Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Random Car Wednesday: 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS

While the Mustang may have started the pony car craze, Chevrolet's competitor, the Camaro, became a legend as well. Three years after its introduction, in 1970, Chevrolet gave the Camaro its first major redesign. Intended to give a more sporty European look to a decidedly American car, the new "F-body" cars were a big change from the original design, but still offered plenty of muscle car attitude. Today's RCW is a 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS. As shown by the side badging, RS stood for Rally Sport, and in previous years the RS package was easily identified by the hideaway headlights. For the new 1970 models, the RS package moved the turn signal lights up above the bumper. The bumper itself was changed, too. RS cars had split bumpers, or "bumperettes", as opposed to a single-piece unit. Many owners like to mix and match parts on these cars, but between the bumpers, turn lights, and badges I'm inclined to believe this is a genuine RS. The Z/28 badge, though, is likely an add-on part, like the custom wheels. This Camaro is overall very handsome, and the white stripes on black paint are a lovable muscle car trope. The light customization makes it unique, and also very drivable. By the looks of it, this is a car that gets driven on a semi-regular basis. If nothing else, it's a very handsome Camaro that somebody is taking good care of.

1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS

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