The Camaro 1970 was the second generation and didn’t make it to the marketplace until February of 1970, and ended up being on the production line for 12 years. The 2nd generation Chevrolet Camaro’s design was motivated by Ferrari and was longer, low slung and wider than the first generation Camaro and no longer had the convertible model produced. And as 1970 advanced, it grew less dominant, yielding to the demands of fuel and emissions regulations. It was seen as an elegant design motivated by European sports cars, and late assembly turned out to be no competition for the number of sales and production.
1970 Camaro interior
The interior of Camaro 1970 was deeply modified. Along with the fully new exterior, the interior was also updated. It recieved the brand new center console with more smooth lines, new dashboard and bucket seats. However, steering wheel remains the same.
1970 Camaro specs
The second generation Chevrolet Camaro bodywork and suspension were significantly superior in both efficiency and comfort with the rear view mirror attached to the windshield, the front subframe redesigned to progress the car’s structural reliability. Moves were made to eradicate road noise in the car by tactically insulating different points.
The RS package comprised of various aesthetic modifications such as a distinguishing front-end look that mainly features two front bumpers on the right and left of the car rather than the usual end-to-end bumper. It also had concealed windshield wipers and circular parking lights.
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The Z/28 is an automobile of exceptional merit which came with a 350ci, V8 350-360 HP, standard. The cold air induction hood and the Z/28’s front spoiler were discarded, but the cold air hood was retained. The Z/28 is more affluent by 48 cubic inches and 70-rated horsepower although not as exhilarating as it used to be but with a solid Drivetrain and a compulsory 12 bolt rear axle, a tuned suspension, the Z28 was equal to anything racing on the streets or the tracks.
The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro could be ordered with any of the following transmissions; 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, Powerglide automatic, turbo hydra-Matic and a special 3-speed manual available only on the SS package.
The 1970 Chevrolet Camaro exterior was available in a host of colors ranging from Daytona yellow, astro blue, classic copper, Camaro gold, citrus green, cranberry red, desert sand, classic white, hugger orange, mulsanne blue, cortez silver, forest green and shadow grey. While the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro interior was available in only five colors namely, black, sandlewood, blue, dark green and saddle. The interior of the car was totally redesigned with a new console, dashboard and other interior trimmings.
1970 Camaro photos
1970 Chevrolet Camaro price
The entire production figure for the model year was 124,901 Camaros, over a 100,000 units below the previous year. The base price for a six-cylinder coupe was $2,749, while the base price for a V8 engine added $90 to this total. The Z28 package added $572 to the base price of the Camaro while the RS package added $168.55 to the base price. The SS retailed for around $3,336.
While not the first or last generation of Chevrolet Camaro this send generation was the only year the convertible was not offered but it still was a a car of brilliant performance.
1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
The Z28 special package, available for 1970 Chevrolet Camaro features high-perfomance 5,7 liter (350 cubic inches) LT1 engine, producing 360 hp and 380 lb ft of torque. It was built using premium hi-quality parts and was also installed in Corvette. Z28s were equipped with 4-speed manual transmission and 3-speed automatic transmission which was optional and become available later. As for exterior, Z28 has special badges in radiator grill and rear, some in interior.
1970 Chevy Camaro SS
The SS package comprised of an altered 350 V8 engine giving 300HP with a possible 396 giving 350HP, together with automatic air intakes on the hood, a blacked-out grill and unique bumble bee striping. It was feasible to order an RS/SS or RS/Z28 option which combined the two models for maximum efficiency.
Definitely neither best nor most beautiful Camaro in history, but it definitely has its fans.