Let’s be frank about this for a minute: the Super Sport badge might be the most used, abused, and ragged-out model and trim in the General Motors inventory. There have been hits, like the Camaro, the Impala, and even the TrailBlazer, where the SS moniker actually stood for genuine performance and a rowdy good time compared to it’s lesser brethren. Then there’s the “other” category: the S-10, the Malibu Maxx, the HHR for the love of all that’s holy. On these vehicles, the Super Sport moniker simply meant “sporty”, the same way that wearing a T-shirt instead of a collared shirt is considered “sporty”. They were toothless models, nothing that was worth mentioning, really.
So not every Super Sport model was a hit. Not every one was a miss. And that leads us to today’s find, a 1-of-1,500 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport station wagon. Yes, it’s real…it’s a one-year-only setup, which got you the new-for-’73 colonnade body shape, the Super Sport package, and engine options all the way up to the 454 if you so desired. If you could get it on the two-door Chevelle, you could get it in the station wagon. So, for one year only, you could have your cake and eat it too…or, if you have a really warped mindset, you could take your whole family out for a night on the back lanes, seeing if you could bait some unknowing schmo into a run for some entertainment.
Our eBay find is a bit rough, it must be said. A 350-powered car, it has some details that need to be addressed and it certainly could stand a good once-over. But the black/silver color combination is kind of catchy, we’re digging the aftermarket rally wheels, and we’d love nothing more than to see that front bumper pushed back about four inches into the face, the paint gleaming, and that 350 emblem replaced by a more proper 454. What do you think…is this Chevelle SS worth the hassle?