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1970 Camaro Rally Sport


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3 minutes ago, alsancle said:

Love it!     I drove a 80 Z28 350 4 speed in College and have been searching for just the right one for years.   4 speed + AC makes it a tough find.   Add in 29k miles and it makes it impossible.

... and meticulous first and only-other owner...

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Nice driving cars. Yours is beautiful. I have owned several. This is my mostly original 71  (built in September 1970) RS/SS 396 a/c automatic transmission deluxe interior.
Unfortunately the original owner cut a hole in the hood and also the top for the crappy 70ies sunroof 🤮

I think it had every Cal customs accessory that you could buy on it when I got it. I will eventually repair the top and replace the hood.

John 

 

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Beautiful Camaro!  I love the original 2nd-gen design.  The Ferrari cues are unmistakable and the overall look is clean and svelte.  I was going to post pictures of a late 2nd-gen for comparison, but AJ beat me to it.  ;)

 

In my opinion, government regulations and late 70s styling trends really didn't improve on the original.  I particularly like the rear tail panel and flat backglass of the original design.

 

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The split front bumper is icing on the cake!

 

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My older brother's  first car was a new '72 Camaro Type LT . This was the precursor to the Berlinetta model, not a performance model. Black exterior, black vinyl top, blue ribbed cloth seats.  It had the full width bumper. 350 V8 with column shift auto. Buckets but no console or a/c.  He added Ansen Mag wheels, 8 track player, and dual glass packs. A beautiful, fun car that he let me drive a couple of times. Kept it for four years and put 80,000 miles on it. Drove it cross country a couple of times, and anywhere else at the drop of a hat. 

Traded it for a used red '76 Trans Am. Equally beautiful. Congrats on a great find.

I was into early Datsun Zs and soooo many had the tops cut to fit a pop up sunroof!

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On 8/3/2023 at 4:18 PM, West Peterson said:

This blue one was shown at the recent AACA Miami Nationals. No air, tho, and definitely not for sale. 1981

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Looks like a Canadian car, Ontario plate. We didn't have many people order them with A/C back then.

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A friend bought one new in 1971(a1970 model leftover) that he ha first drove in 1970.  396, four speed, 4:11 posi.  Fastest car he ever owned.  He had the rear gears changed to a 3:73 set and it was just as fast. We drifted apart after I got married in 73 so I don’t know how long he owned it as the next time I saw him he had a Jeep CJ.

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On 8/3/2023 at 2:14 PM, West Peterson said:

....original owner took the wheels and tires off the car when nearly new and stored them.

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This photo brings back memories. I remember finding a set of these wheels and trim rings for my '71 Nova coupe back in the day. They looked great on my car...and most other Chevies I've seen them on. COOL!

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I lived near the Van Nuys plant and many neighbors worked there. One guy always had a new car every year. He had a new 70 Camaro just like this. I will never forget the first time I saw it driving down the street. I was 11 years old.  

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