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Chevy Camaro (GENUINE) RS Z28 1970
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Though the first generation Camaro made a big performance splash with its big-block 396 cubic inch V8, it reached legendary status via Chevrolet's COPO program, which allowed the Camaro to be ordered in the late-1960s with a multitude of big-block 427 cubic-inch V8s.
When the boxy first generation Camaro styling was replaced by sleek European sports car type styling for 1970, the Camaro not only looked like a much faster car even when standing still, it had a revised platform, that was ready to bring the Camaro to the next performance level.
When the Z28 package returned for 1970, Chevrolet could have carried over the 302 V8 from 1969 and the 1970 Camaro Z28 would have been a serious performance car. Chevrolet, however, had something more special in mind – 48 more cubic inches of displacement. It replaced the 302 with an all new small-block LT-1 350 cubic-inch V8.
On the surface, it may have appeared Chevrolet was insane, after-all most of the Camaro's competition had their top performance motors, V8s displacing 400 or more cubic inches.
Chevrolet was in fact innovative - it saw the future. It understood that a good performance car must not only have great straight line acceleration prowess but also great steering and handling manners.
Chevrolet understood that a heavy big-block V8 added unnecessary extra weight to the front end of a performance car, making fine-tuning the handling a much more difficult endeavor. Not to mention shaving a couple hundred pounds off the weight in the engine bay, created a lighter car – in other words removing pounds is equal to adding horsepower.
The LT1 is the most revered, legendary Chev V8 and the body styling of the 1970 Z28 was nothing short of revolutionary. It had a long hood, a semi-fastback roof line, and was low to the ground. The styling was some of Bill Mitchell's best work. It can be best described as an Americanised version of a Ferrari.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- Chassis #: 124870L525097
- Engine #: L525097 – LT-1 350 cubic-inch V8
- COPO Rear spoiler
- Numbers matching, with paperwork
- This Z28 is completely original, and has only travelled 57000 miles
- 1970 was the only year that the Z28 had the 12” diff.
- Only 2 owners in New Zealand 14 years + 10 years
- NZ First Registration: 22-Feb-1993
- Original build sheet available with car.
- Wheel chrome trim still all original, which is amazing in its own right.
- Super collectible muscle car
- The Camaro was standard with a thin full length front chrome bumper. This car was ordered new with the optional RS package, which means that the front bumper was replaced by two small chrome bumperettes and the horizontal front parking lights were replaced by round units which were more stylish.
With this Camaro, you can be practical or go bananas. Its an iconic muscle car that seperates the men from the boys.
Highly collectible cars like this are hard to find, especially being a genuine Z28, with the original build sheet to prove it.
It is recommended to watch video provided to learn about the iconic status of this rare beast.
PRICE FIRM. Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.
Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only.
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