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 Light Driftwood Metallic respray on this street legal straight liner has plenty of spit shine left on the steel. Exterior gaps are good, and panels remain straight. A large rear facing hood scoop allows for plenty of nostrils for the inhale and the power plant just under. Black racing stripes start at the front of the hood which has taken on a somewhat Trans Am look with a V front grille, single headlights and round parking/signal lighting just next to the grille. Front split bumpers are fiberglass and 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 Weld Prostar wheels are wrapped with 165R15's in front, and with 26x7.5x15 on the rear. Bringing up the rear of the car is a small spoiler, more wide black stripes and the round tail lighting.
A swing of the doors and we see some slight modification to the interior, starting with a full 8-point roll cage, correct Camaro black vinyl bucket seats with a 5-point harness, and some Autometer gauges to replace the factory ones, all mounted within a stock black dash. Plenty of toggles to play with in the center along with more engine monitoring gauges. Nice black carpet covers the floors. Other highlights include a Cheetah SCS shifter, Grant rally steering wheel, and 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 stainless-steel forms the fuel cell and a black plastic HD box is housing the battery.
A pristine and highly polished huge 496ci Chevrolet V8 is stuffed under the hood. This money shot marvel of racing engineering contains a GM 4 bolt main block, an Eagle crank, Eagle H beam rods, SRP Pistons, (10.3-1 compression), and a Comp Big Mother Thumper hydraulic roller cam which uses solid roller cam lifters. It sports Dart Pro aluminum heads, and a Dart Intake which has been port matched to the heads. Fossils flow freely through a 1050cfm Dominator Carb. Strapped to the back is a 2-speed ATI Powerglide automatic which has an ATI 3400-3800rpm stall converter, a manual valve body and a tranny brake. The rear axle is a hefty Auburn 12-bolt 4.11 posi unit with Richmond Pro gears, and Moser Axles. I assure you kids, we are NOT screwing around with this powerhouse!
Independent coil springs featuring Global West tubular front control arms, and for the rear, leaf springs with Cal Track bars. The rear springs and shocks have been moved inboard 2 inches and all shocks are courtesy Comp Engineering and are drag shocks. All disc brakes for this racer, featuring Aerospace engineering front brakes and GM rears. For the exhale we have headers which flow into a Flowmaster exhaust. Breathe deep, now exhale! Woosh…
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 writer, but once in it is comfortable, and all is working well. Definitely an all polished like a shiny black striped apple, eager 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 big rear facing scooped hood. But if we dig deeper, there is plenty of extra blood, sweat and tears 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 estimates she'll put out 650 to 700 horsepower and runs 10.50's in the 1/4 mile. Shall I kick your ass now, or later?
87-2 Door Sport Coupe
N-Norwood, OH Assy Plant
558435-Sequential Unit Number
ST 70 12487-1970 Camaro Sport Coupe
BDY NOR308049-Norwood Body #
TR 715-Blue Standard Buckets
PNT 26-Mulsanne Blue
06B-2nd Week June Build
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