GREAT RUNNING 468CI BIG BLOCK, 3.73 POSI REAR END, RS FRONT END, DIGITAL GUAGES
Wow, this 1970 Chevrolet Camaro represents a ton of go-fast for not a lot of cash, and we'll throw in the fantastic good looks for free! This is the kind of car that always catches people off-guard, because despite the rather flashy paint, they're typically not ready for 468 cubic inches of thunder under the hood, and you'd better believe that it's scary fast on the street.
When the car was built, they added all the desirable pieces, including an RS front end with the split bumpers and wide-mouth grille, and quite honestly, that's the look that everyone wants anyway, so why not do it? There's also a slightly oversized cowl-induction hood and a familiar ducktail spoiler out back, all of which make this car look pretty serious about the business of going fast. That vivid electric blue paint is possibly a variation on Marina Blue and that's one color that always looks good on an F-body, especially with a set of white SS stripes running down the center. A deep chin spoiler makes it look long and low but it's nice to see that it's keeping with the period look and hasn't been treated to any questionable modern "upgrades" in the appearance department. The paint shines up rather well and the gaps are still exactly like what GM was producing then. We also like the blacked-out tail panel, a sure-fire way to spot a big block first-generation Camaro and a styling cue that works well here, too.
The interior got a similar makeover, keeping everything that was good about the original design and adding enhancements that make it a lot of fun to drive. The two-tone gray and blue upholstery looks fantastic, a nice change from the usual all-black guts on these cars and the fabric inserts are grippy, so staying behind the wheel is easier than in a stock car. The dash is original, but the instruments are now vivid blue Dakota Digital gauges that do an awesome light show when you turn the key. There's also a cool horseshoe shifter in the center console and a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/iPod stereo with new speakers to match. Black carpets are the right choice and even include a heel pad for the driver, and the trunk is finished with original-style spatter paint.
OK, OK, we're getting to the good stuff, don't worry. The engine is labeled as a 396, which was available in 1970, but it's actually a rompin' stompin' 468 cubic incher that's built for combat. With a very healthy cam inside, it's got a loping idle that's impossible to disguise and it pulls like a freight train. It's nicely dressed with a chrome air cleaner and a set of cool finned valve covers, and there's and Edelbrock intake and carburetor to help build horsepower. Long-tube headers help with the already impressive torque curve and bellow through a pair of Flowmasters that sound amazing. A 3-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to a 10-bolt rear end w/ a 3.73 Posi unit, this car is impressive on the street. Classic SS wheels look great with black centers and are wrapped in 225/70/15 BFG radials at all four corners.
It's not a show car, but if you want a Camaro that'll run with the big dogs and look great doing it, this is a very appealing and affordable choice. Call today!
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- 468 V8
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- 3 Speed Automatic
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- Center Console