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Gen 2 Camaro History

1970-1981 marked the second generation of Chevrolet’s pony car. The Camaro was only available as a coupe for the entire generation with the convertible fading into retirement. Production on the new 1970 body style did not start until late 1969 which was way behind the normal production start date in August. The new Camaro production and design was almost exclusively driven by the design department which resulted in a wider body with more flowing lines and subtle design items like the windshield antenna. The second generation can be divided into three distinct periods: “Chrome Bumper”, “Aluminum Bumper” and “Rubber Bumper”.

The chrome bumper period was from 1970-1973, obviously due to the front and rear bumpers being chrome plated steel. The 1970 Camaro was about as far from the 1969 Camaro as you could get with the car being longer, lower and wider. The Camaro looked more like a pony car now with the roof being moved back giving it a longer hood and a shorter trunk lid. No expense was spared to make sure the Camaro was a direct threat to the Mustang. Performance packages were still available with big block and small block options while comfort and convenience options were also available to bring some refinement to the beast.

The aluminum bumper period was from 1974-1977. Due to Federal regulations calling for minimum body damage during a 2.5 MPH crash, the bumpers are aluminum with leaf spring brackets attaching them to the front and rear of the Camaro. Also due to Federal regulations, the big block engines were discontinued in the F-body and small blocks were severely de-tuned to meet fuel economy standards. The iconic Z/28 was gone by 1975 and brought back in 1977 as a suspension and decal package. The rear window was also changed in 1975 to a wrap-around style to help combat a problem with blind spots. This period was the first time the Camaro out sold the Mustang.

The rubber bumper period started in 1978 and ended the second generation run in 1981. The aluminum bumpers were replaced with a urethane nose and rear bumper backed by impact crash bars. The new design gave the Camaro a sleek look with t-tops, low front spoilers, high rear spoiler and fender vents. The Camaro continued to outsell the Mustang. This time by a huge margin!

From 1970-1981, there were 1,936,869 Camaros produced with a myriad of options, interior colors and trim levels. The Second Generation Camaro is one of the most highly sought after collectible cars. Good thing Rick’s Camaros has all the parts and accessories to keep your Second Generation Camaro looking good and running its best. Not a numbers-matching collector? No problem! Rick’s has everything you need for your daily driver or pro-touring Camaro as well.

fun facts:

The second generation Camaro became a legitimate movie star in 1982 as it was an integral plot piece in the coming of age hit Fast Times at Ridgemont High. There were two different year Camaros used for the movie one as a star car and one to crash. The main difference between the two was the T-tops, one had Hurst Hatches and the other had Fisher Body T-tops.

From the factory, there were no Convertible second generation Camaros. However, there was a company that converted them for customers after the sale.

1970 Camaro Specifications

1970 Camao

1970 Camao Ad

1970 saw the introduction of the all new Second Generation Camaro. The 1st generation Camaro (1967 - 1969) was seen as a hasty response to the Ford Mustang. It was considered a compromise by some critics. There would be no compromises with this car. Due to production delays the 1970 Camaro was introduced in February 1970, half way into the production year. Because of this, some people will call the 1970 Camaro a 1970 1/2, but officially the car is a 1970 model year Camaro. Good things come to those who wait, and this car was met with rave reviews from nearly everyone. Chevrolet had a winner that would run for 12 years.

Total Production 124,901 (12,578 6-cyl, 112,323 V8, 124,901)

 

