1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS
- 350ci V8
- Edelbrock Heads and Intake
- Automatic Transmission
- All New Digital Gauges
- Green and Gold Over Black Interior
- Florida Car
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"We all share some sort of connection with the Camaro. Historically, it's GM's golden child and arguably America's favorite muscle car." -Motor Trend, February, 2009
Six years after the assertion quoted above, Motor Trend cited 1970 as the year Black Sabbath released their landmark, self-titled heavy metal album, and linked that bit of rock history with what made the 1970 Camaro so special: "That same year (1970), Chevrolet was getting loud, too, by releasing their latest version of heavy metal: the second-generation Camaro. Exterior-wise, the car appeared sleeker and faster than the first-generation Camaro; and it was. What the GM engineers learned from racing the first-gen led to the improvements piled into the second-gen. Advances included better braking, steering, and weight balance. The early '70s Camaros were the epitome of muscle cars during that era." A Camaro sales brochure put it this way, calling the Camaro SS "A most unusual car from the place you'd expect: Chevrolet's Sports Department."
In 1970, the Norwood, Ohio Chevrolet plant built the Camaro offered here, the 17,956th built there that year. Today, this Camaro shows the benefits of fresh performance and aesthetic upgrades, yet still retains the overall look and feel of the original car.
The car's exterior metallic dark green paint is complemented with Z28-type stripes in metallic gold. The finish is the result of a professional re-spray and is uniform in gloss and application across the entire car. Original emblems and Camaro SS fender badging have been retained. The split-bumper front grille is original with one small missing grille-bar segment its only flaw. A full-width lower-front black spoiler is mounted. Chrome bumpers fore and aft, as well as chrome window trim, chrome exterior mirrors, and classic Cragar 5-spoke chrome mag-style wheels (mounted with BFGoodrich T/A performance, raised-white-letter tires) all display excellent gloss and undamaged condition. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks.
Inside, the black vinyl upholstery is original and has been properly maintained; no rips or tears. In the same fashion, the condition of the door trim (including roll-up window handles) is excellent. A Chevrolet "bowtie" branded black steering wheel features a full array of upgraded digital instruments-including a 160-mph speedometer and separate tachometer-all with handsome brushed-metal faces and fluorescent-red indicator needles. Although the air-conditioning equipment has been removed to enhance the car's performance, factory air-conditioning and heating controls and vents, as well as a period-look radio, complete the original dash. The floor console is home to the automatic-transmission shifter, with a storage compartment between the bucket seats. A well-fitted black headliner is in place.
Under the hood, the performance improvements to the 350 cubic-inch V8 are hinted at by the Chevrolet-branded valve covers, Edelbrock headers and intake manifold, and chrome air-cleaner cover. (A sampling of the car's unmistakable performance V8 engine note is available in the accompanying video link.) The engine bay is very clean and tidy with original build tags still in place. Viewed from below, the Camaro's chassis is free of damage. The properly routed dual exhaust and free-flow headers are the center of attention here.
The condition of this '70 Camaro SS is shown from every angle-including from underneath-in the more than 155 high-definition photographs available at the GarageKeptMotors site. Of course, we also welcome in-person visits to our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom to see the car up close, and sample its charms. Since our showroom is not open to the public, we ask that you call or email us in advance to arrange an appointment so that we can devote our full attention to you. In the same spirit, feel free to contact us directly with any questions.
This green-and-gold Camaro is true to the "America's favorite muscle car" title. It will surely satisfy from both performance and aesthetic standpoints. On the road at speed, or static-displayed at cars-and-coffee enthusiast gatherings, this SS will draw admiring stares and thumbs-up approval over and over.