1970 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
1970 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe
Drag racing was born in the dry lake beds in the California deserts. In the 1930s as engines got better and drivers got braver, speeds began topping 100mph. But it wasn't until after World War II that a bunch of kids with cars, hanging out with nowhere in particular to go, turned into something more serious. Popularity grew steadily but drag racing still remained largely an underground pastime. Races frequently took place on disused military runways with the first organized event dating back to 1949 at the Goleta Air Base in California. As the decade turned drag racing began to get organized. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks, and within the decade two classes of competition had developed 'Unmodified Stock' and 'Top Eliminator'.
For consignment a 1970 Camaro, highly modified to get the lowest ET possible in a straight line race. Plenty of power, a mostly original looking 1970 car, but do not be fooled, this Camaro rocks and knocks off socks.
With a Candy Apple Red respray, this street legal straight liner has plenty of spit shine left on the steel. Exterior gaps are good, and panels remain straight. An open cutout in the center of the hood exposes the supercharger which is another story in itself. Bumpers are mirror-like, and all trim remains very nicely preserved. Starting in 1970, began the years when GM began to change the design of the Camaro, and blurred the lines between a Camaro and a Pontiac, give a gaze to the front of the car and it will pan out! Not a true “beak” but certainly features that resemble each other. 15-inch polished Centerline AutoDrag wheels are on all 4 corners, and we see the fronts wrapped with 26x7.5x15 fronts and the rear with 31x18,5x15's. Some radical rat custom graphics were add-on for extra entertainment and looks.
A swing of the doors and we see significant modification to the interior, starting with a full 10-point roll cage, black race bucket seats with a 5-point harness, and all Autometer gauges replace the factory ones, all mounted within an aluminum dash, Plenty of toggles to play with in the center along with fuses and warning lights. Nice black carpet covers the floors. Other highlights include a B&M Quicksilver shifter, a Hurst line lock, and a Grant GT steering wheel. An interesting combo of street racer and creature comforts. All this sits between original door panels right out of 1970. A shout to the trunk where pristine chromed boxes house dual batteries and a 10-gallon fuel cell.
A pristine, polished, large and in charge 496ci big block Chevrolet V8 is stuffed under and through the hood. It sports Brodix aluminum heads, has EFI with a 16-injector setup all feeding into the top of a BDS 871 Supercharger with scoop. Consigner states it has an 8.5:1 compression ratio. On the back is a 3-speed automatic in TH400 form and it has a reverse valve body and a 3200rpm stall converter. Way back to spin those big racing tires is a Ford 9-inch 3.73 Posi rear axle.
With the rear end tubbed, sporting a gold painted 4 link with adjustable coilovers and snazzy headers hanging down these are just a few of the long list of highlights that have been bestowed upon this car. All wheel disc brakes with Wilwood front calipers offer up plenty of WHOA!!! for this racer. All rust free, a few road scrapes, but an overall nice clean undercarriage, highly simplified. Noted also are 3-inch stainless steel piping for the exhaust.
Yes! Yes! Yes! It definitely drives, it certainly starts, and it offers up plenty of ear candy when the throttle is pushed. Climbing in is a bit much for this 62 year old teddy bearish writer, but once in it is comfortable, and all is working well. Noted there are no wipers and heater has long since been removed. All was working and all polished like a shiny apple to give a teaching lesson to a lesser vehicle who dares to step up to the line…
At first glance an original 1970 style Camaro with some interesting wheels and a massive supercharger peeking out from the center of the hood. But if we dig deeper, there is plenty of extra work that went into this car on the mechanical front, and if remotely interested, you should have a gander at the specs, which are extensively documented. Consigner also states that a full engine refresh was performed 300 miles ago. Shall I kick your ass now, or later?
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
517565-Sequential Unit Number
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