OPTIONS

RPO

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

12387
Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder
12,578
$2749.00
12487
Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder
112,323
$2839.00
AK1
Belts, custom deluxe
13,218
$12.15
AS4
Belts, custom deluxe rear shoulder
89
$26.35
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
71,363
$37.95
A31
Power Windows
---
$0.00
B37
Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear
23,708
$11.60
B93
Guards, door edge
35,577
$5.30
C08
Vinyl Roof Cover
43,221
$89.55
C24
Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way
40,143
$19.00
C50
Defroster, rear window
8,814
$26.35
C60
Air Conditioning
38,565
$380.25
D34
Mirror, visor vanity
7,423
$3.20
D35
Mirrors, sport right and left remote exterior
31,726
$26.35
D55
Console
---
$59.00
D80
Spoiler, rear deck
---
$32.65
F41
Suspension, special purpose front and rear
---
$30.55
G80
Positraction, rear axle
19752
$44.25
J50
Power Brakes, front disc, rear drum
59607
$47.4
J52
Front disc brakes
$
L22
6 Cylinder Engine, 250 CID
$
L34
Engine, 396ci, 350hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS)
1864
$152.75
L65
Engine, 350ci, 250hp Turbo-Fire V8
34780
$31.60
L78
Engine, 396ci, 375hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS)
600
$385.50
M20
Transmission, 4-speed wide range
12191
$205.95
M21
Transmission, 4-speed close ratio
5302
$205.95
M22
Transmission, 4-speed heavy-duty close ratio
1185
$232.35
M35
Transmission, Powerglide automatic
19520
$174.25
M38
3-speed automatic transmission, 300 deluxe
$
M40
Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic
71832
$200.65
NA9
Emission Control, required for California
15862
$36.90
N10
Dual Exhaust
$
N33
Tilt Steering Column
6735
$45.30
N40
Power Steering
92640
$105.35
PL3
Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe
56186
$26.05
PL4
Tires, F70x14 belted white letter
20783
$65.35
PX6
Tires, F78x14 belted white stripe
12893
$43.30
PY4
Tires, F70x14 belted white stripe
15776
$65.70
P01
Wheel Covers, bright metal
73292
$26.35
P02
Wheel Covers, special
3532
$79.00
P06
Deluxe wheel trim cover
$
T60
Battery, heavy duty
5518
$15.80
U14
Special Instrumentation
17842
$84.30
U35
Clock
15533
$15.80
U63
Radio, AM pushbutton
110779
$61.10
U69
Radio, AM-FM pushbutton
8586
$133.80
U76
Windshield antenna
$
U80
Speaker, rear seat
20583
$14.75
VF3
Bumpers, deluxe front and rear
1605
$36.90
V01
Radiator, heavy duty
1509
$14.75
Y02
Custom Front Seat
$
Y03
Custom Rear Seat
$
Y10
Custom Trim
$
YD1
Axle, trailering ratio
132
$12.65
ZJ7
Wheels, rally
15197
$42.15
ZJ9
Auxiliary Lighting Group
8307
$13.70
ZP5
Appearance Guard Group (Includes B93, B37, D34)
$
ZQ2
Operating Convenience Group (Includes U35, D35, C50)
$
ZQ9
Axle, performance ratio
3161
$12.65
Z21
Style Trim Group
43344
$52.70
Z22
Rally Sport Package
27136
$168.55
Z23
Interior Accent Group
36550
$21.10
Z27
Super Sport Package
12476
$289.65
Z28
Special Performance Package
8733
$572.95
Z87
Custom Interior
21059
$115.90

* Option prices are retail for base model. Prices could be reduced or option could be had at no charge if it was included as standard equipment on the Z28, Rally Sport or Super Sport or as part of an option package.

 

ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

 

CID

CONFIG

Bore & Stroke

BHP @ RPM

Torque @ rpm

COMP.

CARB.

Base
250
L-6
3.875 x 3.53
155 @ 4200
235 @ 1600
8.5:1
1V
Base
307
V-8
3.875 x 3.25
200 @ 4600
300 @ 2400
9.0:1
2V
L65
350
V-8
4.00 x 3.48
250 @ 4800
345 @ 2800
9.0:1
2V
L-48
350
V-8
4.00 x 3.48
300 @ 4800
380 @ 3200
10.25:1
4V
Z-28
350
V-8
4.00 x 3.48
360 @ 6000
380 @ 4000
11.011
4V
L-34
396
V-8
4.126 x 3.76
350 @ 5200
415 @ 3400
10.25:1
4V
396
V-8
4.126 x 3.76
375 @ 5600
415 @ 3600
11.0:1
4V
LS-6
454
V-8
4.251 x 4.00
450 @ 4600
500 @ 3600
11.25:1
4V

 

ENGINE SUFFIX CODES

CODE

CODE

CODE

CCG
CCH
CCI
CCJ
CCK
CCM
CCZ
CJH
CJI
CJL
CTA
CTW

250ci, mt
250ci, ex, pg
250ci, mt
250ci, ex
250ci, at, tp
250ci, pg, tp
250ci, at, mt
396ci, mt,375hp/SS
396ci, at,350hp/SS
396ci, at
307ci, at, ex
396ci, at, hp

