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Chevrolet Camaro

  • Year: 1970
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Camaro
  • Submodel: RS SS

Built in the 3rd week of July, 1970, this RS SS Camaro has been owned by single family since it rolled off the showroom floor. The car was purchased in Georgia and stayed there its entire life, keeping the car in totally rust-free condition. As the story goes, the owner went to the Chevy dealership to buy a Z28, however, there were not any available and so they they sold him a RS SS 350/300 with stripes and Z28 wheels. The car is also equipped with power steering, power brakes, and A/C. According to the restorer of the car it was one of the nicest original 1970 Camaros that he had ever seen. The car arrived as a complete running driving car with all original sheet metal and upon stripping the car down to bare metal, no rust was found.

Off the trim tag, we see that the Chevy is a Norwood car build on 07 C, or the 3rd month of July, 1970. The paint code is 43b for Citrus Green and the interior code is 720 for a black and green Deluxe interior. The engine stamping is V0708CRE – V meaning the Flint engine plant, 07 meaning the month, 08 meaning the assembly date, and CRE which is a 350/AT/300HP SS motor. The date code on the back of the block is E-18-0 meaning the actual engine block was cast on May 18th, 1970. Finally we have the casting number on the back of the engine which is 3970010. This is the 4 bolt main block used for the 350 SS and 350 Z28 cars. The carb is the original 704020 QuadraJet unit which pairs with the 350/AT options. The transmission is correct for the car but we cannot find any stampings to prove that is the original. The rear end is a COS code unit which is a Camaro-only 3.07 and the date is 07 08. The other code is "G," meaning Detroit Gear and Axle.

The restoration of the Camaro was performed to show standards using a perfect candidate – a one owner, matching numbers, totally rust free, running and driving vehicle. All of the body panels are original to the vehicle, as are almost every nut and bolt which were reconditioned and reused during the restoration. All of the drive train components and suspension components have been rebuilt, and the wiring harness was replaced. All of the interior pieces and cosmetic trim pieces have been replaced or restored as well.

Don’t miss out on this beautiful show piece on its first offering since new, before all of the virgin 1970 Camaros are sucked up into important collections.