1970 Chevrolet Camaro



The new car was longer, lower, and wider than the first generation Camaro. It was considered a gorgeous design inspired by European sports cars, and delayed production proved to be no match for its sales and production numbers.

1970 also marked the first time in the four-year history of the car that a convertible option was not offered.

The RS package included numerous cosmetic changes including a distinctive front-end look that most noticeably featured two front bumpers on the left and right of the nose of the car instead of the normal full-width bumper. It also included round parking lights and hidden windshield wipers.

The SS package contained a modified 350 V8 producing 300hp with an available 396 producing 350hp, along with simulated air intakes on the hood, special bumble bee striping, and a blacked-out grill. It was possible to order a RS/SS.

The Z/28 came standard with a 350ci, 350-360 hp V8.

Production Numbers

Sport Coupe 100,967
RS 27,136
Z/28 8,733
SS 15,201
Total Production 152,037

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
L22 I-6 250ci 1x1bbl 155 235 lb-ft - -
Z/28 350ci 1x4bbl 360 380 lb-ft 7.0 14.8 sec at 98 mph
Std. V8 307ci 1x2bbl 200 300 lb-ft - -
L48 350ci 1x4bbl 300 380 lb-ft - -
L65 350ci 1x2bbl 250 345 lb-ft - -
L78 396ci 1x4bbl 375 415 lb-ft - -
L34 396ci 1x4bbl 350 415 lb-ft - -


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Special 3-Speed Manual (SS Only)
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Automatic
  • Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint & Colors


Daytona Yellow
Astro Blue
Mulsane Blue
Classic Copper
Autumn Gold
Camaro Gold
Shadow Grey
Citrus Green
Forest Green
Green Mist
Cranberry Red
Desert Sand
Cortez Silver
Hugger Orange
Classic White


Dark Green

OEM Brochures

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