CKN
CKO
CKR
CTC
CNC
CNE
CNF
CNH
CNI
CNJ
CTB
CTX

396ci, at, hp
396ci, mt, sp
396ci, mt
350ci, at, z
307ci, mt
307ci, pg
307ci, at
307ci, ex, pg
350ci, mt, tb
350ci, mt, 300hp/SS
350ci, mt, z
396ci, hp, mt

CNK
CNM
CNN
CRE
CCL
CND
CJF
CNG
CRF
CRG
CJK
CTY

350ci, pg, 300hp/SS
350ci, pg, tb
350ci, at, tb
350ci, at, 300hp/SS
250ci, mt, tp
307ci, mt
396ci, mt, 350hp/SS
307ci, ex, mt
250ci, mt
250ci, ex, mt
396ci, at,375hp/SS
396ci, at, sp

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE
COLOR
VINYL
STRIPS
INTERIOR AVAILABLE
10
14
17
25
26
43
45
48
51
53
58
63
65
67
75
Classic White
Cortez Silver
Shadow Gray
Astro Blue
Med Blue
Citrus Green
Green Mist
Forest Green
Daytona Yellow
Camaro Gold
Autumn Gold
Desert Sand
Hugger Orange
Classic Copper
Cranberry Red
Bk-Dg-W
Bk-Dg-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-Dg-W
Bk-Dg-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk
Bk
Bk
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
W
Bk
Bk-W
W
Bk-W
W-Bk
W
Bk-W
B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkw-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-S-Sw

Paint type: "Magic-Mirror" Acrylic Lacquer. Two-tone combinations not offered. vinyl Top offered at additional cost.

1970 Vinyl Top Code - Upper Body Color Code
A = White, B = Black, C = Dark Blue, G = Dark Green, H = Dark Gold

 

INTERIOR COLOR CODES

CODE

COLOR

 
710
711
712
713
714
715
716
720
723
724
725
726
727
730
Sw/std
Bk/std
Bk/cv
Bkw/cc
Bkb/cc
B/std
B/cv
Bkg/cc
Dg/std
Dg/cv
Bk/cc
S/std
S/cv
Sw/c
 

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkb = Black with blue accents, Bkg = Black with green accents, Bkw = Black with white accents, cc = Custom cloth, cv = Custom vinyl, Dg = Dark green, S = Saddle, Sw = Sandlewood, std = standard, W = White.

1971 Camaro Specifications

1971 Camao

1971 Camao Ad

1971 saw the introduction of the all new Second Generation Camaro. The 1st generation Camaro (1967 - 1969) was seen as a hasty response to the Ford Mustang. It was considered a compromise by some critics. There would be no compromises with this car. Due to production delays the 1971 Camaro was introduced in February 1971, half way into the production year. Because of this, some people will call the 1971 Camaro a 1971 1/2, but officially the car is a 1971 model year Camaro. Good things come to those who wait, and this car was met with rave reviews from nearly everyone. Chevrolet had a winner that would run for 12 years.

Total Production 114,630 (11,178 6-cyl, 103,452 V8)

 

