70 vs 70 1/2 camaro

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by ratherbski, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Neece_Brian

    Neece_Brian New Member

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    They were still making 69 cars in 1970, because many 69 cars were titled as 70 cars. They only made 70 cars for half a year to my understanding, making them more rare. This is the story I've heard. But I've seen a 69 titled as a 70. So that part of the story is true at least. Maybe certain plants were the only ones doing this, but some did.
     
  2. twozs

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    even with the shortened production in 70 , gm still made more camaros in 1970 than 71 which was a full production year so they're not that unusual .. as far as 69 models being titled as 70s ??? not feeling it .
     
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  3. DCL70

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    The 1969 Camaro production ended about the first week in November 1969 and obviously were sold in early part of 1970. The 1969 Corvette production ended in December 1969. As far as I know there were no 1969 models actually made in 1970.
     
  4. Vsolo

    Vsolo Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    ROFL
     
  5. Neece_Brian

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    So what was the reason for the shortened production in 70? And would them being sold in 70 even have anything to do with the year on the title? I don't know why or for what reason it was so, but i have seen with my own eyes the title to a 70 car with a 69 body. Fluke? Maybe i don't know. Car was junked out but the title was a 70 title. Custom job possibly?
     
  6. twozs

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    when you completely change the body style of an automobile its not just close one valve and open another . the assembly line is 3000 plus cars long at a car a minute Juggernaut . for some unknown reason gm kept the 69 production running until late 69 . my assumption is the 69 was selling . but a 69 is a 69 . show me a title or a registration of a car that was a 69 body style and a 70 registration or anything
     
  7. Neece_Brian

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    I can't show you the title as i have no idea what happened to the guy or the car. But he showed us the title and the vin matched the 70 title.
     
  8. hhott71

    hhott71 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The VIN of 69's have a "9" in the 6th position.
    The VIN of 70's have a "0" in the 6th position.
     
  9. hogg

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    My sister bought new ss 350 -350 green and white with hockey strip in late 1969 0r early70 off the show room floor. had the chevelle looking ss wheels on it.She all ways thought it was a 70,it looked like what you would see in the advertisment of the early 70 camero in some books .some one posted a picture of one here once befor.she couldn't come up with any paper work saying it was a 70. they may not been selling ,remember the war was going on , that's where i was ,big push for the draft was going on back then and all the young men was being put in the Army.When i came in on leave i drove the #hit out of that car ,Nevery drove anything that fast befor that back then.
     
  10. 79RedZ

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    I always thought that the reason they kept running the 69's was because they were having quality issues with the 70 body stampings?
     

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