1970 Camaro Data
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Option Info |
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Spotters Guide & New Features
Rally Sport Info | SS Info | Z28 Info | 1970 Dealer Sales Brochure | Sales Ads | Car Photos | Price Guide | Wiring Diagrams | Tuneup Specifications
Curb Weight: (in pounds, see: 1970 Option weight table) 12387 - 3166
12487 - 3278
1970 Ending VIN by Month
1970 saw the introduction of the all new Second Generation Camaro. The 1st generation Camaro (1967 - 1969) was seen as a hasty response to the Ford Mustang. It was considered a compromise by some critics. There would be no compromises with this car. Due to production delays the 1970 Camaro was introduced in February 1970, half way into the production year. Because of this, some people will call the 1970 Camaro a 1970 1/2, but officially the car is a 1970 model year Camaro. Good things come to those who wait, and this car was met with rave reviews from nearly everyone. Chevrolet had a winner that would run for 12 years.
The 1970 Camaro was all new. It was longer (2.0"), lower (1.1") and wider (0.4") than the previous Camaro but still had a 108" wheelbase. It had a wider track (1.7" front, 0.5" rear). It's doors were longer (by 8") and the roof was moved back giving the car a sleek long hood, short rear deck which typifyed the pony-car. The convertible body style was no longer available. The windshield was swept back increasing visibility by 10% along with hiding the radio antenna within it (depending on radio choice). The rear view mirror was bonded to the windshield, no longer hung off the roof trim. The front subframe was redesigned to improve the structural integrity of the car. Efforts were made to eliminate road noise by strategically insulating various points on the car. The interior of the car was completely redesigned with a new dashboard, console & other interior trim.
The Camaro was also available with a distinctive appearance package called the Rally Sport
(RPO Z22) option. Unlike the previous years hidden headlights, the RS package included a
distinctive nose & bumper treatment, round front parking lights, hidden wipers and other trim.
The Rally Sport package could be added to any model Camaro and when combined with the SS option
became a RS/SS or when combined with the Z28 it became a RS/Z28.
Further details on the Rally Sport can be found here.
The "Super Sport" (RPO Z27) package was continued. This model offered stylish performance, and
was the only way to obtain the 396 Big Block Chevy engine (actually displaced 402 cubic inches).
Complete information on the Super Sport can be found here.
The "Z28 Special Performance Package" (RPO Z28) was not only positioned as the top Camaro
performer, but it put its money where its mouth was. Designed to race in the SCCA Trans
Am Series, the 1970 rules changes allowing for the 5.7L engine meant the Camaro was able to
now use the 350 engine. The previous Z28's were limited to 302 cubic inches and were known to
be tempermental on the street. The bigger
engine also allowed an automatic transmission to be used in the Z28 for the 1st time. Due
to the solid lifter, high revving cam, Air Conditioning was still not available on the Z28.
With a stout drivetrain, including a mandatory 12 bolt rear axle, and a tuned suspension, the Z28
was a match for anything found on the street, or at the track.
Complete information on the 1970 Z28 can be found here.
While 1970 is the 1st year of the Second Generation Camaro, it is also seen as the last of the high compression, solid-lifter cam, low geared ground pounding muscle cars. While the 1970 Camaro was being introduced, the muscle car market was disappearing, or at least changing. Among the other changes, highlights & distinguishing features for 1970 were....