OPTIONS

RPO

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

12387
Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder
11,178
$2758.00
12487
Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder
103,452
$2,848.00
AK1
Belts, custom deluxe
16,922
$2,848.00
AN6
Adjustable Seat Back, driver side
N/A
$19.00
AS4
Belts, custom deluxe rear shoulder
99
$26.35
A01
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
67,250
$40.05
A02
Tinted Glass, windshield
N/A
N/A
A31
Power Windows
---
$0.00
B37
Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear
22,576
$12.65
B93
Guards, door edge
33,124
$6.35
C08
Vinyl Roof Cover
38,329
$89.55
C24
Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way
30,488
$21.10
C50
Defroster, rear window
8,794
$31.60
C60
Air Conditioning
42,537
$402.35
D34
Mirror, visor vanity
5,522
$3.20
D35
Mirror, left-hand remote control
40,684
$15.80
D55
Console
72,656
$59.00
D80
Spoilers, front and rear
6,489
$79.00
F41
Suspension, special purpose front and rear
10,975
$30.55
G80
Positraction, rear axle
11,753
$44.25
J50
Power Brakes
41,630
$47.30
J52
Front disc brakes
N/A
$0.00
L48
V8 Engine, 350 CID
N/A
$0.00
L65
Engine, 245hp, 350ci Turbo-Fire V8
34,017
$26.35
LS3
Engine, 300hp, 396ci Turbo-jet V8 (SS)
1,533
$99.05
M20
Transmission, 4-speed wide range
7,603
$205.95
M21
Transmission, 4-speed close ratio
1,721
$205.95
M22
Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty
1,290
$237.60
M35
Transmission, Powerglide automatic
13,466
$179.55
M38
3-speed automatic transmission, 300 deluxe
N/A
$0.00
M40
Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic
77,541
$216.50
NK2
Steering Wheel, custom black
621
$15.80
NK4
Steering Wheel, sport four spoke black
6,216
$15.80
N33
Tilt Steering Column
8,374
$45.30
N40
Power Steering
93,163
$110.60
PL3
Tires, E78x14 belted white stripe
55,834
$26.05
PL4
Tires, F70x14 belted white letter
20,457
$81.50
PM7
F60-15 B tires- GB white lettering
n/a
$0.00
PU4
Tires, F70x14 belted white stripe
24,579
$68.05
P01
Wheel Covers, bright metal
55,363
$26.35
P02
Wheel Covers, special
1,809
$84.30
P06
Deluxe wheel trim cover
N/A
$0.00
T60
Battery, heavy duty
5,168
$15.80
U14
Special Instrumentation
12,174
$84.30
U35
Clock
10,338
$16.90
U63
Radio, AM pushbutton
95,776
$66.40
U69
Radio, AM-FM pushbutton
13,310
$139.05
U76
Windshield antenna
N/A
$0.00
U80
Speaker, rear seat
20,018
$15.80
VF3
Bumpers, deluxe front and rear
1,309
$36.90
V01
Radiator, heavy duty
1,594
$14.75
YD1
Axle, trailering ratio
130
$12.65
ZJ7
Wheels, rally
34,604
$45.30
ZJ9
Auxiliary Lighting Group
6,323
$18.45
ZP5
Appearance Guard Group (Includes B93, B37, D34)
N/A
$0.00
ZQ9
Axle, performance ratio
1,294
$12.65
Z21
Style Trim Group
38,161
$57.95
Z22
Rally Sport Package
18,404
$179.05
Z23
Interior Accent Group
32,411
$21.10
Z27
Super Sport Package
8,377
$313.90
Z28
Special Performance Package
4,862
$786.75
Z87
Custom Interior
11,643
$115.90

* Option prices are retail for base model. Prices could be reduced or option could be had at no charge if it was included as standard equipment on the Z28, Rally Sport or Super Sport or as part of an option package.

 

ENGINE & DRIVETRAIN

 
CID
CONFIG
Bore&Stroke
BHP@RPM
Torque@RPM
COMP
CARB
Base
Base
L65
L-48
Z-28
LS-3
250
307
350
350
350
396
L-6
V-8
V-8
V-8
V-8
V-8
V-8
V-8
3.875 x 3.53
3.875 x 3.25
4.00 x 3.48
4.00 x 3.48
4.00 x 3.48
4.126 x 3.76
145 @ 4200
200 @ 4600
245 @ 4800
270 @ 4800
330 @ 5600
300 @ 4800
235 @ 1600
140 @ 4400
165 @ 4000
210 @ 4400
275 @ 5600
260 @ 4400
8.5:1
8.5:1
8.5:1
8.5:1
9.0.1
8.5:1
1V
2V
2V
4V
4V
4V

 

ENGINE SUFFIX CODES

CODE
 
CODE
 
CODE
 
CAA
CAB
CCA
CCC
250ci, mt
250ci, ex, pg
307ci, mt
307ci, at, pg
CJD
CGK
CGL
CGP
350ci, at, 270hp/SS
350ci, mt, 270hp/SS
350ci, at, 270hp/SS
350ci, mt, z
CGR
CJG
CLA
CLB
CGB
350ci, at, z
350ci, mt, 270hp/SS
396ci, hp, mt, 300hp/SS
396ci, at, hp, 300hp/SS
350ci, pg

 

EXTERIOR COLORS

CODE
COLOR
VINYL TOP
INTERIIORS AVAILABLE
11
13
19
24
26
42
43
49
52
53
61
62
67
75
78
Antique White
Nevada Silver
Tuxedo Black
Ascot Blue
Mulsanne Blue
Cottonwood Green
Lime Green
Antique Green
Sunflower Yellow
Placer Gold
Sandalwood
Burnt Orange
Classic Copper
Cranberry Red
Rosewood
B-Bk-Br-G-W
B-Bk-W
B-Bk-G-W
B-Bk-W
B-Bk-W
Bk-G-W
Bk-G-W
Bk-G-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-Br-W
Bk-Br-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
Bk-W
B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
B-Bk-Bkb-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkg-Bkw-Dg-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-Sw
Bk-Bkw-S-Sw
Bk-Bkw-S-Sw

Paint type: "Magic-Mirror" Acrylic Lacquer. Two-tone combinations not offered. vinyl Top offered at additional cost.

