench seat 'Laguna Estate' adds of Woodgrain vinyl bodyside & tailgate panels. Vinyl coated metal cargo area sidewalls, Swing up tailgate with fixed window,
Obviously always well maintained and serviced with no signs of any accidents and owned and driven since new by obviously very careful and mature owners! Both the body and interior are in beautiful condition throughout and the spacious interior of this full-size wagon rivals any in its class.
The vehicle drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced vehicle should and must be driven and seen to be truly appreciated! The 4 bolt main 350 V8 engine was reportedly rebuilt under previous ownership and is extremely strong and the temperature always remains cool. The car has upgraded 'Hooker' headers & 'Flowmaster' mufflers, a rebuilt front suspension, Bilstein shocks, 17" American racing wheels, 'Tuxedo Black' paint, new chrome, headliner, carpet & door seals.
1973 was the only year this rare Chevelle Laguna Estate Wagon was built.Two Laguna station wagons were introduced for 1973 only, including the 'Laguna Estate'. The wagons, available in six- or nine-passenger seating, featured a counterbalanced liftgate which allowed for easy entry and loading up to 85 cubic feet.
The Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna is a mid-sized automobile produced by Chevrolet for the 1973 through 1976 model years. Part of the GM A-Body platform, the 1973 Laguna series included coupes, sedans and in 1973 station wagons. It was the top-line Chevelle series that year positioned above the Malibu. For 1974 through 1976 the car was produced as a one-model Laguna S-3 coupe, the new-for 1974 Malibu Classic series taking the top luxury series position. All Lagunas sported urethane front-ends which easily distinguished them from other Chevelles. NASCAR driver Cale Yarborough earned the first two of his three consecutive Winston Cup championships piloting a Chevelle Laguna.
The third generation Chevelle was an extensively used body style in NASCAR competition from 1973 to 1977. The Chevelle Laguna S-3 in particular was extremely successful. Its sloped nose, small rear quarter windows and "fastback-style" rear glass gave it an aero advantage over other GM body styles at NASCAR's fastest tracks. Junior Johnson's team, with driver Cale Yarborough, won 34 races and earned the first two of three consecutive Winston Cup championships. Considered a limited edition "aero" model by NASCAR, the Laguna S-3 was made ineligible for competition following the 1977 season. The Laguna was so fast that Nascar required the cars be fitted with 'restrictor plates' to effectively slow them down when no other cars had this requirement.
Without a doubt, this is one very nice example of this highly desirable & virtually fully loaded 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna Estate Wagon! Certainly, you will look long and hard to find another such model available anywhere else!