With Chevrolet’s success of their first-generation pony car, the second-generation Chevrolet Camaro had a tough act to follow. In the past, GM engineers have highlighted that the second-generation Camaro was more of a “Driver’s Car” compared to its predecessor and was produced from 1970-1981. While there are many Chevrolet Camaros on the road, few of them feature the kind of painstaking work put into this build. This resto-mod Camaro has multiple original options combined with some tasty upgrades. This is a Camaro aficionado’s dream car with just 3000 miles on the clock after the 5.7L LS1 engine was installed during the complete restoration. It is reported that the original key, original tag, and original owner’s manual are available. Authentic information and documentation from Chevrolet are also available.
The exterior of the 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS is draped in an eye-catching red with twin racing stripes running on top. This beast of a vehicle sits on a set of BF Goodrich G Force T/A rubber with Foose vintage style wheels. The interior has been trimmed in a classy checkered white and black design. An RS two-spoke steering wheel is in place, while the in-car entertainment department has been upgraded with a JVC DVD player. The rear window defroster is available as it was a factory option installed by the dealer. It also features a Vintage A/C system.
The engine is a 5.7L LS1 coupled to a TH700R automatic transmission, the transmission being tuned by TCI Automotive. The combination reportedly outputs 410hp and 395Nm of torque. Juicing up the heart is a brand-new fuel tank. A 2.5” Flowmaster exhaust is in place to give a deep growl. Stopping power is courtesy of Stainless Brake Corporation with 4-wheel disk brakes and suspension by KYB. Of note, this car was originally a front disc brake car. The springs are new 1970 new stock Camaro items. Bushes, springs, ball joints, pumps, and hoses have been newly replaced. Our subject car also features front suspension tubular control arms by height from the Hotrod shop inc. As part of the build, this Camaro features a 10 Bolt rear end. An aluminum radiator with dual electric fans keeps engine temperatures consistent. Power steering and power brakes are reported to be functioning. The headers are Doug Thorley ceramic coated. All internals have been replaced with Detroit Locker equipment.