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1970 Sales Brochure |
Marketing Photo |
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|CID||Config||Bore & Stroke||BHP @ RPM||Torque @ rpm||Comp||Carb.||Base||250||L-6||3.875 x 3.53||155 @ 4200||235 @ 1600||8.5:1||1V||Base||307||V-8||3.875 x 3.25||200 @ 4600||300 @ 2400||9.0:1||2V||L-65||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||250 @ 4800||345 @ 2800||9.0:1||2V||L-48||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||300 @ 4800||380 @ 3200||10.25:1||4V||Z-28||350||V-8||4.00 x 3.48||360 @ 6000||380 @ 4000||11.011||4V||L-34||396||V-8||4.126 x 3.76||350 @ 5200||415 @ 3400||10.25:1||4V||L-78||396||V-8||4.126 x 3.76||375 @ 5600||415 @ 3600||11.0:1||4V||LS-6||454||V-8||4.251 x 4.00||450 @ 4600||500 @ 3600||11.25:1||4V|
Engine Suffix Codes
|CCG: 250ci, mt||CKN: 396ci, at, hp||CNK: 350ci, pg, 300hp/SS||CCH: 250ci, ex, pg||CKO: 396ci, mt, sp||CNM: 350ci, pg, tb||CCI: 250ci, mt||CKR: 396ci, mt||CNN: 350ci, at, tb||CCJ: 250ci, ex||CTC: 350ci, at, z||CRE: 350ci, at, 300hp/SS||CCK: 250ci, at, tp||CNC: 307ci, mt||CCL: 250ci, mt, tp||CCM: 250ci, pg, tp||CNE: 307ci, pg||CND: 307ci, mt||CCZ: 250ci, at, mt||CNF: 307ci, at||CJF: 396ci, mt, 350hp/SS||CJH: 396ci, mt,375hp/SS||CNH: 307ci, ex, pg||CNG: 307ci, ex, mt||CJI: 396ci, at,350hp/SS||CNI: 350ci, mt, tb||CRF: 250ci, mt||CJL: 396ci, at||CNJ: 350ci, mt, 300hp/SS||CRG: 250ci, ex, mt||CTA: 307ci, at, ex||CTB: 350ci, mt, z||CJK: 396ci, at,375hp/SS||CTW: 396ci, at, hp||CTX: 396ci, hp, mt||CTY: 396ci, at, sp|
Engine Code Example: V0328CJH - (396 375hp Assembled in Flint assembly plant on March 28)
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1970 Camaro Powerteams
|3- and 4-spd.||1||2.85:1||2.85:1||2.54:1||2.52:1||2.52:1a||2.20:1a||2.52:1a||2.20:1a|
|Clutch diam., in.||9.12||10.34||10.34||11.0||11.0||11.0||11.0||11.0|
|4-Speed (L.D. cast iron case)||Muncie||R|
|4-Speed (H.D. aluminum case)||Muncie||P|
|Turbo Hydramatic 350||Cleveland||B|
|Turbo Hydramatic 350||Toledo||Y|
Transmission Code Example: P0C27A - (1970 Muncie 4 speed, assembled March 27, (M20 w/2.52 1st gear)
R3 = 3 speed manual (L6 & V8).
WB = 4 speed manual (V8)
UD = Powerglide (L6), UF = Powerglide (V8)
GW = TH350 (V8)
TH400 transmission code is CK or CY (for BBC) and is stamped on a tag which is rivited to transmission case.
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Rear Axle Codes
|COD||2.73:1 Locking||COP||2.73:1 Locking||CRC||3.55:1|
|COH||3.36:1 Locking||COU||3.31:1||CRG||2.56:1 Locking|
|COJ||3.08:1 Locking||COW||3.55:1||CRI||3.08:1 Locking|
|COL||3.36:1 Locking||COY||3.73:1||CRY||2.73:1 Locking|
Rearend Code Example: COZ0327GE - (Chevy sourced 3.73 Posi, Assembled on March 27 w/ Eaton Posi)
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|RPO||Description||Qty||Retail *||12387||Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder||12,578||$2,749.00||12487||Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder||112,323||2,839.00||AK1||Belts, custom deluxe||13,218||12.15||AS4||Belts, custom deluxe rear shoulder||89||26.35||A01||Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows||71,363||37.95||A31||Power Windows||B37||Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear||23,708||11.60||B93||Guards, door edge||35,577||5.30||C08||Vinyl Roof Cover||43,221||89.55||C24||Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way||40,143||19.00||C50||Defroster, rear window||8,814||26.35||C60||Air Conditioning||38,565||380.25||D34||Mirror, visor vanity||7,423||3.20||D35||Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior||31,726||26.35||D55||Console||-||59.00||D80||Spoiler, rear deck||-||32.65||F41||Suspension, special purpose front and rear||-||30.55||G80||Positraction, rear axle||19,752||44.25||J50||Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum||59,607||47.40||J52||Front disc brakes||L22||6 Cylinder Engine, 250 CID||L34||Engine, 396ci, 350hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS)||1,864||152.75||L65||Engine, 350ci, 250hp Turbo-Fire V8||34,780||31.60||L78||Engine, 396ci, 375hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS)||600||385.50||M20||Transmission, 4-speed wide range||12,191||205.95||M21||Transmission, 4-speed close ratio||5,302||205.95||M22||Transmission, 4-speed heavy-duty close ratio||1,185||232.35||M35||Transmission, Powerglide automatic||19,520||174.25||M38||3-speed automatic transmission, 300 deluxe||M40||Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic||71,832||200.65||NA9||Emission