I'm in the process of busting the MYTH that the 70 1/2 Z28 does not exist.
Here are some of my findings:
Although not conclusive Magazines and Dealers of the time referred to the 70 models as the 70 1/2 Camaro.
Here is more convincing evidence:
No one told GM that the 70 1/2 Z28 does not exist: Check out GM Photo Archives at this Site: http://gmphotostore.com/prodinfo.asp?number=53217955
specifically refers to the car as
Quote:[/align] "1970 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe" [/align] and here is a GM Photograph of the car with the GM Logo on the PIC:
The 9796 COPO Spoiler is a COPO Option, not a RPO, and no way associated with the 69 COPO 427 or Fleet Cars but has great historic value relative to Trans/AM Racing thus making the "1970 1/2 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe" ordered with 9796 COPO Spoiler a SPECIAL CAR and deserves recognition because just looking at one Demands Attention.
Yah! I run Double Reds and so does Ferrari
)). I didn't install the bumperettes after painting the car. I do the mechanical, painting; whatever.
GOOD ARGUMENT - HUH!!
Now all I have to do is find that 39 year old GM Promoption POSTER of the 69 Camaro that some dealers used to advertise the 69 design as a 1970 model. Humm, could do with some help on this - they EXIST.
In the mean time here's a bit of info: Quote:[/align] "The Great Camaro" by Michael Lamb (3rd printing Feb 80) Pg 59 says "many Camaros with the appearance of 69's were registered as 1970 models. Unofficial figures put the number of 1970 produced 69's at 53,526 units". [/align] I doubt the VIN's were dated 70 but there is significant evidence that 69 Camaros were Titled and Registered as 70 models.
One thing I would like to add is that aside from a new body and the 360Hp mechanical cam 350 LT1 engine the 70 Z28 Camaro is more closely related to the 69 Z28 model then the following years. It shares the same electrics, drive train, steering column and other components plus parts from the 69 Chevelle like the larger ball joints and 70 Vette engine... etc.
When I bought mine in 76 it didn't have the original engine so it got a 600Hp 460ci BBC, mechanical roller, Nascar 830 Holley on an Edlebrock RPM Air Gap to an M21 and 12 Bolt Posi 3.31:1 gears. It originally came with 4.10's. I traded the 4 series for a 3 series carrier with a buddy running a 70 BBC Chevelle.