1970 Camaro RS/SS L48
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Camaro
- Trim: RSSS
- Year: 1970
- VIN: 124870L506141
- Color: Camaro Gold
- Engine size: 350 LT1
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: TurboHydromatic 350
- Drive type: 12 bolt rear end
- Interior color: Deluxe Black Interior
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Chevrolet Camaro
1970 Camaro RS/SS L48
This is a real RS/SS Camaro that came with a small block 5.7 350c.i 300HP L48. This is a true Z22 (RS) and Z27 (SS) optioned Camaro.
The Camaro paint code is 53 53 (Camaro Gold) with 727 Saddle deluxe interior. This Camaro also has the desired Rally Sport option which includes the burlwood interior pieces on door panels cluster bezel and shifter plate. The RS option also included the highly desired split bumpers extended polyurethane nose piece two piece black grill chrome grill housing and two chromed bumpers. The RS option also included the cool round rally turn signals.
The SS option included a small block 5.7 300HP L48. Unfortunate the original L48 was removed by the previous owner but was replace by a LT1 5.7 small block that is carbureted by a Holley 650. In 1970 all Camaro vehicles with SS or Z28 RPO option came with a 12 bolt rear end. 1970 marked the last year for the 12 bolt rear option for the Camaro. This Camaro has the original 12 bolt with 3.08 gears. The Camaro SS also has the F-41 suspension upgrade that features a thicker front sway bar and a rear sway bar.
This Camaro has the rear tail light panel painted Black. It is debated whether only big block SS Camaros or all SS Camaros had the rear tail light panel painted semi-gloss black. Some argued that the black should be flat or satin. According to the second owner the car was purchased with the rear tail panel black. In 1970 it was not out of the ordinary for the customer to work out special request that were added to the vehicle (Black stripes special RPO or special Paint codes).
This Camaro was purchase from the second owner that had the car since 1992. The second owner used it as a daily driver until 2008. The Camaro was garaged for 5 years since.
This 1970 Camaro was built in Van Nuys Ca in the third week of February 1970 (02C). The Camaro was sold and delivered on March 2 1970 at the Ted Green Chevrolet dealership in Torrance Ca. This Camaro includes the original Protect-O-Plate and vehicle’s warranty which is signed by the original owner (Mr. Griffin B. from Torrance Ca 1970). The Camaro also includes a partial but original built sheet removed from the gas tank. The partial built sheet has the important information such as VIN motor displacement tires and RPO. The rest of the built sheet is on the top front left area of the gas tank.
This Camaro has the original Ca blue license plate and has a clean California title. The car was originally sold in Torrance Ca in 1970 and continues its existence in the south bay area.
The original interior was three shades of saddle (carpet dash panels and seats were different shades). The interior was reupholstered in with new black material. This beautiful interior is all new the front and rear seats were reupholstered the headliner and visor were replaced new dome light lens black carpet is new jute padding was added heat and noise mat was installed new dash pad all interior panels were reconditioned new rear package tray custom deluxe seat belts new chrome rear view mirror new foot pedal kit. The interior looks and feels sharp and makes an overall improvement from original light brown colored interior.
The original Paint code is 53 Camaro Gold. The Camaro was painted the original paint code 53 which originally came in metallic. The paint job has a two year warranty from an auto shop in Long Beach Ca. The car was painted with two-stage base clear coat and colored sanded buffed and polished (some over spray and/or compound residue may be detected). The Camaro has clean and rust free floor panels. Pitted rust areas are found in center trunk area (small in size). Other additions made include new tail lights and gaskets cleaned and painted trunk area new trunk mat (Thinner was spilled and cause a black mark on mat) rechromed rear bumper new trunk lock bezel new SS and 350 fender emblems one-piece rear spoiler new door locks new door handles new header panel emblem rechromed grill housing new turn signals new headlight bezel new RS front spoiler new front and rear markers new door weather strips new window weather strips new trunk weather strip new windshield green tint AC option and new side view mirror brackets.
Engine and Performance
This Camaro is a daily driver and runs great. The car is an automatic TH350 that shifts smooth. A recent complete tune up was done and will pass smog! Just kidding. The LT1 has new plugs new cables new open element air cleaner with new chrome lid and new air cleaner new radiator cover new power booster new brake cylinder new water pump new thermostat new fan clutch and new cap and rotor. The LT1 (center bolt) originally came fueled injected but it now has a GM aluminum intake with a 650 Holley. This Camaro is also an AC optioned car however the AC is not currently working. Everything for the AC is currently on the car except for the AC condenser and Dryer. The AC’s water hoses are connected and are not leaking therefore there is a good probability the AC unit still functions
The suspension was worked on and major component were replaced. The car has new ball joints new center link new tied rods new left brake caliper and new front brakes. This car originally came with steel rims with chrome moon hub caps that were housed by F- 70x14 tires (actual tire description is on built sheet). It currently has a set of Z28 rims with new center blue bow caps and new rings. The front tires are new and the rear tires are at 90-95% condition. The tires are all cooper Cobra GT front 215/65/15 and rear 255/60/15.
This 1970 Camaro is great daily driver with highly desirable options. The total production for L48 SS Camaro was 10012 (9% of all production). The total production of RS optioned Camaro was 27136 (22%). Total production of L87 deluxe interior was 21059 (17%). What does it mean? Well roughly 369-370 Camaros in 1970 had the Z27 with L48 Z22 and Z87 option. The pie can be sliced more if we factor in AC transmission tires and perhaps even the paint code productions into account.
There are a few things that are needed to be completed on the Camaro. The rear window molding and door trim will be polished and installed before buyer picks up vehicle. Seller will alsoinstall new rear and front license plate frames (1970 Camaro frames) and a new chrome trunk lock bezel.
The Camaro will be for sell locally and seller reserves the right to end auction early. Seller will also show the car locally if buyer is interested in viewing and inspecting the vehicle. Buyer will be responsible for shipping cost and insurance upon pick up. seller must deposit 500.00 nonrefundable deposit at the end of auction.
If you have any questions or if you are interested feel free to call me at 323-327-3214. My name is Miguel and thank you for your time.