Control, required for California||15,862||36.90||N10||Dual Exhaust||N33||Tilt Steering Column||6,735||45.30||N40||Power Steering||92,640||105.35||PL3||Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe||56,186||26.05||PL4||Tires, F70x14 belted white letter||20,783||65.35||PX6||Tires, F78x14 belted white stripe||12,893||43.30||PY4||Tires, F70x14 belted white stripe||15,776||65.70||P01||Wheel Covers, bright metal||73,292||26.35||P02||Wheel Covers, special||3,532||79.00||P06||Deluxe wheel trim cover||T60||Battery, heavy duty||5,518||15.80||U14||Special Instrumentation||17,842||84.30||U35||Clock||15,533||15.80||U63||Radio, AM pushbutton||110,779||61.10||U69||Radio, AM-FM pushbutton||8,586||133.80||U76||Windshield antenna||U80||Speaker, rear seat||20,583||14.75||VF3||Bumpers, deluxe front and rear||1,605||36.90||V01||Radiator, heavy duty||1,509||14.75||Y02||Custom Front Seat||Y03||Custom Rear Seat||Y10||Custom Trim||YD1||Axle, trailering ratio||132||12.65||ZJ7||Wheels, rally||15,197||42.15||ZJ9||Auxiliary Lighting Group||8,307||13.70||ZP5||Appearance Guard Group (Includes B93, B37, D34)||ZQ2||Operating Convenience Group (Includes U35, D35, C50)||ZQ9||Axle, performance ratio||3,161||12.65||Z21||Style Trim Group||43,344||52.70||Z22||Rally Sport Package||27,136||168.55||Z23||Interior Accent Group||36,550||21.10||Z27||Super Sport Package||12,476||289.65||Z28||Special Performance Package||8,733||572.95||Z87||Custom Interior||21,059||115.90|
|Paint Code||Color||Vinyl Top||Stripes||Interiors Available||10||Classic White||Bk-Dg-W||Bk||B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||14||Cortez Silver||Bk-W||Bk||B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||17||Shadow Gray||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||25||Astro Blue||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkw-Sw||26||Med Blue||Bk-W||Bk-W||B-Bk-Bkb-Bkw-S-Sw||43||Citrus Green||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-Sw||45||Green Mist||Bk-Dg-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||48||Forest Green||Bk-Dg-W||W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||51||Daytona Yellow||Bk-W||Bk||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg||53||Camaro Gold||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkw-Sw||58||Autumn Gold||Bk-W||W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||63||Desert Sand||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw||65||Hugger Orange||Bk-W||W-Bk||Bk-Bkw-Sw||67||Classic Copper||Bk-W||W||Bk-Bkw-S-Sw||75||Cranberry Red||Bk-W||Bk-W||Bk-Bkw-S-Sw|
Paint type: "Magic-Mirror" Acrylic Lacquer. Two-tone combinations not offered. vinyl Top offered at additional cost.
1970 Vinyl Top Code - Upper Body Color Code
A = White, B = Black, C = Dark Blue, G = Dark Green, H = Dark Gold
Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkb = Black with blue accents, Bkg = Black with green accents, Bkw = Black with white accents, cc = Custom cloth, cv = Custom vinyl, Dg = Dark green, S = Saddle, Sw = Sandlewood, std = standard, W = White.
1970 Z22 Rally Sport - Includes special black painted grille with special rubber tipped vertical center bar and resilient body color grille frame; Independent LH and RH front bumpers replacing full width bumper; license plate bracket mounted below RH bumper; parking lights with bright accents mounted on grille panel; Hide-a-Way windshield wipers with black-chrome finished arms and articulated left hand blade; bright window, hood panel and body sill moldings; body colored insert on door handles; RS emblem on steering wheel; Rally Sport front fender nameplates; bright accented taillights and back-up lights. (RS emblems deleted with SS or Z28 option).
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Click here to view a 1970 RS [ Side view | High Angle Front View | Front 1/4 Side view ]
1970 Z27 Super Sport - Includes 300-hp Turbo-Fire 350 engine and bright accents & dual exhaust; power brakes, special ornamentation; special hood insulation; F70-14 bias belted ply white lettered tires, 14" x 7" wheels; black painted grille; hide-a-way windshield wipers with black chrome finished arms and articulated left hand blade; SS emblems on steering wheel, fenders and grille (exc. when combined with RS), available with V8 only, available with 4-speed manual or automatic transmission only, optional engines are L34 350 hp 396 and L78 375 hp 396). 396 recieved black painted rear panel and forced RPO F41 onto the car. L78 required positraction.
