REDLIGHT 2 REDLIGHT MONSTER, BUILT 350 V8, 11:1 COMPRESSION, 4-SPEED, PWR DISC
The all-new 1970 Chevrolet Camaro debuted with a long list of engine options, and this nicely refinished Z/28 packs a very nicely dressed small block that makes it one of the most appealing second-gen F-bodies we've seen in a long time. It's also great-looking and ready to cruise thanks to a big investment in getting the little things right.
If I had to guess, I'd say that the color is pretty close to code 53 Camaro Gold, which is this car's original color, and like most second-generation Camaros, it looks long, low and sleek. Black stripes look sharp and highlight both the smooth, flowing lines and low-rise rear spoiler, which was unique to the Z/28. Workmanship is quite good overall, gaps are even, the long doors line up well, and despite the substantial upgrades under the hood, the exterior remains fairly low-key given this car's performance potential. The shine comes from modern two-stage urethane which has been buffed and polished to look spectacular and a big part of the car's aggressive look comes from the stance that includes a big-n-little tire combination that makes it look potent. It still wears a correct Z/28 grille and front bumper, which hasn't been changed to the RS look, and that's kind of refreshing. Nice chrome highlights the bright gold paint without being overpowering and proper Z/28 badges were installed in all the right places.
The black interior remains largely stock, with lots of new gear inside. The handsome bucket seats wear new seat covers, there are new black carpets on the floor, and the door panels look great with vertical pleats that add a kind of vintage vibe. The Hurst T-handle shifter for the 4-speed manual transmission looks potent sticking out of the transmission tunnel sans console, and the fire extinguisher between the seats highlights that built-for-combat look. A wood-rimmed Grant steering wheel is a modern piece that is ergonomically worlds better than the original, yet looks right at home in the 44-year-old interior, and there's a full array of gauges: the originals in the dash, a shift light on the steering column, and auxiliary dials both built into the dash and hanging underneath, so nothing goes unmonitored. There's also an AM/FM/CD stereo system with CD changer stashed in the trunk, which is finished to stock specs using a correct mat.
That sparkling engine is a built 350 cubic inch V8 that was detailed for show yet runs just as good as it looks. Almost everything you can see or touch was chrome plated or polished, including the air cleaner, valve covers, accessories, brake booster, hood hinges, and, well, you get the point. The block offers 4-bolt mains, a steel crank, 11:1 compression, and a Cam Dynamics camshaft that really cackles. Up top, there's a polished Victor Jr. intake manifold, Holley 4-barrel carburetor, and an MSD ignition system to light it up. Key it up and it snarls to life through Hooker Super-Comp long-tube headers and Flowmaster mufflers, instantly tipping folks off that this is no garden-variety Camaro, yet it's docile enough to drive every day. The 4-speed transmission snaps through the gears, delivering twist to the 12-bolt rear end, which uses traction bars to make the most of the tires sizeable footprint. Staggered 165R15 front and 275/60/15 rear radials give it that race-ready look and highlight the shiny Weld Draglite hoops inside.
Look at the performance and workmanship that went into this Camaro, then take another look at the price; finding more speed in an early Camaro for less cash will a pretty big challenge. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Changer
- CD Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Maintenance Records
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Suspension
- Coil Spring
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
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