This 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS finished in Mulsanne Blue (Code 26) blue with black stripes over a black interior. The Camaro has had a total of 3 owners including the previous owner who had the car for over 30 years during which time it was stored in a climate-controlled environment. The car is being offered on consignment by the current owner who acquired the car in 2018. The Z28 comes with considerable original factory documentation and a clear California title in the owner’s name.
Power comes from a correct 350ci LT1 V8 4 barrel, rated by the factory at 360hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The owner reports that while the majority of the engine numbers were milled off during the rebuild, the engine is the original and retains a portion of the “CTB” suffix to support the engine as an LT1 350c.i./360hp LT1 V8 as do the correct casting and block date code as shown in the photographs. The engine is mated to the correct Muncie M22 four-speed manual transmission and the correct 3.73 12-bolt positraction rear end. Photos of the drive-line and components are shown in the listing.
The Camaro represents a largely stock example that remains free from previous and current accident damage and rust. The car has impressive documentation including the following:
- Original build sheet
- Original Protect-O-Plate
- Original factory window sticker
- Original Factory Pre-Delivery Service and Adjustment Check Sheet
- Original spare wheel & jack
- Original factory Am radio & speakers (aftermarket retro radio & speakers currently in car)
Also included is a summary from the cars second owner who had the car for 32 years summarizing significant mechanical enhancements that include a professional rebuild of the engine, transmission, and rear differential. While the cylinder heads are not original to the car, they carry date codes 2 months after the date the car was built and are correct Chevrolet 186 2.02 “fuelie” heads.
The original window sticker summarizes the factory equipment that remains on the Camaro including:
- Original Factory Color of Mulsanne Blue (26)
- Black Vinyl Trim (711)
- Soft-Ray Tinted Glass (A01)
- Center Console (D55)
- Air Spoiler Equipment (D80)
- Special Performance Suspension (F41)
- Special front/rear springs; special front/rear shock absorbers; special front/rear stabilizers; quick ratio steering
- Posi-Traction Axle 3.73 Ratio
- 4-Speed Heavy Duty Transmission (M22)
- Dual Exhaust (M10)
- Special Instrumentation (U14)
- Clock, tachometer, ammeter, engine temp
- Pushbutton AM Radio (U63)
- Heavy Duty Radiator (V01)
- Rally Sport Equipment (Z22)
- Special grill, body trim, bumper, hide-a-way windshield wipers
- Special Performance Equipment (Z28)
- 8-cyl, 350ci/360hp engine; chrome engine trim; dual exhaust w/deep tone mufflers; 15”x7” wheels; F60-15 white-lettered tires; aux. front valance panel and rear deck spoiler; special paint stripes
Decoding the Fisher data tag provides the following information:
- ST 70: 1970 model year
- 12487: Camaro sport coupe
- BL: NOR, Norwood Ohio assembly
- 16565: Fisher body number
- PNT 26/26: Mulsanne Blue body & top
- TR 711: Black vinyl trim (upholstery)
- Z28.19: Z28 black color (stripe)
Recent mechanical refurbishment and upgrades completed under the current ownership include the following: new KYB shock absorbers on all corners (2017), new brake pads and front brake lines, replacement master cylinder (original master cylinder included), traction bars added with original mounting plates included, and an upgraded replacement radiator. The Camaro is fitted with front 3-point seat belts mounted in the original mounting points and the original belts have been retained and will be included. All fluids have been changed within the past 100 miles. A California safety inspection was completed within the past 30 days and last 50 miles.
Finished from the factory in Mulsanne Blue (26), the car received a complete, quality complete repaint in the factory originally color approximately 6 years ago. Reportedly, the car was free from accident damage and rust at the time. The exterior features include a blacked-out front grille, black over-the-top racing stripes, a high rise hood, front and rear lip spoilers, split chrome front bumpers, and Z28 badging. The 15” alloy wheels feature gray-painted centers with polished trim rings and are mounted with BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires that have 10/2019 date codes
The interior features seats trimmed in black vinyl along with a matching dashboard, door panels, and carpets. A two-spoke steering wheel with factory “Special Instrumentation” package sits ahead of instrumentation including a 150-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer shows 54,484 miles, around 2,000 of which have been added during current ownership. Total mileage is unknown.
The interior was refurbished in 2014 when it received new PUI (Parts Unlimited Inc.) seat covers and carpet. Other amenities include a center console as well as an aftermarket AM/FM stereo with the original AM radio and speakers included with the sale. While the photos show a Hurst “T” handle shifter, an original GM part number Hurst chrome shift knob is also included. The seller reports that the analog clock is inoperable.
The engine bay, trunk and underside support the cars originality and generally stock configuration. Typical to these cars when the trunk mat is left in place, minor light patina is noted on the inner rear trunk floor but no signs of damage or rust through are present in the trunk, underside, or on suspension components. Minor paint bubbles are noted on the lower left rear fender (under the bumper) and can be seen in the photos in the gallery. The engine bay is highly detailed and remains stock in appearance except for the upgraded radiator, distributor, and the upgraded 1973 radiator overflow that the current owner installed to factory spec.