WELL BUILT 468CI BIG BLOCK, RS BUMPER AND GRILLE ADDED, AUTO METER GUAGES
If you weren't around in the early '70s, you don't know what a radical machine the second-generation Camaro really was. There was simply nothing else on the street as slick as this RS Z/28 tribute, and even the hottest engine of the era was probably no match for the thundering big block that's under the hood today. No frills, just big power in a clean body shell, this is an awesome second-generation F-body that's ready to rock.
The Medium Blue Metallic finish is the perfect choice if your goal is staying under the radar with your new Camaro. It shows off the restyled Camaro's curves without drawing undue attention. The RS split front bumper and grille were added during the restoration, but nobody can argue over that particular choice; it's what we all would have ordered if we were buying this car in 1971. A medium-rise cowl-induction hood was installed at the same time and gives the sophisticated paint a bit of an attitude, and the rear spoiler and Z/28 badges will at least give the other guy something to look at while you're pulling away from him. Decent gaps, a nice shine, and no questionable modifications make this car stand out, even without flashy paint. The bumpers are nicely rechromed and the stainless is in excellent condition, with everything sparkling like jewelry against the blue paint.
The interior got a big makeover in 1970 as well, and this one keeps the good stuff that the factory offered. Both front and rear seats look to have new reproduction seat covers that are in excellent condition and are a lot more inviting-looking that I recall, and the center console features GM's awesome "horseshoe" shifter for the TH400 3-speed automatic underneath. The instrument panel was a new wrap-around design fitted with a set of Auto Meter ultra-Lite gauges that keep a very close eye on the big block's vitals. The car was obviously built to go fast and everything else is secondary, but that also means that it's ready for the entertainment system of your choice. The race-style seat belts should be a bit of a tipoff that this is not your average street Camaro, despite its apparent civility on the street. The trunk is probably original and shows a bit of very, very minor surface scale but no critical issues that would suggest this was anything but a well-cared-for Camaro for most of its life.
Although it's doing its best to look period correct, the 468 cubic inch V8 hides in plain sight. The decal on the open-element air cleaner claims 425 horsepower, which is a nice place to start, but upgrades like the Edelbrock intake and carb, big camshaft, and long-tube headers suggest there might be even more than that on tap. The finned Mickey Thompson valve covers are a traditional Chevy touch, and the bright Chevy Orange paint on the block really stands out against the satin black engine bay. Power steering and brakes are welcome features in a car with this much iron sitting over the front end and the Flowmaster exhaust system has the right sound to match its performance. Underneath, the chassis is reinforced with a set of subframe connectors and it rolls on a set of suitable Torque Thrust wheels wearing BFG radials.
If you like your horsepower seriously fast and slightly subtle, this is your Camaro. Call today!
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- 468 V8
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- 3 Speed Automatic
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- 14,089 (Unknown)
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- Center Console