A = White, B = Black, C = Dark Blue, G = Dark Green, H = Dark Gold

 

INTERIOR COLOR CODES

CODE
COLOR
 
 
775
776
778
779
785
786
787
789
792
Bk/std
B/std
G/std
S/std
Bk/cc
Bkb/cc
Bkg/cc
Bkw/cc
Bks/cc
 
 

Abbreviations: B = Blue, Bk = Black, Bkb = Black with blue accents, Bkg = Black with green accents, Bkw = Black with saddle accents, Bkw = Black and White with black accents, Br = Brown, cc = Custom cloth, G = Green, S = Saddle, Sw = Sandlewood, std = standard, W = White.

1972 Camaro Specifications

1972 Camaro

1972 Camao Ad

Total Production 68651 (4,821 6-cyl, 63,830 V8)

 

OPTIONS

RPO

DESCRIPTION

QTY

RETAIL

12387
12487
AK1
AN6
A01
A02
A31
A51
B37
B93
C08
C24
C50
C60
D34
D35
D55
D80
F41
G80
J50
J52
LS3
L48
L65
M20
M21
M22
M35
M38
M40
NK4
N33
N40
PL3
PL4
PM7
PY4
P01
P02
T60
U14
U35
U63
U69
U76
U80
VF3
V01
YD1
YF5
ZJ7
ZJ9
ZP5
ZQ9
Z21
Z22
Z23
Z27
Z28
Z87
Camaro Sport Coupe, 6-cylinder
Camaro Sport Coupe, 8-cylinder
Belts, custom deluxe
Adjustable Seat Back, driver side
Soft Ray Tinted Glass, all windows
Tinted Glass, windshield
Power Windows
Front bucket seat, non-reclining
Floor Mats, color-keyed front and rear
Guards, door edge
Vinyl Roof Cover
Windshield Wipers, hide-a-way
Defroster, rear window
Air Conditioning
Mirror, visor vanity
Mirror, left-hand remote control
Console
Spoilers, front and rear
Suspension, special purpose front and rear
Positraction, rear axle
Power Brakes
Front disc brakes
Engine, 396ci, 240hp Turbo-jet V8 (SS)
V8 Engine, 350 CID
Engine, 245hp, 350ci Turbo-Fire V8
Transmission, 4-speed wide range
Transmission, 4-speed close ratio
Transmission, 4-speed close ratio heavy-duty
Transmission, Powerglide automatic
3-speed automatic transmission, 300 deluxe
Transmission, Turbo Hydra-Matic automatic
Steering Wheel, sport four spoke black
Tilt Steering Column
Power Steering
E78-14-B tires - GB White lettering
F70-14-B tires - GB White lettering
F60-15-B tires - GB white lettering
F70-14-B tires, white stripe
Wheel trim cover
Deluxe wheel trim cover
Battery, heavy duty
Instrument panel guage
Electric Clock
Radio, AM pushbutton
Radio, AM-FM pushbutton
Windshield antenna
Speaker, rear seat
Bumpers, deluxe front and rear
Radiator, heavy duty
Axle, trailering ratio
Emission Test, required for California
Wheels, rally
Auxiliary Lighting Group
Appearance Guard Grp (Inc. B93, B37, D34)
Axle, performance ratio
Style Trim Group
Rally Sport Package
Interior Accent Group
Super Sport Package
Special Performance Package
Custom Interior
4821
63830
8475
2087
44155
N/A
---
---
15725
21452
23918
21587
7018
31738
3931
28965
49845
5954
7133
7643
29271
N/A
970
N/A
27009
4127 942
767
4462 N/A
7302
5758
3706
59854
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
54271
10404
N/A
15889
2449
3057
165
8124
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