Wow, this 1970 Chevrolet Camaro represents a ton of go-fast for not a lot of cash, and well 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, theyre typically not ready for 468 cubic inches of thunder under the hood, and youd better believe that its 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, thats the look that everyone wants anyway, so why not do it? Theres 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 thats 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 its nice to see that its keeping with the period look and hasnt 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. Theres 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, were getting to the good stuff, dont worry. The engine is labeled as a 396, which was available in 1970, but its actually a rompin stompin 468 cubic incher thats built for combat. With a very healthy cam inside, its got a loping idle thats impossible to disguise and it pulls like a freight train. Its nicely dressed with a chrome air cleaner and a set of cool finned valve covers, and theres 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.
Its not a show car, but if you want a Camaro thatll run with the big dogs and look great doing it, this is a very appealing and affordable choice. Call today!