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Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by jij116, Oct 15, 2017.
My question, Did all 1970 Camaros SS L78's COME with a split bumper?
L78s came with or without rally sport split bumper options. You could get a L78 with any of the options offered on a 70 camaro. Except air conditioning.
Split bumper is the Z22 Rally Sport option, and was a trim package that could be added to any other option (Z28, Z27 SS or base model) package. So the short answer to your question is no, ALL L78's did not come with the Rally Sport split bumper. They would have to be a dual option Z27(SS) and Z22 RS along with the rare L78 engine option. Since there were only 600 L78's in 1970, it would be very few, perhaps less than 50 that had the Z22 RS package, if that. I don't think anyone knows for sure.
Those are 73 vertical bumper guards
Again, there are NO G.M. documents, facts to support everyone's opinion
on how many R/S SS L-78 were built...
My own "opinion" is the percentage of the 600 would be very low, as many
people ordering these cars either wanted to keep the weight low for drag
racing the L-78 or the cost low......???
Yeah, no one knows. There is a tendency for the "high roller" folks who were ordering the expensive option cars to just keep checking options off. Also GM execs at the time could load one out with the Class A discounts (20% off base and 20% off options) without batting an eye.
On the subject of rarity and looking at the OP's car, has anyone ever heard of a L78 with the COPO 9567 spoiler? Was it even available on anything other than a Z28? Were the L78's run early in the year or late or could you order one at anytime through 70?
gm built cars to sell , not for us to save 45 years later . the SS 396 L78 was an expensive car and probably most high end cars were show room eye candy . then the hard sell started with the lot cars ... the high end ones got discounted towards the end of the model year and sold . i'm sure if they were more popular they would have sold more . in a market saturated with performance cars the big block camaro wasn't really a good seller in comparison ..
I've never seen a documented L78 with the copo spoiler option. As far as I know it was only available on the Z28 but don't have any documentation to prove that. Of the build sheets I've seen, they have been all Z28's.
1970 Camaro L78 cars were built through out the year starting in January of 1970, not sure when the latest L78 car was built? If I recall, the latest cowl tag I've seen is July.
Thanks Scott for the informative reply.
It would seem unlikely then since the 9567 wasn't even available until late April that any L78's would have it if the latest of them were delivered in July.
Don't want to beat this up too much, but how did dealers back then even know how to order these things? The whole COPO thing seems shrouded in mystery to me. Was there a separate order sheet somewhere that showed the COPO options and when they were available and on what? If there was, why I wonder why it has never surfaced especially on the 69's. Maybe it has and I've never seen it. Was it all just done by phone calls (undocumented) or something? "Hey Harry I want to order a COPO 9560 on a convertible" "Sorry Ray, that's not allowed, try again". In 69 it seemed they created COPO's just for certain dealers (Fred Gibb, Don Yenko) but is this true for the 9567 spoiler?