Total SS Production = 12,476
|L48/350 ci = 10012||L34/396 ci = 1864||L78/396 ci = 600|
|Carburetor Part numbers||Distributor Part Numbers||350 ci||-||7040203||350 ci||-||1111997||350 ci w/at||-||7040202||396 ci||-||1112000||396 ci||-||7040205||396 ci||-||1112000||396 ci w/at||-||7040204||396 ci 375hp w/EEC||-||3957477 (Holly R-4557A)||396 ci 375hp w/EEC||-||3967479 (Holly R-4491A)||396 ci 375hp w/EEC & at||-||3969898 (Holly R-4492A)||396 ci 375hp w/EEC & at||-||3969894 (Holly R-4556A)|
Mark D's 1970 Z28. Click image to view more info
Other Views: Z28 Sales literature
Engine: Includes special 350 CID, 360-bhp V-8 derived from Corvette LT-1.
Four-bolt mains, forged steel crank, TRW impact extruded pistons, 11:1 c.r.
Standard cam was 1969 optional cam, with 317-degree intake duration and 346-degree exhaust.
Lift: 0.458 inches intake and exhaust, Carburetion by Holley 780-cfm (4150) 4-barrel atop new
high-rise aluminum manifold.
Spark via aluminum single-point, vacuum controlled distributor.
High-performance oil pump, baffled pan, windage tray.
Cast aluminum rocker covers with internal galleries. Twin-pulley fan drive.
Mechanical valve lifters. Same heads and valve sizes as 302. Chrome dressup kit,
Click here to see the specific LT-1 Engine Components.
1970 Z28 Carburetor (780 cfm Holley)
Engine: Includes special 350 CID, 360-bhp V-8 derived from Corvette LT-1. Four-bolt mains, forged steel crank, TRW impact extruded pistons, 11:1 c.r. Standard cam was 1969 optional cam, with 317-degree intake duration and 346-degree exhaust. Lift: 0.458 inches intake and exhaust, Carburetion by Holley 780-cfm (4150) 4-barrel atop new high-rise aluminum manifold. Spark via aluminum single-point, vacuum controlled distributor. High-performance oil pump, baffled pan, windage tray. Cast aluminum rocker covers with internal galleries. Twin-pulley fan drive. Mechanical valve lifters. Same heads and valve sizes as 302. Chrome dressup kit, larger-capacity radiator.
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1970 Z28 Carburetor (780 cfm Holley)
|A/T||List 4490||GM # 3972120||4 Spd||List 4555||GM # 3972121||A/T w/NB2||List 4554||GM # 3972122||4 Spd w/NB2||List 4489||GM # 3972123|
Transmission: Mandatory choice of same Muncie 4-speeds as before, with special 2400-rpm-stall torque converter Turbo Hydra-Matic optional. First year an automatic transmission could be ordered in the Z-28.
Clutch: New 11-inch unit.
Rear Axle: GM 12 bolt (only year 12 bolt used). Positraction optional. 3.73:1 ratio standard. 4.10 ratio available (RPO ZQ9).
Brakes: 11-inch, vented, cast-iron front discs with vacuum assist standard. Rear 9.5-inch drums.
Front Suspension: Similar to previous Camaro's. Z-28 anti-roll bar 1.0-inch diameter
instead of standard 0.6875-inch unit.
Rear Suspension: RPO F-41 special suspension standard, including 5-leaf rear springs, 125 lb./in. spring rate, staggered heavy-duty shocks, link-type rear stabilizer bar.
Steering: Standard non-power steering ratio 18.8:1 or 4.1 turns lock to lock. Optional power steering came as variable-ratio at 14.3-10.9:1 for 2.3 turns lock to lock.
Wheels & Tires: 15 x 7 steel wheels painted dull grey with bright lugnuts, center caps with blue bow-tie and trim rings,
Wheel Code: AU, Part #: 3983045, Center cap part #: 3989479, Trim Ring part #: 3984524.
F60-15 fiberglass-belted white letter tires standard.
Click here to see the specific 1970 Z28 Chassis Specifications.
Other Options, equipment, facts: One-piece low-profile rear spoiler standard; 3-piece high spoiler (COPO 9796) available optionally after Apr. 20, 1970; special instrumentation; dual exhaust; black painted grille; Z28 emblems on grille, front fenders and rear deck lid; rear bumper guards; special hood insulation; special paint stripes on hood and rear deck.
Total Production: 8733
1970 Z87 Custom Interior - Includes deluxe seat (in cloth or vinyl) and sidewall trim; glove compartment light and additional instrument cluster lighting; wood grained accents on instrument cluster, steering wheel and door trim panels; luggage compartment mat plus special engine compartment, hood and interior insulation.
Author: MadMike Maciolek
North Georgia Classic Camaro
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