BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK EARLY 2ND GEN, 350 V8, FACTORY AIR CAR, READY TO CRUISE
Not everyone has a big bank account to finance their car hobby, and if you've been looking through all the junk to find a jewel that you can actually afford, please take a look at this 1970 Chevy Camaro. It's a tidy car with a few upgrades and no stories, all available at an attractive price. With a canvas like this, you can build the car of your dreams without breaking the bank.
We don't have a lot of history on this car, as it came from an auction not too long ago, but there's little doubt that it has good bones. The paint is a few years old and with a recent buff, it shines up quite nicely. White actually looks pretty sharp on the second-generation F-body, and this car wears it well. It also wears Z/28 badges, but there's no confirmation as to whether it's a real Z, but it certainly has the right look with both chin and ducktail spoilers. No stripes, no aftermarket hood, and that only seems to emphasize just how clean this car really is. Panel fit is decent and a hobbyist with a little time could easily pump it up a notch and really add some value. The chrome is probably original, so it's showing its age, but then again, it all looks uniform, so I don't know that I'd worry about replacing it. I kind of dig the black side mirrors, and it's easy to imagine a few other black accents on this car to really make it pop, again something that could be done inexpensively to pay big dividends.
The black interior looks pretty darned good and has obviously been freshened in the not-too-distant past. The driver's seat may show some very minor signs of use, but things like the headliner, door panels, and carpet appear to be in excellent shape. It's certainly nicely outfitted, including factory A/C and a Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD stereo, and the gauges offer a fairly comprehensive view of the engine bay. The steering wheel needs an emblem, obviously, but those are easy to find on eBay (or put in a cooler wheel), and someone has thoughtfully added an air/fuel gauge on the center console, so tuning is easy.. The rear seat area looks almost entirely unused and there are rubber floor mats to help keep it looking good for years to come. And a single glance in the trunk will reveal that this isn't some rust bucket, and it even includes a full-sized spare!
The warmed-over 350 cubic inch V8 is a great runner, as they usually are. Someone's added an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, as well as a matching chrome air cleaner. It starts easily and runs really well, so sorting out the mechanicals isn't going to be a top priority when you get this car home. It has Chevy Orange paint for a fairly factory look and the requisite long-tube headers and a brand new Flowmaster exhaust system give it an awesome sound. The TH350 3-speed automatic transmission is quick with a downshift when you nail it and that appears to be the original 10-bolt rear end hanging out back. The only major modification are those shiny 17-inch REV wheels, which spin 235/45/17 front and 245/45/17 rear performance radials.
In terms of bang for the buck, this Camaro totally rocks. Take it home, start having fun immediately, and upgrade it along the way. Call now!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Vinyl Interior
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