1970-1971 Camaro for sale
1970-1971 Used Camaros
The all new 1970 Camaro kicked off the second generation with it's introduction February 26th, 1970. The semi-unitized frame remained, although strengthened for better performance. On the outside every piece of sheet metal changed as did the entire interior cabin. The new Camaro sat 2" lower and was longer and wider as well. This new look set the tone for the entire 11 year run of the second generation Camaro for sale, which would be one of the most successful and profitable for General Motors.
1970-1971 Classic Camaros for sale
Sometimes called a 1970 ½ because of the delayed introduction half way into the model year, the sales numbers were way down to only 124,901; almost half of the previous year’s production. The familiar packages of the previous generation were still available, including the RS, SS and Z28. The RS featured a distinctive nose treatment, sometimes referred to as a “split bumper” that clearly identified these Camaros on the street. The massive 375 hp 396 big block engine was still available, but only as an optional upgrade to the SS (Super Sport) package. The Z28 engine for 1970 was bumped up to a 350 cid pumping out 360 hp. This new high performance power plant was based on the Corvette LT-1 and was a result of new destroking rules from SCCA Trans-Am racing.
1971 was essentially a carryover year without major changes. The differences were more subtle including emblems, wheel covers, steering wheels, high back seats and other interior appointments. New federal rules on how to determine horsepower affected every car produced in 1971 and resulted in an overnight reduction in power ratings that confused the public. Of course the HP numbers only went down on paper, because they suddenly were required to be measured in net numbers instead of gross. This was also called “rear wheel horsepower” as opposed to the previous “flywheel horsepower”. To add to the confusion, Chevrolet also decreased the compression ratio on the Camaro engines starting in 1970, which actually did reduce real HP numbers.